Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol Review

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Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol Applications

 

If a perfectly flat and taut projector screen is what you are after to display your data or film and videos then the Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol may just be the screen you are after.

The Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol uses Da-Lite’s tab guided cable system to maintain an even lateral tension across the screen to hold it flat, while the custom slat bar provides the necessary weight at the bottom of the screen to keep the screen flat vertically.

If an accurate image is the name of your game, then a Tensioned Cosmo will set you up for some stunning plays, both in the boardroom and home theater. Da-Lite has this screen in just about every format known to man, so there is bound to be a Tensioned Cosmo to suit your needs, the Cosmo come in:

1.33 or 4:3, in Da-Lite speak: “Video Format”

1.78 or 16:9, in Da-Lite lingo: “HDTV Format”

1.6 or 16:10, in Da-Lite speak: “Wide Format”

1:1, in Da-Lite lingo: “Square or AV Format”

Front and rear projection

Whether you are looking for a front or rear projection screen there is a Cosmo to suit, as with all Da-Lite screens, you can get the Cosmo in a number of screen surfaces and sizes, ranging from 72” to 164”, see the surface and size guide below for more details.

Why Tensioned Cosmo

The Cosmo is designed for wall or ceiling mounting and has an optional Floating Mounting Bracket, which makes aligning the screen as simple as releasing two sets of screws, in other words it’s an absolute breeze. The Cosmo features Da-Lite’s patented in-the-roller motor rubber mounting system to ensure quiet operation at all times.

Matching The Cosmo With Your Décor

 

The Cosmo screen comes standard in black to blend in with any décor, but if you are after something a little more creative, Da-Lite has not left you out in the cold. The Cosmo has a number of imitation wood veneers, such as:

Honey Maple

Medium Oak

Heritage Walnut

Mahogany

Light Oak

Natural Walnut

Cherry

Da-Lite have thought of everything, the Floating Mounting Bracket can also have a veneer attached to it, so as to blend in with the rest of the screen.

Da-Lite Really Have Thought Of Everything

 

As with most quality products it is all the little un-seen things that make us the unit that ensure a happy user experience and Da-Lite are no exception to this rule. Below are all the ‘little’ things that go into making a top-of-the-line projector screen:

  • Tab guide cable system, maintains even lateral tension and holds screen surface flat
  • Heavy duty plastic end caps for slat bar enclosing a preset adjustable mechanism for screen tensioning
  • Seamless surfaces with black masking borders
  • Flame retardant and mildew resistant fabric
  • Rigid metal mounting roller
  • Custom slat bar with added weight, maintains vertical tension on the screen surface
  • Heavy duty plastic end caps for slat bar
  • Specially designed motor mounted inside the roller
  • Three wire with ground
  • Quick reversal type
  • Oiled for life
  • Automatic thermal overload cutout
  • Integral gears
  • Capacitor and electric brake to prevent coasting
  • Limit switches, preset but adjustable to automatically stop picture surface in the “up” and “down” position
  • Powder coated 21-gauge steel case
  • Hexagon in shape with flat back to prevent scraping fabric
  • Heavy duty case end caps, allowing no exposed roller pins, additionally functioning as sturdy brackets for wall or ceiling installation
  • Three position control switch with cover plate

Cosmo Customization

 

White the Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol comes standard with the Decore style three way wall switch, kitting your new Cosmo out with options is certainly an option, pardon the pun, but seriously Da-Lite have just about customization available on the Cosmo so that you can tick all the boxes to have your Cosmo do all the little extra things you want:

  • Floating Mounting Bracket which allows the screen to be mounted either on the wall or ceiling at most secure position. The screen can be moved left or right for proper centering on the wall or alignment to projector. Available in either black or white.
  • Single Motor Low Voltage Control, 3 Button with 1 Switch, external.
  • Single Motor Low Voltage Control, 3 button with 1 Switch, built-in.
  • Radio Frequency Wireless Remote Control for LVC System
  • Infrared Wireless Remote Control for LVC System
  • Locking Switch Coverplate for 120 V or 3 Button LVC Switch.
  • Key Operated Switch for 120 V only (note: cannot be used with low voltage system).
  • 220 Volt (50 Hz) Motor.
  • Video Projector Interface – 12 V or 5 V.
  • No. 6, 6# Non-adjustable Extension Brackets
  • External SCB-100 – RS-232 Serial Control Board
  • NET-100 Ethernet-Serial Adapter (must be used with SCB-100)
  • Ceiling Trim Kit
  • Silent Motor.
  • Silent Motor with Integrated LVC.
  • Black case (white standard).

Which Screen Surface

Picking an appropriate screen surface is almost as big a decision as the screen itself, and when initially looking at the list you might think that Da-Lite have not exactly tried to make it an easy experience.

But don’t be fooled by the length of the list, one of Da-Lite’s strong points is that they have a screen surface to overcome just about every projection issue you are likely to come across. So have a quick read through the list, see what is available to you, decide what is important to you and what potential issues you might have to overcome in your projection environment, then the choice of screen surface will be easy.

