Hands On: Elite Screens’ Kestrel Tension Motorized Screen

Hands On: Elite Screens’ Kestrel Tension Motorized Screen

Between the motorization aspect and widening of the screen, this product highlights how much more immersive a home theater can be with a 2.35:1 screen.

Electronic House/CE Pro Editor Arlen Schweiger takes a close look at the Kestrel.


For multipurpose media rooms, for example, clients might request both a fixed television display and a larger motorized projection screen that can disappear when not in use. For multiple aspect ratio viewing, there’s still plenty of reason to pitch customers on 2.35:1 setups that allow projectors to fill the screen without the unused black bar space on top and bottom — which can make movie night more special when switching from standard HDTV aspect ratio viewing. (See full review here)