Hello George,

First off I am not sure I would use the answer "I shouldnt, but I might" --
the real answer, IMHO, is "yes, I will, but I dont know when"

Perhaps an alternative is a screen with extremely small bezel, such as
those which fall under Samsung's LFD (large format display) category.
 (There must be others from LG, Sony, etc...)

These are really quite beautiful and functional and at 11mm bezel, there is
nothing much an in-wall installation would hide.



On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM, George Scharoun <GScharoun at mfa.org> wrote:

> 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
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