How important is it to have a manual projection screen that’s easy to use?

Sure, a low price can be tempting. Plus, on the net, all projection screens look the same, right? That's true, but an often-overlooked aspect of projection screens easy they are to use. Now, I want to bet there are some devices that … [Read more...]

New image added – a Da-lite add from the 50’s

I was doing some more research about the projection screen history, when I saw a nice ad from the 50's for a Da-lite tripod projection screen. It's a nice advertisement and you can get quite a lot of information about home cinema and projection … [Read more...]

Panasonic PT-AE4000 and JVC DLA-HD950 win Home Cinema Choice best buy awards 2010

The Panasonic PT-AE4000 took the prize for best projector under 5000 pounds. What I like a lot about this projector is that it comes with two 12V triggers. This can create a real WOW effect. Not only could you use the projector to lower your … [Read more...]

Infocus Screenplay SP8602 integrates easily into a living room cinema

I talk a lot about hiding your projection screen here. But once you have the projection screen under control, there's still the projector to be dealt with. Sure, you can use a projector lift to hide it above your false ceiling. But what to do when … [Read more...]

Video explanation of the channel fix system for projection screens

Installing a projection screen can be a lot of work. Especially when your wall does not support the weight of the screen in every position. When you have fixed points where the screen can be attached to the wall or ceiling, it can be a reall … [Read more...]

New additions to the history of projection screens

A history of projection screens that's well researched and long needs two things. And those were lacking: 1. An infograph. And Israel made an awesome one. Check it out here: 2. A bibliography. And that resource … [Read more...]

How to customise your projection screen

Most projection screens are white. That's because manufacturers like to make 'm white and..because most walls are. That doesn't mean your imagination should be limited to just that. In this video, a whole range of projection screen customisation … [Read more...]

Quick questions and answers: How do I connect a projection screen to my projector with 12V trigger

Quick answer: To connect a projector with a 12V trigger output to a projection screen, you need an interface. This is called a 12V trigger box and takes the place of the projection screen's switch. You can use any electric projection screen … [Read more...]

Quick questions and answers: I played around with my projection screen for about 5 minutes. Now it won’t work. Is it defective?

This is typical for people who get their first electric projection screen: They are so excited about it (and rightly so!) that they can't stop rolling it up and down. But after about 5 minutes, the projection screen just stops. And - as if it had … [Read more...]

Common questions answered: I am in the process of building a soffit to house a motorized screen, how can I ensure I have the proper space?

To install a screen in a soffit, or any other type of enclosure, you need to make sure there's enough space. There are 3 elements that influence how much space you need: 1. Your choice of control options for your electric screen 2. The way … [Read more...]