choosing a screen for a multi-purpose room, select an electrically
operated screen and use in combination with a projector lift.
This combination allows for complete concealment of the products
when not in use. Dedicated rooms are designed for specific installations
that recreate a theatre in a home. These rooms often require fixed
screen systems that are built directly into the cabinetry or acoustic
best performance is achieved by determining the correct size.
Ideally, the screen size should occupy a minimum of a 30°
field of view for the audience. The rule of thumb is to use a
screen width that is approximately one half the distance from
the screen to the audience seating. Screen placement should be
determined according to the sightlines of the installation. This
will allow all members of the audience to see the screen.
factors must be considered when choosing which screen surface
best meets the needs of a custom installation. Seating configuration,
projector model and type as well as ambient light are all factors
that must be considered. This is why Da-Lite offers a diverse
selection of screen surfaces to meet the needs of different environments.
A smooth, white, vinyl surface that provides an exceptionally
wide angle of view with no loss of resolution. It evenly distributes
light over a wide viewing area while colors remain bright and
life-like, with no shifts in hue. This material is designed to
be used with projection where ambient light is controllable.
Gain: 1.0 Viewing angle: 50°
A smooth, gray, vinyl finish surface for high output LCD and DLP
projectors. This surface improves the perceived contrast by lowering
black levels. It is a flexible unsupported vinyl fabric and may
be folded or rolled. Available on all models offered with the
Gain: 0.8 Viewing Angle: 40°
Featuring a unique optical coating, this specially designed viewing
surface provides the ultimate in movie realism in controlled ambient
light conditions. Offers a wide field of view so each audience
member will observe a uniform, bright, sharp image with no color
shift. This surface is endorsed by the Imaging Science Foundation.
Gain: 1.3 Viewing Angle: 45°
Contrast Cinema Vision
A smooth, gray, vinyl finish surface for moderate output LCD and
DLP projectors. This surface improves the perceived contrast by
lowering black levels and offers a moderate amount of gain. It
is a flexible unsupported vinyl fabric and may be folded or rolled.
Available on all models offered with the Cinema Vision surface.
Gain: 1.1 Viewing Angle: 45°
This surface was specially designed for applications where a balance
of higher gain and greater viewing angle is required. This special
coating provides high reflectivity and brilliance without loss
of image quality or resolution.
Gain: 2.0 Viewing Angle: 35°
This acoustically transparent front projection screen allows for
the sound to picture match, while still transmitting the full
range and brilliance of an original soundtrack with maximum clarity.
Gain: 1.0 Viewing angle: 50°
masking borders are standard on all Da-Lite front projection screens
at no extra charge. Borders enhance the perceived brightness of
an image on a screen. The human eye perceives the image to have
more contrast and a sharper picture with brighter colors. Borders
also allow the projected image to "bleed-off" the screen
for professional appearing presentations.
is also available on most Da-Lite wall and ceiling electric screens.
Drop is extra fabric added to the top or bottom of the screen
to adjust the screen surface to within normal viewing heights.
Drop can be specified in either black or white.