Mr. Tom Harkness of Harkness Hall screens, UK (third from left)
Mr. Y. M. Ghadiali (second from right).

Mr. M. H. Ghadiali (first from left).
Mr. Y. M. Ghadiali (second from left) Mr. Tom Harkness of Harkness Hall screens, UK (third from left).

More than 60 years ago in 1947 in Mumbai, Shri M. H. Ghadiali started Zoher & Co., pioneers in India the manufacture and development of projection screens for cinemas. Today, Pioneer Audio Visual Equipment, formed in 1997 on the 50th Anniversary of that company, offers the most complete line of portable and semi-portable screens especially designed to accommodate the requirements of all new aspect ratios.

We manufacture high quality Projection screens of all sizes and types used for Front and Rear Data & Video LCD/DLP Projectors, Slide projectors and Overhead projectors. Pioneer Audio Visual Equipment offers a wide array of screens each with a choice of projection surfaces. Selecting the right combination to meet your needs is important for optimum results.

Projection screens are used in Corporate Boardrooms, Hotel Conference Halls, School, College & University Classrooms, Auditoriums, Community Centers, Development Blocks, Clubs, Exhibitions, Studios, Preview Theatres, Home Theatres & so on. Pioneer Projection Screens are economically priced, are designed to withstand daily usage, offer better visual presentations, and give your pictures greater depth, richer detail and above all more brilliance!

Boardrooms and training facilities are important environments. Projection screens are among the many necessary considerations when creating a meeting space that maximizes the potential of today's presentation tools. Often the selection of a Projection Screen is not given much thought. Selecting the right Projection Screen is a critically important element in a Video Display System. It is the final link in the picture deliver process and the visual focus of the entire room. The quality of many display systems is sometimes unfortunately compromised owing to improper selection of cheap and poor quality viewing surfaces. Our Projection Screens help you to present professionally crafted presentations to portray your organization, deliver training materials and get valuable attention.

Considering the high cost of LCD and Plasma TVs today, the smarter consumers are turning to more affordable LCD/DLP projectors to get very large displays at home. Projectors come in variety of shapes, sizes, and price levels. There are pros and cons of going with a projector. Projectors are small, portable, and easy to move around. Want to host a film festival in your living room? It's easy with a projector: A good projector can create an image far larger than the biggest of TVs. As noted, projectors are also cheaper than big TVs in most cases. On the flip side few projectors have very good speakers in them, and even if they do, you probably don't want your sound coming out of two tiny speakers embedded in a projector mounted to the ceiling. You'll need to run all your A/V through a receiver, and hook up speakers separately to enjoy a good home theatre experience. Also Projector bulbs get hot and also burn out after a couple of thousand hours or so. That's almost a year or two based on typical usage, and replacement bulbs are costly. Then there's the issue of where you're going to put this projector. You need a clear line of sight between the projector and where the image will be. Will you display on a wall, where any imperfection will mar the image? No way! Buy a good screen to mount on the wall or ceiling or else get a portable screen which can be set up anywhere in minutes. If you want an image the size of a mini theatre and a thoroughly enjoyable cinematic experience at home … The Projector with a Projection Screen is your best choice!

Front projection screens work on diffusely reflecting the light projected on to them, whereas back projection screens work by diffusely transmitting the light through them. Pull-down screens (WARSA) are often used in multipurpose spaces where permanently installed screen would require too much space. These consist of a special fabric that is rolled in the screen case when not used, making them somewhat safer to damage than rigid screens. Motorised screens are wall mounted or ceiling mounted. Motorised screens are similar to pull-down screens, but instead of the screen being pulled down manually, an electric motor raises and lowers the screen. Motorised screens are usually raised or lowered using either a remote control or wall-mounted switch. Portable Tripod screens (TARSA) usually use a pull-down screen on a free stand. These can be used when it is impossible or impractical to mount the screen to a wall or a ceiling.

Projection screens cost money so the most common question is "Can't we just use a plain white wall and save the screen expense?" The answer is simple: Would you consider adulterating your car fuel with kerosene for a cheaper alternative? If not then why compromise the projection quality when you can get a better picture by investing in a good screen. If you have already spent so much on a good projector, why not a little more to get a good end result?

Projection screens have special viewing surfaces that enhance their reflective properties. White walls don't. Using any wall you will get a watchable image. However, compared to the image you'd get with a screen, highlights will not be as brilliant, contrast and color saturation will be reduced, and (depending largely on the texture of the wall) sharpness will be reduced as well. You will end up with an image that is not as good as your projector is capable of delivering.

Furthermore, one very important but often ignored benefit of a screen is not actually the screen, but the frame. A solid black frame around a video image substantially boosts the visual quality of the image itself. So unless you paint a black rectangle on your wall, by foregoing the screen you will lose this vital component in the overall visual experience.

If you are serious about good image quality, you will always be glad you bought a good Projection Screen.

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