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That email answers my concerns. The only thing that I would be a little concerned about is selling a 16x9 curved screen. The purpose of the curvature is to counter pincushion caused by the use of a anamorphic lens (which is used to create a scope aspect ratio). That combination seems to be counter productive.

I was thinking to keep it simple (not to play with the RS40 zoom and focus) and go with their 16:9 curve screen. Is this a bad idea? I thought one of the reason is to keep the throw distance the same from the projector.
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Allieso = Magnum?

Most of us here think this sucks because they don't get any aspect ratio correct. You're better off with a DIY solution if you're cheaping out on a screen.
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My drywall isn't finished yet in my theater room but I ordered my screen yesterday.

I had high limitations so their are making me a custom 135.3" diagonal Theater IMAX Pro-Curve Screens 2.35:1 ratio.

Service was superb.

I haven't received my JVC RS40 projector either so this will take a while until I can post my opinion.
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Why would you spend so much on a projector and then get a screen that doesn't even have a proper aspect ratio?
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They custom cut to whatever screen size you want now. That is why mine will be 135.3" diagonal to get that perfect 2.35 ratio.
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Let us know how it turns out.
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Customer service has been phenomenal. they kept me in the loop during their whole process of the build/test.

Got the screen last week. All crated up nicely protected. Setup was simple and easy. Screen material is bulletproof. With the baby due in May this, and the price, was the two major factor in my decision.

I don't have my JVC RS40 yet so I can't talk about performance.
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It took a month to get it? Let us know how the aspect ratio thing works for you.
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I wish I saw this Thread before I gave them my money!
They are selling on eBay and the Pics they are using is not what you will be getting. They will respond to all your Questions, but I should of asked how it really looks when you get it.. If you want to see what your buying I will send you pics!!

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Sorry to hear. I ended up selling mine on craigslist and getting an EliteScreens 110" model. Much higher quality, though not nearly as easy to assemble. Having a properly sized screen and having the picture fill the screen perfectly was definitely worth it though.

What size did you buy? Are the measurements correct at least?
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I got the 96" "Pro Curve"/ PVC pipes to make it curve.. Don't know yet the install is happening this Thursday.. But have had 2 ppl asking for pics, so hope it helps them make the rt choice on what they r getting
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It did fit, had to remove the PVC pipes so it would lay flat, the good thing is I saved 2 more ppl from making the same mistake I did.
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The feedback in this thread is not real good but also about a year old, anyone currently using a magnum screen?

If so how are you liking it?


I am curious about them due to the fact they are relatively inexpensive and more so they apparently have adjustable curvature and do not require an anamorphic lens;

From the ebay ad:
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Arrives with Std. 40ft radial cuvature for use with stock Projector Lens

Allows for Tighter Curves such as 30' for use with Anamorphic Lens

Allows for More Relaxed Curves - Even Flat to wall if needed or desired.

I want a 2.35 model and I am thinking this would be a good screen to test out a curved screen but if it did cause noticeable barrel distortion on 16:9 images or I did not like the curve I could just make it flat.
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This subject link is going on 4 years and yet on ebay this Magnum Screen pro-curve ratings are solid. What gives? I like others have mentioned admit they have an incredible ad that absolutely pulls you in. I would like to hear from somebody who has actually bought these screens to show us pictures after they bought and installed a Magnum pro-curve screen. If their screens match their ads, they might get a new customer. Lets see your review if you own one.
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Bill,

I am about to order the magnum screen.  Did you purchase one?

If so, how heavy are they and do you need additional support in the wall for hanging?

 

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Socio,

Did you purchase the screen from Magnum?

I am about to order one of their new screens.

They have been on EBay for awhile and overall have a good rating.  And no recent comments about their product.

 

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If you took the curvature out of it, did that not defeat the purpose of getting a curved screen?

 

 

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Hi,

I am about to order a magnum screen.  How do you like yours now that you have had it for awhile?

Did you have to install additional bracing on/in the wall to hang?  Was it difficult to hang?

 

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Has anyone tried Magnum Screens? I am in the market for a new 16:9 screen. The screens from this company look nice, and the price is low. Does anyone know anything about the quality of these screens?
I have read a few comments about the Magnum screen. Here is my take. We purchased a 122" curved screen a few months ago. We are using it with an Epson ProCinema 6030UB "3D" Projector; with a Samsung "3D" Blu-Ray player and the Denon 7.1 Channel 4K + 3D Pass Through Network AV Receiver.
I could not ask for a better system. The screen produces a great 3D effect and presentation, also in the 2D mode.
Your system is only as good as the cheapest component you put into it. Outside of my kitchen, this is the most expensive room in my house. I splurged and am very happy with it all. Magnum should put a little more detail into the assembly and installation of the screen in their instructions. But outside of that It is great.
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Magnum makes a great screen; I bought one and I am Happy

