Projection screen fabric: updated info

Thanks to a lot of requests from readers, I have updated the available information on projection screen fabrics. It's not the final version yet - there's a lot to say - but with over a thousand words of info added, it's a big step forward. Read … [Read more...]

Vivitek expands D5 series multimedia projectors with 4 new models

Vivitek expands its range of affordable multi media projectors with 4 new models. The additions to the line up are the D516, D517, D518 and D519. All models are 3D ready and combine high light output with a long lamp life of up to 6000 … [Read more...]

Acoustically transparent projection screens and speakers – what to look for

There's no movie experience more realistic than watching a movie on an acoustic projection screen. That's because sound will come right from the action on the screen. But what about the speakers? What do you need to look for? And what about a … [Read more...]

Custom colours for your in-ceiling projection screen

If you want to match your projection screen's houssing to the colour of your false ceiling, you can see some examples here And no, it doesn't have to be just white … [Read more...]

Greenpeace outdoor projection

There's nothing like a massive screen to get your message across. And that's exactly what Greenpeace aimed to achive in their campaign against Volkswagen. As you know, I am all in favour of a white and perfectly flat projection screen for a … [Read more...]

A nicer installation of a DIY masking system and a Stewart micro perf projection screen

In this video, you can see a great-looking installation of a DIY masking system used to mask an existing micro perforated Stewart fixed frame screen. This shows a few things: - How great a false wall is to hide the projection screen and the … [Read more...]

DIY masking system part 4: how to create the mask elements

In the video below, you'll be able to see how the mask elements are created. This involves: - using a base material to attach the velvet to - creating a pocket in the velvet and base material - inserting a plastic or metal rod in the … [Read more...]

4 reasons why black velvet is awesome for your home cinema

Black velvet is awesome for your home cinema. It's as simple as that. And here's why: OK, now on a more serious note, why should you use black velvet? Well, ambient light and the ambient light reflected from your walls lowers the … [Read more...]

A closer look at a rear projection screen installation in a church

Churches are not the easiest places to install projection screens. And that's because: - There are multiple viewing angles - A church usually has high ceilings - Ambient light comes from many angles - The screens should not be … [Read more...]

Can you spot the features that make this a high-end installation?

What makes an installation a high-end installation? Good question. Just spending a lot of money to big expensive boxes doesn't cut it. Smart planning and knowing what to use and where to use it creates the ultimate home theater. There … [Read more...]