Can huge CRTs disappear into the ceiling?

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  1. Nick Beecham

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    I am interested in the huge CRTs like Barco 808/Cine 8 or whatever. However the wife acceptance factor on these is not good.

    Ideally I would want to be able to raise them into the ceiling, out of sight when not in use.

    Is this impossible or just very expensive?

    Any advice gratefully received.

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    ive seen them on installs, i guess youd need a fair bit of space to play with in the rafters

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    Nick,

    Yes it's possible. You have to use a good quality lift though as every time the thing comes down it must come down to EXACTLY the same spot.

    The installations I've seen with CRT and lifts have not had great pictures I'm afraid. Not sure if it was the lift or the installer though.

    If you have a low ceilings and are going to use a 16:9 screen it may be possible to sort of sink it in to the ceiling slightly and still get a good picture without having to apply lots of keystone.

    Just a thought,

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  4. Nick Beecham

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    Many thanks guys

    Looks like my installation will be quite a challenge then.

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