Screen Innovations 5 Series
Fixed-frame projector screen with Zero Edge® frame, acoustically transparent perforated Slate® black fabric (160")
Screen Innovations 5 Series - An acoustically transparent screen is essential if you want to install in-wall speakers behind the screen
Screen Innovations 5 Series - Placing speakers behind the screen slightly attenuates high-frequency sounds
Our take on the Screen Innovations 5 Series by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
A perforated screen lets sound pass through, so you can install in-wall speakers behind the screen and enjoy clean sound and a clean look.
Enjoy big, seamless picture and sound
In a movie theater, the illusion of reality is enhanced by having the front right, left, and center speakers positioned behind the screen. The special material Screen Innovations uses for this screen will provide that same heightened realism in your home theater.
Tiny holes let the sound pass through
This screen's perforated fabric allows sound to pass through the screen. You can place speakers behind the screen with virtually no loss in sound — or picture — quality. Install in-wall speakers behind the screen and enjoy clean sound and a clean look. A perforated screen is a great option if creating a very realistic soundstage is one of your top priorities.
Screen Innovations' acoustic perforated materials have over 28,000 tiny .55mm diameter holes per square foot. During the development of their perforation technology, SI sent their materials to third-party acoustics labs for testing. Typical impact on frequency response is well within the -3dB range, with maximum attenuation of -6dB at 20,000 Hz.
This effect can be easily corrected by most modern A/V receivers with room correction. Also, many in-wall speakers include a treble compensation switch to adjust for this type of installation.
Watch with the lights on
Conventional projection screens require a dark room to produce a vivid, colorful picture. But Screen Innovations' Slate screen material allows you to enjoy an outstanding picture even in a room with some lights on. Slate's special optical coatings reject 70% of a room's ambient light, compared to less than 10% rejection using a standard white or gray screen.
Slate screens feature SI's proprietary Micro Texture surface that is nine times finer and smoother than conventional screen materials. That means 4K Ultra High Definition content will look pinpoint-sharp, with exceptional picture depth. If you're thinking about making the jump to a 4K projector, like one of Sony's SXRD models, a Slate screen makes an ideal match. This screen's black surface enhances picture contrast and black levels.
The Zero Edge series is one of Screen Innovations' most popular designs ever, and it's easy to see why. With its super-skinny frame and beautifully crisp picture, it looks like an enormous flat-screen TV hanging on your wall. It even looks good with the image turned off.
This screen ships unassembled, and can be put together using basic hand tools. Screen Innovations' patented EZ-Snap™ tensioning system simplifies installation, and ensures an exceptionally flat, tight surface, for projecting a flawlessly smooth image. The screen should be mounted 36" to 42" from the floor.
Screen Innovations — their name says it all
Based in Austin, Texas, Screen Innovations has made it their mission to design and build screens that make it possible to enjoy the big-screen projector experience in nearly any room. They've developed special optical coatings that allow their screens to deliver exceptional picture quality even in rooms with high ambient light. Screen Innovations offers a wide range of screen sizes, materials, and frames to optimize projector systems for residential and commercial spaces.
- 160" diagonal image size (16:9 viewing area)
- viewing area: 139-7/16"W x 78-7/16"H
- ultra-slim Zero Edge frame is 3/8"W x 1-7/8"D
- designed for use with HD and 4K projectors
- perforated screen material lets you install in-wall speakers behind the screen and still hear clear sound
- Slate black material with screen gain of .8
- rejects 70% of ambient room light so it produces a vivid picture even with some lights on
- Micro Texture surface is 9X finer and smoother than typical screens
- optimal viewing angle range is 40° half-angle, 80° total
- screen ships unassembled; requires basic hand tools to put together
- EZ-Snap™ tensioning system simplifies installation and ensures a flat, tight surface
- overall dimensions: 140-7/16"W x 79-7/16"H
- made in USA
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee