Building Screen with Motorized Moving Border

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JesseSt, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. JesseSt

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    All,

    I received my X1 yesterday and am very impressed. Now I must start on building a screen for it. What I plan on doing is making a screen that can change from 4:3 to 16:9 as I want to watch a lot of analog cable and sat on 4:3 but movies on 16:9.

    I believe I'll use either electric window motors or larger linear actuators to move the top and bottom black felt borders up and down to make the 16:9 format.

    My question is, Is anyone else already doing this? And, if so, how are you hiding the motor assemblies? Do you have any pictures?

    Thanks,
    Jesse
     
  2. Bob Hill

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    I'm still working on my system. I am using Bosch aluminum extrusions for the framework and generic electric motors for the opening and closing of the masking. I'll post some pics as soon as I get something working that looks good. BTW it looks like it is going to be about 3 inches deep, wall mounted with everything.

    Bob
     
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