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This subject link is going on 4 years and yet on ebay this Magnum Screen pro-curve ratings are solid. What gives? I like others have mentioned admit they have an incredible ad that absolutely pulls you in. I would like to hear from somebody who has actually bought these screens to show us pictures after they bought and installed a Magnum pro-curve screen. If their screens match their ads, they might get a new customer. Lets see your review if you own one.
I have read a few comments about the Magnum screen. Here is my take. We purchased a 122" curved screen a few months ago. We are using it with an Epson ProCinema 6030UB "3D" Projector; with a Samsung "3D" Blu-Ray player and the Denon 7.1 Channel 4K + 3D Pass Through Network AV Receiver.
I could not ask for a better system. The screen produces a great 3D effect and presentation, also in the 2D mode.
Your system is only as good as the cheapest component you put into it. Outside of my kitchen, this is the most expensive room in my house. I splurged and am very happy with it all. Magnum should put a little more detail into the assembly and installation of the screen in their instructions. But outside of that It is great.
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Bottom line

I Bought a Magnum 122" Curved Projector Screen.

The rolled up dull finish countertop material (like Wilsonart) arrived in a nicely packed wooden crate inside a custom made cardboard box.
When unrolled, the material was easy to insert into the well designed supplied 1 1/4" frames covered with a black non-reflective material. The completed resultant screen is a true 16/9, measuring 120 inches diagonal.
The screen material did not display any sign of a hot spot and measured (as advertised) about 1.2 reflective index.
The support to the wall consists of only two "moly-bolts" in the center of the top and bottom frame pieces requiring 1/2" holes through the wall. The curvature is achieved (for a 40 foot radius by using an insert of a 4" spacer at all four corners. This arrangement works very well and allows a little wiggle room for rotation if needed. The radius works well for my projector, achieving what appears to be a better 'connection' to the image at 15 ft. viewing distance compared to my 120 inch flat screen at the same distance. This improvement is obvious and almost immediate in movie views. I was skeptical of the advantage of curvature until I witnessed the result.
You can disregard the "hype": The screen has nothing whatever to do with pixels, 4K, Epson 5030, vinyl coating, heat treatment, technician inspection, adjustment or enhancement or any of the other non-specific advertising glorification descriptives.
I recommend the purchase and use of this screen in a light controlled room.
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When I considered a new, larger screen, and looked at the Magnum site, it looked like a scam site littered with logos of respected CE companies / THX / DTS / DD (which have really nothing to do with a screen) .. in fact, I seriously considered turning them in for attempting to use the names of these companies as some sort of affiliation .. "Solid Specialist's in Home Theater Excellence and Consulting" indeed .. hell, there are even misspelled words on this meager site .. "Enhased" .. really .. ??

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We will see

I am about to pull the trigger on a 140" 2.35 magnum screen. I will let the forum know how it turns out. The group has been very helpful so far.
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I Bought a Magnum 122" Curved Projector Screen.

The rolled up dull finish countertop material (like Wilsonart) arrived in a nicely packed wooden crate inside a custom made cardboard box.
When unrolled, the material was easy to insert into the well designed supplied 1 1/4" frames covered with a black non-reflective material. The completed resultant screen is a true 16/9, measuring 120 inches diagonal.
The screen material did not display any sign of a hot spot and measured (as advertised) about 1.2 reflective index.
The support to the wall consists of only two "moly-bolts" in the center of the top and bottom frame pieces requiring 1/2" holes through the wall. The curvature is achieved (for a 40 foot radius by using an insert of a 4" spacer at all four corners. This arrangement works very well and allows a little wiggle room for rotation if needed. The radius works well for my projector, achieving what appears to be a better 'connection' to the image at 15 ft. viewing distance compared to my 120 inch flat screen at the same distance. This improvement is obvious and almost immediate in movie views. I was skeptical of the advantage of curvature until I witnessed the result.
You can disregard the "hype": The screen has nothing whatever to do with pixels, 4K, Epson 5030, vinyl coating, heat treatment, technician inspection, adjustment or enhancement or any of the other non-specific advertising glorification descriptives.
I recommend the purchase and use of this screen in a light controlled room.

What aspect ratio were you setup for with this screen, 16:9 or 2.35:1? And if 16:9, did you have to do any keystone adjustments, or anything else to fit the image all the way across? Somewhere I saw where one person mentioned what appeared to be a 'slight sag' in the middle of the screen. Don't know about that, may have been perceived. I've been wondering about the 'immersive feel' that they advertise, even with 16:9 screens.? Also, I found another supplier of curved screens, Jamestown Home Theater Screens, that supplies HC grey material (not rigid) instead of just white. My room has light walls and ceiling, as is open to the game room, and the grey screen works better for blacks.
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I recommend this screen as described.

