Elite Prime Vision, the dedicated custom install division of Elite Screens Inc., has launched its DarkStar 9 projection screen as the next-generation in ambient light rejecting technology. According to the company, the product is not designed to be the next step up, but rather an alternate solution that ensures that its DarkStar series caters to all aspects of its customer viewing preferences.
The DarkStar 9 offers the same micro-filter design for eliminating the wash-out effects of ambient light but tones down its reflectivity in favor of enhancing color temperature for those customers seeking the SMPTE 0.004 standard. The DarkStar 9 is equal in quality to the DarkStar series of retro-reflective ambient light-rejecting projection screens.
Both provide flat panel brightness in either a dark or well-lit room with stunning results in contrast and color quality. As opposed to the 1.4 gain material of the original DarkStar material, the DarkStar 9 tones down the reflective brightness to 0.9 gain so that it may further enhance color temperature to more optimal performance levels with a wider viewing angle. Although both DS materials boast D65 color neutrality, the DarkStar 9 sacrifices the extra brightness to have its color balance always within the coveted SPMTE .004 standard while its wide color gamut exceeds the REC. 709 color graph.
Elite Prime Vision DarkStar 9 Projection Screen has a starting price at $3100 and will be available in a 110” or 123” in 16:9 HDTV and 140” or 157” in 2.40:1 Widescreen aspect ratio. The DarkStar 9 projection screens will be available through Elite Prime Vision’s line of dedicated residential & commercial integrator products. It comes with Elite’s limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.