Originally Posted by renel
Has anyone set up this screen and add your comments. Thanks
Sorry for the delayed post.
I Got the screen just prior to Thanksgiving. A friend's daughter had a b-day party the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend... it was in the 30's with 20mph gusts. This screen is not to be used in 20mph winds, according to the literature....
We lashed the screen against the house so it would be a wind-break and worked very well. The screen has no rated gain in the literature, but I'd eyeball it at .75-.85. This makes it work better than my Epson Duet in terms of ambient light tolerance... but not as bright or sizzling "pop" as the epson in low-light. Either way, the screen's 120" size over the Epson's 80" more than makes up for it and it is now my preferred screen.
The assembly is easy and solid- if you pay attention. It takes two people to put up and take down (I am 6' 2"- if you are vertically chanllenged, it may be more difficult) because you have to pull the screen over the assembled frame which required tilting it forward. Same for disassembly. Eithery way I'd say 15 min to assemble and just as much to tear down and pack it away.
The gray of the screen had a few small black splotches- either stained through or where the graye dye didn't permeate- I can't decide. I am not sure how much it bothers me- not enough to send it back to Costco but I may try to touch it up with a feather-dusting of gray spray paint/dye in the summer.
We also used it in December for a fund-raiser screening at my daughter's school. 50-60 or so kids watch Polar Express in 3d... it worked well there and as a pre-screening we had Planet Earth running (looked great).
I took pictures of the box with my iPhone but have not had a chance to upload them. I figured I will do it as a post with pictures of the assembly, etc... next time. The only two times we used the screen we were time-pressed so I couldn't do it.
The sides of the screen material are stretchie... so this helps reduce the crease-lines.
I consider it a good value, but it isn't perfect. The included lash-down ropes (4) and stakes are sturdy and easy to work with. The frame is solid. Overall I'd say it is more stable than my Epson Duet in winds because the tie-downs (the Epson is tripod-mounted). The dark splotches are my biggest complaint so I will probably try to mask them... a feather-dusting of gray-satin spray paint (color-matched) may make it less noticeable- I will report my results if and when I try this.