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Screen Research Announces New Masking and Design Upgrades

Press Release  |  Oct 16, 2008

Options provide greater customization capabilities for custom installation professionals

Livermore, CA – October 16, 2008 – Screen Research, a world-class provider of innovative projector screen solutions for the custom home theater and professional markets, announces the availability of numerous significant product upgrades, including modifications to masking design elements and additional decorative options, for Screen Research’s X-Mask™ and C-Mask™ screen solutions. X-Mask and C-Mask screens feature the company’s proprietary acoustically transparent ClearPix2™ screen material to enable the perfect fusion of imagery and sound.

One upgrade unveiled for both screens is an improved image border that eliminates all frame shadow effects from the screen. Specifically, Screen Research has applied a black border mask close to the screen edges that offers both cosmetic and performance improvements by creating sharper image edges and increased perceived image ratio for the viewer.

Screen Research also debuted a more elegant frame design for C-Mask that brings it in line with the popular frame of the X-Mask models. C-Mask’s new lateral masking system is engineered so that side masks descend and ascend together, further enhancing the viewer’s cinematic experience when switching between video content with varying aspect ratios.

A new full-closure masking option for Screen Research’s top-of-the-line X-Mask allows lateral masking to fully cover the screen when it is not in use, with a Lutron Sivoia QED™ motor guaranteeing virtually quiet operation. Full-closure masking provides greater flexibility in properly reproducing content filmed in less common native formats, while proving greater protection to the screen.

Screen Research also unveiled aesthetic upgrades that offer greater levels of customization to complement the room of distinction in which the screen resides. A new decorative tailor-made leather frame finish option features a flush-fit 45-degree miter-cut fabric joint and corner framing to present a picture-perfect look with clean, non-overlapping corner joints. The new finish offers a range of leather frame finish options available in 36 colors.

Another new option for all Screen Research screen solutions that utilize horizontal masking systems is a high-definition decorative screen cover. Its curtain-like mask can be customized to feature an image of your choice reproduced in a high-resolution print. When in use, the personalized image is concealed; when cinema viewing fun is over, the curtain slides into place, replacing the blank screen with the HD art image of choice. This Screen Research innovation will be available in December 2008.

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About Screen Research
Headquartered in Nantes, France, Screen Research is a world-class provider of innovative projector screen solutions designed for custom home theater and professional cinema applications. Distributed in more than 25 countries worldwide, Screen Research offers an extensive line of state-of-the-art video projection screen solutions, most notably its award-winning ClearPix® acoustically transparent THX® and ISF® certified screens.

ClearPix, C-Mask and X-Mask are trademarks of Screen Research.