Finding the “Sweet Spot” Using Angular Reflective Ambient Light Rejecting Materials

Optimal Screen Performance Requires Knowledge on the Proper Placement of Projector and Screen:

Residential and Commercial projector and screen installations often follow the same rules for optimal image performance and this is definitely true in regards to ambient room lighting. Ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens have become the norm since fewer big-screen environments involve a dark room. The most common ALR screens are typically angular reflective and that means that if the mounting the projector or screen either too high or too low it may have a negative effect on picture performance.


Sweet Spot


New innovations in building design means that ceiling heights may be atypical from the 8-12-foot ceilings commonly used in residential architecture. Although has worked hard to produce materials that provide superb performance even with off-axis projection, here are some pointers on getting the absolute industry-best performance levels from your projector and screen.

With all this in mind, what would be the ideal “sweet spot” for the projector and screen in regards to the room’s seating arrangement. This video entails the value of ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) and CLR (Ceiling Light Rejecting) materials and their proper placement in the home theaters and media rooms of today. For further reference on the product itself the ALR screen selected for this video is the Sable Frame C3D (ER100DHD3).

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About The Sable Frame Cinegrey 3D® Used in the Comparison

The CineGrey 3D® is an angular reflective front projection material designed to reject ambient light while maintaining superb picture quality. The CineGrey 3D® is the perfect solution for rooms that have little or no control over incidental light. This means that it’s an ideal fit for family rooms as well as lecture halls, boardrooms, sports bars, training facilities, and other business environments. In addition, the CineGrey 3D® increases projector brightness 1.2 times the amount. This is perfect for low lumens ouput projectors!
Note: CineGrey® 5D has the same angular reflective characteristics but is slightly brighter.