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What are Foot-Lamberts and Why Do I Care?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 |

Foot-lamberts (ftL) are the unit of measure used by the motion picture industry to specify how much light should be reflected off the movie screen in a 1-foot x 1-foot area.The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) recommends 16 foot-lamberts in a dark movie theater. This is the standard for a professional cinematic viewing experience.For environments with high levels of ambient light, maintaining good contrast is essential.We recommend a total luminance of 40ftL for...

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Sony introduces new VPL-HW45ES 1080p Home Theater Projector

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 |

** Update 6/30/16 - We have the Sony VPL-HW45ES IN STOCK! **Last month Sony announced the launch of a new model in their home theater proejctor series; the VPL-HW45ES. Replacing the current (and one of our favorite models) VPL-HW40ES.Following on from the success of the VPL-HW65ES, the new compact VPL-HW45ES projector incorporates Sony’s advanced Reality Creation technology and acclaimed SXRD panel. These technologies offer users a clearer and more detailed picture, with better brightness,...

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Ambient Light Rejecting Screens Explained

Friday, January 22, 2016 |

Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screens differ from a regular screens in several ways.The most common screen surfaces reflect the incoming light uniformly in all directions.These screen surfaces are referred to as diffuse reflectors. The light is reflected back in many angles, rather than just at one angle. Surfaces that reflect back at only one angle are referred to specular reflectors - they reflect light at an angle precisely opposite the one at which that light arrived, such as a mirror.Some...

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What is an acoustically transparent projector screen?

Monday, January 4, 2016 |

Q: What is an acoustically transparent projector screen? An acoustically transparent projector screen is best suited in a scenario when speakers need to be placed behind the projection screen and you do not want to sound waves to interact with the screen, moving the projection surface and causing distortions to the image or diminishing the quality of the audio by blocking the sound waves. Acoustically transparent screens work by utilizing negative space in the surface, which allows for the...

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