Black Diamond Zero Edge™ G2
The New Black Diamond Zero Edge™ G2 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 slender new frame design with an integrated track system enables the use of optional LED Lighting behind the screen for added effect and to fully complement the room’s design and décor.
No assembly is required; simply unpack and hang the screen. Mounting options include recessed / unframed, flush to the wall, projected off the wall, or flying from the ceiling by slender cables, all of which provide an incredibly sleek appearance.
Available in either Black .8 gain, Black 1.4 gain, or Silver 2.7 gain screen materials, Black Diamond Zero Edge™ G2 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.
Available in custom screen sizes and configurations up to 144″, and sold for a price that is often less than 80″ or larger flat panel TVs, the combination of a Zero Edge™ screen and projector can deliver significantly more value per square inch than flat panel TVs.
Black Diamond Zero Edge™ Screen Materials
Zero Edge™ Curve
SI’s 35′ Zero Edge Curve gives you the most immersive experience available.
Curved screens do have some distinct advantages, especially in installations where the throw is very short (1.6 or less) and pincushion distortion becomes an issue. Note that most curved screens are actually “cylindrical” in that there is no curve up and down – only from left to right.
Curved screens help compensate the pincushion distortion that occurs when an expansion-based anamorphic lens is used because an inward-curving screen naturally produces a form of “barrel” distortion which can partially compensate for the “pincushion” from the lens. As you can imagine it can be complicated to determine how much curvature you need in the screen to compensate for how much distortion is in your short throw-ratio installation. But even in a general sense, the higher the throw ratio, the less noticeable the distortion, and therefore the less of a “need” for a curved screen. (chart)
For some people a curved screen can bring you an even greater sense of immersion when watching movies. The slight curvature of the screen gives the impression of the image wrapping around you, involving you in the action to an even greater degree. The opposite view is that a flat screen is more like a window into the movie. Either viewpoint is valid and “best” is up to you.
Curved screens can deliver a more uniformly illuminated image for centrally localized seating with less “hot-spotting” since light that would normally be reflected to the side is instead more effectively directed back to the seating area.
Black Diamond™ Difference
Unlike all other screen materials, Black Diamond absorbs ambient light from all directions and only selectively reflects back the projectors light. The result is 900% more contrast in most conditions giving you the ability to utilize projection in any room environment. Black Diamond also has huge benefits in a dark room, read more
Featuring a rigid panel, a pencil-thin 10mm bezel, 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 slender new frame design with an integrated track system enables the use of optional LED Lighting behind the screen for added effect and to fully complement the room’s design and décor.
Zero Edge™ LED Back Lighting
Black Diamond Zero Edge™ supports LED backlighting, a simple yet underutilized technology that makes it easier for the human eye to watch bright content in a darkened room. Backlighting reduces eyestrain and improves the cinematic experience while also complementing existing design and décor by adding warmth and ambiance. Zero Edge™ screens by SI are the only ones on the market that can effectively support LED backlighting. This is because our frame design was created to allow LED lighting to be embedded into the aluminum extrusion, thereby delivering perfectly angled light onto the surrounding walls.
New LED Lighting features include:
G3 LED Lighting features include:
- Full perimeter LED lighting
- Controllable via IR remote
- 256,000 Colors including 6,500 Kelvin white
- 20 Preset color selections for décor matching
- 6 Custom color settings
- 6 Light show patterns: Color scan, Fade and Step
- 1,000 Incremental dimming levels
Black Diamond Zero Edge™ can be as easily suspended from the ceiling by slender aircraft cables as it can be mounted to the wall. No screen assembly is required, installation is incredibly simple, and either mounting option can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
All SI products are handcrafted in the USA, carry an industry-leading lifetime replacement policy, and are backed by the best customer service and technical support available.
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