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DNP Screens - The Optimal Viewing Experience

Fri 3, April 2015   AV News

An optical projection screen from DNP is not a traditional front projection or rear projection screen. It is a big screen with an advanced optical lens system, which enables you to control the projected image for maximum impact – even in brightly-lit environments.

While conventional front projection and rear projection screens spread the light in all directions, DNP screens enhance the image for optimum viewing by focusing and concentrating the projected light.

DNP Optical Projection Screens Boost the Quality of Your Image!

In bright projection environments contrast is crucial to achieving an outstanding image. Conventional rear or front projection screens are associated with darkness, curtains and blinds. They reflect all available light not just the projector’s light, creating poor contrast levels. These low contrast ratios often cause eyestrain – and make it hard for the audience to concentrate.

Empirical studies show that in order for a viewer to be able to see detailed information clearly, the minimum acceptable image contrast is 15:1.

This is NOT achievable using a standard white front projection screen in normal environments. That’s why, in 2004, dnp introduced the Supernova screen range – the world’s first front projection screens to break the 15:1 contrast barrier. What’s more, their rear projection screens offer contrast ratios of well above 30:1.

Thanks to advanced contrast-enhancement technologies, dnp optical screens dramatically boost the perceived quality of your image. You get blacker blacks, more vivid colours and brighter, sharper images. In fact, scientific tests show that dnp optical screens can enhance the contrast level of a projected image by 7 times when compared to a similar image on a standard white front projection screen. 

Projection Screens Tailored to the Human Eye

The human eye is a very complex mechanism that can adjust to a variety of different environments. You can scan your local newspaper by the light of the moon – just as you can in broad daylight. But when you force the eye to accommodate light conditions outside its comfort zone, it protests. A headache begins. Eyelids grow heavy. The mind starts to wander...

“Eye-gonomics” is a term we’ve coined to describe the science of designing presentation equipment to fit the viewer, rather than forcing the viewer to try to accommodate the presentation.

An excellent presentation experience requires balance. In a bright meeting room, a conventional front projection screen produces an image that looks weak and washed out. And if you darken the room, the image often becomes too bright. In both cases, the imbalance between image and environment frequently results in viewer eyestrain, fatigue and headaches – in other words, poor eye-gonomics.

An eye-gonomical display, on the other hand, does two things:

  • It is balanced with the brightness of the surrounding environment, so that the eye doesn’t have to adapt constantly.
  • It ensures a contrast level in the perceived screen image that fits the eye’s need for comfortable viewing. dnp screens are eye-gonomical displays.

Projection in High Ambient Light

Until recently, projection on big screens was only possible in a darkened room. Now, thanks to dnp’s optical screens and contrast-enhancement technologies, you can project high-quality big screen images in any environment.

DNP manufactures the world’s broadest range of optical front projection and rear projection screens for all kinds of settings including conference rooms and displays, control rooms, shops, malls, airports, sports arenas, home entertainment and TV studios.

Their screens can be hung in free space or built into walls, cubes, big screen tv sets and mobile retro boxes. Each optical screen type gives you the freedom to choose between several features including enhanced contrast, brightness, resolution and image uniformity. This means you can select a screen that meets the exact demands of your projector and installation environment.

PSS is an authorized dealer for DNP Screens. Browse their entire product line here!