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Elite Screens/AirFlex Simplify Passive, Dual Projector 3D Theaters

Experts agree that the best way to build a 3D home theater system is to use multiple projectors. Elite Screens says the Airflex5D-5S enables electronics professionals to easily align two projectors to form a cohesive, passive 3D home theater system.


The Airflex5D 5S from Elite Screens is a projector stacking solution that facilitates the use of multiple projectors to form a passive 3D system. The Airflex system is compatible with resolutions up to 1920 x1200, and Elite says that it forms a more cost effective solution than expensive solutions from other manufacturers.

Within electronics circles the topic of 3D elicits a variety of opinions. One aspect of 3D that video experts agree upon when discussing home theater is that if someone is going to build the ultimate 3D home theater the best way to do it is to stack projectors.

Elite Screens is a Calif.-based electronics manufacturer and it is working with the company Airflex5D to provide electronics professionals with the Airflex5D 5S projector stacking system that Elite says aligns the images of multiple projectors vertically and horizontally to form a single, passive 3D image.  The stacking system works with linear and circular 3D technologies and according to Elite, the system is compatible with projectors that produce resolutions as high as 1920 x 1200.

The advantages of this system Elite explains is that a stacked 3D system enables electronics professionals to maintain picture brightness which is a key element of a quality 3D images and it allows for the use of passive 3D glasses which are less expensive and generally more comfortable because of their lighter weight.

In addition, Elite points out the Airflex5D 5S projector stacking solution also incorporates dual-channel geometric image correction which can be used with curved screens and applications such as 3D simulation systems. Other processing incorporated into the system include deinterlacing, scaling and image enhancement to support its use in commercial systems that utilize components that don’t complement 3D images. 

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Article Topics

Product News · Displays · Video · Digital Media · Home Theater · Projectors and Screens · Home Theater · 3d · Passive 3d · Stacked Projectors · Elite Screens · All topics

About the Author

Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.


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