Introducing Manual Grande® the Large-Venue 180" Manual Pull Up/Down, Wall / Ceiling Projector Screen

Manufacturers have not focused on making non-electric retractable screens for large venues but there has been a strong demand for it and here's why

The Manual Grande® is designed to accommodate large group presentations and dwarfs other non-electric retractable projection screens currently available on the market today. Its manual operation incorporates a bead chain clutch system similar to the mechanism used in controlling large window drapes as seen in large resorts and other plus-sized hospitality settings. ...

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EPV® Peregrine 4K In Award Winning Case Study



It’s always a pleasure for a brand to be front and center for a high-end installation but it really is an honor to hear known industry experts speak so highly of your product. Recently EPV® had their Peregrine A4K (acoustically transparent UHD) projector screen installed by TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters of Sandy, Utah as part of an award-winning integrated home project. There are beautiful installations and then there is mind-blowing excellence that wins The People’s Choice Award at the 69th annual Salt Lake Parade of Homes. Please take a ...

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Commercial Integrator: How to Address Ambient Light and Make Screen Installs Shine

How to Address Ambient Light and Make Screen Installs Shine

Instead of thinking about a brighter projector lamp to fight ambient light problems, David Rodgers of Elite Screens says integrators should consider a specialty ambient light rejecting projection screen.

September 06, 2016 By David Rodgers

The term “ambient light rejecting” (ALR) is part of the AV industry nomenclature as a screen feature that prevents ambient light from washing out an image. There are AV purists who hate the use of the word “rejecting” and technically, they are correct in their objection.

ALR does ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: July

Widescreen Cinema Aspect Ratios and Curve Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Question:  “What is the Big Deal about Curve Projector Screens?”

What is Widescreen?

 

To understand why a home theater projector screen should be curved requires you to know a thing or two about aspect ratios.  Mainly, this includes the “Widescreen Cinema Standard” or to be specific, the 2.35:1 Aspect ratio.  Aspect ratios determine the screen’s shape. ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: June

Understanding Ambient Light Rejecting Screens
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

Intro, “How exactly do ‘ambient light rejecting’ materials actually ‘reject’ an indirect light source and why do we love the concept?”

 

Ambient light allows us to see the world.  From the moment of our first breath to our final sigh, the waking hours of our lives are bathed in ambient light. Think of your best days under the sun; the warm rustic glow of candles and firesides, or the countless light bulbs ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: May

Projector Screen Acoustic Transparency
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro, “When using Projectors and Screens, are you more passionate about the Audio or Visual?”


There are many ways in which AV enthusiasts enjoy their home theater presentations. When referencing audio-visual enjoyment, I like to use the term aficionado because appreciation for the superior performance levels of high definition Audio and Visual gear is every bit as important as savoring a fine wine, relishing a sumptuous ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: April

ANSI Lumens, Foot Lamberts, & Image Luminance

By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

Intro


Arguably the most important element of creating a great projected visual display is in the combination of a projector’s brightness and a screen’s ability to adequately reflect light.  The overall result is known as Image Luminance. 

Simply put, if you want a good projected image, the image needs to be bright enough to be easily seen.  It sounds simple enough but there are various rules ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: March


Your HDTV Projector can change to Cinemascope but your screen doesn’t?  …or does it?
By Dave Rodgers  (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 

 

By now, most know the difference between what an HDTV (16:9) and a Cinemascope or “widescreen” (2.35:1) aspect ratio is.  If not, an aspect ratio is essentially the shape of your television or projection screen.  The numbers indicate the ratio of width to height measurement.  For example, with 16:9, there will be 16 units of width for every 9 equal ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: February

Problem/Solution: How Can I Get a 100” Big Screen That Performs Like a Giant Flat Panel Display,
Into a Limited Space, With Little Projector Throw Distance…
Without Paying $100K for an Actual Giant Flat Panel Display?

By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

 


 At $100K  per unit, large 100” flat panels are unobtainable to the average person. Fortunately, there are more affordable options. CE Retail consumers are just starting to learn that Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) projection screens present television-grade brightness and ...

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Projection Tip of the Month: January

The Enigma of Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screens
By Dave Rodgers (Marketing Manager of Elite Screens & EPV® Screens)

Over recent years, some AV trends such as “3-D” have come and gone.  Other trends such as 4K are justly deemed a true step in the right direction.  “Ambient Light Rejecting” technology or ALR is another such step.  The ultimate goal of ALR is to give video enthusiasts what they truly want from a projection screen; brightness and picture quality that either rivals or surpasses what ...

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