Ambient Light Rejecting EDGE FREE® Projection Screen

Aeon CineGrey 3D® Series

ISF Certified Products
Ambient Light Rejecting Screens

CineGrey 3D® is  a reference quality front projection screen material formulated for environments with minimial control over room lighting. It was designed to enhance picture brightness, offer accurate color fidelity, and improve contrast levels. The CineGrey 3D® is best for family rooms, educational facilities, conference rooms or any applications in which incidient light is a factor. Typical matte white surfaces wash out the images when ambient light cannot be controlled. The CineGrey 3D® is the best choice for having a projected image with a balanced color temperature and contrast under such conditions.

It provides a flat spectral response for an accurate color balance in dark room environments as well for reference quality applications. The CineGrey 3D® is ready for the next-generation of high-performance video.

Made in Taiwan

Product WeightN/A
Overall DimsN/A
Viewing Angle

90°

Gain

1.2

Screen Material

Compatible Projection

Standard "Long" Throw

Material Type

Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR/CLR®), Silver & Grey

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Screen Material

  • ISF Certified for accurate color points, color temperature and dynamic range
  • 90 degree viewing angle with 1.2 Gain
  • Angular-reflective front projection material with ambient light rejecting technology
  • For Standard “Long” Throw Projectors. (NOT Compatible with Ultra/Short Throw Projectors)
  • Contrast enhancement over standard matte white surface
  • 4K Ultra HD, Active 3D, and HDR ready
  • Polarized for Passive 3D applications
  • Capable of improving brightness, color, and contrast under ambient light conditions
  • Mildew resistant, screen surface can be cleaned with microfiber cloth and water
  • Accurate color representation – Flat Spectral Response
  • Available in the following diagonal sizes:
    • 92″, 100″, 110″, 120″, 135″ and 150″ in 16:9 format
    • 125″, 138″ and 158″ in 2.35:1 format

 

Design and Installation

  • Aluminum lightweight split-frame design
  • Material stretches over frame for a permanently tight-tensioned flat surface
  • Easy to assemble and install in minutes
  • Smaller footprint maximizes viewing area
  • EDGE FREE® or install ultra-thin trim
  • Wall mount brackets slide ensuring the frame is properly centered
  • Optional LED backlight kit with remote control – sold separately

 

Quality and Reliability

  • GREENGUARD® / GREENGUARD® Gold UL 2818 Certified for Safety Indoor Emissions free
  • Flame Retardant – Complies with NFPA 701 Standards
  • 2-year limited warranty, and 3-year warranty for ENR-G – Education, Non-profit, Religious and Government/Military organizations
  • Lifetime Tech Support by Elite Screens Professional Service Team through Email, Phone or Online Form.

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Understanding ANSI Lumens & Screen Gain

Understanding Aspect Ratio & Resolution

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How To Perfectly Install ANY Projection Screen

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Ceiling and Ambient Light Rejecting (CLR/ALR) Projection Screen Setup Guide

Angular-Reflective Projection Screen Setup Instructions

Aeon Series FAQ’s

Q: I am assembling the Aeon Fixed Frame screen and do not see a hole for the center support however there is a center support bar included. How do I attach my center support bar?
Q: I am assembling the Aeon Fixed Frame screen and do not see a hole for the center support however there is a center support bar included. How do I attach my center support bar?

There is a hex screw that must first be inserted on the back channel of the bottom and top frames. Then, the center support bar attaches to the hex screw.

Q: I’d like to buy an Aeon CLR® 3 screen but my UST projector is 120 inches. I notice that your screens are oversized by a few inches such as 103” versus 100” or 123” vs 120”. In my case for example, I do not want an empty screen section, but the image to go all the way to the border of the screen. Can you advise?
Q: I’d like to buy an Aeon CLR® 3 screen but my UST projector is 120 inches. I notice that your screens are oversized by a few inches such as 103” versus 100” or 123” vs 120”. In my case for example, I do not want an empty screen section, but the image to go all the way to the border of the screen. Can you advise?

Most ultra-short throw projectors despite claiming they can go up to a certain size, if they have a focus adjustment should be able to adjust the picture to 103” (if a 100” UST projector) or 123” (if a 120” UST projector) and fill in the entire screen area. In some cases, certain UST projectors that have a fixed focus lens can go up to 103” and 123” with minimal impact on the picture and allowing to fill in the screen size.

Q: What are the model numbers for replacement screen material for my fixed frame screen?
Q. What are the model numbers for replacement screen material for my fixed frame screen?

Elite Screens offers replacement materials for 4:3, 16:9, and 2.35:1 fixed frame screens.

