New projection screen turns day into night
By Mike Hanlon
July 22, 2005
August, 2005 A new front projection screen that allows users to see clearly in high-brightness environments could significantly increase the market for front projection systems if the manufacturers claims are verified when it is shown for the first time at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association EXPO (CEDIA) to be held this year in Indianapolis in September. The Screen Innovations Mirage Screen features a patented high-contrast filter that covers 60% of the screen surface. This filter allows the projected image to be reflected by the screen and effectively absorbs incidental light from other angles from such sources as windows and room lighting. As a result, the screen is virtually unaffected by ambient light.
The new technology represents a breakthrough if the claims are correct, as it allows viewers to enjoy a realistic big-screen home theatre experience in environments other than darkened rooms.
Set for official launch at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association EXPO (CEDIA) on September 9, 2005 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Mirage Screen offers 10 times greater contrast than standard front projection screens.
Screen Innovations Mirage Screen Product Highlights:
• Optical Front Projection • Projection in Brightly-lit Rooms • 10x higher contrast than standard front projection screens • 2x brighter images • Compatible with all LCD, DLP, and LCOS projectors • Screen sizes available in 1” diagonal increments: 4:3 60”-100” and 16:9 60”-120”