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How to Pick the Best ALR Screen for your Media Room

How to Pick the Best ALR Screen for your Media Room

“Ambient lighting” is a term used frequently in the AV industry. It is the light that is present in a room before additional lighting is added, including sunlight, ceiling lights, and fireplaces, as opposed to task lighting or complicated, multi-layered lighting design.

Though it is an essential part of our everyday lives, ambient lighting should not be a part of your home theater experience. Ambient light rejecting screens combat this glare-causing nuisance with unique technology that we’ll discuss today. Read on to find out why you should use one in your next media room installation in Lake Norman, NC!

SEE ALSO: Tips for Media Room Installations in Your Next Design or Build Project

Types of Media Room Installation Screens

There are three types of reflection screens used in your Lake Norman media room installation. Regular screens use diffuse reflectors or reflectors that reflect incoming light in all directions uniformly. Most flat-panel televisions use diffuse reflectors, which is why when you watch them on a sunny day, you’ll see on the screen. Matte white screens are the perfect diffusers since white screens are designed to reflect light evenly across the display. In a dark room, projected pictures do not compete with ambient light. However, it is challenging to create a completely dark room when completing a media room installation.

Ambient Light Rejection Screens -Specular and Retroflective

Ambient light rejection screens are a recent trend in media room designs that reflect the image to the audience while reflecting any extraneous light away. There are two types of ambient light rejection displays: specular and retroreflective.

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Create the Perfect Space for Entertainment in Your Home

There’s nothing better than coming in for the night after a long day of work and catching up on your favorite TV show, or hosting a movie night for friends and family at the end of the week.  But to make the most of these fun events, you’ll need an entertainment system that is way above average.

That’s why a media room installation for your Lake Norman, NC home can elevate your entertainment like never before.  With the right audio-video components and technology in place, you’ll never be able to go back to watching your films and shows the same way again!

Keep reading below to learn about the many advantages of bringing a quality, multi-purpose media room to your living space, and how you can utilize yours to entertain both your friends and family.


Incomparable Audio-Video Technology

Your media room is where you’ll be spending lots of time enjoying a binge-worthy TV series with family, or watching your favorite sports team score big.  The kind of AV equipment you have installed is crucial in making or breaking the space.

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