Ambient Light Rejecting Materials, Electric Screens, and UST Projectors

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This discussion starts off describing the benefits of an ALR (ambient light rejecting) material and then there’s a curve ball.  The customer has a UST (ultra-short throw) projector and it requires an even more specialized material.  The Aeon CLR® (ceiling light rejecting) projector screen comes through on all levels.  Here are some informative links on the topic.


*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



  • [18:06] Customer: Hi – I’m looking at the TE100HW2 and I’m wondering if you can get this or something similar with another screen material.
  • [18:07] Customer: The other screen material can have narrow viewing angles as long as it can deal with  some ambient light for  daytime projection.
  • [18:07] Customer: I’d like to trade viewing angle for gain and possibly go with a darker color surface
  • [18:08] Customer: I am told that this is called ALR, ambient light rejecting or “gray”
  • [18:08]        Rick: Yes, we have ambient light rejecting materials to accommodate you. They have a narrower viewing cone but combine reflected light into a bright image with image clarity, contrast and bold color saturation.
  • [18:09]        Rick: It is ambient light rejecting and will work well with bright interior lighting including daytime ambient light. We call it the Starling Tab-Tension CineGrey® 5D Series and it works great with standard long-throw projectors. I’ll send you the link.
  • [18:09]        Rick
  • [18:10] Customer: Thanks I’ll take a look at this
  • [18:12] Customer: can you tell me what the model number of this would be in a 106″ diagonal measurement with that grey surface?
  • [18:13] Customer: 16:9 HDTV aspect Ratio.
  • [18:16] Customer: looks like STT106UHD5-E12
  • [18:18] Customer: Is there any concern using this with a UST projector?
  • [18:23]        Rick: Yes, I strongly advise against using a UST (ultra short throw) projector because your picture quality will suffer. UST projectors throw at a very off-axis angle and this screen material will filter it out like it would with off-axis room lighting.
  • [18:24] Customer: I have a UST for this application and they’re going to place it on the bottom side of the screen (same side as the viewers)
  • [18:26]        Rick: We have a specialty material that also filters out ambient light but is designed to work with UST projectors.  It is called the Aeon CLR.  Here is the link.
  • [18:27]        Rick: Here is a great video on UST projector Compatibility –
  • [18:36]        Rick: Here is a great article on the topic as well –
  • [18:47] Customer: Okay, I watched the video and am reviewing the article now.  I think I’ll get an Aeon CLR  in 100”.  It will fit my wall nicely.
  • [18:47]        Rick: I’m glad to help.  Was there anything I could further assist you with?
  • [18:47] Customer: Nope.  I appreciate the help.
  • [18:49]        Rick: I appreciate your business.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.
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