Getting an In-Ceiling Projection Screen is one of the most rewarding home renovation projects you can take on. Below is a discussion on getting an integrated-ceiling screen along with videos and an article on installing them.
Here are the links used in the discussion that are for some favorite UST projector-friendly screens:
- Tech-Tip: How to install an In-Ceiling Projection Screen – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/345
- Install an in-ceiling projection screen from below – https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/evanesce_install_m.mp4
- Install an in-ceiling projection screen from above – https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/Evanesce_above_ceiling_installation_SD01.mp4
*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.
[20:47] Customer: hi. i’m looking to get a recessed motorozied ceiling screen [20:48] Rick has joined the conversation [20:48] Rick: Hello, [20:48] Rick: yes, I be happy to assist we do have a line of recessed screens. [20:50] Rick: here is a link for recesses screens. https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/126 [20:51] Customer: how can i get pricing [20:51] Customer: can you send me over the pricing. i need a 110″ screen [20:52] Rick: you may get pricing here https://shop.elitescreens.com/store/p28/Evanesce_B_Series.html [20:53] Rick: but you may get the model and search online to get a list of dealers with individual pricing. [20:54] Customer: do you have any in 4:3 aspect ratio? [20:54] Customer: also, which ones would you recommend – it’s for commercial use so I can’t have it break down [20:54] Customer: also, what is “tab tension” [20:56] Rick: one moment let me check if we have stock for a 4:3 aspect ratio screen. [20:56] Rick: tab tension is a tension screen that will provide you a flat surface. this is design if you are going to use short throw or ultra-short throw projector [20:57] Customer: what is short throw projector? [21:00] Rick: short throw projectors are unit that are position about 4 to 8 ft away from the screen. regular throw projectors are positioned from 10 to 16+ ft away. Ultra-short throw projectors are set from 2 to 10 inches away from the screen. [21:00] Customer: ok. our projector is about 15 ft away so what type of screen should i get? [21:02] Rick: i have looked into our screens and I do apologize we don’t have screen in a 4:3 format. the only one we have are in a 16:9 aspect ratio. [21:03] Customer: ok which do you recommend [21:05] Customer: what’s the difference between evanesce and evanesce b? [21:07] Rick: Evanesce series is our first-generation screen. the Evanesce B series is are 2nd generation series but is design to be more compact in size. [21:07] Rick: EB110HW2-E12 this is the model i recommend. [21:11] Customer: can you send me a link so i can see it [21:13] Rick: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/126 [21:13] Customer: what is better Evanesce or evanesce b? [21:13] Customer: which one lasts longer? [21:13] Customer: or are they the same?? [21:16] Rick: there the same the only difference is the Evanesce b is smaller housing. [21:19] Customer: ok. i am looking at EB120VW2-E8. besides the screen, what does this come with? like is there a remote, or do we have to install the switch in the wall? [21:20] Rick: it comes with the full remote kit set. IR, RF and wall switch, with accessories to set a trigger with projector. [21:23] Customer: ok can you explain what each of those are? [21:23] Customer: so a remote control? [21:23] Customer: idk what ir rf and wall switch is [21:24] Rick: the IR is infrared remote this requires the line of sight; the RF is radio frequency you have longer reach and does not require the line of sight. the 3-way wall switch plugs to the screen and you can control it manually. [21:25] Customer: ok so there is no wiring required behind the wall to input a switch into the wall correct? [21:25] Customer: or how does the wall switch work? [21:26] Customer: and would i even need to use it or can i just use the remote [21:27] Rick: no, this are option you may choose to take, depending on what you need it for.