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Stewart Filmscreen Transformer Three Roller System Preview

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Stewart Filmscreen Transformer

Stewart Filmscreen Transformer

Summary

  • Product Name: Transformer
  • Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen
  • Review Date: September 27, 2013 22:36
  • MSRP: $TBA (everything is custom so don't ask)
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
  • Buy Now
  • Three built-in IMCs allow for full functionality and precision control of each roller screen via provided controls or stand alone home automation systems
  • Shade or scrim option for full light control vs. acoustic transparency
  • Multiple color and fabric options for shade material
  • Roller Systems can be operated independently
  • 2-piece case construction for ease of install and serviceability

Executive Overview

Stewart Filmscreens has just put your every argument about having a front projection system to bed. Sorry, you no longer have a leg to stand on. Don't believe us? Take a look at the new Transformer offering from Stewart.  

The Transformer is a three roller system. The rear roller will drop a black out screen. The middle roller drops the screen. The front roller will drop side masking for resizing your screen for your content. Don't understand? The picture above not explaining it enough? Well, you try taking a picture of black masking on top of a blackout screen. Here is Stewart's graphic explaining it:

stewart_transformer

Stewart Filmscreens showed off a 138" diagonal, 2.35:1 screen with the Firehawk LS screen material. It could switch from 2.35:1 to 16:1 with a touch of a button. They said that they had done installations that had custom blackout screens with cutouts for fireplaces, separate panels for windows, and more. This is a truly custom solution for making sure you have complete light control regardless of you room layout. The problem is the cost. Since this is a custom solution that is tailored for every room, they couldn't even give us an estimated cost. But with technology this cool and this specialized, you're best calling your custom installer and getting out your checkbook.

Stewart Filmscreens also announced a new Firehawk G4 screen material but they didn't have any to show at CEDIA this year. We're angling to get a hold of a screen to review soon. Stay tuned.

For more information, please visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com.

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