SI Announces Several New Projection Screens, Projection Screen Materials, and Associated Technologies Which Deliver Image Quality and Immersive Experience Rivaling Flat Panel Displays
Affordable, Appreciable and Aesthetically Pleasing Lineup on Display in CEDIA Expo 2012 Booth #2225
Austin, TX – August 03, 2012 (CEDIA – Booth #2225) – Screen Innovations (SI) will demonstrate for CEDIA Expo 2012 attendees an impressive new lineup of projection screens and screen materials for residential and commercial applications. On display will be the new Black Diamond Motorized and Black Diamond Zero Edge G2 projection screen as well as several new versions of the lesser-known Lunar™ Gray and Solar™ White screen materials, and a brand new rear-projection screen material called FlexGlass™ that is the first of its kind within the SI line. Demonstrating game-changing technologies that can easily represent a greater value per square inch in the video category than traditional flat panel displays, CEDIA Expo 2012 attendees are sure to be captivated with what they see in Screen Innovations booth #2225.
New: Black Diamond™ Motorized
A new and truly unique motorized design utilizing our award-winning Black Diamond ambient light rejection screen technology, Black Diamond Motorized is a sleek and sexy flat-panel alternative that actually disappears when not in use, ideal for virtually any environment or application. Utilizing one motor, four custom helixes, and a spool of slender aircraft cable, Black Diamond Motorized silently lowers a thin wing containing the rolled Black Diamond screen downward from a recessed ceiling-mounted cassette. The cable-hung wing then stops, and from it, a small tube quickly emerges and lowers itself down to an adjustable, pre-determined image height, leaving only the image space in sight. Because Black Diamond screens do not require masking or any black drop material whatsoever, there is no visible material above, below, or on either side of the screen surface, allowing the images projected on Black Diamond Motorized to appear as though they are suspended in air. Unlike flat panel TVs, Black Diamond Motorized delivers zero glare and reflection when used in a bright environment, and by virtue of its industry-leading Black Diamond ambient light rejection screen technology, light scatter is measurably reduced by over 75%. Delivering a next-level entertainment experience while literally disappearing into the room’s existing décor when not in use, Black Diamond Motorized appeals to the senses – and satisfies the needs of – a diverse audience in either residential or commercial environments. Black Diamond Motorized is the ultimate blend of art + science.
New: Black Diamond™ Zero Edge G2
The New Black Diamond Zero Edge G2 by Screen Innovations is the world’s first and only multi-directional ambient light rejecting projection screen technology that has the look and feel of a flat panel TV. Featuring a rigid panel, a pencil-thin 10mm bezel, and the award-winning Black Diamond screen technology that can boost a projector’s contrast by over 900%, Zero Edge screens blend flawlessly with surrounding décor, deliver a stunning image, and provide a fully immersive entertainment experience for light or dark room applications. A new frame design provides better structural support, an integrated track system gives
integrators the option to inlay an optional LED Lighting Kit behind the screen for added effect, and improved shipping cartons simplify jobsite handling and reduce freight costs by more than 65% on average.
With a starting price of $3,099 MSRP and available in either Black .8 gain, Dark Gray 1.4 gain, or Silver 2.7 gain screen materials, Black Diamond Zero Edge offers the most affordable, innovative, and versatile projection screen technology available, setting a new aesthetic standard that is currently unmatched in the residential or commercial marketplaces.
New: Solar 4K 1.3 Projection Screen Material
Solar 4K White is a new front projection screen material that boasts a revolutionary new emboss pattern, providing perfect color neutrality and zero sparkle. Delivering an exceptional active 3D image, a wide viewing angle, and a vivid picture with bright punch, Solar 4K rivals traditional standard-bearers in either residential or commercial environments. Now shipping, Solar 4K is available in 1” increments and custom aspect ratios for Reference series models or in standard sizes and standard aspect ratios for Performance series models, up to 12’x330”.
A white paper on Solar 4K is available for download by following this link.
New: Lunar 4K .85 Projection Screen Material
Lunar 4K .85 Gray is a new front projection screen material featuring a revolutionary new emboss pattern that provides perfect uniformity, color neutrality and enhanced contrast, which preserves color saturation and accuracy in a multitude of challenging environments. An ideal solution for residential or commercial installations, Lunar 4K Gray is suited particularly well for applications with ambient light and/or those utilizing brighter projectors. Now shipping, Lunar 4K is available in 1” increments and custom aspect ratios for the Reference Series screens or in standard sizes and standard aspect ratios for Performance edition projection screens, in sizes up 205”.