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What aspect ratio were you setup for with this screen, 16:9 or 2.35:1? And if 16:9, did you have to do any keystone adjustments, or anything else to fit the image all the way across? Somewhere I saw where one person mentioned what appeared to be a 'slight sag' in the middle of the screen. Don't know about that, may have been perceived. I've been wondering about the 'immersive feel' that they advertise, even with 16:9 screens.? Also, I found another supplier of curved screens, Jamestown Home Theater Screens, that supplies HC grey material (not rigid) instead of just white. My room has light walls and ceiling, as is open to the game room, and the grey screen works better for blacks.
Recommend for a light controlled room. It is only 1.24 reflective. No sag and no keystone depends on you and your ability to mount a screen. If you go for a grey screen you will need a lot of projector light--light 2400 lumens (Epson 5010). Break out the flat black and start painting and build a wall to the game room. The curvature is a 40 foot radius or about 4" on each end of your 120 inch screen from center in the left right direction.
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[QUOTE=Gil Arroyo;31810017]Recommend for a light controlled room. It is only 1.24 reflective. No sag and no keystone depends on you and your ability to mount a screen. If you go for a grey screen you will need a lot of projector light--light 2400 lumens (Epson 5010). Break out the flat black and start painting and build a wall to the game room. The curvature is a 40 foot radius or about 4" on each end of your 120 inch screen from center in the left right direction.[/QUO


Thanks for the input. It sounds like your happy with your screen. My projector is very bright, the Epson 5030ub. Its pretty bright on my painted grey screen, so that I have the brightness turned down quite a bit...set at about 40% in Cinema mode. May be too bright for a white screen? Doubt that. I would say my room is light controlled, except white ceiling/light walls. My room is pretty dark at night for movies, but occasionally we watch a few sports during the day, and a very few movies during the day. BTW, sports look fine really during the day. I would say in general the image could use a little more 'POP', and blacks may be crushed a little, showing up in reduced shadow detail. I feel this is due to my current screen solution. I guess my real questions I've come up with for you now, is aimed at black levels and viewing cone. 1)Is your setup a dark room, ceiling/walls? Your happy with your Magnum, so was wondering your room conditions for comparison. 2)Do you feel the Magnum curved white screen rejects light reflection (from lighter room colors), better than a flat grey screen would? Magnum claims the curve rejects light reflection, so in theory may produce the same results as a grey screen.? 3) Does the off axis view look good, say if you were near the side of the room? We have a couch along the right side also, where my daughter can get more friends a seat when over. Though that is a small percentage of the time.


Additionally, I also found another 16:9 curved fabric screen, that is HC grey from Jamestown. Yet, if the curved white screen already directs more light back to the viewer, and rejects ambient light as Magnum says, do you really need grey? I guess what I'm getting at is I am intrigued by the solid surface from Magnum over fabric, but they only use white, and I want to enable the best black levels possible. Your observations from your setup may be beneficial in gaining some understanding of the direction for me to go. Thanks for any insight you can provide for me!
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Recommend for a light controlled room. It is only 1.24 reflective. No sag and no keystone depends on you and your ability to mount a screen. If you go for a grey screen you will need a lot of projector light--light 2400 lumens (Epson 5010). Break out the flat black and start painting and build a wall to the game room. The curvature is a 40 foot radius or about 4" on each end of your 120 inch screen from center in the left right direction.[/QUO


Thanks for the input. It sounds like your happy with your screen. My projector is very bright, the Epson 5030ub. Its pretty bright on my painted grey screen, so that I have the brightness turned down quite a bit...set at about 40% in Cinema mode. May be too bright for a white screen? Doubt that. I would say my room is light controlled, except white ceiling/light walls. My room is pretty dark at night for movies, but occasionally we watch a few sports during the day, and a very few movies during the day. BTW, sports look fine really during the day. I would say in general the image could use a little more 'POP', and blacks may be crushed a little, showing up in reduced shadow detail. I feel this is due to my current screen solution. I guess my real questions I've come up with for you now, is aimed at black levels and viewing cone. 1)Is your setup a dark room, ceiling/walls? Your happy with your Magnum, so was wondering your room conditions for comparison. 2)Do you feel the Magnum curved white screen rejects light reflection (from lighter room colors), better than a flat grey screen would? Magnum claims the curve rejects light reflection, so in theory may produce the same results as a grey screen.? 3) Does the off axis view look good, say if you were near the side of the room? We have a couch along the right side also, where my daughter can get more friends a seat when over. Though that is a small percentage of the time.


Additionally, I also found another 16:9 curved fabric screen, that is HC grey from Jamestown. Yet, if the curved white screen already directs more light back to the viewer, and rejects ambient light as Magnum says, do you really need grey? I guess what I'm getting at is I am intrigued by the solid surface from Magnum over fabric, but they only use white, and I want to enable the best black levels possible. Your observations from your setup may be beneficial in gaining some understanding of the direction for me to go. Thanks for any insight you can provide for me!

Magnum uses countertop material, so you could experiment with a piece ordered from Home
Depot. Curvature does not reject room light. Side viewing is not acceptable for serious viewing; but younger people usually don't care what is on the screen anyway. You have a very capable EPSON projector capable of excellent color, blacks and brightness. The Magnum screen can be mounted with curve or without curve and interchanged after mounting to check it out. I think the curvature makes the picture look more "involving". I do not believe gray screens are ever required for black blacks in a reasonably dark room. My theater is a bat cave and I add a little star light. I know some people are 'black afficiandos'. The viewer controls with the 5030 does provide a more than acceptable range for me, matching the 'no light' part of the projection. After the "gamers" decide to watch a movie, you can switch off the excess room light.
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