Jul 30, 2012 9:44 AM, By Mark Johnson
Hamilton Buhl’s FF-150-Z fixed-frame screen provides a 74”x131” viewable surface (150in. diagonal) in a 16:9 HDTV format and is designed for applications in a home theater, business environment, or classroom. The screen features an anodized aluminum frame with black trim. The matte white screen fabric installs on the frame via tabs that automatically provide optimum tension.
Any smooth paintable surface can be a projection screen with Screen Goo, a specially formatted line of acrylic paint products. Screen Goo comes in formulations for front or rear and 2D or 3D projection applications, and includes Reference White, High Contrast, Max Contrast, Ultra Silver 3D, Rear Projection, as well as Ultra Black Border. Complete kits are available that include necessary compounds for a projection surface up to 130in. diagonal, as well as rollers and a paint tray.
Paint On Screen can be rolled or sprayed (recommended) and is available in a variety of shades from Pure MICA White (Level 1 shade, 1.1 gain) to S1 Ultimate Contrast (Level 7 shade, 2.0 gain), and gains (.95 to 4.0). exterior and 3DHD formulations are also available. Viewing angles range from 110 to 160 degrees. One gallon will cover approximately 170 square feet.
The Pro Display Soundvision Optical front projection screen with sound provides 360-degree audio coverage (the screen surface is a loudspeaker) and a 180-degree viewing angle. Two different gains are available, either 10 or 20 (by special order). Standard sizes include: 4:3 aspect ratio (40in. to 200in. diagonal) or 16:9 aspect ratio (80in. to 12in. diagonal). Accessories include wall brackets, stands, a ceiling mount, and amplifiers.
The Magnifica electric screen from Recordex features an IR remote control. The Ultra3 matte white surface offers up to 1.1 gain and a 160-degree viewing angle. Available projection formats include 1:1, 4:3, and 16:9. The Magnifica can be ceiling- or wall-mounted and includes a 17.5in. power cord with a surface-mounted three-position wall switch/IR receiver.
Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond Zero Edge Double Vision allows images to be projected on either side of the screen. The maximum seamless size is 142in. diagonally in a 2.40:1 format, 113in. diagonally in a 16:9 format, or 93in. diagonally in a 4:3 format. Three different projection surfaces are available including a 2.7 gain surface for commercial and 3D applications that features a 60-degree half-gain angle.
The Video Conference Screen (VCS) from Stewart Filmscreen is an electric retractable system that incorporates housing for a camera. Available sizes include: 92in. diagonal (45”x80”), 100in. diagonal (49”x87”), and 110in. diagonal (54”x 96”). The screen can be outfitted with a variety of screen surfaces offered by Stewart. A standard three-button low-voltage wall switch is included with other control systems optional. The screen can be used without deployment of the camera.
The Vutec Corp. Lectric I-RR (self-supported surface) and Lectric III-RR (tab-tensioned surface) reverse-roll front-deployment screens are designed for applications where obstructions near the screen-mounting surface exist (such as a flatpanel TV). Screen sizes range from 72in. to 180in. (measured diagonally) in 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, and 2.35:1 formats. Five screen surfaces with gains ranging from .85 to 1.3 are available.
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