A white paper on Lunar 4K is available for download by following this link.
New: FlexGlass™ Rear-Projection Screen Material
FlexGlass is a new rear projection screen material that offers all of the benefits of rigid optical panels with the added benefit of custom and curve capabilities that can only be provided by flexible screen materials. Featuring exceptional smoothness and an unmatched viewing angle, FlexGlass eliminates projector hot spotting and has zero sparkle, providing significant advantages for command & control, simulation, and large scale rear-projection applications. An ideal choice for multiple-projector, edge-blending, and short throw projector applications that are often needed or necessary in commercial applications, FlexGlass is available in custom diagonal sizes and aspect ratios up to 7.5’ x 131.23’.
“F-bomb,” “sexting” and “man cave” are among the newest terms that were added to the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, which was published this month. (You have to love a blog that opens with “F-bomb”). I’m unsure of how I feel about man cave being added. While I’m excited any time our industry gets a “shout-out,” I don’t think this term is relevant.
As a female in a male-dominated industry I strive for balance on every design project. My systems don’t just focus on the best audio-video. They spotlight “ease of use” and how the equipment fits in the space. Don’t get me wrong-a sports bar can be sexy. There is nothing like an immense pair of tower speakers, but the system has to fit the space. A “man-cave” implies “no girls allowed” (which is not going to help the budget) and who has any fun without the ladies?
Why “man-cave?” Why not “escape den?”
We used to call ourselves a “home theater company” and yet we hardly spec dedicated home theaters anymore. Our company focus is on the middle market. Our systems range from 5k to about 50k. And in this market the dedicated home theater is on life support. Basement theaters are now “multi-purpose” spaces. With the increase of flat panels above fireplaces in great rooms (still one of the most popular installs) speakers are forced to blend into the room—no longer taking up precious floor space. And soundbars have provided a sales surge, especially in the last year. In no way do they compare to a surround sound system but they can do a decent job of “enhanced sound.” (I’m going to copyright this phrase). For a lot of people enhanced sound is enough. They may have never purchased a home theater or surround system, but the moment I demo a soundbar compared to flat-panel TV speakers, the client is hooked. That’s the power of the demo.
BT eval by Mark Trotter: “We recently tested the
Screen Innovations Black Diamond screen in our light
controlled “Demo Room” at the Bowen Technovation
office. The screen did a very good job of reducing light
scatter that one would usually see from a standard white
or gray projection screen. Light scatter would typically
reflect off of a screen on to the walls and ceiling of
the projection room and then reflect back on the projected
image. Light scatter pollutes the image, reducing
contrast and clarity of the projected image. By greatly
reducing this light scatter, the Black Diamond screen
provided superior contrast and brightness compared to a
typical matte-white or matte-gray projection screen”.
“An additional benefit of this screen technology is that
it also rejects a great deal of ambient room light from
above and the sides. This makes for higher clarity
in the projected image. For example, in a museum
display application, the Black Diamond screen does a
great job of rejecting ambient light coming from other
exhibit elements and displays located beside, above, or
even in front of the screen”.
Black Diamond G3 projection screen materials reduce
the need for a dark, dedicated viewing environment,
and we are utilizing them as an ideal solution for museums,
and other commercial environments.
Dark Environment Benefits
In a dark environment, Black Diamond reduces light
scatter more than 75%, significantly improving not
only the projected image, but overall viewer immersion.
Since the Bowen team works in many immersive
exhibit experiences this is truly an important factor in
Bright Environment Benefits
In a bright environment, Black Diamond absorbs nearly
all unwanted ambient light in a room. Ambient light
is absorbed above, below, and even in the path of the
projector, allowing the screen to maintain and preserve
the projector’s contrast. Therefore, only the projector’s
light is reflected back into the viewer’s eyes, creating
over 900% more contrast compared to other screens.
They also have a “Double Vision” screen that allows
projection on both sides at once. Pretty cool.
More Info http://www.bowentechnovation.com
At Infocomm 2012 in booth N553, Screen Innovations (SI) will show several new versions of its acclaimed Black Diamond projection screen, each of which delivers a unique and versatile solution for integrators and end-users alike.
