Ultra short throw projectors are a very specialized piece of gear for AV environments. Such a specialized piece of gear needs the right screen material or it’s not going to work. This discussion says a lot about UST projectors and the right materials to use with them.
*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.
[19:30] Rick: hello, how may I help you.
[19:31] Customer: Hi... I’m wondering if the CineGrey5D material is compatible with Ultra short throw projectors...
[19:31] Customer: or, what options I might have for UST (ultra-short throw) that are retractable
[19:33] Rick: no, this material's ambient light reflective properties will filter out a UST projector. Here is a screen material that is specifically made for UST projectors.
[19:33] Rick: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/154
[19:33] Rick: This sheet is an example how it performs.
[19:33] Rick: https://elitescreens.com/images/download/material/userguides/StarBright_CLR_Installation_Tip.pdf
[19:35] Customer: Looks nice, but this is fixed frame, right?
[19:36] Rick: The design has the same aesthetics as a flat panel TV and to date, needs to have perfect flatness to work right. For that reason
[19:36] Customer: So Cinegrey materials are only good for long-throw projectors
[19:36] Customer: Correct?
[19:43] Rick: That is correct.
[19:43] Rick: Here is a video on how this screen performs in the day. It is undoctored and sent in by one of our customers.
[19:43] Rick: https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/AeonCLR_testimonial_TJ_ArizonaWeb.mp4
[19:45] Customer: Awesome, thanks for the help.
[19:47] Rick: Thank you for choosing Elite Screens