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Elite Screens Announces Lunette Curved Projection Screen

by August 16, 2010
Elite Screens Lunette Curved Frame Projection Screen

Elite Screens Lunette Curved Frame Projection Screen

Elite's Lunette has a special curve design that directly enhances the aesthetic appeal of the presentation by giving its viewers the sensation of being physically drawn into the film. As an added benefit, the curve design eliminates the "pincushion effect" commonly experienced when projecting in a 2.35:1 (Widescreen) format.

Pincushion effect is when the top and bottom center of a widescreen projection appear to droop inward.  It occurs because as the length of an aspect ratio increases, the light from the projector must travel a greater distance to the sides of the screen than it does to the center distorting the size of the footprint.  Elite's curve design brings the sides of the screen forward to even out the projection footprint resulting in a perfectly formatted image. In addition to this, it creates a sense of immersion that only a curved screen can provide.

Elite's Lunette measures from 85" to 166" diagonally in 16:9 (HDTV) or 2.35:1 (Widescreen) aspect ratios. Material options include Elite's award-winning  CineWhite tension matte white 1.1 gain material that is black backed to eliminate light penetration or the acoustically transparent AcousticPro1080 matte white woven material with black fabric backing material. The frame is 3.5" thick and is surfaced in black velour to avoid light reflection. Product assembly and installation is quick and easy. 

Features & Specs

  • Fixed Curved Frame Home Theater Front Projection Screen
  • Velvet covered 3.5" width aluminum frame border
  • Slideable wall mount design for easy horizontal movement
  • 160 degree Viewing Angle for wide diffusion uniformity
  • Black backed screen material eliminates light penetration
  • Adjustable fix plates provide equal tension over the entire projection surface
  • Available in diagonal sizes 85" - 166" (2.35:1) and 84" - 150" (16:9)
  • Choice of CineWhite Gain 1.1 or AcousticPro1080 (acoustic transparent) Gain 1.0 screen material
  • 2-year Premium Warranty

Availability, Pricing, Warranty

Elite Screens' Lunette is in stock now. Pricing starts at $919 (USD) and is available now through the commercial and retail sales channels.   It comes with Elite's two-year manufacturer's limited warranty, which is twice the industry standard. As further testimony to the quality of their product, Elite offers a 3-year warranty program for Educational, Government, Military and Religious organizations.  

For more information about Elite Screen's various product lines, please visit the website at www.elitescreens.com.

About Elite Screens

Elite Screens Inc. began as an innovative venture into the projection screens market by manufacturing veterans from the AV industry.  Since then, the California based company has distinguished itself by manufacturing a wide array of quality projection screens for the residential custom installation; commercial integration and AV retail sales channels.

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Recent Forum Posts:

portere posts on September 09, 2010 02:08
wow,I cannt believe the curve,so exaggerated,It is unhealthy for our eyes
electRON posts on September 04, 2010 18:33
wow this would be cool!
Leifashley27 posts on September 03, 2010 11:13
Do they list how much curve is on the screen? It looks a little exaggerated in the pic.

How difficult are these to mount?
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