DAY ONE FEATURE ITEM – Black Diamond Stealth
Making its US debut, Screen Innovations (SI) will demonstrate for Infocomm attendees the much-anticipated Black Diamond Stealth motorized projection screen. Consisting of a slender, cable-hung, motorized valance, Stealth drops silently from the ceiling when powered on, stops at a preset location, and unrolls the Black Diamond screen into position, ready for use. When powered off, Stealth rolls up and disappears back out of sight, leaving barely a trace of its existence. Featuring industry-leading ambient light rejection technology, SI’s Black Diamond Stealth now offers the best versatility for any commercial or residential environment. Stealth will be available summer 2012.
DAY TWO FEATURE ITEM – Black Diamond Zero Edge
Black Diamond Zero Edge is the first affordable large flat panel alternative to hit the market. With a pencil-thin bezel, Zero Edge screens blend flawlessly with existing décor, and deliver a stunning image that appears as though it were floating off the wall or suspended in air. Available in custom diagonal screen sizes, and true to SI’s mission, Black Diamond Zero Edge offers the most innovative projection screen technology available for the price, and sets a sleek new aesthetic standard that is currently unmatched in the commercial or residential marketplaces. Black Diamond Zero Edge is now shipping.
DAY THREE FEATURE ITEM – Black Diamond Venue
The new Black Diamond Venue micro-seamed rigid panel projection screen changes the commercial landscape by eliminating the need for a dark environment when projecting large-scale images. Utilizing SI’s unique Black Diamond screen material allows Venue to work brilliantly in any space, with the lights on or off, and increases projector contrast by over 900%. Available in large custom diagonal sizes and capable of being wall-mounted or flown from a ceiling or truss, projected images can now be transformed into an infinitely sized “plasma TV image quality” display that can be integrated into virtually any commercial application imaginable. The results are both impressive and liberating. Black Diamond Venue is currently shipping and is available in all three Black Diamond G3 materials including the new Black Diamond BD 2.7, BD 1.4 Gain, and BD .8 Gain.
Sony and Epson Booth Demonstrations at NAB Show® 2012 to Feature Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge and Reference Series Projection Screens
Austin, TX – April 16, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based manufacturer of projection screens for residential and commercial applications, today announces that two prominent exhibitors at next week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show will feature Screen Innovations projection screens in their exhibits. The NAB Show®, which runs April 16-19, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, supports the broadcast industry and features products and technologies for the Broadcast and associated industries.
In Epson’s booth (#SL14710,) a custom 36”(h) x 120”(w) 3.33:1 aspect ratio Black Diamond Reference Series screen and a 39″ (h) x 68”(w) 16:10 aspect ratio Black Diamond Zero Edge screen will be used to demonstrate Epson’s PowerLite Pro Z8450WUNL and Pro Z8455WUNL multimedia projectors.
In Sony’s booth (#C11001), a custom 84.375”(h) x 160”(w) 1.89:1 aspect ratio Solar 1.3 gain 4K rated SI screen will be used to demonstrate Sony’s new VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD projector. A video of the VPL-VW1000ES paired with an SI Black Diamond screen can be found here: http://vimeo.com/39005610.
For their respective demonstrations, both manufacturers will use Screen Innovations screens to showcase not only the technological prowess of their newest projectors, but also that of the onscreen image. Furthermore, SI’s Black Diamond screens were designed for – and excel in – high ambient light conditions, which a tradeshow floor most certainly provides, thereby providing NAB Show attendees the opportunity to see for themselves how well they perform in such an environment.
About Black Diamond Screens
Designed to solve complex two-piece projection system installation challenges, SI Black Diamond screens essentially change the commercial landscape by enabling projection to work in almost any environment, anytime, day, or night. Featuring micro-seamed construction, Black Diamond delivers a stunning, flat panel-quality image for virtually any application imaginable.
Equipment from ADA, Kaleidescape, Screen Innovations, DPI, CinemaTech, D-Box Technologies, Leon Speakers and Tributaries used to showcase $250,000 home theater system at EHX.
By Jason Knott, March 19, 2012
It may have been the swan song for EHX, but exhibitors and attendees alike were not singing the blues and they were dazzled by a $250,000 home theater setup at the Orlando show.
