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Tell me about in ceiling kits to install projection screens

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Here is a discussion on installing an in ceiling projector screen.  Elite offers in-ceiling kits for their various electric projection screens. Here is information on that as well as videos of our “made-for-in-ceiling” projector screens being installed to paint a better picture.

*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



[19:31]        Jaime: Hello, how may I help you?

[19:32] Customer: I just bought this item and need to know what I need to go with it. We are considering recessing in ceiling. can you email me a cut sheet for the contractors? Also, do we need a trim kit? Thanks

[19:32] Customer: Elite Screens Spectrum, 100-inch Diag 16:9, Electric Motorized 4K Ready Drop Down Projector Screen, ELECTRIC100H

[19:32]        Jaime: here are all of the specs for the Spectrum Electric Projector Screen: 

[19:33]        Jaime: please refer to the DOWNLOADS section

[19:33]        Jaime: a trim kit is needed only if the screen is going to be concealed into the ceiling

[19:34]        Jaime: Also, this screen may not drop down far enough for a ceiling mount if the screen is going to be over 8' in height.

[19:37]        Jaime: Here is the link for the in-ceiling kit: 

[19:37] Customer: Perfect! this works.

[19:37]        Jaime: Do you have any additional questions for me regarding this?

[19:38] Customer: I think that this works but do you have any footage of an actual installation?

[19:39]        Jaime: We certainly do.  Here is footage of our Evanesce screens being installed.  These are screens that are already integrated with their in-ceiling kits.  The Spectrum involves installing the in-ceiling kit first and then mounting the Spectrum into the cradle.  That said, these videos may give you some ideas.

[19:40]        Jaime: Here is the video for installing from below:

[19:40]        Jaime: Here is the video for installing from above in the ceiling space:

[19:41] Customer: Cool man, I’ll take it from here.

[19:41]        Jaime: I’m glad to help.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.