Quick questions and answers: Does an IR signal from a remote go through a projection screen?

If you have some equipment behind your projection screen when it's rolled out, you will no be able to control it with an IR remote. In other words: The IR signal will not pass through the fabric. The long answer: Some thin fabrics, or rear … [Read more...]

New magic lantern image for the projection screen history

Henc from de Luikerwaal kindly sent me an image of a magic lantern. This image helps everyone who has never seen such a magic lantern understand what kind of device it is. You can find the image in the history of projection screens: magic … [Read more...]

Build your own home cinema: The 3 secrets of a stunning first build

I got in touch with Tony when he needed a floating projection screen for a home cinema that he was building. It needed to be floating, because his room had sloped ceilings. And it was his first time building one. He wanted to build a frame … [Read more...]

Projection screen history updated with some awesome pictures

I worked with Samantha to create a complete overview of the history of projection screens. She inlcuded the work of Matt Gatton, who made reconscructions that show how a camera obscura could have accidentally been in caves and tents. This means … [Read more...]

The best fabric for a DIY projection screen

When you want to build your own projection screen, selecting the right fabric is essential. Now, what I will NOT be talking about is the viewing angle, the gain or other technical aspects of the fabric's finish (the optical coating). No, I will … [Read more...]

Beamax Q-series second generation video with features explanation

Beamax has introduced the second generation of the Q-series electric multiformat projection screen. In the video below, you can see the explanation of the features of this screen. It's interesting to see that there are 2 remote controls, which … [Read more...]

How to get rid of that chemical just-new projection screen smell

In a new car, it smells great. You know, that brand-new smell. The one that they even sell in a can. But with a projection screen, it's a whole different story. Because in a small closed off space, the smell of a projection screen can even give … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Projection Screens

We are currently working on an extensive history of projection screens. Simply because there's nothing available at the moment. There's only the recent developments. Before we get that on-line let's briefly look at the recent developments. From … [Read more...]

The different types of projection screens by how they work

There are many different types of projection screens. Here's a quick overview that's based on how the screens are operated: 1. No hands needed: fixed frame screens Fixed frame screens are made of 4 to 6 bars that together form a rectangular … [Read more...]

Beamax adds integrated IR and 12V trigger to M-compact electric screens

Ir remotes and 12V triggers add an element of convenience to a projection screen. With an IR remote, all you do is press the button and down comes the screen. And with a 12V trigger, it's possibly even easier. You fire up the projector and the … [Read more...]