Decoding the model number: ZR92WH1-M

ZR- Sable Frame / ezFrame Series Replacement Material
92= Diagonal Size of 92″
W= CineWhite
H= 16:9 Aspect Ratio (V= 4:3, Wide= 2.35:1)
-M = Screen Type

ZAR : Aeon Series Replacement Material
Z-SBSF : Sable Frame B2 Series Replacement Material

Shop links : Sable Frame / ezFrame Series Materials, Aeon Series Materials, Sable Frame B2 Series Materials

CineGrey 3D® – Screen Material FAQ’s

Q: Your website says that CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are not compatible with ultra-short throw projectors. Can you explain what this combination will look like and why it will not work?
Q: Your website says that CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are not compatible with ultra-short throw projectors. Can you explain what this combination will look like and why it will not work?


The CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are angular reflective front projection materials that reflect at the mirror-opposite angle. If an ultra-short throw projector is used, the material will reflect the steep narrow light and reflect it upwards instead of to the viewer’s eye level.

Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D looks like in a room with ambient light.
Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D looks like in a room with ambient light.


Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D® looks like in a room with lights turned off
Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D® looks like in a room with lights turned off


The image appears to look good, but is still reflecting the projector light upwards and causing a hotspot in the middle of the image. Overhead lights are being absorbed/reflected off the material while providing great color saturation, image brightness, and black levels for a contrast rich presentation. Model# AR100DHD3 – CineGrey 3D® EDGE FREE 100” Diagonal 16:9 Fixed Frame with JVC LX-NZ3B 4K HDR Laser Projector



Image shows how good a performance can be obtained using a standard throw projector with ceiling lights above

Q: Will the CineGrey 3D (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® ambient light rejecting screen material cause the “hot spot” effect?
Q: Will the CineGrey 3D (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® ambient light rejecting screen material cause the “hot spot” effect?

Elite Screens’ CineGrey 3D® (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® is a color neutral smooth surface with sparkling elements to increase screen gain in an ambient light room environment. These special characteristics incorporates a diffusion layer over a highly reflective surface which scatters ambient light while improving picture performance with a brighter image. The projector itself, however also plays a big part in creating a hot spot. Projectors highest brightness levels are focused in the center, and only about 70% to 80% in the corners. In other words, the uniformity itself is not spread entirely even across the screen, thus creating a brighter spot in the center area. To combat this, we recommend the following.

1. Reduce the projector’s light output by choosing an economy mode
2. Install the projector further away from the screen, minimum of 1.5 x the image width
3. Go with a lower gain screen

Q: I have a short throw/ultra-short throw projector, will this projector work with the ambient light rejecting CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials?
Q: I have a short throw/ultra-short throw projector, will this projector work with the ambient light rejecting CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials?

No, ultra-short and short-throw projectors are not compatible with CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials.

Q: Can I use the CineGrey 3D®(AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® material for Active 3D technology?
Q: Can I use the CineGrey 3D®(AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® material for Active 3D technology?

“Yes they can be used with Active 3D projectors.”

Q: How well does the CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) perform in a dark room environment?
Q: How well does the CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) perform in a dark room environment?

The CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) are great for dark room environment also, but we must understand its limitations. First of all, both materials have narrow viewing angles. So if you wish to have a wide seating arrangement after 80 degrees, you will notice a drop in brightness. Second, because they are higher gain screens they reflect more projector brightness. This may tire your eyes, so we recommend using a less brighter mode if your projector has a such setting. If that is not a problem, then these materials will work. And the best thing is, because they are angular reflective material, the projector’s light will not diffuse in all directions like a matte white material. Meaning that they will not scatter the projector’s light and create side lighting. Thus, eliminating the need to absorb it with black velvet or paint a room really dark. Third, because both of these materials are made with a neutral gray substrate, the color balance and temperature will be exceptional. The dark gray also enhances contrast and great color saturation.

Q: What are the benefits of using CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) or CineGrey 5D® material in a dark room with white ceiling and walls?
Q: What are the benefits of using CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) or CineGrey 5D® material in a dark room with white ceiling and walls?

Projecting on a matte white screen material in a dedicated Home Cinema, typically requires a dark room environment for a great theatrical experience. Matte White materials diffuse light in all directions since that is their nature. This means that light will scatter everywhere in the room. That is why a dedicated Home Cinema room should try to have as much black walls and light absorbing materials to reduce the amount of scattered light. This scattered light eventually reflects back to the projection image and degrading the contrast ratio, color, and black levels which affect the fidelity of the picture. The CineGrey 5D’s CLR/ALR technology allows the projector’s light to reflect back at the mirror opposite end. This greatly reduces the amount of light scatter and instead focuses the light to the viewer’s sweet spot. In addition, the black microscopic layers improve black levels and color purity to increase the contrast ratio vs a matte white screen material.

