Ceiling Light Rejecting Motorized Projection Screen

Starling Tab-Tension CLR® Series

The Starling Tab-Tension CLR® Series is a Ceiling Light Rejecting front projection screen for ultra-short throw projectors.  Its tab-tension design assures a flat and taut projection surface for ripple-free images. The StarBright CLR® material absorbs overhead light to provide contrast-rich images that won’t wash out. This is ideal for environments that require the lights being on such as boardrooms, training facilities or living/family rooms.

It includes a pair of wall brackets for a flush wall/ceiling installation. Also included is a pair of eye-bolt screws that attach to the top of the case for a suspended ceiling installation.  Standard features include a wireless 12-volt trigger, IR/RF remote control package, and a detachable wall box controller.

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StarBright CLR Screen Material Explained

Screen Material

  • StarBright CLR® Ceiling Light Rejecting front projection material absorbs up to 95% of overhead light
  • Crafted for use with Ultra-short Throw (UST) tabletop/bottom mounted projectors (NOT compatible with short or standard throw projectors)
  • Wide diffusion uniformity allows viewers to see a clear bright picture from any angle
  • Multi-layer optical micro-structures filter out ambient light for superior image brightness and contrast
  • Black absorbent layer improves black levels in bright and dark room environments
  • Reflective layer concentrates projected light back to viewer’s field of vision and negates light scatter
  • Special lenticular surface provides superb color fidelity, contrast, and black/white dynamic range
  • Black-backing (non-opaque) enhances image brightness for a sharper and clearer picture
  • Available in the following range of diagonal sizes:
  • 101″ and 121″ in 16:9 aspect ratio

Controls, Design and Operation

  • Flush wall/ceiling mounts permit wood stud installation and allow screen to slide horizontally for proper centering
  • Tab-tension design helps maintain a flat, taut, and ripple-free projection surface
  • Project from a short distance without shadowing the picture
  • Curved aluminum enamel black case is moisture resistant
  • Plug & Play design with built-in low voltage control system, no hardwire installation required
  • Includes handheld Infrared (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF) remote controls, and a wall box controller for manual on-wall operation.
  • User-friendly programmable vertical drop position for easy installation (RC1 Version Only)
  • Wall box controller is detachable for a clean look while maintaining RF & IR functionality
  • Built-in selectable channels allow one RF remote programming to control multiple screens and prevent interference (RC1 Version Only)
  • 12v trigger feature allows the screen’s UP/DOWN operation to synchronize with the projector’s power cycle
    • Wired 12v trigger capability via wall box controller (RC1 Version Only)
    • Wireless 12v trigger capability via Radio Frequency remote control

Quality and Reliability

  • 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.

Please click here for installation tip (PDF)

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StarBright CLR® – Screen Material FAQ’s

Q: I plan to purchase a CLR®/ CLR®2/ CLR® 3 material, but want to use a ceiling mounted UST projector. Can I flip and install the CLR/CLR2/CLR3 upside down to make this work?
Q: I plan to purchase a CLR®/ CLR®2/ CLR® 3 material, but want to use a ceiling mounted UST projector. Can I flip and install the CLR/CLR2/CLR3 upside down to make this work?

Ceiling mounted UST projector will not work with CLR®/ CLR® 2/ CLR® 3 flipped upside down because the material is specifically oriented to reject “absorb” lighting from above. In addition it is designed to properly accept tabletop mounted UST projector light and direct it to the viewer’s sweet spot. If the material is flipped upside down and there is overhead light, that light will not be rejected but instead reflected which would degrade the picture quality. In addition, the ceiling mounted UST projector light will still not likely align properly with the human eye to deliver the ideal “sweet-spot” picture performance.

Q: Can I use StarBright CLR® for a standard throw or short throw projector?
Q: Can I use StarBright CLR® for a standard throw or short throw projector?

No, the microstructure of the StarBright CLR® requires a minimum projector lens throw ratio 0.3x the image width

Q: How do I determine the direction of the CLR/CLR 2/CLR 3/ CLR 4 materials??
Q: How do I determine the direction of the CLR/CLR 2/CLR 3/ CLR 4 materials??

Click Here for Instructions

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: I own an Aeon CLR/CLR2/CLR 3 fixed frame screen and notice a halo effect/light spill around the UST screen. How can I remedy this?
Q: I own an Aeon CLR/CLR2/CLR 3 fixed frame screen and notice a halo effect/light spill around the UST screen. How can I remedy this?

The steep light from an Ultra-Short Throw projector causes the halo effect and can spill light around the frame. There is no way to solve it, but it can be mitigated by painting your wall a darker color, or putting a velvet border around the screen frame.

