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post #1 of 7 Old 05-20-2010, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
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So I just bought an Optoma HD20 and need a screen for it (I have just been using a white sheet )! It will be in a mostly light controlled environment, but needs to roll up. I am on a low budget, and can only go a bit above $100. I know this limits my quality, but anything's better than a white sheet

I am debating between the Da-Lite Model-B 106" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824996315R) and the EliteSCREENS M100XWH 100" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824999127).
I believe the shipping marked on the Da-Lite screen is an error

Any opinion on these screens? Is there a better one I could get for ~$100- $150? I know quality will be on the low end, but as long as it does not fall apart and get tonnes of folds. OH! And how are the warranties from these companies? I don't want to spend money and get a bad one, then be unable to get a replacement or refund.
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1:write a link in the message.

2:go to GO Advanced and then Preview Post and check if the link works before you post it.
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I just installed the Elite screen you referenced above into my theater. It is my first screen and projector (HD66). I was expecting a drop in quality from my Toshiba 1080p DLP w/ the Elite screen being the weak link, but I was shocked to find the picture was just as beautiful as the Toshiba. To me, the Elite is a very worthy screen for not alot of money. Hope this helps.

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I forgot to mention that my Elite M100XWH that I bought from Fry's for $99.99 came w/ a mail-in voucher for a free ceiling mount from EliteScreens.

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Ok, thanks! You haven't had any problems with it rolling up? I have read a few reviews about it not rolling up after a little use. It will be in front of my TV (which I use for casual watching-projector bulbs are expensive ), so needs to roll up reliably.
I am leaning towards the elite, as newegg decided to be weird and actually IS charging $120 shipping on an $80 screen

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I rolled it down once, and there it stayed. I also read the quality control problems, but mine feels sturdy.

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