An alternative to large flat panel TVs.
The ultimate home theaters are based around projection systems, but many people mistakenly believe putting a big screen in their room will look terrible. At the same time, those people are very willing to hang a big flat panel TV that protrudes several inches from the wall and requires heavy mounting hardware and new wiring (well, Ok, projectors require wiring too).
Anyway, Screen Innovations, a projection screen company, has come up with a screen designed to satisfy the aesthetic complaints and also work perfectly in a normally lit room rather than be restricted to a dark theater
The Black Diamond Zero Edge screen is billed as an â€œaffordable flat-panel alternative.â€
First, the screen is a fixed, rigid panel only 9mm, so you hang it on the wall like you would a flat-panel TV. It has a Â¼-inch â€œpencil-thin bezelâ€ even thinner than found on a thin LED LCD TV.
Among the mounting options are: recessed (unframed), flush, projected off-wall or â€œflyingâ€ from ceiling-suspended cables. Screen Innovations notes that thereâ€™s no assemble requiredâ€”just unpack and hang (fabric screens require frame assembly).
The Diamond Zero is available in standard screen sizes from 80 to 142-inch diagonal as well as custom sizes. Screen materials available include Black Diamond 2.7, Black Diamond 1.4 and Black Diamond 0.8. Look for it in October.