Home Theater

Choosing the right screen for an Ultra Short Throw Projector

So, you want a big screen experience in a small space? Are you trying to avoid a permanent ceiling installation?…


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Carl’s Projector Recommendations

In this article we review our recommended 1080p and 4K projectors for home theater, large venue, 4:3, UST, and portable applications.


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Top 3 Ideas for a DIY Video Game Party

Observed annually on September 12, National Video Game Day is the perfect excuse to gather a group of friends for…


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Life of Bliss: DIY Backlit Projector Screen

Building a projector screen at home is inexpensive and surprisingly easy. Check out this step-by-step video from our customer who uses Carl’s Place FlexiGray (and awesome LED back lighting!) in his DIY home theater.


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How to Build a Projector Screen at Home

Making a custom projector screen yourself is completely achievable. Building your screen is like creating an artist’s canvas, it’s a blank slate. Making it stand or hang up any way you want is an art form anyone can perfect with Carl’s Place. We’re a team of DIY experts and we have you covered as you make your big screen dreams come true.

We’re here for you whether you’re screening (your!) movies in your basement, creating a game room you’ll practically live in (no judgment here!), making an affordable screen for the congregation, or a large portable backyard screen for an event.


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How to Select a Projector Screen Material

You’re ready to build the best projector screen on your block! You’ve come to the right place because it all starts with projector screen materials. At Carl’s Place, we have a vast selection of screen materials and sizes you need to provide a nice, flat texture and consistent color, even with ambient lighting and even when no other perfect surface is available. So let’s guide you through how to get the best screen for you.


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How to Select Your Ideal Projector Screen Size

Many things in life are subjective. The best projector screen size (for rooms to large venues) is one of them. We like to follow recommendations made by a few organizations like THX and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, but don’t be afraid to make your own decision. Make an informed one with considerations like how far away you’ll be sitting or how many people you can fit into a space.


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Five Things to Consider When Picking a Projector

While we don’t sell projectors or recommend specific models, we have several tips to help you find a good projector. Keep in mind these five things: resolution, brightness, throw distance, brand reputation and extras (like wireless connectivity) that factor into convenient use.


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Moiré Information

What is moiré ? Moiré occurs when the pixel patterns of your projected image happen to align with the weave…


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Halloween Digital Projection Decorations

Set up Halloween window projection material over your windows and doors, or in the yard for a hauntingly good time— without a spooky price!


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