Is it possible to build a false wall with enough space to get to the monitor from the back? That way if you need access you could remove the mounts and take it out for servicing. This should also provide proper air flow. Even lcd tvs produce some heat.
Frank Thomson Asheville Art Museum Mailing address: PO Box 1717, Asheville, NC 28802 Street address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 828.253.3227 t 828.257.4503 f fthomson at ashevilleart.org www.ashevilleart.org Our Vision: to transform lives through art -----Original Message----- From: mcn-l-bounces at mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of George Scharoun Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 11:41 AM To: mcn-l at mcn.edu Subject: [MCN-L] Embedding LCD screens in new walls? Has anyone had experience burying an LCD display in a wall, so as to hide the frame and/or crop the image to a desired aspect ratio? Our curators and designers (not responsible for the well-being of the equipment) are keen on the idea, as it will no doubt give the exhibition a nice clean look. However as the technical producer, I feel very uncomfortable putting any piece of equipment someplace I can't get to it, i.e. behind taped and painted seams. Even if you were guaranteed the equipment would have adequate ventilation, would you agree to install equipment without maintenance access? The question I'm often asked is, "will you need to get to it?" To which I respond, "I shouldn't, but I might." It's true, but it feels like a flimsy answer, so I'm curious to know how others have handled this situation, or how you would handle it. Thanks so much, George -- GEORGE SCHAROUN Technical Producer, Gallery Media Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gscharoun at mfa.org | 617-369-3512 http://www.mfa.org _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to mcn-l, the listserv of the Museum Computer Network (http://www.mcn.edu) To post to this list, send messages to: mcn-l at mcn.edu To unsubscribe or change mcn-l delivery options visit: http://mcn.edu/mailman/listinfo/mcn-l The MCN-L archives can be found at: http://mcn.edu/pipermail/mcn-l/