Hello Mr. Greg and Mr. Yann,
Thank you for your friendly welcome. And good afternoon everyone!
Let me start with a little bit of history to explain why the Lusoscreen Home-Cinema Standard was created.
After several customers purchased our High-Gain screens to use for home cinema (not the intended use for those screens, but some people liked it), we decided it was time to create a screen model that would cater to the needs of that specific audience.
We noticed that most people, specially housewives, didn't like to see "crates" hanging from the ceiling (the FullHD HC projectors tend to be large). Sanyo's Z2000 and Z3000 as well as Epson's TW3200 and 9100 have sold well in Portugal, not just because they were good but also because they had a zoom function that allowed them to be placed at the other end of the room.
Taking as reference the most common room dimensions in Portugal (5x4m, 6x3m, 6x4m, etc...) the Lusoscreen Home-Cinema Standard was optimized to be placed at a distance between 4 and 6 meters from the projector (this has nothing to do with the position of the audience, they can be closer if they need to).
For shorter distances, some experience is needed to correctly place it. It may be preferable to choose a different screen model (that we expect to make available soon).
After placing the projector and the screen in their proper places, you need to orient the screen to direct the projected image to the audience. The supports are prepared to let you do that with a minimum of effort.
This is how you do it:
Turn on the projector and set the image to a uniform color (many projectors default to a blue color when they have no signal, this is good enough).
Next, tilt the screen up or down until the audience (usually sitting on the couch) sees that the image has the same brightness on the top and on the bottom of the screen.
When you find the correct tilt, tighten the black knobs on the supports to fix the screen in place.
After that, grab some popcorn and enjoy your movie!
One last thing of note, all light sources behind the projector (windows, lamps, etc...) will degrade the image quality. Windows and other light sources on the sides or behind the screen will interfere much, much less.
At the next opportunity, I will give you some more advice to optimize your home cinema experience with our screens.
See you soon,