WHICH SCREEN SIZE SHOULD I BUY?
For single position viewing – such as most Home Theatres – In an industry safe (conservative) standard, the best screen size is determined as follows: Measure the distance from the middle of the chair you will be seated in, to the proposed screen position, divide that distance by 3, and that is the correct approximate height of the projection screen. The format you choose will not alter this measurement, as the human eye has a very wide peripheral vision (side to side), it is the top to bottom view that is the limiting factor to viewing comfort.Now take into account the following:1 The length of your room. 2 The Depth of your room. 3 Suitable position for a projector. 4 The lens-throw distance of your projector. 5 The larger the screen, the more powerful the projector’s brightness is required. 6 The distance you will be sitting in relation to the screen.Now remember this is just a guide and you may desire a larger screen than the industry safe standard. The best option is to mark out the screen dimensions you are considering for the room on your wall, and test this first. If bigger feels better and more involving, it probably is.
WHICH ASPECT RATIO?
The 3 projection screen formats are:Video 4:3 Format – This is the same shape as a traditional television and most computer monitor screens. Used primarily for corporate and education, which utilise a mix of computer and DVD presentations.HDTV 16:9 Format – The most commonly used and popular format . Fits all DVD/Bluray films . This is the format for the dedicated Home Theatre family that also enjoys sports and digital tv broadcasts.Cinemascope Anamorphic 2.35:1 – Only for a dedicated film connoisseur. This style screen will fit movies perfectly within the frame only when they have been recorded in a cinemascope aspect ratio. Not suited if you watch a lot of 16.9 ratio films , foxtel , or digital tv.
WHAT SCREEN TYPE?
There are several types of projection screens:Fixed Frame Screens – great choice due to their perfectly flat surface . Suitable for a dedicated wall space only.Electric or manual Screens – Powered or manually operated. Screen retracts after use to become less visible and allow the operation of a plasma or LED TV in the same room. For rooms where multiple use of the space is ideal e.g. Rumpus room.
CAN I JUST ADJUST THE BLACK LEADER ON MY ELEGANCE POWERED SCREEN?
The Black leader Border is the amount of masked (painted black) material that resides above the white picture area on most powered projection screens. All professional projection screens in 4:3, 16:9, or 2.35:1 formats will have leader above the image area. This allows the user to lower the image area down into the room to achieve a comfortable viewing position.
WHY WOULD I REQUIRE THE EXTRA LEADER?
If you have a high ceiling and you need to lower your screen’s viewing area to a more desired height. You have a low lying cabinet and would like the screen to sit perfectly just above this piece.As standard, all Elegance Screens come with 400mm of leader. Elegance Screens can custom make a screen with a larger leader but please bear in mind that larger leaders can jeopardize image integrity when it comes to the flatness of the material.
CAN I JUST SET A POWERED ELEGANCE SCREEN TO DROP AT A CERTAIN HEIGHT?
Yes. All Elegance Powered Screens come with set adjustable motors, to drop your screen’s viewing area to the perfect length for your room. This is set to line up seamlessly with your projected image or to sit just above your cabinet. All the time,every-time.
WHAT IS SCREEN GAIN AND WHAT IS THE BEST SCREEN GAIN FOR MY SETUP?
The best screen gain for Home Cinema is 1.0 to 1.1 gain. This is the brightness of the white viewing material. Make sure your material is matte white, and has a low gain of 1.0 – 1.1 to ensure perfect image reproduction.WHY?High Gain Screens 1.4 to 2.0 always have hotspot circles on the screen. As new projectors are already bright, the need for a high gain screen is now just overkill. In fact, a high gain screen will damage your image quality. All Elegance Screens are now 1.1 gain for the perfect viewing experience.
REMOTE CONTROL OPTIONS.
All Elegance Screens come with remote controls as standard. There are two ways of controlling your screen depending on your set-up:Infra-red | IR – The same remote as you would be using with most TVs. Just point and command.Radio Frequency | RF – The remote allows you to operate the screen from another room or hide the screen in the ceiling. RF does not require line of site operation. Elegance Screens are designed standard with RF remotes. This can be changed to IR if needed.
WHAT IS TAB TENSIONING?
The aim of any professional projection screen is to have an ultra flat image. Tab tensioning allows you to tighten the viewing surface over time as necessary. This helps maintain a perfectly flat surface with a low offset, as little as 1%. The unique mechanism tightens the material from the sides and pulls the surface outwards, resulting in a razor sharp image similar to a fixed frame screen. The Elegance Paramount Tab Tensioned Powered screen is the ultimate product, when the flattest image surface is desired.
1080(HD) OR 3D READY?
All Elegance Screens are designed to work perfectly with the latest 1080p and 3D projectors.
CLEANING YOUR SCREEN MATERIAL CORRECTLY.
With reasonable care, you may expect many years of trouble-free use of your Elegance screen. We encourage you to keep your screen clean. To protect your screen when it is not in use, store it in the fully retracted position. Avoid getting any foreign material on the screen, as cleaning may prove very difficult. It may not be possible to remove scratches, paint, ink, etc. The surface on your Elegance screen is extremely delicate. Special attention to these instructions should be followed. A gentle brush may be used to lightly whisk away any loose dirt or dust particles. For tougher spots, use a mild white soap in water, and a sponge. Rub lightly. Blot with a damp sponge to absorb excess water. Do not use any other cleaning materials on the screen. Please refer to cleaning instructions in the owner’s manual.