We all know that traditionally, projection screens and ambient light don’t mix. And some of us prefer watching movies on a big screen during the day without that being shrouded in total darkness. Yet, for a really big image, projection is often the way to go; flat panels at larger sizes (they currently go up to 105″) are way heavy and can be more costly than a two-piece projection system.
Screen Innovations has had great succces with its Black Diamond ambient-light-rejecting screen over the years–a high-end solution not everyone can afford. Now, the company is looking to follow up on that success with the launch of their new Slate screen, which will be on display next month at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10. Slate was designed to give budget-conscious customers an ambient-light solution, without breaking the bank. While it doesn’t reject as much light as the company’s Black Diamond line (65% rejection to Black Diamond’s 85%) it’s not far off.
Slate will be available next month in sizes up to 200 inches, and in motorized, Zero Edge (a frameless image), and fixed frame screen formats. A 100-inch 16:9 screen goes for $1799.
We look forward to seeing it in action at CES and will report back on the difference, so check back in January!