Elite Screens recently announced the availability of the Lunette curved frame projection screen, which will be on display later this month at CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta.
“There is a need for lot of diversity in screen designs and the Lunette is the latest in Elite’s many product lines.” said David Rodgers, marketing manager, Elite Screens Inc. “A curved projection screen is essential for both the way it enhances the visual experience and the way eliminates a visual artifact encountered in some widescreen presentations.”
As an added benefit, the curve design eliminates the “pincushion effect” commonly experienced when projecting in a 2.35:1 (Widescreen) format, Rodgers said. Pincushion effect is when the top and bottom center of a widescreen projection appear to droop inward. It occurs because as the length of an aspect ratio increases, the light from the projector must travel a greater distance to the sides of the screen than it does to the center. Elite’s curve design brings the sides of the screen forward to even out the projection footprint resulting in a perfectly formatted image. In addition to this, it creates a sense of immersion that only a curved screen can provide.
Elite’s Lunette measures from 85 to 166 inches diagonally in 16:9 (HDTV) or 2.35:1 (widescreen) aspect ratios. Material options include Elite’s CineWhite tension matte white 1.1 gain material that is black backed to eliminate light penetration or the acoustically transparent Acousticpor1080 matte white woven material with black fabric backing material. The frame is 3.5” thick and is surfaced in black velour to avoid light reflection. Product assembly and installation is quick and easy.
Lunette pricing starts at $1,269 (USD) and is available now. It comes with Elite’s two-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.