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SI’s New Reference Series Black Diamond Curve

SI will exhibit its new Reference Series Black Diamond II CURVE projection screen during the 2009 CEDIA EXPO.

“SI’s new CURVE Reference Fixed frame gives you the most immersive experience available,” SI Screens president, Ryan Gustafson, said. “With up to a 30 percent wider viewing angle, SI’s new Black Diamond II CURVE Reference Fixed frames give viewers the most immersive experience available.”

According to SI, curved screens help compensate the slight pincushion distortion that occurs when an expansion-based anamorphic lens is used, especially in shorter throw installations. An inward-curving screen naturally produces a form of “barrel” distortion that can partially compensate for any remaining pincushion from the lens.

“Black Diamond II is the only projection screen that eliminates the need for black masking,” Gustafson said. “Black Diamond automatically masks the projected image eliminating the glow created by standard projection screen materials. This is huge for the home theater market as masking screens can be extremely expensive and are difficult for installers to set up.”

“One common complaint with CURVE screens is the aesthetics,” Gustafson continued. “SI’s mounting systems allow for adjustability after the screen is mounted. For CURVE screens, SI has developed the most advanced system yet, enabling its CURVE screens to mount only two inches off the wall at center. These combinations make the Black Diamond II CURVE projection screen the best choice yet for high-quality home theater projection solutions.”