Garden Grove, Calif., July. 27, 2017 — EPV Screens®, the dedicated Custom Install division of Elite Screens Inc., is proud to announce that its DarkStar® UST eFinity projection screen is now available worldwide and will be showing at CEDIA 2017.
“The next big move in projection design is to replace the household TV set with a larger than life display.” said Dave Rodgers, Marketing Manager for EPV Screens®. “A big obstacle to this was the shadow intrusions made by people stepping between the projector and screen. But this problem is resolved with the DarkStar® UST since it is designed for use with ultra short-throw (UST) projectors. Combining an ambient light rejecting (ALR) material with a short-throw platform creates a huge display that dwarfs a 100-inch flat panel for a fraction of the cost.”
The DarkStar® UST eFinity brings projectors and screens into the prominent role of household TV screen by replacing a large flat-panel with a larger-than-life visual experience. It does this by pairing its ambient light rejecting capacity with the ability to be used with ultra short throw (UST) projectors. The design features EPV’s trademarked EDGE FREE® design that also features a sleek, 9mm bezel and variable color and mode LED backlighting kit.
EPV’s DarkStar® UST is an innovative material that utilizes a multiple-layered optical microstructure to filter out up to 95% of overhead lighting. It accomplishes this with successive rows of microscopic angled serriform structures that channel light from table-mounted UST projectors with a throw distance of less than 0.3 of the screen’s width. The angle of the microstructures successfully absorbs overhead lighting while its multiple layers enhance black levels and color neutrality. The result is that the material greatly enhances color contrast and dynamic range while maintaining a 180° viewing angle. This means that the 0.5 gain material provides a sharp, clear professional-grade picture quality with equal brightness that any true video aficionado can enjoy. In addition to this, the wide viewing angle means that everyone in the room gets to enjoy the feature with the same level of image brightness regardless of where they are sitting in the room.
Screen Design- Framework and other Features
The DarkStar® UST eFinity Series features an internal-framework with the wraparound material that is better known as an EDGE FREE® design. Its name comes from the absence of an external framework or “edge” as seen in traditional designs. It is a more aesthetically pleasing format for the purpose of custom home design. In addition to its design qualities, the eFinity’s EDGE FREE® configuration maximizes the viewing area in a smaller space footprint without compromising the screen’s structural integrity. The aluminum framework’s thickness measures 9mm making the thinnest in the industry. It also incorporates a compact split frame design that drastically reduces package size for lower shipping costs and the ability to navigate tight spaces to reach the installation site. Its innovative spring-hook frame mounting enables the installer to connect the fabric easily with perfect tension uniformity. Included is a 9 mm black bezel for when the viewer may prefer to have a subtle edge and an LED backlighting kit with variable settings and Infrared remote control.
Pricing, Availability, Warranty
EPV’s DarkStar® UST eFinity Projection Screen is available with a starting price of $3995. It is presently available in 120” size and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The DarkStar® UST eFinity projection screens will be available through EPV Screen’s line of dedicated residential & commercial integrator products. It comes with Elite’s limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
About EPV Screens®
EPV Screens® is the division of Elite Screens Inc. that is devoted to providing the required products for today’s dedicated custom installer. EPV® is focused on providing innovative solutions to an evolving market. It does so by providing the latest product designs at the most competitive terms. EPV® features a broad array of electric and fixed-frame projection screens with front or rear projection, acoustically transparent, ambient light rejecting and even polarized 3D material options.