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Planar Home Theater Introduces the Planar Xscreen Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 August 2006
Planar has announced their first product of their new strategic initiative, the Planar Xscreen, a dramatic evolution from the traditional home theater screen. Planar Xscreen is a front-projection screen system that overcomes the most common problems associated with home cinema systems found outside of dedicated theaters by reducing reflected light from windows or lamps that degrades picture quality. Planar Xscreen delivers large-screen cinema experiences in nearly any room in the home. Paired with a front projector, the Xscreen delivers the industry's highest-quality picture in 60-inch, 70-inch, 80-inch and 100-inch diagonal viewing sizes. Furthermore, Planar Xscreen’s black, high-gloss industrial frame design takes cues from sleek plasma displays, providing design enthusiasts with a solution that complements their décor. “Nearly every study in the past five years indicates that a rapidly growing number of consumers want bigger, impressive video displays in their home, but they either can’t afford 60-inch or larger flat-TVs or they are disappointed with the challenges of front projection in highly lit rooms,” said Tamaryn Pratt, principal, Quixel Research Home Theater Display Report. “The Planar Xscreen is a unique product that allows front projection to be used in virtually every type of room like other flat-panel TV technology, but in much larger sizes and at a price that is thousands of dollars less than other offerings.”

Planar Xscreen uses patented Daytime Film Technology to reject ambient light and deliver bright, high-contrast images from front projectors in any room—regardless of light conditions. The combination of a 4mm layer of hardened glass beneath the screen provides a flat screen surface that creates an unsurpassed image experience from front projectors with twice the brightness and twice the contrast of traditional screens. The result is a higher-quality image with beautiful color, rich contrast and razor-sharp images in nearly any lighting environment.

For further ease-of-installation, the Planar Xscreen Plus transforms the screen’s role in a home theater solution by making it the hub for connectivity and processing of all video and audio components, which can be controlled by a single, universal remote. The Planar Xscreen Plus reduces clutter because cables from each source no longer have to run to the projector. Planar’s Xscreen Plus remote is as easy to use as any traditional TV remote.

“Planar has delivered a solution that makes the screen as important as the projector or sound system in the home theater,” Hix said. “Until now, the only option for a dedicated home theater involved passive screens used in dedicated, dark rooms. Planar Xscreen enhances any projector’s image, so that users can enjoy the theater experience day and night, in a dedicated room or in the family room.”

The Planar Xscreen and Planar Xscreen Plus are available now through specialty home theater partners worldwide. For more information visit www.PlanarHomeTheater.com

Source: Press Release

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