The expansive 20 x 40-foot room included equipment from ADA, Kaleidescape, Screen Innovations, DPI, CinemaTech, D-Box Technologies, Leon Speakers and Tributaries. In such a large room, it’s difficult to get the audio perfect.
In the iPad-controlled demo using the concert Blu-ray of renowned trumpeter “Chris Botti in Boston,” ADA’s Richard Stoerger showed how the company’s Trinnov room correction in its Cinema Reference Mach IV Flagship pre/pro helps bring a fuller sound. It was noticeable.
Using clips from the Kaleidescape server, the DPI dVision Scope front projector automatically switched from 16×9 format to 2.35:1 format within 5 seconds. The projector automatically senses the letterbox format and fills the screen.
Later in the demo, the CinemaTech seats with D-Box motion chair technology were used in three clips, with the most riveting demo being an extreme car chase and pileup scene from “The Blues Brothers.” Audience members were first shown the clip with the motion activated, then shown the identical sequence without it off. “What was missing?” asked Mario Thibeault of D-Box Technologies. “It is just not the same without the motion once you have experienced it.”
Integrators got an in-depth demo that lasted nearly 20 minutes including other clips from “The Incredibles” and “Avatar.” (read more)
Austin, TX – March 12, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based projection screen manufacturer, today announces that the company is experiencing explosive 40% growth, citing both domestic and international sales expansion and strategic employee appointments as the primary catalyst.
A relative newcomer to the projection screen category, SI has amassed a cult-like following that can be directly tied to the value and virtue of its innovative product offering. While much has been recently written about two-piece projection, unique, multi-purpose screen technologies such as those found in Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond screens represent a game-changing opportunity for integrators and designers worldwide.
SI attributes some of the explosive growth to the lack of margin found in traditional pixel-based flat panel displays. “TVs still have a place in the world for sure, but they are being replaced by larger, more energy efficient display technologies, and projection screens are now part of that equation” says SI President Ryan Gustafson. “We knew we were on to something big back in 2005 when we manufactured and sold our first screens to Gary Wermuth at WAVE Electronics in Houston, Texas. Since then, we’ve expanded the scope of our operation significantly, and continue to evolve our product line at a feverish pace in order to meet market needs.”
To support their explosive growth, SI has made several strategic personnel appointments:
Brandon Holmes and Dan Poirier join the SI Engineering team, providing needed skills and intelligence to further develop and expand the line.
Brandon Holmes brings more than a decade’s worth of engineering and technical sales experience in the commercial screen industry (LCD/Plasma/Projector) to the SI team. Culminating from many years as the principle Engineer for highly reliably outdoor LCD displays and Digital Signage Solutions architecture, Holmes demonstrates “solid design and testing fundamentals which lend well to SI’s commitment of delivering perfectly reliable and finished products.“
Dan Poirier possesses nearly 30 years of invention, manufacturing, engineering, product and process equipment development, plus precision machining and fabrication skills to Screen Innovations. Poirier’s prior creative accomplishments include the invention of processing equipment using linear servos, rotary servos, and piezo linear actuators, as well as Pneumatic Logic, Stepper and PLC controls. This, plus his background with consumer product development and custom thin film manufacturing process equipment design and build fits perfectly with SI’s initiatives, make him a valuable addition to the Engineering team.
Shannon Gustafson and Jay Biedermann join Blake Vackar in leading the Sales team, managing accounts for their respective territories, further developing the company’s network and reach through strategic partnerships.
Shannon Gustafson recently made her re-entry back into the SI workforce after a brief stint away to start a family. The proud mother of three-year old twins, Taylor and Austin, Shannon manages all aspects of the company’s international sales and marketing efforts. Living abroad for much of her life, Shannon has a unique ability to successfully manage a diverse international clientele. Boasting impressive double-digit growth figures during challenging economic times, Shannon has truly made her mark on the company and serves as an inspiration to those around her. “As a woman, wife, and mother, I appreciate the products we design and sell. As an employee, I am thrilled at the solutions we provide. By increasing our international presence, dealers and distributors worldwide now recognize that SI represents an unparalleled opportunity to provide their customers a superior entertainment experience.”
