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Offline Killbill

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on: May 25, 2010, 03:56:05 AM
I have a question about buying a projector screen. Something like this

I will install it to the wall, but (like all projector screens do) it moves lightly to the wall side and comes back. that because projection screens are not solid, they just hold from 1 side. The other side its on the air...

So while the projection screen is mooving am i gonna be able to write? Wiimote gonna detect the IR writing while its slightly moves?

IF the detection its ok with little movement then i am ok.

If not i can give it back, shortly, and take an ink  whiteboard? on that size

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Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 07:12:45 AM

As I have already replied directly to your emails, it will still work but the cursor tracking may be slightly off due to the change in the position of the screen.

I guess you can just go ahead and try it.

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Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 07:26:33 AM
Thanks for your help, i really appreciate.

I will go on and do it, i opened this thread to find out if someone has a negative experience on this type of projector screen.

The issue you are mentioning it doesnt look so important i guess. The big issue would be the pen to stop writing or not responding.

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Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 11:47:13 PM
Kill Bill,

Please allow me to make to recommendations that might improve your experience with one of these pull down screens. Firstly, although I'm not too fond of this one because someone might trip, you could drill some anchor points in the floor and run a string to hold the screen tight.

Also, you should us a pen that does not work with pressure based activation. Even pens that do work with a pressure tip often also have a push button method for activating the pen as well. In short, you don't have to touch the screen. Just hold your IR pen in front of the screen with the LED in the place where you would like to draw a line, and press the button.

The Wii Remote will detect and draw just fine. Please keep us informed of your progress. I am sure that you are not the only person with this same issue.

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