Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
The resulting effect is a screen that can float and disappear at will.
Screen Innovations has pulled together several innovations in order to produce a motorized version of their Black Diamond Screen that both impressive and extravagant. The Black Diamond itself is designed to diffuse ambient light to such a degree that the glaring power of the setting sun cannot separate the viewer from the content on screen. This resilience is coupled with plasma-like black levels.
With the Black Diamond screen created in mind for residential application in living room environments, the goal was also to eliminate any unnecessary or unsightly aspect of the screen. Not only is taping unnecessary, but now, if desired, no edifice of screen is visible when not in use.
The Black Diamond Motorized rests within a ceiling recess until needed, at which point the projector's housing lowers itself to the preset height before unrolling the screen. Ultimately the screen is suspend by two cables, for the absolute minimum non-screen visible out-crop when in use.
Despite containing an elaborate motor system, the whole thing mounts with relative simplicity, and because the screen is hidden when not in use, it is actually cheaper than a wall mounted motorized version.
Prices for the Black Diamond Motorized Screen line range from $5000 - $8000 depending on size and options.
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