Searching for a hidden screen

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  1. Scott 2802

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    I am looking to find a screen that is pulled down and can easily be push back inside so that it can hang in are living room and not look like there is anything there - as the wife no longer wants a TV in the room and i suggested the idea of a small hidden projector and puull down screen - can anyone help

    thanks in advance
     
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    why not get rid of the wife, it would be much easier and you can have any size tv and a screen and not have to hide anything:thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks really helpful
     
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    seriously, the only real easy solution is to put it behind a pelmit, although i have seen a white screen painted on the wall concealed by a picture that slides horizontally when the screen is required.
     
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    Thanks lol - sorry didnt mean to be sharp there - just after another hard day in work and come home to the sound of need to remove my tv system form the living room as it doesnt look appealing - " yeah to you"
     
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    been there, wife constantly tells me it is a living room and not a cinema, I just have to prove her wrong:D
     
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    thats the thing people dont understand its as much a hobby to me as - ironing and cooking is too you - oh god i hope she doesnt read this forumn lol
     
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    love it :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    Screen hidden in a pelmet is certainly the cheapest option, as for the projector, have a look on this thread by Andy, he has a great hidden screen and a drop down hidden projector, i'm sure he will be more than willing to give you some advice or help...... Deano
     
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    Have you considered any other options?

    You can get tv's that look like mirrors when they are off such as this one

    Or there are firms that can do a tv mirror to fit any screen such as this one.

    There are also a few examples on the forums of people who have hidden their pj screen in the space between the ceiling and the floor above
     
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    This is what I have done. This leaves a 3cm slot from which the screen drops. It is virtually invisible until I want the screen to come down. VERY wife friendly and certainly worth the effort. I'll post a pic if you like, though it's still very much a work in progress.
     
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    that would be great thanks for the help - pics to help explain would be a great help and were you bought the equipment from

    thanks
     
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    You can see a couple of pics here:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465286&highlight=epomans+extension

    The install has moved on since then but I don't have access to my more recent pics at the moment. I'll see if I can take some more at the weekend.

    I was lucky that the joists in my roof void ran the in the right direction. I just cut the plasterboard ceiling away (it's a new build extension), attached the projector screen to the joist, adjusted the screen drop and then had the ceiling replastered, leaving the gap for the screen to fall through.

    It’s far simpler than it all sounds. The hardest bit was adjusting the screen drop which was a bit fiddly.

    You may find it easier to access the void from the floor above which will involve lifting the floorboards.

    You really don't need anything special by way of equipment - any bog standard electric screen will do.

    Just give some thought to how you want to lower the screen. If you want it to come down when your projector is turned on then you will need to run the necessary cabling from your projector to the screen for a 12v relay. I preferred to control the screen with a remote so I have placed the remote sensor which you can just see in one of the pics.
     

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