General Wall/Ceiling Electric Screens FAQ's

Q: Where Can I find the IR codes for my Electric Screen IR remote?
Q: Where Can I find the IR codes for my Electric Screen IR remote?

Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.

SeriesUpStopDown
CineTension 2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Evanesce / Evanesce Tab-Tension B1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Home2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Tab-Tension Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Spectrum Tab-Tension 2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
Starling 2 / Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series1101 0000 10001101 0001 00001101 0010 0000
VMAX2 Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series1111 0000 00011111 0000 00101111 0000 0100
binary codes for the IR remote

Elite’s V2.0 infrared remotes

SeriesUpStopDown
V2.0 infrared remotes1111 0000 0010
0101 1101 1101 1010 1001
1111 0000 0001
0101 1100 1100 0111 1000
1111 0000 0100
0101 1110 1110 1100 1001
V2.0 infrared remotes0011 00000101 00000110 0000
ZZ Type0011 00000101 00000110 0000
Elite’s V2.0 infrared remotes
Q: What is the power cable length of all Elite Electric Screens?
Q: What is the power cable length of all Elite Electric Screens?

Please see this chart.
Note: These measurements are accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Series NameModel SizesLength of Power Cord
CineTension2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Evanesce BAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce Tension BAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
EvanesceAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce PlusAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Home2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
KestrelAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel Tab-TensionAll Size70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel Tab-Tension CLRXAll Size70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel StageAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel HomeAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker150″ below98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker150″ above (150″)98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker Tab-TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker PlusAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
SpectrumAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Spectrum TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Spectrum2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
StarlingAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling 2All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-TensionAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension 2All Other Sizes98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension 292″ in CineGrey 5D98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX2150″ below98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX2150″ above (150″)98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Dual®All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Tab-Tension DualAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Yard Master ElectricAll Size98.4″ (2.5M)
VMAX Tab-Tension 3All Size98.4″ (2.5M)
Q: I need to directly control an Elite electric screen. Do you have a hard wire diagram?
Q: I need to directly control an Elite electric screen. Do you have a hard wire diagram?

Yes, please click HERE for a diagram to achieve a direct control (dry contact).

Q: My projector is not triggering the screen to drop. How do I test the trigger to ensure that the screen is not the issue?
Q: My projector is not triggering the screen to drop. How do I test the trigger to ensure that the screen is not the issue?

By exposing the red and green wires of the provided trigger, connect a 9-volt battery to the bare wires according to their polarity with the screen plugged in to the wall outlet. Once the wires make contact with the battery’s terminals, the screen will drop. Releasing the voltage from the battery will make the screen rise automatically. This indicates that the trigger and screen are functioning properly. Please check with your power source’s manufacturer for further assistance.   If the screen does not drop when applying the voltage with the battery, the next step would be to test the screen’s circuit board. Do this by plugging in the provided wall box and pressing the DOWN button. If the screen drops, then you may need a replacement trigger. Please contact Elite’s service department for support by sending an email to service@elitescreens.com.

Q: If I install a Motorized Screen into the ceiling, what are my possible methods of controlling it?
Q. If I install a Motorized Screen into the ceiling, what are my possible methods of controlling it?

Since the Spectrum’s Infrared (IR) Sensor is hidden within the ceiling, there are a few options in which to control a ceiling installed Spectrum Screen:

  1. IR Eye Extender (ZSP-EYE&12V):  With the need of line of sight, the IR signal will not be sensed by the IR receiver built within the housing of the Spectrum.  By using an IR eye extender that attaches via the Spectrums all purpose RJ45 port, the extended sensor provides a solution to this problem.
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Remote (ZSP-RF-B, ZSP-RF-W): The Spectrum, unfortunately, does not come with an RF remote.  It does, however, have an RF receiver built into the housing.  Without the need of direct line of sight, an RF remote would be a good control option.
  3. In-Wall Switch (ZIW-B, ZIW-W, ZIW-W1):  The spectrum comes with an all purpose RJ45 port.  By routing a cable within the wall, the In-Wall Switch provides a close proximity control option.  In addition, you can create your own in-wall switch by purchasing only our ZIW-Module.
  4. Wireless 12V Trigger (ZSP-TR01):  Use your projector as a screen control option by hooking up this simple device to your projector’s output trigger port.  If your screen doesn’t have an output trigger port, the Universal Wireless 12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V) works just as well for all projectors.
Q: How do I synchronize the ZU12V Universal 12 Volt Projector Trigger to my Elite electric screen?
Q: How do I synchronize the ZU12V Universal 12 Volt Projector Trigger to my Elite electric screen?

