Projection Tip of the Month: September

Projector Placement and Why Vertical Projection Angles Matter

By Dave Rodgers, Marketing Manager for Elite Screens Inc.

 

There are various factors most know about when setting up a projection system but the proverbial “devil in the details” often goes overlooked. I’m talking about a projector’s vertical alignment.  It is a relatively simple function but it has small elements to it that every installer should be aware of  and that goes double for houses of worship.      It may be a small matter but the difference between doing it right and wrong will come with either great rewards or a ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: August

With summertime behind us and the holidays already at our door, are you ready for phase-2 of outdoor projection season?

 

 

Regardless if it is for a warm summer evening or a holiday festival, an outdoor projector and screen setup has become part of the landscape for these times of year. Our culture is so media orientated that a large media display is now expected to be present along with the communal fire of ancient lore if it hasn’t replaced that as well already.  I suppose it is ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: July

Widescreen Cinema Aspect Ratios and Curve Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Question:  “What is the Big Deal about Curve Projector Screens?”

What is Widescreen?

 

To understand why a home theater projector screen should be curved requires you to know a thing or two about aspect ratios.  Mainly, this includes the “Widescreen Cinema Standard” or to be specific, the 2.35:1 Aspect ratio.  Aspect ratios determine the screen’s shape. ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: June

Understanding Ambient Light Rejecting Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

Intro, “How exactly do ‘ambient light rejecting’ materials actually ‘reject’ an indirect light source and why do we love the concept?”

 

Ambient light allows us to see the world.  From the moment of our first breath to our final sigh, the waking hours of our lives are bathed in ambient light. Think of your best days under the sun; the warm rustic glow of candles and firesides, or the countless light bulbs ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: May

Projector Screen Acoustic Transparency
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro, “When using Projectors and Screens, are you more passionate about the Audio or Visual?”

 There are many ways in which AV enthusiasts enjoy their home theater presentations. When referencing audio-visual enjoyment, I like to use the term aficionado because appreciation for the superior performance levels of high definition Audio and Visual gear is every bit as important as savoring a fine wine, relishing a sumptuous meal ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: April

ANSI Lumens, Foot Lamberts, & Image Luminance

By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro


Arguably the most important element of creating a great projected visual display is in the combination of a projector’s brightness and a screen’s ability to adequately reflect light.  The overall result is known as Image Luminance. 

Simply put, if you want a good projected image, the image needs to be bright enough to be easily seen.  It sounds simple enough but there are various rules ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: March


Your HDTV Projector can change to Cinemascope but your screen doesn’t?  …or does it?
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

 

By now, most know the difference between what an HDTV (16:9) and a Cinemascope or “widescreen” (2.35:1) aspect ratio is.  If not, an aspect ratio is essentially the shape of your television or projection screen.  The numbers indicate the ratio of width to height measurement.  For example, with 16:9, there will be 16 units of width for every 9 equal ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: February

Problem/Solution: How Can I Get a 100” Big Screen That Performs Like a Giant Flat Panel Display,
Into a Limited Space, With Little Projector Throw Distance…
Without Paying $100K for an Actual Giant Flat Panel Display?

By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 


 At $100K  per unit, large 100” flat panels are unobtainable to the average person. Fortunately, there are more affordable options. CE Retail consumers are just starting to learn that Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) projection screens present television-grade brightness and ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: January

The Enigma of Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screens
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

Over recent years, some AV trends such as “3-D” have come and gone.  Other trends such as 4K are justly deemed a true step in the right direction.  “Ambient Light Rejecting” technology or ALR is another such step.  The ultimate goal of ALR is to give video enthusiasts what they truly want from a projection screen; brightness and picture quality that either rivals or surpasses what ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: December

 


 

New Descriptive Video of HD and 4K

 

Garden Grove, CA - December 1, 2015 - What is HD?  What is 4K?  This Video explains it in two minutes. This question always comes up among enthusiasts starting out in Audo-Visual technology. However, many are afraid to ask it bcause they don’t want to be criticized for not knowing what many consider to be “common knowledge”.  The good news is that you’re not alone and this is a great question to ask.

Short video that compares today’s...

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