Typical Presentation Media Applications for Front Projection Screens
This growing application brings the realism of the "cinema" home. You'll find a wide spectrum involved in this application from video enthusiasts who build dedicated home theater rooms to movie fans that convert their living rooms or dens into mini-theaters.
Consider these characteristics and problems typically found in Home Theater applications:
Home Theater Characteristics
- Typically this application uses some type of video projection but could include some slide projection. Popular today are LCD and DLP projectors combined with surround sound audio equipment.
- The application objective is to attain the highest degree of visual and audio realism. The desire is to make the audio-video experience as close as possible to the feeling experienced at a modern-day cinema.
Special Problems or Situations
Typically, you'll find most home theaters have one or more of the following problems.
- Lighting conditions may not always be controllable. For example, windows, skylights and entry ways can allow stray or direct light into the room, negatively affecting image quality.
- Screen surface could be easily soiled or damaged by children, pets, etc.
- May require wide or narrow angle of view depending on room configuration.
- Screen surface must remain taut to maintain resolution and eliminate disturbing shadows when projecting with video devices like LCD, DLP and CRT based video projectors.
- Could possibly require a variety of projection aspect ratios i.e. HDTV, letterbox, standard broadcast television.