  • Da-Mat®
  • Cinema Vision
  • Pearlescent
  • Audio Vision
  • High Contrast Da-Mat®
  • High Contrast Cinema Vision
  • High Contrast Audio Vision
  • High Contrast Cinema Perf
  • Da-Tex® (rear projection)
  • Dual Vision (front & rear projection)

And just a quick note, a black opaque backing is standard on all the front projection surfaces.

Here are the details of each of the surfaces and their particular forte’s:

Da-Mat®

A screen surface with a smooth, white vinyl finish for precise image reproduction that provides an exceptionally wide viewing angle and no resolution loss. It is a highly flexible fabric that may be folded or rolled. Its versatility makes it a great choice for situations with good control over ambient light and where an exceptionally wide viewing angle is necessary. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 60° Gain: 1.0

 

Cinema Vision

A unique non-supported vinyl fabric that offers a bright, uniform image with no color shift at any viewing angle. This surface is designed to provide a higher amount of brightness for lower output projector types such as CRT. Its increased reflectivity will help enhance the image brightness in situations where a low level of ambient light is present. This surface is a good choice when producing video images. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 1.3

 

Pearlescent

A non-supported vinyl fabric, offering a higher degree of reflectivity and brilliance without loss of image quality or resolution. This surface is a good choice when producing video images with a lower output projector and where there is a high amount of ambient light present. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 40° Gain: 1.5

 

Audio Vision

Designed for applications where a more realistic soundstage is desired, this fabric allows for the installation of speakers to be placed behind the surface. With virtually no sound loss and good image quality, this fabric provides the same optical characteristics as the Da-Mat surface with specially designed perforations to allow sound to pass through the screen material. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 60° Gain: 1.0

 

High Contrast Da-Mat®

With a special gray surface, this screen material is designed for use with today’s high output LCD, DLP and D-ILA projectors. By lowering the black levels of the projected video image, this surface creates a more film-like image and is a good choice when video is the main source of projected information. This screen surface is best used when there is good control of ambient lighting and a moderately wide viewing angle is desired. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 0.8

 

High Contrast Cinema Vision

Designed for today’s moderate output DLP and LCD projectors, this screen surface is a great choice when video images are the main source of information being projected and where ambient lighting is moderately controlled. With its specially designed gray base surface and a reflective top surface, this screen material is able to provide very good black levels without sacrificing the white level output. With its enhanced black levels and brilliant white levels, this screen surface provides deep life-like colors and greater detail and sharpness to the image. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.1

 

High Contrast Audio Vision

With the same optical characteristics as the High Contrast Da-Mat material, this surface is designed to provide the viewer with a more realistic soundstage by placing speakers behind the screen and allowing the sound to be transmitted through the material. This screen surface is best used when there is good control of ambient lighting and a moderately wide viewing angle is desired. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 45° Gain: 0.8

 

High Contrast Cinema Perf

With the same optical characteristics as High Contrast Cinema Vision, this surface is perforated to allow placement of a center channel speaker behind the screen surface while allowing the sound to transmit through the material. Ideal for use in environments with moderate control of ambient light. Screen surface can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.1

 

Da-Tex®

Flexible Fabric Screen: A translucent, neutral gray vinyl fabric that allows rear projection in applications where a rigid acrylic or glass screen are not possible. This specially designed gray vinyl surface offers the same high transmission and low reflectance values as a rigid rear projection screen for optimal viewing. It yields excellent color rendition, image contrast and a moderately wide viewing angle. Ideally suited for both lace and grommet and snap button type screens used in portable installations. This material requires tensioning due to its flexible nature. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 30° Gain: 1.3

 

Dual Vision

Flexible Fabric Screen: A unity gain flexible projection fabric capable of both front and rear projection. The surface is ideal for video projection under controlled light conditions. With an exceptionally wide viewing cone, each seat in the audience will observe a uniform, bright, sharp image with no color shift. Surface needs to be tensioned. Screen surface can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.0

 

Green Da-Lite

Da-Lite has always had being a responsible corporate citizen, and has wanted to set the example in the communities in which it has operated for over 100 years. Da-Lite have taken this corporate citizenry to the next level by meeting a number of Green initiatives, one from the U.S. Green Building Council and another from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

With the U.S. Green Building Council program the screens are assessed to show how much recycled material they contain, with the amount dependant on screen size and format.

The GREENGUARD program takes the lead in low emitting products and materials, and Da-Lite has been certified under certification number 90068. In addition to the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification, the Institute has also certified Da-Lite for their GREENGUARD Children and Schools program under citification numbers 90068-01 through 90068-26.

Da-Lite also has their Da-Lite Screen Green Exchange program. With this program Da-Lite responsibly takes care of end-of-life screens by offering to recycle old screens that have been replaced with a new Da-Lite screen.

 

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