Dark Energy Screens

Australian supplier of Home Theatre Projection Screens specialising in Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) screens and Ultra Short Throw (UST) screens.
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What Is An Ultra Short Throw (UST) Screen

Ultra Short Throw (UST) Screen

In a nutshell, if you are using a UST Projector without a UST Screen specially designed for UST you will not enjoy the best image quality the projector has to offer (the same goes for using just a wall, which is usually even worse).

Why Should You Want One?


Not only that, all that light hitting your ceiling gets reflected into the room and lights it up, which washes out the contrast of the already diminished image you are seeing (unless you have a black or very dark-colored ceiling that is also zero sheens).


The majority of the light from the projector under the screen will be reflected up to the ceiling, not to your eye level.  This is just physics; the angle the light hits the screen or wall at the angle it gets reflected at. Obviously, this seriously diminishes the brightness of the light (the image) you see at your seating position.


Most walls are not perfectly flat, they have ripples that you wouldn’t see, until you shine a light up them at an angle, just like a UST projector does. Then you might see the shadows that give away where the ripples are.

A UST screen overcomes these problems and gives you the best image by incorporating a surface structure that is designed to reflect the light from below straight out into the room to your eyes, at the same time as rejecting light from above (i.e. room lights and ceiling reflections).

Of course, It’s also perfectly flat to eliminate any distortions.

If you then combine a proper UST screen with Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) characteristics (specifically CLR i.e. Ceiling Light Rejection) you get greater contrast, richer colors, and a more vibrant, TV-like image even in a lit room!

How A UST Screen Works

Take a look at the videos below which summarise this pretty well and show how a UST ALR/CLR screen overcomes these problems and enhances the image.

Then take a look at the two popular UST CLR screens we offer on our Shop
(You can now buy the sought-after XY PET  Crystal screen in Australia, right here).

For use in both darkness and ambient light they are ideal for the new UST projectors such as the Samsung 4K Laser, Xiaomi Mijia UST 4K Laser, Optoma UST 4K Laser, LG UST 4K Laser, Vava UST 4K Laser, HiSense models, plus ANY UST projector model.

Video: How A UST Screen

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Video: Benefits Of A UST ALR/CLR Screen

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We have two brands of popular UST CLR screens

XY Screens UST ‘PET Crystal’

Our favorite because it’s an amazing screen at a price way better than equivalent performers is the XY Screens UST CLR ‘PET Crystal’ (ridiculous acronym overload I know, but the screen is fantastic…).

Elite Screens ‘Aeon’ UST CLR

The other is the Elite Screens ‘Aeon’ StarBright CLR, also a very good screen but at a higher price.

You can see pricing and available sizes on our Shop page.

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