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Screen Innovations projection screen Demo – 30 August 2018

Today after a meeting that we attended in the same business park at Radionic Distributors Cape Town office we decided to make an unplanned visit to their office.

It was great to see the showroom setup and ready for a Screen Innovations demonstration. We decided it would certainly be worthwhile to take the time to experience the demonstration.

The Screen Innovations Black Diamond projection screens are designed to reject off-axis light (referred to as ambient light)

This means that even though the room might have a fair amount of light from the door being open and the overhead lights being on, this projection screen still performs well.

This screen is an 80″ screen, running at a 0.8 gain. A Vivitek HK 2288 UHD/4k projector is being used in this demonstration, which (while uncalibrated, just installed and projecting “out the box”) looks fantastic on this screen, even with the door open and lights on.

Below are a few photos from the demonstration with the user selectable ambient back lighting switched to different colours. This is purely a user preference if you would like to have the LED back lighting on or off. It is a great feature to be able to use the lighting as opposed to overhead lights.

If you would like a demonstration of this stunning projection screen, or are looking to upgrade your home cinema projection solution feel free to get in contact with us to arrange a meeting to discuss this.


Working on Plans 11 September 2014

While visiting a client recently we noticed that the installation that has been done in the house is very segregated and not very intuitive.

We have been looking at the plans and are going to suggest some changes to the existing installation. The audio video installation is not bad, but there are better ways that the installation can be implemented.

Architectural Plans

Architectural Plans

Currently the installation is as follows:

  • Samsung Television
  • Two High Definition DSTV Decoders
  • Blu Ray DVD Player
  • Apple TV
  • Separate Bang & Olufsen Audio System
Television Lounge:
  • Samsung Television
  • DSTV Decoder
  • Two Blu Ray DVD Players
  • Apple TV
  • Denon Audio Video Receiver
  • Control 4 system
Kids Playroom:
  • Samsung Television
  • Apple TV
  • Second Leg RF feed from DSTV Decoders in Lounge

To simplify the system, our suggestions are as follows:

  • Upgrade control system to Crestron. (This is our control system preference)
  • Introduce video matrix. Four inputs / Four outputs:
    • Two DSTV Decoders
    • Media Player
    • Apple TV
  • Relocate DVD players. (Lounge, TV Lounge, Kids Play Room)
  • Introduce Audio Video Receiver to Lounge.
    • Surround sound capabilities for TV viewing.
    • Stereo for music from BeoSound Audio system.
    • (Additional Zone 2 output for future addition of speakers on the outside deck)

This upgrade will give our client the flexibility to watch all video sources in every room of the house.
It will also reduce the amount of equipment installed. Also removing the cost of the additional DSTV subscription.
Most importantly the introduction of a single remote in each of the rooms makes the system far easier to use and appreciate.

We will give you some feedback on the upgrade once we have finalised the solution for our client.

Crestron Remote Controls

With the correct planning a Crestron remote controls can become a valuable part of any home entertainment installation. We have been using them extensively in our projects recently, this is why



Crestron Remote Control 007

We visited a client of ours whose upgrade we carried out earlier this year to make a few changes to his tastes. It is easy to see why he was happy to upgrade his entertainment system to include a properly configured Crestron control system.

With the correct planning we were able to install a single Crestron remote control in 3 rooms of the house, replacing a basket full of remote controls which included:

  • DSTV Remote Control
  • Panasonic Plasma TV remote
  • Egreat Media player remote
  • Blu Ray DVD player remote

We also added some new devices to the multi-room video distribution system, including:

  • Apple TV’s
  • Custom built XBMC Media players
  • Security camera (CCTV) integration
  • New surround sound Audio Video Receiver in the media room

All controlled by Crestron MLX-3 remote controls.

Looking for a solution like this for your home entertainment system? Fill in the contact form on our Contact Us page and we will get back in contact with you.