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Black Diamond Screens

Innovative Black Diamond Screens from Screen Innovations

The new Black Diamond screens for front projection systems are a giant step forward in AV technology. Providing a crisp, contrast saturated image under any light conditions, Black Diamond screens make it easy to set up an impressive home theater. Now you can get the quality of a television system for a fraction of the price, without any of the problems that front projection systems have traditionally had to cope with.

What Makes Black Diamond Screens Different?

With a traditional gray or white projection screen, even the darkest room is flooded with ambient light once the projector is turned on—often enough light to read by. This is called light scatter, and results from the light being reflected off the screen. Black Diamond screens, however, absorb light, reducing scatter by as much as 75 percent. The image stays color saturated, with no washout or hot spots, no matter how bright the projector is. Washout is even more of a problem when circumstances make it difficult to control the ambient light in your viewing room. Even in daylight, or with lights on in the room, Black Diamond screens deliver exceptional blacks and whites, with true color dimension. The contrast available with Black Diamond screens is approximately 300 percent better than with any other type of screen. Black Diamond screens are available in a very wide range of sizes, including custom sizes. You can even get a curved screen for a stunning viewing experience. For more information on SI’s Black Diamond screens, you can contact us by phone at 512-832-6939 or send an email to There is also a convenient and confidential online form for your use.

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Black Diamond

Black Diamond Screens for Home Theaters

With the aid of the state-of-the-art Black Diamond projection screens from Screen Innovations, you can set up a spectacular front projection home theater for a very small fraction of the price of a comparably sized television installation. The innovative Black Diamond solves the problems that plagued earlier versions of front projection systems. The viewing angle is very wide, the color saturation is exceptional, and the image quality is absolutely amazing.

Black Diamond Screens for Any Environment

One of the things that make the Black Diamond screen so extraordinary is the way it gobbles up ambient light. A traditional white or gray screen has a significant degree of light scatter from the projected image, so that even in a darkened room, there is reflected light from the screen itself. Not so with the Black Diamond. Light scatter from the screen is reduced an impressive 75 percent, keeping the image sharp and saturated without the need for black or color-neutral walls. Hot spots are eliminated as well. Even with a lot of ambient light, however, the Black Diamond delivers a crisp and vivid image, with black blacks, white whites, and true and natural colors. The contrast on this screen shows a 300-percent pluss improvement over any other type of screen. SI’s Black Diamond screens come in a wide range of sizes, and can be custom sized as well. You can even have a curved screen for an amazingly immersive viewing experience. Frames can be customized with a selection of wood grains and colored velvets, and the entire structure is easy to mount. For more information about Black Diamond projector screens, you can contact us at Screen Innovations by phone at 512-832-6939, send an email to or use our convenient and confidential online form.

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Best Projector Screens

Screen Innovations Offers the Best Projector Screens

At Screen Innovations, we offer a wide variety of the best projector screens you can find. There are a lot of variables that go into choosing from so many options, and in order to find the best of the best, you’ll first need to decide on a number of elements. Let’s assume, for an example, that you’re looking for a fixed screen for home theater use. If economic considerations are of primary importance, the Sensation series may offer the best options for you. Fixed screens come in sizes ranging from 80” to 119”, with a matte white fabric and velvet-wrapped frame. Installation is easy, and the screen, like all our products, is protected by a lifetime replacement policy. The Performance series offers a step up in screen technology. Performance screens are available in either Gamma HD or Lunar Gray HD screen materials. The maximum seamless size for both of these materials is 205” in a 16:9 ratio. Gamma HD is best suited for darker environments, while Lunar Gray HD can be used when there is more ambient light.

Reference Series: The Best of the Best Projector Screens

For those who want the very best in clarity of image, we recommend the Reference Series. This series offers the revolutionary Black Diamond and Black Diamond II screens. Black Diamond screens can be used in any environment. If the room is dark, Black Diamond reduces light scatter from the screen by more than 75 percent, so the image doesn’t get washed out. In lighter environments, unwanted ambient light is absorbed, creating an astonishing 300 percent more contrast than any other screen. For more information about these and other projector screens, contact us by phone at 512-832-6939, send an email to or use our convenient and confidential online form.