Q: I have a new UST projector in my multi-purpose room with very good light control. Considering to buy a StarBright CLR®/CLR® 2/CLR® 3 or CineGrey 3D/5D® screen. What is the difference?
Q: I have a new UST projector in my multi-purpose room with very good light control. Considering to buy a StarBright CLR®/CLR® 2/CLR® 3 or CineGrey 3D/5D® screen. What is the difference?

CLR®/CLR®2/CLR®3 and CineGrey 3D/5D are Ceiling Ambient Light Rejection Screen fabrics, however the CLR fabrics are especially designed for Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projectors to reject ambient light. The CineGrey 3D/5D are typically made for standard “long-throw” projectors and require the projected light (angle in) to reflect (angle out) at the same angle to the viewer’s eyes, “sweet spot”.

Q: How about using any “CLR/ALR” (Cinegrey®3D/5D or Starbright CLR®/CLR® 2/CLR® 3) with a ceiling-installed UST/ST projector?
Q: How about using any “CLR/ALR” (Cinegrey®3D/5D or Starbright CLR®/CLR® 2/CLR® 3) with a ceiling-installed UST/ST projector?

Ceiling mounted UST projectors will not even work with Starbright CLR® materials because the material is specifically orientated to reject “ceiling light” or any type of lighting from above. This means that the screen will reject any overhead light, even from a compatible projector. Theoretically, you could invert the Starbright CLR® material to match with an inverted UST projector but the alignment will still not likely align properly with the human eye to deliver the ideal “sweet-spot” picture performance.

Q: What is the difference between Elite’s CineGrey 3D® and CineGrey 5D®?
Q: What is the difference between Elite’s CineGrey 3D® and CineGrey 5D®?

For a complete side-by-side comparison, please Click Here.

Q: What is the difference between the CineGrey and CineGrey 3D® materials?
Q: What is the difference between the CineGrey and CineGrey 3D® materials?

The CineGrey is a matte grey painted projector surface. It is ideal for older projectors that have a lot of brightness but not so much on adjustable contrast levels. The Cinegrey 3D® is a specialized material that is ambient light rejecting. This means you get superb dynamic range in color and black levels in either a light or dark room.  Screen Material Comparison (Click Here)

Q: Isn’t the regular matte grey material the best for enhancing contrast? If not what material should I consider and why?
Q: Isn’t the regular matte grey material the best for enhancing contrast? If not what material should I consider and why?

Matte grey was an earlier effort by projection screen manufacturers to enhance projector performance when projectors had limited performance ranges in need of a little help. Matte grey materials added a darker shade to projected images that would enhance black levels to a degree. The down side is that a projector with a high lumens output and interior light control was required. The next generation materials we offer now are CineGrey 3D / CineGrey 5D. The CineGray materials are ambient light rejecting. This means that the new materials will give you flat panel display brightness even with high levels of interior lighting. The old matte grey materials are washed out by interior lighting. Also, the Cinegrey series of ALR and ceiling light rejecting (CLR) screen materials give reference grade quality that is world class certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for its professional grade abilities to provide accurate color rendition, contrast, and black/white dynamic range. The CineGrey 3D® has a wider diffusion range while the CineGrey 5D® is brighter. Comparing either CineGrey 3D/5D materials to the old matte grey is like comparing a couple of souped-up Ford Mustangs to a Model T.

General Fixed Frame Screens FAQ’s

Q: What is the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame?
Q. What is the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame?

In addition to an appealing aesthetic appearance, the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame is to help absorb projector overshoot.

Q: Where do I place the center support bar for a fixed frame screen?
Q: Where do I place the center support bar for a fixed frame screen?

Center support bar for larger size fixed frame screens goes inside the top of the groove located on the back of the frame.

Center support bar

Q : Can I flush mount my fixed frame screen directly to the wall/ceiling? I would like the top of the frame to be exactly where the ceiling and wall meet.
Q : Can I flush mount my fixed frame screen directly to the wall/ceiling? I would like the top of the frame to be exactly where the ceiling and wall meet.

Elite Screens does not recommend attempting such an installation as in most cases it would not be possible. This is because the frame has to be lifted directly above and then placed down onto the brackets. The brackets will then latch onto the grooves of the frame and hold it in place. Mounting the wall brackets flush to the wall and ceiling would not provide the clearance needed for the frame to be lifted above the brackets. Elite Screens recommends the wall brackets be placed no closer than 4-6”(depending on the thickness of the frame) below the ceiling as that ditstance would give you the clearance needed to lift the screen above and then onto the brackets.

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