Residential video walls have become the shiny new home theater trend as more companies enter the fray, which features large-scale solutions from Samsung, Sony, Planar, to name a few. Add another option for integrators, Quantum Media Systems (QMS), a creator of high-performance image displays for residential environments, which will introduce its new Cinematic XDR LED Video Wall at CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX, September 29–October 1, in Arts District #7 Demo Room.
Quantum Media Systems has been designing, engineering, and facilitating studio-grade digital cinema technology for pro screening rooms, commercial theaters, private theaters, and beyond for more than 20 years, the company explains. Owned by Ken Hoffman and Cesar Guerrero, QMS has traditionally put an emphasis on two-piece projection systems. Within the last five years, however, it has transitioned its focus to the development and integration of its own Fine Pitch LED walls, QMS says.
As the trend for LED video walls in residential environments grows, integrators can benefit from solutions that are purpose-built for residential requirements, not adapted from the digital signage industry like many current offerings. QMS answers that with the XDR, specifically designed for use in high-end residential environments, and its unique requirements.
“We felt that the image quality in existing LED offerings could be improved dramatically. With our experience in very high-end projectors, we knew how it should look and thought if we could get LED to the point where it gives us the best that projectors can do and more, we’d have a really amazing product line,” says Hoffman.
QMS Notes Video Wall Performance & Installation Flexibility Advantages
From a performance standpoint, the XDR lets the audience enjoy a truly high-performance image. Its immersive image display technology with Fine-Pitch LED and high-performance image processing produces sharp, defined detail, vibrant color spectrum, and High Dynamic Range (HDR), which the company says results in a wide contrast ratio with deep blacks and peak white levels providing for an image that goes beyond what is currently attainable in the realm of residential video.
Homeowners can truly enjoy any content with the lights or in full view of sunlight thanks to the XDR’s extreme brightness (up to 1000nits).
The XDR also offers advantages over a two-piece projection system, opening up new opportunities and installation flexibility.
For example, the XDR wall saves needed space normally occupied by a projector while protecting the room’s design aesthetic. With only 4 inches of total build-out depth for the wall, it also conserves the space typically used for speakers behind a projection screen.
Additionally, LED walls eliminate the concern of disrupting the projector’s light path to the screen wall, freeing up seating arrangements. The XDR delivers complete image uniformity, including Brightness, Focus, and Convergence as compared to the traditional projector and screen applications.
QMS sources its own diodes, chips, and processors direct from component manufacturers, then engineers the Cinematic XDR LED Video Wall for optimal performance and images on any source, from Blu-ray to Kaleidescape to streaming.
QMS couples its Fine Pitch LED Wall with an entire ecosystem that enables integration partners to seamlessly create a visual experience beyond what is commercially available today, the company adds.
This includes consultation on playing content from all sources, Crestron modules for easy integration, on-site custom installation, and certified image calibration.