Looking for something unique to add to your home theater? The Phantom HALR high ambient light rejecting projection screen material from Stewart Filmscreen might just be the ticket, at least when it comes to your viewing enjoyment. Introduced at the 2016 CEDIA Expo in Dallas recently, the Phantom HALR embodies several unique features: It is available is seamless sizes up to 40- feet by 90-feet; it is highly versatile, designed for use with most of Stewart’s fixed frame or ElectriScreen models; it is available in Cinemaperf or Microperf X2 THX Ultra configurations for acoustic transparency; and it is future-proof, thanks to Stewart’s proprietary 16K+ resolution capabilities. The Phantom HALR is also UHD and HDR-ready.
“Phantom fills a distinct gap in the marketplace, offering the best of all worlds; a large, high ambient light rejecting screen that can be configured as either a fixed frame or roller screen model up to 40-feet x 90-feet in size, that can also be perforated for acoustic transparency, and suitable for the most demanding audiences and environments. That killer combination—and it is indeed killer—hasn’t been available in the projection screen category until now,” says Stewart Filmscreen president and CEO Shannon Townley.
Test results reveal that Phantom HALR delivers over 30:1 contrast for a 2,000 lumen light output projector in a room with 20 foot-candles of ambient light and several sources of light hitting the screen surface at 40-degree angles. In high ambient light conditions with over 50 foot-candles of ambient light directly on the screen, Phantom achieves ANSI standard industry contrast ratio standards.
Neutral in both horizontal and vertical direction thanks to a proprietary multi-layer composition, Phantom HALR has no directional limitation. Because Phantom uniformly rejects ambient light across the full screen width and height, there is no “sweet spot axis.” Meaning, every seat in the house is the best, whether you’re sitting directly in front of the screen or off-center.