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How to order a Aeon CineGrey 3D® Series

 

CineGrey 3D® is  a reference quality front projection screen material formulated for environments with minimial control over room lighting. It was designed to enhance picture brightness, offer accurate color fidelity, and improve contrast levels. The CineGrey 3D® is best for family rooms, educational facilities, conference rooms or any applications in which incidient light is a factor. Typical matte white surfaces wash out the images when ambient light cannot be controlled. The CineGrey 3D® is the best choice for having a projected image with a balanced color temperature and contrast under such conditions.
 
It provides a flat spectral response for an accurate color balance in dark room environments as well for reference quality applications. The CineGrey 3D® is ready for the next-generation of high-performance video.

Screen Material

  • ISF Certified for accurate color points, color temperature and dynamic range
  • Gain: 1.2
  • Viewng Angle: 90 degrees
  • Angular-reflective front projection mateiral with ambient light rejecting technology
  • Contrast enhancement over standard matte white surface
  • 4K Ultra HD, Active 3D, and HDR ready
  • Polarized for Passive 3D applications
  • Capable of improving brightness, color, and contrast under ambient light conditions
  • Mildew resistant, screen surface can be cleaned with microfiber cloth and water
  • Accurate color representation - Flat Spectral Response
  • Available in the following diagonal sizes:
    • 84", 92", 100", 110", 120", 135" and 150" in 16:9 format

 

Design and Installation

  • Aluminum lightweight split-frame design
  • Material stretches over frame for a permanently tight-tensioned flat surface
  • Easy to assemble and install in minutes
  • Smaller footprint maximizes viewing area
  • EDGE FREE® or install ultra-thin trim
  • Wall mount brackets slide ensuring the frame is properly centered
  • Optional LED backlight kit with remote control - sold separately

 

Quality and Reliability

  • 2-year Parts & Labor manufacturer's warranty
  • 3-year warranty offered through ENR-G program (Education, Non-Profit, Religious and Government)

 

  • Testimonial Video: Aeon Series CineGrey 3D® (South Dakota)

  • CineGrey 3D® Testimonial

  • CineGrey 3D® featured in Aeon EDGE FREE® Series Product Video

  • CineGrey 3D® Customer Testimonial

  • How to Properly Mount a Projection Screen

  • Selecting a Screen Size Educational Video

  • ANSI Lumens and Screen Gain Educational Video

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Dimensions Table

The listed measurements are for general reference only. Please contact Elite Screens to verify product design and dimensions before attempting to integrate its products with any structural or furniture modification. Although a manufacturer may offer product advice, it may be taken or disregarded at the integrator’s discretion. Elite Screens will not be held responsible or be otherwise liable for faulty installations.

Decoding the Model Number
Model Number = AR100DHD3
AR = Aeon EDGE FREE® Frame
100 = Nominal Diagonal Size
D = Angular-Reflective material
H = HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio
D3 = CineGrey 3D® screen material

Aeon CineGrey 3D® Series Dimensions Table
Model Number Diag. SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen Material GainFrame Length (A)View Width (A1)Overall Frame Height (B)View Height (B1)Frame Width (C)Frame Depth (D)
Model Number Diag. SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen Material GainFrame Length (A)View Width (A1)Overall Frame Height (B)View Height (B1)Frame Width (C)Frame Depth (D)
AR92DHD392"16:945.1"x80.2"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.281.280.246.145.10.51.0
AR100DHD3100"16:949.2"x87.3"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.288.187.350.049.20.41.0
AR110DHD3110"16:953.9"x95.9"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.296.995.954.953.90.51.0
AR120DHD3120"16:958.3"x104.9"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.2104.9104.159.158.30.41.0
AR135DHD3135"16:966.3"x117.9"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.2118.7117.967.166.30.41.0
AR150DHD3150"16:971.5"x130.9"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.2131.7130.974.471.50.41.0
Unit

