So I’ve been sharing a few tidbits here and there about our media room, and today I’m super excited to share with y’all my review of our media screen. I even created a short little video for you guys to check out in case you’re in the market for a screen yourself. And even if you’re not shopping for a screen, no worries! The video is also a mini tour of the space, so you can see what it looks like in “real life,” not just through pictures.
Also – As you can see in the YouTube preview below, I make really awesome faces throughout. So worst case scenario, you can always make fun of me while you’re bored at work 🙂
Ok, so let’s get to it!
One of the biggest challenges in our media room was finding a screen that would react well to natural light. Since most media rooms are dark with NO windows, that isn’t normally an issue. But we wanted our media room to feel more like a family room. I wanted the room open to the kid’s playroom, so we could watch the kiddos play in case they didn’t want to watch whatever show or movie we were watching. I also wanted windows and natural light throughout, so it didn’t feel like a dungeon when we were in there during the day. If y’all know me, y’all KNOW I love me some bright and airy rooms — even if it’s a media room!
After months of research, I found a screen that would give us the exact flexibility that we were looking for. Elite Screen’s Aeon CineGrey3D® screen was designed to perform in high-light environments, just like ours. We have so much natural light in our media room, yet we’re still easily able to watch TV in the middle of the day, just like a normal television. I love how this light-reflecting technology makes our media room so versatile that we can actually use it at all times in the day, no matter how much light is shining into the room.
Don’t get me wrong, we also use our media room at night, which is a completely different (and SUPER AWESOME) experience! It TOTALLY feels like we’re at the movies, but it’s more comfortable, because we don’t have to drag our unpredictable toddlers out of the house in order to get that “movie theatre” experience. The screen not only performs wonderfully during the day, but also incredible at night, with a high-contrasting screen display and perfectly saturated colors.
I also love the frame we chose. A lot of screens have a thicker frame (which strictly comes down to personal preference), but I prefer the EdgeFree® design. In my opinion, it’s super chic and sleek, and makes it look like you have a 110″ flatscreen in your room at all times. It also gives you a little bit more viewing room when it comes down to the actual picture projection. I think it gave us an extra 3 inches or so on each side.
Another feature we opted for was the fixed frame, which means it always stays displayed on the wall. I love this option because, like I said earlier, we wanted it to feel like a massive flatscreen was hanging on the wall at all times. Again, this is totally a preference thing, and for this room, a fixed frame is what worked for us.
We also got the LED backlight kit that I will be sharing more about in another post. It displays really well in a lower light environment, so stay tuned to my insta stories for more coverage on that! Until then, you can see a product shot from Elite Screen’s website below:
And if you’re looking for a few more facts about this screen, I’ve included some below:
- Stretches over frame for a permanently tight-tensioned flat surface
- Active 3D, 4K Ultra HD, and HDR Ready
- Available in the following range of diagonal sizes:
- 84” – 200″ in 16:9 format
- 103”, 125″, 138″ and 158″ in 2.35:1 format
Design and Installation
- Aluminum lightweight split-frame design
- Easy to assemble and install in minutes
- EDGE FREE® or install ultra-thin trim
- Smaller footprint maximizes viewing area
- Wall mount brackets slide ensuring the frame is properly centered
- Optional LED backlight kit with remote control