Garden Grove, Calif., July 22, 2013 — Elite Screens, Inc. an innovative company that specializes in quality projection screens, today announced the launch of its DarkStar ambient light-rejecting “black” projection screen material for its Elite Prime Vision dedicated custom install product line. This is the flagship product of Elite’s expanding line of ambient light rejecting projection screens that includes the PolarStar angular-reflective 3D-2D screen. Installers really needed a retro reflective dedicated ambient light product in a retro-reflective format so after much development; EPV has come up with a superb solution.
“For a long time now, the holy grail of projection screen performance would be for the material to match a flat panel’s performance with the same image brightness in ambient light.” said David Rodgers, Marketing Manager, Elite Screens, Inc. “The DarkStar does just that and then some. The dedicated CI market has been asking for more selection of “black screens, aka dark screens” to choose from and our European made material is a phenomenal contender.”
The Dark Star is professionally engineered to incorporate optical filters that actively reflect a projected image while preventing indirect or ambient light from “washing out” the picture. The retro-reflective material has been designed specifically for the home theater environment. With the sublime balance of gain, contrast and viewing angle, the DarkStar brings a hard-hitting performance to either a well lit or dark projection room.
The 1.4 gain material offers dazzling brightness with color neutrality while maintaining superior contrast for enhanced black levels. From a microscopic perspective, the DarkStar utilizes a complex design that enhances brightness, filters ambient light and even provides exceptional contrast all within its .03mm thick material. Direct light is reflected back toward its source with a half gain of 35° horizontally and 16° vertically. This combination of retro-reflective filters and neutral black contrast layers creates an image where “black-level” details are easily seen without compromising the color balance. In addition to this, a durable surface coating diffuses the light to eliminate hot-spotting, glare or other visual artifacts commonly encountered with higher-gain screens. Lastly, the material’s durability makes it ideal for either fixed, curved or even roll-up screen applications. All this ensures that home theater presentations can be enjoyed in full clarity and detail regardless of whether the room lights are on or off.
Pricing, Availability, Warranty
Elite Prime Vision’s DarkStar Projection Screen has a starting price at $ (3467) (USD) and will be available in a range of sizes from 110-123” in a (HDTV) 16:9 aspect ratio and 140-157” in the (“Cinemascope”) 2.4:1 aspect ratio. This is a dedicated CI product available only Elite Prime Vision (EPV), Elite’s dedicated Custom Install channel. It comes with Elite’s limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
About Elite Screens, Inc.
Elite Screens Inc. Elite Screens Inc. is a US based company with its world headquarters in California and satellite offices in Germany, Taiwan, China, Japan, France, and the Baltic States. Elite is an ISO9001:2008 certified manufacturer that specializes in producing retail, commercial and home-theater projection screens for the specific needs of these three sales channels. As a leading American screen company, Elite delivers its promise of award winning quality through cost effective products for today's discerning video enthusiasts. We produce a variety of front, rear and acoustically transparent projection screen materials for virtually any projection environment. Elite Screens, Inc. is located at 16410 Manning Way, Cerritos, CA 90703. For more information, please call 877-511-1211 or visit http://www.elitescreens.com.
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