Elite Prime Vision (EPV), the dedicated Custom
Install division of Elite Screens Inc., today announced that its DarkStar® eFinity ALR
projection screen is adopting its successful EDGE-FREE® frame design to compliment its ISF
certified ambient light rejecting (ALR) projection material.
“The DarkStar® is acclaimed by numerous AV
industry experts and is winner of the 2015 CTA
Product of the Year ‘Mark of Excellence’Award.
This really is symptomatic of how good this
material is and how successful this product has
been.” said Jeff Klida, Vice President of Sales for EPV
Screens. “The performance is already at the top of the scale; all that was missing was to make
this available in the new “edge-free” format that everyone is asking for. Because of this, I am so
happy to announce that the DarkStar® is now available in the enormously popular eFinity
The DarkStar® eFinity Series is the new flagship line of EPV’s ambient light rejecting (ALR)
“retro-reflective” home theater screens. The DarkStar® eFinity is the new flagship product of
EPV Screens. It represents the absolute pinnacle of ambient light rejecting screen technology.
The DS9 material achieves this using an advanced retro-reflective, micro-structured optical filter
that is capable of a 95% rejection rate of in-room ambient light. The result is a stunning, ISF-
Certified color balance, the deepest possible black levels, an astonishing degree of detail and
clarity in a full 180 degree viewing angle. Its near unity .9 gain characteristic means it can be
used with a wide light-output array of home theater projectors. Aesthetically it includes a sleek,
9mm, edge free frame that will blend seamlessly in any home décor. Each screen also includes a
variable color and mode LED backlighting kit that allows your screen to serve as a stylish source
of environmental mood lighting when not in use. This award-winning product comes priced at
The DarkStar® eFinity Series features an internal-framework with the wraparound material
that is better known as an EDGE FREE® design. Its name comes from the absence of an
external framework or “edge” as seen in traditional designs. It is a more aesthetically pleasing
format for the purpose of custom home design. In addition to its design qualities, the eFinity’s
EDGE FREE® configuration maximizes the viewing area in a smaller space footprint without
compromising the screen’s structural integrity. The aluminum framework’s thickness measures
9mm making the thinnest in the industry. It also incorporates a compact split frame design that
drastically reduces package size for lower shipping costs and the ability to navigate tight spaces
to reach the installation site. Its innovative spring-hook frame mounting enables the installer to
connect the fabric easily with perfect tension uniformity. Included is a 9 mm black bezel for
when the viewer may prefer to have a subtle edge and an LED backlighting kit with variable
settings and Infrared remote control.
EPV's DarkStar® eFinity is professionally engineered to incorporate optical micro-filters that
actively reflect a projected image while preventing indirect or ambient light from “washing out”
the picture. With the sublime balance of gain, contrast and viewing angle, the DarkStar®
brings a hard-hitting performance to either a dark or well lit projection room. From a
microscopic perspective, the DarkStar® utilizes a complex design that enhances brightness,
filters ambient light and even provides an exceptional 6:1 contrast Ratio. Direct light is reflected
back toward its source while ambient light is absorbed. This combination of retro-reflective
filters and neutral black contrast layers create an image where “black-level” details are easily
seen without compromising the color balance. In addition to this, a durable surface coating
diffuses the light to eliminate hot-spotting, glare or other visual artifacts commonly encountered
with higher-gain screens.
About Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)
The Imaging Science Foundation is in the Display Standards industry, and since 1994 has been
dedicated to improving the quality of electronic imaging.
“ISF works with the majority of projector manufacturers to deliver factory presets that are close
to calibrated. Matching that preset with an ISF Certified screen provides the best option for
those who do not have a calibrator on site during installation." said Joel Silver, President of the
Imaging Science Foundation. "Many thanks to Elite Screens for delivering ISF certified screens
with accurate color."
Elite Prime Vision’s DarkStar® eFinity Projection Screen is available with a starting price of
$3998. It is presently available in a 108” and 124” size with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 158” in
2.40:1 formats. The DarkStar® eFinity projection screens will be available through EPV
Screen’s line of dedicated residential & commercial integrator products. It comes with Elite’s
limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.