Elite Screens’ Starling Tab-Tension 2 with CineGrey 5D is ‘Affordable’ ALR Screen

The Starling Tab-Tension 2 CineGrey 5D ALR (ambient light rejecting) screen from Elite Screens is a retractable projection screen made of 1.5 gain-material.


Elite Screens will be demonstrated its CineGrey 5D ambient light rejecting material at CES 2018, used in the company's “affordable” Starling Tab-Tension electric projector screen. 

The 1.5-gain material, compatible with 2D and 3D content, enables integrators to set up projection systems that don't compromise performance in a variety of room environments, including bright open spaces.

“Ambient light rejecting materials allow large projection displays to assume the primary role of the household video source,” says David Rodgers, marketing manager, Elite Screens. “Historically, ambient light has washed out the projected image limiting its applications to the 'dark room out back.' Now, you not only get world-class image quality in either a light or dark room, but you can replace a large, flat panel display with a larger-larger-than-life presentation. It even rolls up and out of sight when you're ready to call it a night.”

Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), CineGrey 5D is a 35mm-thick PVC material with a silver-gray reflective textured surface and a tinted diffusion layer. 

Elite Screen says the screen's ISF certification is important because it verifies the screen is able to achieve D65 color neutrality, accurate contrast and broad dynamic range to maintain image fidelity. 

The West Coast company adds that because of the material's performance properties, which include 110-degree overall half-gain angle and ability to retain 88 percent polarization during 3D presentations, integrators can install the product in residential and commercial settings that employ floor- or ceiling-mounted projectors. 

The Starling Tab-Tension 2 CineGrey 5D Series ships with an installation kit that includes IR/RF provisions, a detachable three-way (up/down/stop) wall switch, a RS-232 cable and a 5-volt/12-volt trigger. 

Starting at $899 retail, the screens are available 92-, 106-, 120- and 135-inch 16:9 sizes, and the product is backed with either a two-year manufacturer's warranty or three-year ENR-G warranty for educational, non-profit, religious, and government/military installations. 

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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). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.




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