Jay Biedermann joined SI in January as the company’s Director of Commercial Sales Development. Formerly with DMX Music, where he won the Annual Circle of Excellence Award several years in a row, Jay brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the newly formed position. Already familiar with the SI line and market strategies, Jay has developed a keen strategy to expand SI’s reach into the commercial market. With a consultative approach and an eye for detail, he works closely with integrators and systems designers to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to properly design, specify, and install two-piece projection systems utilizing Screen Innovations screens. “SI’s technological prowess is virtually unmatched in the field. Revolutionary products like Black Diamond make my job especially fulfilling, as they allow me to demonstrate the innumerable ways these screens outperform the competition on a daily basis.”
Blake Vackar, who is now a well-known face for the SI brand, joined the company from D-Tools, and serves as the Director of US Sales. Managing all aspects of the company’s domestic sales strategy, Blake spends his time educating and inspiring others on the virtues and benefits of using Screen Innovations’ products. The face and voice behind many of the company’s educational videos that are showcased on the SI website, Blake utilizes his prior experience as an integrator to guide dealers to projection screen technology bliss, enjoying the fruits of his labor immensely. “To work with such a capable and creative group is just so cool,” he says, furthering “I get to show dealers how to reinvent themselves through two-piece projection, during the most expansive time the category has ever witnessed. To say our projection screens are life-changing may seem a little over the top, but there are times when it feels that way, based on the overwhelming response we get on a fairly regular basis.”
Screen Innovations’ trajectory from a garage-based business to a well-established internationally recognized projection screen powerhouse has been “a labor of love,” according to SI President Ryan Gustafson. “It has been incredibly fulfilling, and I am both proud and humbled at the same time whenever I think about how far we have come in such a short time,” said Gustafson. “Projection screen technology is finally hitting the mainstream now, and although we’ve been banging on this drum for many years, the technology has finally progressed to a state where it is truly a viable and appealing solution for many of today’s video-centric installations. In fact, this evolution is what motivates and drives us. While we understand and appreciate the world’s dependence on pixel-based displays, we believe that two-piece projection can -and will- justifiably surpass those technologies in both the residential and commercial spaces in the near future.
Bringing a lifetime of inspired innovation to the SI team, Ryan Gustafson is the grandson of an inventor and is a consummate innovator himself. Spearheading many of the design and engineering initiatives, Ryan works closely with his teams to ensure the unique needs of SI’s diverse clientele is being met with each product delivered. “We are returning profitability to our dealers by providing them the solutions they need at an affordable price, backed by the best warranty in the business, and supported by a great group of people who are truly dedicated to their success,” he says.
An insatiable force behind the enterprising young company, Gustafson works tirelessly to promote SI technologies, initiatives, and accomplishments, often finding inspiration from family, friends, or during his time spent in the field. “I see opportunity everywhere I go. Sure, I don’t sleep much, but then again, does any father of three-year old twins?” he jokes.
Black Diamond, SI’s flagship projection screen, stormed onto the scene last year, upping the category’s ante significantly. Zero Edge designs introduced at CEDIA Expo (2011) added a plasma TV-like viewing experience to the Black Diamond line. Because of their pencil-thin bezel, projected images seem to ‘float’ off the wall, as though not restricted by any bounds. Representing a unique opportunity for dealers and consumers alike, Black Diamond Zero Edge price-points rival -or often beat- traditional flat panel displays, and the screens work brilliantly in either light or dark, dedicated or multi-use spaces in either residential or commercial environments. They are currently the only native black projection screens on the market.
Not one to sit idle, Screen Innovations will announce new product designs in the upcoming months. In fact, several new residential and commercial products are set for unveiling at Infocomm, June 13-15, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, and CEDIA Expo, September 5-8, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. SI will make pre-show product announcements the week prior to each event.
Serving as Screen Innovations’ newly appointed PR firm of record, Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications will spearhead SI’s communications efforts, working closely with Gustafson and the team to execute strategically targeted PR, marketing, and promotional endeavors. Bennett, who has been in the Consumer Electronics industry for nearly 20 years, brings hands-on experience with retail, distribution, light manufacturing, and supply chain and event logistics that not only complements, but also serves the diverse needs of the company well. “I started KMB Communications last year on the heels of my wedding and on the eve of CEDIA, knowing that I wanted to work with uniquely positioned, entrepreneurial innovators in the industry. It is an honor and an inspiration to work with the Screen Innovations team.”
