Elite Prime Vision (EPV) is adding the EDGE-FREE frame design to its DarkStar eFinity ALR projection screen to compliment its ISF certified ambient light rejecting (ALR) projection material.
“The DarkStar is acclaimed by numerous AV industry experts and is winner of the 2015 CTA Product of the Year ‘Mark of Excellence’Award. This really is symptomatic of how good this material is and how successful this product has been.” said Jeff Klida, VP of Sales for EPV Screens. “The performance is already at the top of the scale; all that was missing was to make this available in the new ‘edge-free’ format that everyone is asking for.”
The DarkStar eFinity Series is the new flagship line of EPV’s ambient light rejecting (ALR) “retro-reflective” home theater screens. The DS9 material uses a retro-reflective, micro-structured optical filter that is capable of a 95 percent rejection rate of in-room ambient light. The result is an ISF-Certified color balance, the deep black levels, a striking degree of detail and clarity in a full 180 degree viewing angle. The Darkstar’s near unity 0.9 gain characteristic allows it to be used with a wide light-output array of home theater projectors. Each screen also includes a variable color and mode LED backlighting kit that allows your screen to serve as a stylish source of environmental mood lighting when not in use.
The DarkStar eFinity Series features an internal-framework with the wraparound material, EDGE FREE design. It is intended to be a more aesthetically pleasing format for the purpose of custom home design. In addition to its design qualities, the eFinity’s EDGE FREE configuration maximizes the viewing area in a smaller space footprint without compromising the screen’s structural integrity. The aluminum framework’s thickness measures 9mm. It also incorporates a compact split frame design that drastically reduces package size for lower shipping costs and the ability to navigate tight spaces to reach the installation site. Its innovative spring-hook frame mounting enables the installer to connect the fabric easily with perfect tension uniformity. Included is a 9 mm black bezel for when the viewer may prefer to have a subtle edge and an LED backlighting kit with variable settings and Infrared remote control.
EPV's DarkStar eFinity is engineered to incorporate optical micro-filters that actively reflect a projected image while preventing indirect or ambient light from “washing out” the picture. From a microscopic perspective, the DarkStar’s design enhances brightness; filters ambient light; and provides a 6:1 contrast ratio. Direct light is reflected back toward its source while ambient light is absorbed. This combination of retro-reflective filters and neutral black contrast layers create an image where “black-level” details are easily seen without compromising the color balance. In addition to this, a durable surface coating diffuses the light to eliminate hot-spotting, glare or other visual artifacts commonly encountered with higher-gain screens.