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Best Projector Screen

Find the Best Projector Screen for Your Purpose

It’s important to choose the best projector screen from the many types and sizes available in order to get the clearest, sharpest image. There are a lot of factors to take into account, and the biggest, most expensive projector screen might not be the best choice for your situation. First, decide whether you want a fixed or portable screen. For home use, a fixed screen will probably be your best choice. For business or classroom applications, though, a portable screen is likely to be more useful. Choosing a screen size depends more on how your audience will be seated and the size of the room rather than on the type of projector you’ll be using. You’ll need to decide on the aspect ratio as well. If you will primarily be watching movies, a 16:9 ratio is best. Some other factors you’ll want to consider include the screen fabric, how well you can control the lighting in the room, whether you want a fixed or motorized screen, curved or flat, and whether you’ll be using front or back projection. That’s an awful lot to take into account, but we at Screen Innovations have made it easy for you to decide on your best screen choice.

Use Our Wizard to Select the Best Projector Screen

Using the SI Screen Wizard couldn’t be simpler. Enter your screen ratio and the lighting in the room, plus as much information as you know about your projector and screen size. Click on the “continue” button, and you’ll get a chart that lists all the possible screen choices, color-coded so that you can easily see which ones offer the best image. The more information you can enter, the better the wizard can narrow your choices. Of course, we’d be happy to help you select your best screen. You can contact us by phone at 512-832-6939, send an email to or use our convenient and confidential online form.

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Affordable Projector Screens

Affordable Projector Screens for Business or Classroom Use

Screen Innovations offers you a great selection of affordable projector screens for those applications where economy and portability are primary considerations. Manual portable screens offer your best options for classroom or business presentations.

 The Sensation Series of Affordable Projector Screens

The Sensation series of portable manual projector screens offers you a choice between pull-up and pull-down styles. Both types are tough and durable, with a lifetime replacement policy. They are also extremely easy to use, and can be set up by one person in less than a minute. The pull-up projector screens come in two ratios, 4:3 and 16:9. Each of those ratios is available in 60” or 80” sizes, with a matte white 1.0 screen material. Pull-down screens are available in the same ratios, with an extended selection of sizes. The 4:3 screens come in 84", 100", 110" and 117" sizes, while the 16:9 screens are available in 80", 92", 100" and 106" options. Choosing the perfect size projector screen is easy if the screen will be used primarily in one room, or in several rooms that are essentially the same size. There should be approximately two screen heights between the screen and the first row of seats, and the bottom of the screen should be at least three feet above the floor, so that those in back can see. If your screen will be used in rooms of varying sizes, base your calculations on the average configuration of those rooms. For more information about the Sensation series of manual, portable screens or any of our other affordable projector screens, you can contact us by phone at 512-832-6939, send an email to or use our convenient and confidential online form.

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Affordable Projection Screens

Find a Variety of Affordable Projection Screens at Screen Innovations

Whether you are installing a luxurious home theater or just need a small screen for a classroom filmstrip or business PowerPoint presentation, you’ll find exactly what you need by browsing the wide selection of affordable projection screens at Screen Innovations. Your first priority is to determine the optimal screen for your purposes, taking into account the ambient light, the size and ratio of various screens and the brightness of your projector. We’ve made it easy for you by providing a screen selection wizard on our site. Once you enter your data, you’ll get a selection of recommended screens to consider.

You Can Get Top Quality in Affordable Projection Screens

Sensation manual pull-up or pull-down screens are excellent options for classroom or business use. The pull-down screens come in a particularly wide range of sizes to suit any environment. Choose your size, and we’ll generate a quote for you instantly. For that home theater, the Sensation series of fixed screens offers top value and exceptional quality, backed by a lifetime replacement policy. An elegant velvet-wrapped aluminum frame is standard, as is matte white 1.0 screen material. Installation is quick and easy, with a mounting system that allows for adjustment after the screen has been mounted. Use our handy tools to calculate the very affordable price, choose the best screen size and projector, and find a place to buy our products near you. Of course, you can also order directly from our website as well. For more information about our selection of affordable projection screens, contact us by phone at 512-832-6939 (US), send an email to or use our convenient and confidential online contact form.

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