About Screen Innovations
Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer of projection screen technologies for residential and commercial applications. Delivering needed solutions, aesthetically pleasing designs, and competitive price points, SI screens provide unparalleled ambient light rejection and video image reproduction.
A highly innovative, industry-specific Screen Innovations design and engineering team works tirelessly, constantly evolving the category in order to effectively bring projection to the mainstream. Operating under the principle that, “No matter the budget, Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI aims to resolve the issues that have historically hamstrung the projection screen industry.(-MORE-)
Handcrafted in the USA, each Screen Innovations product carries a lifetime replacement policy, and is produced utilizing advanced custom robotics and green manufacturing practices. Dedicated to corporate and consumer responsibility, every SI screen is manufactured in the most efficient manner possible.
For more information about Screen Innovations, visit: www.screeninnovations.com/. To download product images, logos, videos and associated content, please visit: http://www.screeninnovations.com/downloads/.
Screen Innovations Media Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
O – (425) 374 – 8930
C – (425) 328 – 8640
NBC series “Open House” features Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge projection screen in the show’s post-Super Bowl XLVI episode
Designed and installed by The Source Home Theater Installation and Design for NFL star Amani Toomer.
View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.
Austin, TX – February 2, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based projection screen manufacturer, recently installed their Black Diamond Zero Edge projection screen in NFL star Amani Toomer’s New York City home, a project that will be featured on the NBC show “Open House.” Scheduled to air on NBC immediately following Saturday Night Live on February 4, 2012, and again immediately following Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012, the episode will also run for three weeks on closed-loop television programming in New York City taxicabs.
In this episode, Screen Innovations dealer Todd Anthony Puma of The Source Home Theater Installation and Design in metro-NY transforms a portion of Amani Toomer’s home into an ideal man cave. Incorporating memorabilia from the NFL star’s storied career, Puma designed the room to be an aesthetically clean yet cozy space for Toomer to unwind with family and friends. The central focus of Toomer’s new man cave is its entertainment system, which is anchored by a 106-inch Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge projection screen that is backlit by a mirrored LED backlighting kit that intensifies the dynamic output of the screen. The system is made complete by a Wolf SDC-15 projector, Universal Remote Control MX6000 and MRX350 remotes, Marantz UD5005 Blu-Ray, Anthem MRX 700 receiver, Paradigm Studio Reference Series speakers and subwoofer, URC and Lutron lighting/control, Sony PlayStation PS3, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Apple TV, Panamax Power and Bluebolt, and IXOS and Monster cable and connectors.
“Amani desired a room where he could go to get away from it all. A comfortable den that provides peace and quiet when he needs it, and a vibrant, visually explosive experience for movies and entertaining when he wants it,” said The Source Home Theater Installation and Design President Todd Anthony Puma. “We immediately thought of the Black Diamond Zero Edge screen when we started the design, as it provides an incredible image when on, and a clean, ‘barely-there’ profile when off. It is our ideal go-to projection screen solution.
SI President Ryan Gustafson added, “Black Diamond Zero Edge was designed to blend flawlessly with a room’s décor. Its pencil-thin bezel and thin, yet rigid construction, makes it a great solution for those seeking large-format plasma-like images in either residential or commercial environments. It is an honor to be part of Amani Toomer’s home theater experience.”
Former Giant Amani Toomer shows us around his self-designed man cave. For more information on Amani’s home theater and the products used, please visit TheSourceHomeTheater.com
Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge Screen look expensive and high-end.
When designing a home theater, the screen is often the last consideration in the plan. After all, it’s much more interesting to research electronics and their associated specs than to look through screen material samples and frame designs. Other than size, few of us think much about our choice of screen. And what about aesthetics? Many theater designs hide the screen behind curtains so it isn’t even seen until movie time. And then there’s the lighting. Not everyone wants to watch movies in total darkness. And if you want to have a few friends over to watch sports, you’ll most likely want the lights on.
Enter Screen Innovations. SI has always been a company that pushes the envelope with projection screen technology. Their Black Diamond material helped put them on the map by making it possible to use a front projector with the lights on. Now with the Zero Edge, they’ve created a screen that actually looks great too. Whether in use or not, the Zero Edge is a guaranteed conversation piece and will make any media room (read more)