Q: What is the difference between the version 1 and version 2 of the (Lunette, SableFrame, ezFrame) Series?
A: While the frame structure and screen material performance remain the same between the version 1 and version 2 of the (Lunette, SableFrame,ezFrame) series, there are two main differences.
Version 2 features a newly designed material that has a rubber-edge border (does not apply to AcousticPro materials) which makes installation a lot easier and a lot less time consuming.
Version 2 comes with an installation kit that includes wood screws & improved dry-wall anchors, wall brackets, screwdriver, and a mallet.
Both of these new features help speed up the overall process of assembly and installation of your fixed frame projection screen.
Q: Why choose an “ALR” screen like CineGrey 5D® over CineWhite®?
A: Although matte white materials such as CineWhite® are ideal for environments where room lighting can be controlled, the image is easily washed out by ambient light. Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) materials such as the CineGrey 5D® are suitable for environments where there are high levels of indirect (ambient) light. This material trades off on the wide diffusion uniformity of white materials in favor of a brighter (angular reflective) image. Elite’s CineGrey 5D® incorporates a diffusion layer over a highly reflective surface which scatters ambient light while improving picture performance with a brighter image. This includes color neutrality with enhanced black levels and improvement over Active 3D presentations.
Q: I have a 16:9 (HDTV) home theater projector but I'd like to have a presentation that has a 2.35:1 (Cinemascope) aspect ratio on a 2.35:1 projection screen. Do I need an anamorphic lens for this?
A: For the best possible results, an anamorphic lens is recommended. However, it is possible to get a 2.35:1 screen format as long as you can live with the "black bars" created when a mismatched 16:9 native aspect ratio projecto is set up to fit a wider projection screen format. It is simply a matter of personal preference.
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: What are the model numbers for the ezFrame 2 Series?
A: Here is a complete list of the model numbers for the ezFrame 2 Series: R84WH2, R100WH2, R110WH2, R120WH2, R100H2
Q: How do you decode model #'s?
A: Each Elite Screens' model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.
Q: What are the benefits of using a Passive 3D Polarized Silver projection screen material? Do the Elite AirBright3D2 and Airbright5D projection screens fit this category?
A: 3D imaging occurs at a lower level of brightness than regular 2D presentations. Also, it is difficult to maintain polarization on regular projection screen materials. The benefits of Passive 3D polarized silver projection screens are that they increase the brightness of projected 3D images while allowing them to maximize retaining image polarization levels. Lastly, its diffusion layer enhances contrast. Although passive 3D imaging can arguably be performed on other projection materials, the polarized silver materials optimize overall 3D performance with the best results.
Yes, the Airbright3D2 and Airbright5D projection screens are passive 3D polarized silver projection screens made for the specific reasons specified in the first part of this answer. The Airbright3D2 is the standard retail model while the Airbright5D has added contrast levels for enhanced contrast and diffusion moderation.
Q: What are the advantages of Passive 3D over Active 3D technology?
A: Passive 3D occurs in real time with both eyes seeing an actual picture as opposed to the alternating right-Left eye flickering of active 3D technology. The advantage in this is that the image is brighter because it is simultaneously shown to both eyes. With Active 3D the glasses obstruct the vision of one eye while allowing the other to see the picture alternating at about 60 exposures per eye per second. Essentially the viewer is blindfolded half the time without really being aware of it. The “flickering” of Active 3D technology is that cross-talk and shadowing artifacts occur more easily. It also has a higher tendency to create eye-discomfort in viewers. Passive 3D allows viewers to see the image more comfortably with greater brightness and clarity. Passive 3D glasses are also inexpensive so that they may be easily obtained in quantity and do not suffer from mechanical malfunction like the electrically powered active 3D glasses.