Sony not alone in the black screen business

December 5, 2004

nexyEarlier this year I reported on Sony’s High Contrast ‘Black’ Projection Screen, from InfoComm in Atlanta. To say that the Sony ‘black’ screen has a lot of interest behind it is an understatement, many home theater fans around the net were abuzz with the news that ambient light might soon be a non-issue in front projection. Well, it seems we have another player in the field of “Light Rejecting Screens”. Mitsui Plastics, Inc. will introduce a similar product in the United Sates under the “NEXY Screens” brand. The NEXY line is said to “provide sharp, brilliant color images in natural and high ambient lighting conditions”. Below is a breakdown of the NEXY ‘Black Shelf’ technology.

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One difference I did notice in reading through the companies stated specs for the light rejecting screens, were plans to introduce the screens in sizes up to 120” which would make them a little larger than Sony initially anticipated their screens to be. However Sony has said very little on the matter in general, since first showing their prototype earlier this year. Check back for updates on the NEXY screen and Sony’s product, I’ll be following this one closely, as I’d be in the market for one myself when they actually become available.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Projection Screen's


Comments

  • finishdish

    Oh I’m sure sideways mounting isn’t a good idea, I’d just like to see what it does as you rotate it. In the AV industry, we could really use a collapsable material with these light properties.

  • finishdish

    Oh I’m sure sideways mounting isn’t a good idea, I’d just like to see what it does as you rotate it. In the AV industry, we could really use a collapsable material with these light properties.

  • B.Greenway

    I doubt sideways mounting is an option, and it’s fully rigid so this would be a fixed on wall solution. Another thing I noticed is that the projector seems to have to be mounted at an extreme angle, lots of prerequisites with this screen…

  • B.Greenway

    I doubt sideways mounting is an option, and it’s fully rigid so this would be a fixed on wall solution. Another thing I noticed is that the projector seems to have to be mounted at an extreme angle, lots of prerequisites with this screen…

  • finishdish

    The design looks specifically tailored toward overhead ambient light. While it would surely have an effect, most of my light comes from other sides. What happens when you mount it sideways?

    Also I wonder if the rigid background prevents rolling the screen up?

  • finishdish

    The design looks specifically tailored toward overhead ambient light. While it would surely have an effect, most of my light comes from other sides. What happens when you mount it sideways?

    Also I wonder if the rigid background prevents rolling the screen up?