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Yes. It is possible over 2011.
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Great -- I can wait. None of the other options are firing me up for a new 2.35 screen...

Many of us seem to be intrigued by your (hopefully) upcoming product -- and we understand how difficult it can be to develop and bring something like this to market. It would go very far for your company and the interested customer base to give routine updates on development successes and failures... Will you be able to do that as the process moves forward?
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And add me as beta tester #1...
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Well, at least it looks like my email made it to you.

Looks like its going to da-lite high power for me. Ill reassess in 2012 when the microlite is out and reviews are in.

Please keep us updated Michael.
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Yes i will keep you guys update once we have breakthrough. !!

Thank you.
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yuweimichael,

So it sounds like you're having manufacturing process difficulties.

Nevertheless, can you give us at lesst some preliminary specifications, like gain vs. angle and light rejection vs. angle for horizontal and vertical?

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Hello,
Every specification will change if we use different manufacturing process. We will post speecification once we have final approval product. In addition, we showed off our Microlitescreen during Infocomm 2010.

For those who did not see it in person, here is the actual footage from Infocomm. We put two matt white strips on the Microlitescreen and people can compare differences. Just FYI, I used a very cheap projector from Panasonic ( Less than 2K ).
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Every specification will change if we use different manufacturing process. We will post speecification once we have final approval product. In addition, we showed off our Microlitescreen during Infocomm 2010.

For those who did not see it in person, here is the actual footage from Infocomm. We put two matt white strips on the Microlitescreen and people can compare differences. Just FYI, I used a very cheap projector from Panasonic ( Less than 2K ).

Man I need to see this screen!

Free samples! For everyone ha ha!
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....Seven months later and all i am still looking for is a high-gain + free-standing + very little hot-spotting + not overly expensive +rollable screen...
If the Vutec Silverstar werent' shipped in such huge crates due to the fact that they are hard mounted to the frames, i would have bought one months ago !
Yuweimichael, you tantalized us long enough with the attributes of this one-of-a-kind screen, now its time for you to put up and make some money !
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Marcos, im in the same position as you except I wanted a fixed frame. I needed high gain but was worried about viewing angle. The microlite looked like the holy grail (and still may be), but I waited 5 months for it and nothing. The Silverstar looks to be comparable. I guess the good part about it is that I waited so long for the microlite that I saved enough to buy the silverstar.
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Marcos, im in the same position as you except I wanted a fixed frame. I needed high gain but was worried about viewing angle. The microlite looked like the holy grail (and still may be), but I waited 5 months for it and nothing. The Silverstar looks to be comparable. I guess the good part about it is that I waited so long for the microlite that I saved enough to buy the silverstar.

The Silverstar hotspots quite a bit. Just be aware.

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....Seven months later and all i am still looking for is a high-gain + free-standing + very little hot-spotting + not overly expensive +rollable screen...

HP doesn't work for you?

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HP doesn't work for you?
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Noah >>> Some months ago i requested and received several samples from different manufacturers and although i haven't even checked them out side-by-side as i've been very/very patiently waiting for more news on this Microlite screen, the HP sample i got did not impress me too much due to its thickness (more like a thin vinyl) which concerned me insofar as fragility, and its "whitish silver" color, which i found to be not what i was looking for; Also, looking at its built quality, i certainly didn't think it was worth being priced the same as comparably sized Silverstar screens.
Right now i own a very high-gain silver screen (real silver) and i am a sucker for that plasma-like look image it provides, even taking into consideration its somewhat elevated black level; Unfortunately, the screen is only 76" diagonal and has a 4:3 image ratio.
One thing about the Silverstar sample i received is that it came packaged inside a wooden frame (?!) which was very easy to take apart and to my surprise the Silverstar material easily slipped out of the frame; To my eyes, it looked just like another piece of thick silver vinyl material that could be easily rolled up and shipped to customers !
Why doesn't Vutec offer the option of selling just the vinyl Silverstar material together with standard metal frames shipped dis-assembled available with the same options of wall-mount or leg-mount, but without that humongous shipping crate to deal with ?
I don't know how much longer i'll be able to wait to get a new screen and in my mind i keep thinking of ordering the 92" diagonal Silverstar, but when i think of the nightmare of opening that huge crate outdoors in the parking lot of my condo and then having to move it extremely carefully down the stairs to my HT room, putting it in place just to find out that it does not fulfill my expectations and that i would have the task of re-packaging and shipping it back to Vutec, now that makes me re-consider the whole enterprise !
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Marcos,

Sounds like you got the new, thinner 2.4 gain HP; you can still order the 2.8 which is quite thick.

