November 14, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
The super-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio movies, their projector and projection screens are a big fave right now in home theater land. So it’s not surprising that screen companies are adjusting to this and coming up with new products to fit the bill.
For screening those epic wide-filmed movies, Da-Lite Screen Company has added Ultra Wide Angle to its fabric offerings. The company says Ultra Wide Angle is a flexible vinyl rear projection surface with a 0.70 gain and 80-degree viewing half angle.
The new fabric is designed for applications in these larger theaters where projectors can throw super-wide films so wide viewing angles are desired, and in those dedicated theaters where ambient light is controlled.
Because it can diffuse light uniformly, Ultra Wide Angle fabric is ideal for multiple projection edge blending or where wide format screens with short focal length projection lenses are needed, Da-Lite says. The fabric also reduces the potential of hot spotting, it says.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.