Screen Innovations (SI) has added a new aspect ratio to its Black Diamond Motorized screen line: It’s now available in screen sizes up to 138” and in either a 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Available with either a flush or external mount, the Black Diamond Motorized is a single-motor design with four custom helixes, and a spool of slender aircraft cable that claims to silently lowers a thin wing containing the rolled Black Diamond screen downward from a recessed ceiling-mounted cassette. The cable-hung wing then stops, and from it, a small tube quickly emerges and lowers itself down to an adjustable, pre-determined image height, leaving only the image space in sight. Because Black Diamond screens do not require masking or any black drop material, there is no visible material above, below or on either side of the screen surface, allowing the images projected on Black Diamond Motorized to appear as though they are suspended in air.
Now available in either 16:9 or 2.35:1 configurations, Black Diamond Motorized screens can be effectively used with ceilings that are up to 11 feet in height. 16:9 versions are available in 80”, 92”, 100”, 106” and 110” diagonal screen sizes, whereas the 2.35:1 versions are available in 110”, 120”, 132” and 138” diagonal sizes. And, SI says that custom sizes will be made available in the future.