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Aeon CineGrey 3D® Series Packaging Dimensions
Model Number Diag. SizeAspect RatioN.W. (lbs.)G.W. (lbs.)N.W. (kgs)G.W. (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
Model Number Diag. SizeAspect RatioN.W. (lbs.)G.W. (lbs.)N.W. (kgs)G.W. (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
AR92DHD392"16:918.3 lb27.8 lb8.3 kg12.6 kg55.5"x6.7"x11.8"
AR100DHD3100"16:921.2 lb28.6 lb9.6 kg13.0 kg59.3"x6.5"x11.8"
AR110DHD3110"16:922.3 lb31.0 lb10.1 kg14.1 kg64.2"x6.5"x13.4"
AR120DHD3120"16:925.6 lb34.8 lb11.6 lb15.8 kg68.3"x6.5"x13.4"
AR135DHD3135"16:930.4 lb40.8 lb13.8 kg18.5 kg75.8"x6.5"x15.2"
AR150DHD3150"16:933.0 lb44.9 lb15.0 kg20.4 kg83.3"x6.7"x15.2"
Unit

Projector Placement for Angular-Reflective Screen

Notice to Installer:

Please use the following installation instructions to obtain superior optical performance from the ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) Screen.

  • Angular-Reflective material is not compatible with ultra/short-throw projectors
  • Minimum lens throw ratio 1.5x image width
  • Ambient light must not come from the same direction as the projector 

 

Since angular-reflective means that the projected image will reflect at the mirror-opposite angle, it is important to position the projector so that the viewer will get the best possible image.

  • Step 1: Establish the general “eye level” of the viewers
  • Step 2: Set the appropriate projection level
  • Step 3: Adjust the screen height level and projection angle 

Input Angle (A) = Output Angle (B) aligns with the viewer’s angle

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Reviews

Stars: 

"Impressive...most impressive"

This screen is excellent. Though I have a dim room and control over ambient light I went with this option because of the CineGrey 3D® material has a 1.2 gain (which boosts brightness) and is ambient light rejecting. My projector is an Epson 2045 which pumps out 2200 white/2200 color lumens (according to Epson). Because of the material's color (grey), it helps boost black levels. If you have an LCD-based projector, which sometimes gets a bad rap as struggling with black levels, this screen can help. I was worried about that but when the picture was up on the screen the black levels looked fine.

The screen basically looks like a giant LED. One thing to consider too, is that though this is tad pricey, having a great screen can last you a long time. It is much more likely that you'll be rotating the projector than the screen in years to come. Thus, it's a wise investment if you are heading down the projector route.

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-Rob
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Aeon Series, Model Number: 
AR135DHD3

Stars: 

"Great screen and awesome price"
"This is an awesome screen. It was super easy to put together, it took less than 20 minutes. The package arrived two days ahead of schedule and it was packed neatly and it even had instructions on how to open it. The screen performs at the same level as those expensive screens and it costs way less. I also bought the LED lights and it looks fantastic. I am using it with an Epson 5030ub.”
-Jesus Mendez
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Aeon Series, Model Number: AR120WH2

Stars: 

"A must buy"

Absolutely, positively a must buy for any home theater!!!!! The clarity of the aeon grey elite screen is amazing.

-jason
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Aeon Series, Model Number: 
AR100DHD3

Stars: 

This is a fantastic screen! We were able to assemble our 120-inch diagonal screen quite easily, following the included directions. It took two of us just about 20 minutes, mainly because we were taking our time and being very deliberate with each step. The workmanship is superb. Everything lined up perfectly. And hanging it took just a little bit of care, as the clips are very close to the wall. Since we were able to hit two studs, we only used one screw per clip. The material reflects our projector very well. It looks great in a dark room as well as with some ambient light in the room. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our purchase.

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-DC from NC
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Aeon Series, Model Number: 
AR120DHD3

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FAQ's

Q: Can I buy a small screen material sample?

A: Yes, you can buy a screen material sample by clicking here.