For the instructional guide (PDF) on synchronizing the ZU12V, please click here.
To watch the instructional video

Q: I am looking at purchasing an Elite Motorized Screen,VMAX120UWH2. I know all Elite motorized come with standard 12V trigger built-in, but my projector does not have a trigger out on it. Can I use Universal Wireless 5-12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V)?
Q. I am looking at purchasing an Elite Motorized Screen,VMAX120UWH2. I know all Elite motorized come with standard 12V trigger built-in, but my projector does not have a trigger out on it. Can I use Universal Wireless 5-12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V)?

Yes. This device goes between the projector and plug. It is designed for projector w/o low voltage trigger port to work with Elite Screen motorized screen.

Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the ZSP-TR03 (Wall/Ceiling)?
Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the ZSP-TR03 (Wall/Ceiling)?

Check your projector’s documentation to find out if your projector has a 5 volt or 12 volt trigger output. If it does then the ZSP-TR03 is compatible with your projector.

Q: Does the ZPM-RT2 control kit work with other Elite Screens electric screens?
Q: Does the ZPM-RT2 control kit work with other Elite Screens electric screens?

No, the ZPM-RT2 only works on the Spectrum 2 series.
Note: Compatible only with Spectrum 2 Series with serial number 198Exxxxx and after.  Example. 198E00497

Q: Are Elite’s electric screens compatible with Harmony remotes?
Q: Are Elite’s electric screens compatible with Harmony remotes?

Most of Elite’s electric screen products are compatible with Harmony remotes and are in their database. The only electric screens series that are not compatible with Harmony remotes are the Starling and Starling Tab-Tension Series (Versions 1 and 2). New Elite Screens series may not appear in the Harmony database, but you can simply select the VMAX2 series as the IR codes are identical for all series. Click here to visit the Harmony website for further assistance with programming your remote with our electric screens.

Q: Which is better for my retractable screen casing, Aluminum or Steel?
Q: Which is better for my retractable screen casing, Aluminum or Steel?

Aluminum casings or “cans” are resilient to moisture and are generally used with higher quality screens.  They also have a sliding track for the hanging brackets to allow versatility with your installation. Steel casings have a more simplified design with fixed end cap attachments.  They provide excellent protection to you screen material but are geared for functionality without excessive spending.

Q: Should I use a standard top masking or an extra drop masking border?
Q: Should I use a standard top masking or an extra drop masking border?

It depends on how high you want to hang the screen. If you are planning on a high ceiling or in-ceiling installation, use a product with an extra black masking border like E24 (24″ drop) or E30 (30″ drop) model. Aside from that, our general product lines will accommodate your typical home or commercial presentation room ceiling heights.  All of our manual and electric screens are suitable for wall or ceiling installations.

Q: How do I adjust the vertical limit of my screen?
Q: How do I adjust the vertical limit of my screen?

Unfortunately, we no longer provide limit switch adjustments. The screen is already deployed to its complete factory setting. We do not recommend making any vertical limit adjustments to the screen, as improper adjustments will affect the projection image, damage the unit and void your warranty. Over/false adjusting the drop will permanently damage the screen and will be unable to repair.

Q: Where can I locate my screen serial number (S/N)?
Q: Where can I locate my screen serial number (S/N)?

Your serial number can be found on both ends of the packaging box stickers, as well as on the screen itself.
Reference the list below on where to locate your serial number depending on the type of screen: On Screen Itself:
Manual Screens : end cap and weight bar
Motorized/Electric Screens : end cap and weight bar
Tripod Screens : rear side of casing (left hand side)
Fixed frame Screens : rear side of frame (bottom frame)
Yard Master Screens (Folding Frame) : rear side of frame
Floor Pull up Screens : end cap
Yard Master Sport : weight bar
Pop-Up Cinema : User guide bag and/or stitched inside carrying bag
 
On Outside box
 
my screen serial number

Q: What preventative maintenance does Elite Screens recommend for electric screens?
Q: What preventative maintenance does Elite Screens recommend for electric screens?

Elite strongly recommends using either a standard surge protector or a power conditioner on all electric projection screens.

Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the 5-12 volt trigger?
Q. How do I know if my projector is compatible with the 5-12 volt trigger?

Check your projector’s manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output. If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your CineTension 2.

Q: What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?
Q. What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?

Please click here for the motor information of your Elite electric screen.

Q: Which side is the power cord on when I face the screen?
Q: Which side is the power cord on when I face the screen?

