Thanks Mike and Craig for stepping by, and luckily you even liked what you saw!
Some shots from our recent CEDIA demo! All-in-all, we´re very happy with taking part in this Alcons Immersive Pro-Ribbon Experience, it´s a hell of a lot of work, and being located off the showroom floor (in one of the High Performance Audio rooms at the upper floor) we might not had quite the traffic we had hoped for, the room rattled like hell and we had a bunch of issues with the sound processor, but fun nonetheless - at least retrospectively!
Still, as for the prototype motorised masking screen, it was certainly proof of concept. 400 or so pounds in pure steel was one hellofajob getting up, but the team managed to do it after two attempts!
The final version will certainly be far lighter as it will be made out in aluminum only, and also heavily weight optimalised by adding pockets etc. 1-way masking that is able to travel all the way down really does a great job in framing the image while keeping a constant lower placement for the image. In addition, closing the masking all the way down protects the screen while not in use, a very important feature for a lot of customers that has kids, dogs, cats wondering around the house...
so we´re now making out the final moulds, and will head for mass production within 1-2 months. Still working out some details on the masking roller as such, one of them trying to solve the 110V/220V motor challenge as Somfy actually uses different models for these two markets. We´ll find a solution soon! Also, we will look into making the masking fabric even darker / blacker, the prototype was indeed a bit too charcoal.
As for the new V6 PRO XXL fabric, it really worked wonders, flawless! The use of the patented UltraWeaved layer really creates a seamless, ultrasharp surface like no
others... Albeit spandex / knitted fabrics have a tight surface as well, the weave, especially in the shape and form used on the V6, really sharpens up the image in comparison. I truly encourage getting ahold of samples and A/B comparing to any other fabric out there, for US customers AVScience.com now have loads of sample material available, while International customers can order their samples directly from www.DreamScreen.eu