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Auto Screen Drop

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by kentlad, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. kentlad

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    Does anyone know any way to automatically lower an Owl 8ft screen if your projector does not have the "send signal" out type connection.

    I understand there is a box of tricks that detect a voltage decrease and can lower but how would this handle a remote macro that fires up the DVD / AMP & Projector etc. etc. (only want to lower on the projector)

    Apart from RF, is there anyother way?

    Bascially anyway where using a IR remote the screen can automatcially lower?

    Any ideas?

    Kentlad
     
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    So what you need is an interface to make the csreen lower on any IR command?

    I know a product that will do the job, it just depends what budget you have in mind.

    Take a peek here: (PDF data sheet etc)
    Marata MCU-300-4


    Not sure of a retail on them as they're mostly used on CI jobs.

    Regards

    Richard
    Tech Support @ Marata Vision
     
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    I'm using a Somfy ERIT728840, AC Motor IR Receiver. It comes with remote which you can use or learn into a pronto for example. Will interface with any 4 wire screen. I think it retails at £130 roughly, but again, this was a CI by my installer, have a search on the web.
     
  4. kentlad

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    Cheers for the info. Looks like nexix are doing them for £130.

    Kentlad
     
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    £130.00 + VAT (£152.75)
     
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    You could use a VT1 video trigger from here Then buy an 80MV relay
     
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    Why not just add a +12v feed out of your amp to a £1 relay?

    That will cost you next to nothing for the complete solution....
     

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