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Ambient Light Rejecting Materials, Electric Screens, and UST Projectors

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

This discussion starts off describing the benefits of an ALR (ambient light rejecting) material and then there’s a curve ball.  The customer has a UST (ultra-short throw) projector and it requires an even more specialized material.  The Aeon CLR® (ceiling light rejecting) projector screen comes through on all levels.  Here are some informative links on the topic.

*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.



[18:06] Customer: Hi - I'm looking at the TE100HW2 and I'm wondering if you can get this or something similar with another screen material.

[18:07] Customer: The other screen material can have narrow viewing angles as long as it can deal with  some ambient light for  daytime projection.

[18:07] Customer: I'd like to trade viewing angle for gain and possibly go with a darker color surface

[18:08] Customer: I am told that this is called ALR, ambient light rejecting or “gray”

[18:08]        Rick: Yes, we have ambient light rejecting materials to accommodate you. They have a narrower viewing cone but combine reflected light into a bright image with image clarity, contrast and bold color saturation.

[18:09]        Rick: It is ambient light rejecting and will work well with bright interior lighting including daytime ambient light. We call it the Starling Tab-Tension CineGrey® 5D Series and it works great with standard long-throw projectors. I’ll send you the link.

[18:09]        Rick: 

[18:10] Customer: Thanks I'll take a look at this

[18:12] Customer: can you tell me what the model number of this would be in a 106" diagonal measurement with that grey surface?

[18:13] Customer: 16:9 HDTV aspect Ratio.

[18:16] Customer: looks like STT106UHD5-E12

[18:18] Customer: Is there any concern using this with a UST projector?

[18:23]        Rick: Yes, I strongly advise against using a UST (ultra short throw) projector because your picture quality will suffer. UST projectors throw at a very off-axis angle and this screen material will filter it out like it would with off-axis room lighting.

[18:24] Customer: I have a UST for this application and they're going to place it on the bottom side of the screen (same side as the viewers)

[18:26]        Rick: We have a specialty material that also filters out ambient light but is designed to work with UST projectors.  It is called the Aeon CLR.  Here is the link.

[18:27]        Rick: Here is a great video on UST projector Compatibility - 

[18:36]        Rick: Here is a great article on the topic as well - 

[18:47] Customer: Okay, I watched the video and am reviewing the article now.  I think I’ll get an Aeon CLR  in 100”.  It will fit my wall nicely.

[18:47]        Rick: I’m glad to help.  Was there anything I could further assist you with?

[18:47] Customer: Nope.  I appreciate the help.

[18:49]        Rick: I appreciate your business.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.