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Order to the Chaos of Non-Standard VESA Mounting Patterns

Here's what happens when standards aren't followed. A VESA mounting story.

2021

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5 Projection Screens for Your Home Theater Update

In our current Covid-19 world, movie theater options are dwindling, streaming services are growing, and families are looking to enhance at-home activities. One way to accomplish this without a huge budget is to increase the size of your home theater display by using a projection system.

2020

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Wallmate: The Flat Panel Mounting Solution Flying off the Shelves

rp Visuals specifically sought out AV designer, end-user, and service teams to create a new solution, the Wallmate. Wallmate is a simple and easy-to-implement wall mounting solution with three different models to accommodate various weights and sizes of LCD panel displays. Wallmate is a wall mount that solves a multitude of problems for design and integration teams.

2020

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Wood + LED = BAD!

I have seen many posts where LED is mounted to plywood on a wall with individual mounts that click/slot together and have no full backer that is through-bolted solidly, horizontally, and vertically, or even better welded. Just glance at the science involved in this approach and it's obvious why this is a very bad idea.

2019

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SEEING IS BELIEVING… ALL SCREENS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!

When it comes to ambient light rejecting screens, not all screens are created equal. Especially off-axis. Audience viewing across a standard +/- 45-degree angle really shows the difference.

2018

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THE PIXEL AND ITS PARTS

With any electronically created image, there is a grid or an array made of dots or squares that are called pixels. This pixel structure is the base component of the image. Pixels have a few major things they all share regardless of technology.

2018

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How Far? What Resolution? What Density of Pixel?

I am often asked about the relation of video technology and viewer position. The answer is possible to calculate, but first, you have to understand what a pixel is, what parts make it up, and the math that allows all the parts to be calculated.

2018

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AV Designers Why Your Tool Box Should Include Optical Screens

Rooms barely capable of supporting projection originally become achievable with an optical screen, offering great contrast and image quality. Combine that with the fact that it really is a race to black, optical screens are a must-have in every designer's toolset.

2017

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Double the Power, Double the Contrast

In an industry where designers are running with their hair on fire to add more and more power to overcome a room's brightness, the key to success is a race to zero and not a race to more power.

2017

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Contrast is King!

Projection systems can now be used in areas where only light-emitting technologies were capable of being used. To understand how this is possible when using optical projection screens, a return to the basics of imaging is required.

2017

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