Stewart Filmscreen Corporation has introduced the CIMA screen with CinemaScope and the Director's Choice 4K Ultra HD screen as new solutions that meet the latest trends in home theater.
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The CIMA by Stewart Filmscreen line of fixed frame and electriscreen products has expanded to now include CinemaScope (2.35:1 aspect ratio) models. There will be 6 standard sizes from 94" diagonal up to 137" diagonal, available in fixed frame and above or below ceiling electriscreens. In addition, Stewart is also introducing a new perforated screen material within the CIMA by Stewart Filmscreen line called PerfOrado. PerfOrado, which will come standard on fixed frame products only, is a perforated version of the CIMA Neve (white) screen material, allowing for expanded room design options in standard sizes. PerfOrado reportedly provides great uniformity for an acoustically transparent screen and allows placement of speakers behind the screen for more authentic sound reproduction.
Demonstrating the capabilities of handling 4K Ultra HD content, Stewart Filmscreen presents the Directors' Choice (DC-100). DC-100 sports a 10" frame profile all around with only 10" of housing depth. This slimmer profile allows for the maximum possible screen area within a given room dimension. As an added feature, the horizontal masking on the new DC-100 fully closes, protecting the screen from dust and other debris when not in use. DC-100 is compatible with Stewart Filmscreen's flexible front projection screen materials, all of which are capable of resolutions well beyond 4K. However, not all preferred content is 4K. In fact, much of it is not. With its unlimited masking potential, DC-100 gives the home theater enthusiast the ability to scale the image to the perfect viewing size, given its aspect ratio and resolution. Whether it's classic movies shot in 4:3, live sporting events in HD 16:9, or the latest Hollywood blockbuster shot in Cinemascope (2.35:1), DC-100 presents the image in its best possible light.