Q: I am interested in improving image performance (brightness, color, contrast, etc.) for projected images in a church sanctuary with high levels of ambient light. A salesperson recommended using a brighter 4700 lumen projector. Would this offer more noticeable improvement than using Elite's CineGrey 5D® screen material? 
A: 
A brighter projector (higher lumens) will help with image brightness but it does not help with color contrast or black levels.  Since the projected image performance is important here, a contrast-enhancing material such as CineGrey 5D® is essential.  White materials will reflect all of the light in the room; the projected light, indoor lighting, and sunlight through windows and doorways, everything.  Because of this, the ambient lighting will still spoil image performance even with a bright projector.  Ambient light rejecting (ALR) screens such as CineGrey 5D® filter out indirect light allowing your projected image to be what your audience will see instead of the extra glare.  In addition to that, the screen’s filter layers enhance black levels and color contrast.  This means that shadows, textures and slight variations in color shading in the projected image can be easily seen.  Without an ALR material, such detail and clarity will not be visible. As you can see from the photos below, a bright projector does not enhance contrast.

 

 

Q: I'm considering purchasing an Active 3D projector. What benefits are there in choosing the CineGrey 3D® material?
A: In general, the CineGrey 3D® material is beneficial to use with Active 3D projectors to combat the following.

  • Active 3D projectors lose brightness when 3D mode is activated (approximately 50% of lumens is lost)
  • More is lost when the active shutter glasses are put on. The dark tint of them block the projector's lighting. It's like trying to watch a movie with sunglasses on. 

The CineGrey 3D® materials helps regain brightness levels in 3D mode, in addition the higher gain allows for some ambient light to be on without washing out the projected image as typically experienced on matte white surfaces. 

The loss of brightness impacts the true home theater experience by producing a dim and bland image.  We recommend using the CineGrey 3D® for this reason.

Q: What is the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame?
A: In addition to an appealing aesthetic appearance, the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame is to help absorb projector overshoot.

Q: How well does the CineGrey 5D® or CineGrey 3D® perform in a dark room environment?

A: The CineGrey 5D® and CineGrey 3D® is great for dark room environment also, but we must understand its limitations.

First of all, both materials have narrow viewing angles.  So if you wish to have a wide seating arrangement after 80 degrees, you will notice a drop in brightness.

Second, because they are higher gain screens they reflect more projector brightness.  This may tire your eyes, so we recommend using a less brighter mode if your projector has a such setting.

If that is not a problem, then these materials will work.  And the best thing is, because they are angular reflective material, the projector’s light will not diffuse in all directions like a matte white material.  Meaning that they will not scatter the projector’s light and create side lighting. Thus, eliminating the need to absorb it with black velvet or paint a room really dark.

Third, because both of these materials are made with a neutral gray substrate, the color balance and temperature will be exceptional.  The dark gray also enhances contrast and great color saturation.

Q: I have a short throw/ultra-short throw projector, will this projector work with the ambient light rejecting CineGrey 3D®/5D® materials?

A:  The ambient light rejecting properties of the CineGrey 3D®/5D® make the materials incompatible with short throw and ultra-short throw projects. The recommended minimum projector throw distance for these materials is 1.5 times the viewing image width. There are two main reasons behind this:

  1.  The CineGrey 3D®/5D® are high gain and angular reflective screen materials. These types of materials require proper projector and screen alignment as hot-spotting may occur if not set up correctly.
  2. Due to the CineGrey 3D®/5D® materials being angular reflective, the angle of incidence from short-throw and ultra short-throw will be too close to the material and the viewer will not experience the optimal projector/screen performance. The material will treat the projector’s light as ambient light and thus it will reject it

Q: I am assembling the Aeon Fixed Frame screen and do not see a hole for the center support however there is a center support bar included. How do I attach my center support bar?
A:
There is a hex screw that must first be inserted on the back channel of the bottom and top frames. Then, the center support bar attaches to the hex screw.

Q: I have an Ambient Light Rejecting screen but it does not seem to work. There are windows behind my projector and the picture is washed out; what can be done?
A: *Disclaimer:  
As great as ambient light rejecting screen technologies are, there are still certain laws of physics that define what should and should not be done with a specialty material such as this.

Main Answer:  Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) projector screens are specially formatted to reject the majority of off-axis lighting from the top, bottom, and side angles. 
However if a strong light source is hitting the ALR material at roughly the same angle as the projector does, it will wash out the image.  
There is an easy solution.  I strongly recommend light blocking curtains or blackout shades to shield your room and to rely on the interior lighting that ALR screens work with.

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