Many AV end users take measures to make sure that their projected imaging is properly formatted regardless if they are using 16:9 and 2.35:1 content. Some go as far as buying anamorphic lenses and “multi-masking” screens. Elite has developed and used an innovative design that incorporates 2-seperat screens of different aspect ratios. This series is known as VMAX Dual. End users have a choice between a basic matte white projector screen or a tab-tensioned projector screen. When running 16:9 content, the screen coordinates its rise and drop in synchronization with the projector’s power cycle. Ready for the widescreen content of a 2.35:1 cinema presentation, press a button and the screen switch with perfect alignment.
*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer”.
4:00:00 PM Johnny - Thank you for contacting EPV Screens Sales department this is Johnny, how may I help you?
11:49:30 AM Customer - Hi. Which one of your products has two screens into one, @ 2.35:1 and 16:9 ratios?
11:50:18 AM Johnny - that would be our VMAX Dual and VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series
11:50:25 AM Johnny - Watch TV in 16:9 and switch to 2.35:1 when watching movies. Here’s the links:
11:50:29 AM Johnny - Tab-Tensioned model. My personal favorite: http://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/56
11:51:38 AM Johnny - …and the Non-tensioned basic model: http://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/32
11:52:58 AM Customer - Looking at the links. How do these work? Won’t the difference in distance between the screens affect the projector’s focus?
11:52:58 AM Johnny - Great question. That is known as “depth of focus distortion”. Fortunately there is only a 12mm distance between screen materials so this tiny distance negates any negative effects from depth of focus distortion.
11:54:05 AM Johnny - There are other features like a wireless 5-12v trigger that enables the screen to drop/rise in synchronization with the projector’s power cycle. Press a button and the aspect ratios switch with perfect alignment.
11:54:57 AM Customer - Great, thanks. Since I am using a standard throw projector, a VMAX Dual will suit me fine.
11:55:15 AM Johnny - My pleasure, thank you for choosing Elite Screens.