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After this the "Black Torus" will lead all others.Vutec,curved screen pioneers,lead the charge.Suggestion for new screen is the Black Diamond.


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Sorry, but what are you talking about? A new kind of screen, a projector, what?
 

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Vutec is coming out with a new fixed screen "material". It is actually an acrylic screen that is 3/8" thick. It has a gain of 2.8 and a very wide viewing angle (although the exact angle esacpes me at this moment). Here's the catch...it is a black screen. Pure black. I have no idea how they did it but I'm going to find out at Cedia this year.


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No kidding Pals I've been talking about this screen for the pas two moths you forgot to mation 60.1 contrast ratio, I learned about when I personaly talked to a guy in Vutec.
 

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I believe that this is a REAR PROJECTION screen.
If this screen can make gray blacks look darker while keeping high brightness/contrast , I don't care if it's a direct view screen.

I've been to their site though, and they have no mentioning for such screen.


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They say the material has no hotspotting and it has a gain for the upper end of the gray scaler while enhancing the black level.



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Really, some of those claims are rather outrageous. No hotspotting? I imagine they are pulling the extra light out of the nether regions of a parallel universe! There's no free lunch, they must be getting the light from somewhere.


I've seen a prototype at Infocomm and it is quite impressive, but not in the ways that Vutec says. There is a quite pronounced fall-off as you move off-axis, but the screen was a little small to evaluate hotspotting.


Jason said that they claimed the viewing angle is wide, it's not that wide. Perhaps wide for a 2.8 gain screen...


60:1 contrast ratio sounds like it was pulled out of someone's ... you know.


It was quite interesting and I look forward to a closer look, but it doesn't quite meet the early hype surrounding it on this forum.


I should also mention that as a rigid acrylic screen it is going to be quite expensive just for the materials. There's a reason why you rarely see rigid rear-projection in home theatre.


BTW, it was shown as a *front* projection screen and it was quite dark.


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Could be! I only saw it as front projection. I wonder if they meant the same technology could be used as front or rear projection? It's difficult to believe their claims if it can simultaneously function as a front and rear screen.


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Kam,

Stewart(et all)better get cracking!Imagine seeing the market walk away.(Grayhawk)

major breakthru-some PJ owners dont have to use sunglasses all the time in quest of contrast/black.
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif PS its still no Torus.


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