Power cord for all the wall-mounted electric screens we produce will be on either left or right side depending on the series.

Q: The synchronized motors seem to be really slow. Why would someone prefer a synchronized motor over a faster Tubular motor?
Q: The synchronized motors seem to be really slow. Why would someone prefer a synchronized motor over a faster Tubular motor?

The reasons why a customer would prefer the slower synchronized motor over the tubular is as follows: The synchronized motors are silent. Many consumers prefer that all of their home theater gear operate silently. The synchronized motor consumes considerably less power per operation than a tubular motor making it more of a green-conscious product. Because the synchronized motor is produced at a lower cost than the tubular motor, we can forward the savings on to the consumer by providing a more aggressive price point. Because of its slow speed, the synchronized motor generates less heat allowing it to enjoy a long operational lifespan. Lastly, the synchronized motor has a drop speed that is roughly equal to a projector’s power cycle.

Q: What are the amps/watts of your Electric Screens?
Q: What are the amps/watts of your Electric Screens?

The ratings on our electric screens vary from series based on the motor they utilize. Please Click Herefor 110v motor specifications. Please Click Here for 220v motor specifications.

Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?
Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?

No, your screen’s Top Black border has been set to deploy to its full extent. Attempting to increase will damage the motor and void your warranty with Elite Screens.

Q: Why does my electric screen no longer function?
Q: Why does my electric screen no longer function?

There are a few possible things you could check:

1. Make sure your wall plug has power and that the screen is properly plugged in.
2. If the screen works well with the wall switch but not with the remote controls, ensure that fresh alkaline batteries are installed in the remote controls.
3. Check your screen’s internal fuse. (Please call our Tech Support for location of fuse before tampering with the screen.)
4. Our Home2, CineTension2, Kestrel, Raptor and VMAX Plus 3/4 screens feature a tubular motor equipped with a Thermal Relay.  This feature will automatically shut off the screen should your motor become too hot, thus preventing overheating of the motor.  To correct this, simply leave the screen alone for 20-30 minutes and try again.

Q: How would I synchronize the up/down function of my electric screen with my projectors power cycle?
Q: How would I synchronize the up/down function of my electric screen with my projectors power cycle?

To ensure that your projector can support a trigger application, please be sure to:

a. Reviewing your projectors user manual.
b. Contact the manufacturer of your projector. If you do find that your projector supports a trigger application, connect the Elite Electric Screen Trigger Adapter cable from your Screen to your projector’s trigger port (Please consult a professional installer for further details on wiring and installation). Since Elite Screens only provides the screen 5-12 volt RJ-45 adaptor, you will need to contact your projectors manufacturer for the trigger adaptor of the projector. Most projector manufacturer trigger ports use a mini jack plug and adaptor that may be obtained at most local electronics stores. Please consult with your dealer or projector manufacturer for further details concerning this trigger adaptor and installation.

Q: Does my electric Elite Screen have input relays to connect to a Crestron System?
Q: Does my electric Elite Screen have input relays to connect to a Crestron System?

Yes, your electric Elite Screen can be given an outsource command for deploy/retract via a 3rd party control relay or through IR commands. Please see the IR commands HERE   Please see the Direct Control PDF HERE

Q: What are the differences between a Synchronous and a Tubular Motor?
Q: What are the differences between a Synchronous and a Tubular Motor?

Tubular motors run faster and have a greater lift capacity. Synchronous motors are slower but are also quieter and more energy efficient.  Since synchronous motors are smaller, they also have less torque, so we only use them in our smaller standard priced models.

Q: My projector does not have a 12V trigger port, but it does have a USB Port. Is there a way to sync my Elite Screens Motorize screen to projector’s power cycle and enable drop/rise operation?
Q: My projector does not have a 12V trigger port, but it does have a USB Port. Is there a way to sync my Elite Screens Motorize screen to projector’s power cycle and enable drop/rise operation?

Yes there is. You will need to splice your USB cable with an RJ45 cable. A USB has 4 wires, but you will only need the red and black. Splice them to the RJ45 orange and green wires and connect the USB. See diagram below for reference. NOTE: If you are using your own RJ45, please use Pin 7 and 8 (Brown Pair Wire).
Click here for Color Codes

Q: What accessories are included with my Electric Motorized Screen?
Q: What accessories are included with my Electric Motorized Screen?

Please click here to view the Electric Screens Accessories chart.

Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?
Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?

No, Elite manual and electric projection screens are not designed for use as a window curtain and should never be exposed to direct sunlight.  Prolonged exposure to solar radiation will destroy synthetic materials and such damage is not covered by our standard warranty.

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