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I need an affordable Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screen for My Small Business

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Typically, it is best to hire professionals to install your audio/visual gear at a commercial facility. Elite has a dedicated commercial integrator sales division for this: .  However, there are also times when a small company needs a basic solution and has in-house staff to assist them with the installation. This is an example of a small business interested in just buying a nice screen that is easy to install.

Here are the links used in the discussion:

*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” or a generic name.



[19:15] Customer: I'm interested in purchasing a motorized screen for one of our offices. We've received a bid from a home theatre company that will install the screen for well over $15,000.

[19:17] Customer: I started looking online, Amazon, to be precise. They have your Elite screen for $1,112. Reviews state it's fairly easy to install. I'm wondering if the screen I'm looking at is comparable to the bid we've received. Can you help me with this?

[19:18]        Rick: Certainly, I would be happy to assist as best as I can, what is the model you are looking into?  Did you need an in-ceiling projection screen or something to hang from the wall?

[19:20] Customer: Thank you! I need a wall-or-ceiling screen.  Specifically, the Elite Starling Tab Tension 16:9, tubular motor, Infrared IR with Ambient light rejecting screen material 106" diagonal size.

[19:21]        Rick: This unit is our only motorized screen with the ambient light rejecting material. This unit will work best for rooms that have little control of lighting. Here is a video that illustrates the difference between matte white and ALR:

[19:22]        Rick: The material used by the Starling Tab Tension is the highest ambient light rejecting screen, The CineGrey 5D®.

[19:23] Customer: I'm looking at your chart, and it doesn't look like you carry that in a white case. From the reviews, I think the white case against the white ceiling would work best. Is that accurate?

[19:25] Customer: Yes, the Cinegrey 3D-5D would be more appropriate than the white material.

[19:26]        Rick: Yes Starling Tab Tension ALR does come in a black housing. We have another product available through our dedicated custom install channel called the Saker Tab Tension series: it does have a white casing.

[19:28] Customer: No worries, that's a minor point. I can look into the white (Saker) casing but I notice that is for “installers / integrators” like it will cost more.

[19:32] Customer: Do you suggest we hire an outside installer?

[19:37]        Rick: If you choose to, they can give you a price for the unit only or with the installation as well.

[19:38]        Rick: I can connect you with a sales representative if needed.

[19:40] Customer: We have electricians on staff. I imagine they can install a screen unassisted. I see the value of installers but in this case, I am working on a budget and don’t need to get exotic here.

[19:43]        Rick: Sounds good: Here is a good instructional video on proper screen placement:

[19:46] Customer: I see. That makes sense.

[19:47] Customer: Thank you so much for your help. I'll have to talk this over with my boss.

[19:54]        Rick: It was my pleasure. Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.