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No Dedicated Theater Room? No Problem with a Flex Theater

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Why doesn’t everyone have a theater?

With all the style, performance, and cost benefits of front projection, why doesn’t every home in the world have a theater as their primary entertainment display? First off, projection is seen as relatively complicated (as opposed to a buy - and - hang flat panel display, which is often a do-it-yourself project for the homeowner). This leads to people believing it to be wildly expensive, overly complex, or not even considering it as a possibility at all. Indeed, most people simply don’t think of front projection as a viable option when shopping for a “television.” The second reason is people associate projectors with dark, cave-like rooms that can only be used for movie watching. Sometimes space, room size, or ceiling height limitations can make homeowners believe that projection will never work for them. Once the homeowner considers projection, then the real work begins of making it work for their room.

 Flexible, Fashionable, and Impressive

One of the ways to beat the sun and create incredible visual experiences in the home is with a flex-theater. When you can’t dedicate the space or the budget for a dedicated home theater, a flexible design that accommodates multiple uses of a single space can be a perfect compromise. A projection system combined with modular furniture and lighting control can transform a living room into a theater back into an entertainment space with a simple tap on a touch screen.

We recommend a flex-theater that contemplates the viewing patterns, needs, decorating sensibilities, and budget of the homeowner and is tuned especially to their needs. One size does not have to fit all, as each projection solution can be unique. In order to do this, the room designer or installer must start with an assessment of the room itself.

 

Learn more about Flex Theaters with Runco’s Guide to Flex Theaters eBook.

Planar and Design Week Portland

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Planar is supporting the local chapter of the Society of Environment Graphic Design (SEGD) and Design Week Portland by sponsoring an exhibit in downtown Portland on October 7th. The event is entitled “Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin’s Fountains.”

The tour of Lawrence Halprin’s Open Space Sequence begins at the Keller Fountain (SW 3rd and Clay) at 6:30 PM and extends through Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain, and the Source Fountain and is a free event for the design community in the region. We encourage people to engage with the community and look forward to more collaboration in the future.

Together with SEGD, Planar seeks to inspire designers who plan, design, and build experiences the connect people to place. To see examples of this in action, visit http://casestudies.planar.com/.

Planar EP-Series 4K Wins 2014 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Planar® EP-Series™ line of 4K displays was announced as a 2014 EXC!TE Award Winner by Technology Integrator magazine, formerly CustomRetailer. Each year Technology Integrator presents EXC!TE Awards to the best products available to the industry - products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solution-oriented for the custom installation professional.

Technology Integrator is a business strategy magazine for residential A/V and automation integration electronics professionals. Read more about Technology Integrators' 2014 EXC!TE Awards

Available in 55" and 65", Planar EP-Series Ultra HD resolution displays deliver superior performance and reliability for demanding public venue, corporate and control room applications. With OPS compatibility and interactive touch options, these displays can be transformed into complete digital signage or meeting room solutions.

Watch a video of the Planar 4K displays in action from InfoComm 2014.

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