Seymour-Screen Excellence Introduces New Motorized Masking System That Costs 50% Less, Available With 16K Ambient Light-Rejecting And 4K Acoustically Transparent Film Screen Surfaces

Seymour-Screen Excellence is bringing Hollywood director-level screening room performance to a wider audience with its TRIM™ motorized masking film screen system. Manufactured in Iowa, with sizes available between 90- and 150-inches wide, TRIM utiliz

February 19, 2019

Reference-grade made-in-USA film screen brand Seymour-Screen Excellence is now shipping TRIM™, its most affordable fixed-frame motorized masking film screen ever. The system is offered in 1.78 and 2.40 aspect ratios from 90- to 150-inches wide and in custom sizes. It is available with the company’s acclaimed 4K Enlightor Neo acoustically transparent and 16K light-rejecting Ambient-Visionaire surfaces, as well as its Radiant White and Gray series. 

The ultimate in projection screens, Seymour-Screen Excellence’s flagship True Aspect Masking (TAM) systems are a top choice among home cinema designers for their outstanding video and audio performance, luxurious fit-and-finish and smooth and precise aspect ratio control. They are configured as either constant height (native 2.40 format with side motorized masking) or constant width (1.78 format with top and bottom masking). The masking panels are finished in a sheer black speaker grille material for acoustical transparency. The TAMs can be found in the finest VIP home cinemas worldwide.

For home theatre enthusiasts that aspire to this same kind of Hollywood screening room experience yet have a more modest home theater budget, Managing Director Chris Seymour devised the TRIM series. TRIM provides the same kind of 2-way masking control and performance yet at half the cost of TAM.

“For TRIM we designed our Infinite Black™ borders to be removeable. This makes it possible to ship the entire system nestled in a cardboard box,” says Chris Seymour, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, a minor in economics from University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.B.A. with honors from New York Institute of Technology.  “This significantly reduces cost because we don’t have to ship in wooden crates like we do with the TAMs which on average weigh 700-pounds and require up to 3-days to build. It also gives the option that if the velvet border gets damaged, the panels can be inexpensively repaired or replaced.”

Seymour further brought costs down by opting for DC motors to drive TRIM’s masking assemblies. Precise and reliable, they can be independently controlled via IR receiver, trigger, dry contact, RF, RS-232, Ethernet or Z-wave.

TRIM is available in 1.78 aspect ratio with horizontal motorized masking or 2.40 with lateral motorized masking. Widths range from 90- to 150-inches wide with custom sizes also available. TRIM’s borders measure 3.7-inches wide and are finished in the company’s lush Infinite Black velvet borders. The Enlightor acoustically transparent fabric screen surfaces attach with either grip-channel or posts. The Ambient-Visionaire and Radiant screen surfaces attach by either grommets or O-rings.

TRIM is shipping now. MSRP spans $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size, and before motor and control accessories and installation costs.

Doug Blackburn of Widescreen Review Magazine conducted a thorough evaluation of TRIM, which published in the Magazine’s January 2019 issue. It can be read here: