New digital movie poster display DIY guide & library

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a project I’ve been working on that may be of interest to anyone looking to add a digital movie poster display to their home theater.

This started as a hobby project for myself and I thought the result—and process—might be useful to other movie fans.

I wanted to turn an unused TV into a poster-sized display for movie poster art, rather than buying a premade solution, which tend to be pretty spendy. I also wanted this system to be better than the old “JPEGs on a USB stick” approach, so I figured out the best way to vertically mount a TV and connect to a cloud-based poster library to display my collection of over 3,600 high-resolution movie posters.

I love how it turned out and wanted to share the process with others, so I wrote a comprehensive DIY guide on how to assemble your own digital display for movie posters (there’s a short version, too).

The guide covers hardware options for any size budget, how to assemble everything (including some optional bells and whistles like LED backlighting), and how to connect a cloud-based slideshow app to the poster collection. The part I like the best is that everyone can use the same library I put together for myself. And automatically stream new posters every time I add one to my own collection. I don’t think there’s anything else quite like it.

I wanted to make the poster collection itself available since I put a lot of time into curating and retouching the posters. There's currently over 3,600 posters in the collection, and I add to it frequently. I’m an art director by trade and wanted every poster to be in at least 4K resolution, and I also retouched hundreds of vintage posters to remove dust, dirt, and other imperfections. Here’s a Before & After gallery. Even better, I’ve adjusted the contrast ratio of every poster to achieve perfect black levels on OLED displays. I do ask for a few bucks to access the library to offset hosting costs and the time I spend curating the library, but it’s certainly not anything I’ll get rich from.

I recently launched a website for the project if anyone wants to check it out. It's called Movie Posters Perfected, and I’m really excited to share it with this community. I’d love to hear what you think.


My personal poster display (LG OLED)


This is awesome. The images look great. Good job. The one thing it needs is a fade transition between slides.

Thanks! I appreciate that. The slideshow app I use and recommend (gFolio) does have a fade/cross-dissolve transition as an option (along with several others). Just a personal preference, I like having no animation on mine.