You’re relaxing after a hard day at the office when suddenly you hear a commotion outside. You hear screams, moans, cars crashing, and things exploding.
You dash to the window to see what’s going on, and the scene that meets your eyes is one of fear-inducing chaos: Panic-stricken people are running in no particular direction and with seemingly no particular goal other than to run. In the distance there are clouds of smoke rising above the buildings, and you can see the flickering reflections of firelight all across the horizon. As you watch several stiffly walking figures approach, and the people flee before them, you suddenly realize what is going on: It’s the zombie apocalypse.
OK, don’t panic. You’ve seen countless movies, blogs, YouTube videos, and books about just this sort of occurrence. All of the conventional literature seems to focus on firepower, teamwork, and running away. But you have a different idea.
You run quickly into your home entertainment room and start firing everything up. Draper UL-certified projector lift and recessed screen with perforated TecVision down. Sound on. Lights dimmed. But what to put in? You pick something with lots of effects—explosions, bright lights, and big sound.
When people are being chased around the neighborhood by a gaggle of grasping, smelly, angry, murderous, living cadavers, things like gain, contrast, viewing cone, lumens, decibels and equalization might not rise to the top of the list of subjects to consider. But you’d be wrong. Because if there’s one thing zombies love, it’s really big entertainment. They need the big and bright screen because, frankly, zombies’ eyesight sucks. Instead of sitting in a narrow viewing area, they prefer to stand menacingly, and spread out all around the room, so the view […]