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Stewart Filmscreen StarLift

Stewart Filmscreen StarLift

Stewart Filmscreen StarLift


  • Product Name: StarLift
  • Manufacturer: Stewart Filmscreen
  • Review Date: January 08, 2008 12:12
  • MSRP: $8999
  • First Impression: Mildly Interesting

Executive Overview

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation showed off the StarLift, a motorized mechanism designed to raise and lower the StarGlas rear projection screen.

StarGlas takes a thin image layer and sandwiches it between two pieces of glass. The highly versatile StarGlas qualifies as safety glass and is extremely durable allowing architects and A/V integrators to use this specially engineered glass for exciting and distinctive visual applications. The StarLift is a convenient and efficient way to house this large piece of glass, allowing an installer to place a StarGlas screen virtually anywhere such as in a bedroom or media room. The StarLift mechanism can be integrated into a piece of furniture, allowing the screen to be hidden from view until needed.

The StarLift is available in two models and comes pre-installed with a StarGlas screen. The 65H (diagonal) can be fully extended with a height of 34-inches and 57-inches wide. The larger 72H (diagonal) is 37-inches high with a width of 63-inches. There are two types of StarGlas materials that can be used depending on the application, the StarGlas 60 and the StarGlas 100. The StarGlas 60 is the largest black screen in the world and offers a peak gain of .60 making it highly resistive to ambient light. It is suitable for a variety of residential applications such as media rooms and patio theaters. The StarGlas 100 is set at a peak gain of 1.0 and is an alternative to flat panel TVs and front screens that would be used in darker environments. Capable of blocking 100% of UV light, the StarGlas screens are abrasion and stain resistant. Unlike other screen materials StarGlas is completely non-combustible.

The StarLift is available in tempered or non-tempered glass.  The 65H (diagonal) will start at $8999 MSRP. For more information, please visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com.

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