My HP (2.8) looks white to me, but anyway, not sure why you object to whitish silver when you like the Silverstar.

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Just get you guys an update. I just received a roll of material and cut a piece it to compare with other screen material (matt white). I think gamers will love this one. No more video game or football in a dark room. The light was very bright ( 6 of 100 watts light bulbs) using a Acer 120MHZ gaming projector. True color reproduction, No hot spot and any viewing angle.





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Id pay 20 bucks just to have a 6"x6" sample so I can feel good about the screen choice I am about to make. That screen looks awesome.

Any way to make this happen?
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That sample does a very nice job at preserving contrast. I'd love to review it.

How many lumens is the projector that you are using rated for?

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If this gives a similar performace to a Firehawk without the sheen i'll be all over it.
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Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster here.

I'm interested in getting 46" x 82" curved screen for a future 4x Eyefinity setup just like the Scalable Displays tech demo I saw a couple months ago. This Microlite optical projection screen seems like a perfect fit.

Please keep us in the loop Michael. Thanks.

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That sample does a very nice job at preserving contrast. I'd love to review it.

How many lumens is the projector that you are using rated for?

I am using acer H5360 $499 dollars gaming projector with 2500 lumens.

Sorry upstair, no sample will be given yet since I only received a small roll of fabric.

About the performance, we have only one competitor and some of you guys should know who. The screen material is pure optical. It is not like using dark surface to get light rejection or contrast. We use pure optical layers to achieve the performance of light rejection, contrast, panoramic wide viewing angle on 3.0 gain material and true color reproduction.

I will keep you guys update. Thank you.
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Just get you guys an update. I just received a roll of material and cut a piece it to compare with other screen material (matt white). I think gamers will love this one. No more video game or football in a dark room. The light was very bright ( 6 of 100 watts light bulbs) using a Acer 120MHZ gaming projector. True color reproduction, No hot spot and any viewing angle.

Very interesting indeed
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Just get you guys an update. I just received a roll of material and cut a piece it to compare with other screen material (matt white). I think gamers will love this one. No more video game or football in a dark room. The light was very bright ( 6 of 100 watts light bulbs) using a Acer 120MHZ gaming projector. True color reproduction, No hot spot and any viewing angle.






Could you please comment on any screen texture and if the material appears uniform.
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Could you please comment on any screen texture and if the material appears uniform.

Yes. It is uniform and smooth surface.
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Michael, check your PM's.
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Yuwemichael --

Thanks so much for updating us like this. As you can tell from the enthusiastic responses we as a group are fired up for your potential product. I'm confident many of us will help you out to develop it further with suggestions etc. as you move forward. Always good to satisfy the audience!

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Yeah, I have Been talking to everyone in the biz about this screen with high hopes that it delivers. Very anxious to see it in person somehow
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Nice ! A screen from Taiwan ? how much ?
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Yeah, I have Been talking to everyone in the biz about this screen with high hopes that it delivers. Very anxious to see it in person somehow

when everyone came in and saw it by his or her own eye last year at Infocomm, it is no doubt that everyone asked the same question. "How is possible and it is against law of physics?" Well, by several minutes of argument and examination, they started to believe that somehow we did it. The Microlitescreen was invent and design in california. It will be made in Taiwan and China.
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Hi, First time posting here.

yuweimichael - Thanks so much for the update. I am looking into daylight screens, how do you compare yourself with screen innovation black diamond, and maybe also dnp supernova?
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I can't really answer that question because I am the maker. I will let you guys answer that once you can test it by yourself. Thank you.
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