Totally darkened rooms are hard to come by outside of a theater environment. Ambient light is almost always a part of the projection equation. Physics teaches us that ambient light comes with two variables: intensity and direction. Depending on the levels of each, the ambient light that falls on a projection screen will wash out image contrast, color saturation and dynamic range.
This has been a major projection impediment… until recently. Learn how to select the best Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screen for any environment, ensuring your audience experiences the highest quality image possible.
Gain screens, Contrast Based ALR (gray screens) and True Optical ALR screens affect image contrast and quality in different ways. It’s critical to understand one size does not fit all when rejecting ambient light in two-piece projection.
True Optical ALR screens are designed to reject higher levels of ambient light from specific angles in a room, maximizing viewer experience. Discover how the multi-layer properties of True Optical ALR screens accept projector light while rejecting light from other sources.
The audience is taken into consideration with the selection of any screen, but most especially an ALR screen. Viewing angle and throw distance are important considerations during the selection process.