projector screen material

Before we dive into how to enhance the entertainment experience with light-resistant screens, first, let’s define what an Ambient Light Rejecting Screen, also known as an acoustically transparent screen, is. 

Primarily, it is a screen-type that rejects light from all directions. It utilizes nine layers of optical filters to reject 85% of ambient light and gives you a tenfold increase in contrast.

Ambient Light Rejecting Screen

A projection screen that prevents ambient light from washing out the projected image. These screens are available in various materials, among which Aeon Cinegray is quite popular. 

The major advantage that essentially enhances the entertainment experience is that the ALR screen allows the viewer to view movies or play video games without having to turn off the lights in the room. This type of screen also improves image quality because it is made of a unique material called CineGrey. While this material looks rougher under the microscope, it also has a fancier texture.

When comparing ALR screens, you should consider how much ambient light they reject. 

Grey screens with a light grey tint are still diffuse reflection surfaces because a grey tint will improve contrast only if it helps absorb ambient light, and a darker grey is best for a proper ALR screen. 

One of the reasons why ALR screens are also an excellent option for home theaters is that they allow for greater contrast and a sharp image, which basically means, an immersive experience at home. 

Why ambient light-resistant screens? 

  • Traditional projection screens are created on the basis of specular reflection, which causes challenges with glare and the spotlight effect. ALR screens solve this by extending light rejection features and enhancing anti-glare functions. 
  • Regular projection screens have flat screens which reflect more light towards the ceiling which essentially means less brightness. ALR solves this issue by bringing in uniformity.
  • ALR has an adaptive design that can effectively deliver light to the viewers. 

Among many, some of the projection screens available that extend the immersive experience are manual projection screens, floor-rising screens, electric projection screens, etc. To know more about projection screens for your home theatre, our experts can help you pick the right one – considering your room design, preferences, and other requirements.