updated 04:30 pm EST, Thu November 30, 2006
Supernova projector screen
Though many people would like a home projector, the presence of windows often washes out the resulting image. Danish company DNP claims to have solved this problem with the new Supernova Screen, which uses a filter to absorb light from off-angles. A reflector behind the filter displays the intended image. The company argues that this can produce twice the brightness and a tenfold increase in contrast, allowing projectors to be used near windows, under harsh lamps, or even outdoors in midday sun. DNP is selling the Supernova in retractable and non-retractable versions up to 150 inches in size. Pricing information is not readily available, however.