Introducing Xscreen

March 28, 2006

XscreenOver the last year or so we’ve seen several light rejecting or black screens make their way onto the market and overall the results have been favorable, especially in applications where a totally dark room just isn’t feasible. The latest and possibly most intriguing foray into ambient light friendly screens is the Xscreen.

The Xscreen system is comprised of a special daylight film material on top of a 4mm layer of hardened glass, which keeps the viewing surface completely flat. The screen system is said to provide images up to two times brighter and with two times the contrast ratio of conventional projection screens.

Remember Sony’s Chromavue? If so then you no doubt remember the sizes they came in, any size you wanted as long as it was 80″. Well good news the Xscreen line is available in sizes from 60″ to 100″. Sure some will still lament that no 120″ sizes are available, but geesh can you imagine the shipping logistics/costs with a rigid 120” screen?

But wait there’s more (my impersonation of a late night infomercial), the optional “Plus Pack” or outboard “Easy Connect” boxes integrate your existing electronics with a single-wire connection to your projector and quick connects located on the side of the screen. Yeah I have to admit the outboard connection box caught me off guard, but interesting idea nonetheless.

According to company literature Jim Davis formerly of InFocus/Screenplay is one of the developers of the Xscreen, which says quite a bit about the companies background in home theater.

Sounds promising, hey guys happen to have an eighty incher available for review?



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


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    Ahh now I follow you. Yes the quick connectors are actually on the screen, the cable from the screen to the box is for those connections to pass through.

    As far as looks good on or off, I’m sure they mean the screen design itself, i.e its snazzy looking even when the projectors off.

  • B.Greenway

    Ahh now I follow you. Yes the quick connectors are actually on the screen, the cable from the screen to the box is for those connections to pass through.

    As far as looks good on or off, I’m sure they mean the screen design itself, i.e its snazzy looking even when the projectors off.

  • Brian Hoyt

    In their PDF on page 6 it says “The Monaco screen looks great both on and off.” Maybe I am reading that wrong. Then on the wiring diagram on page 9 there is a wire from easy connect box to the screen?

  • Brian Hoyt

    In their PDF on page 6 it says “The Monaco screen looks great both on and off.” Maybe I am reading that wrong. Then on the wiring diagram on page 9 there is a wire from easy connect box to the screen?

  • B.Greenway

    Not sure what you mean, in their wiring illustration I only see one cable from the screen to the easy connect box and that to pass the quick connect from the screen to the box.

    Where’s the specific quote your referring to?

  • B.Greenway

    Not sure what you mean, in their wiring illustration I only see one cable from the screen to the easy connect box and that to pass the quick connect from the screen to the box.

    Where’s the specific quote your referring to?

  • Brian Hoyt

    I am confused by the connection from easy connect to screen and when they talk about turning screen on and off. What does the screen need power for?

  • Brian Hoyt

    I am confused by the connection from easy connect to screen and when they talk about turning screen on and off. What does the screen need power for?