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post #271 of 1020 Old 12-08-2011, 09:05 AM
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Can't speak about the bowing issue (I don't have it), but the wrinkles can be addressed by retensioning the fabric.

What size screen do you have and is it the newer one with the aluminum in the wood?
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What size screen do you have and is it the newer one with the aluminum in the wood?

136" wide x 64" high viewable (custom aspect ratio I wanted, CIA more or less). It has the 1x4 poplar (?) frame with 3/4" aluminum hollow square stock on the back - is that what you meant, or actually metal "in" (embedded?) the wood? Not sure about that, nothing that I noticed anyway.

B.t.w. I used Seymour material on mine, vs. the standard material - but I would think the same point about wrinkles would apply regardless.
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The Jamestown screen is a huge bang for the buck in my opinion. that wrinkling you see is people not taking the time or taking a picture before getting all the wrinkles out. The Jamestown screen is setup to be easily re-tensioned as needed. All his newer screens are reinforced with aluminum square stock as Brad mentioned. I have had no issues with the wood bowing. The only thing that could be an issue is it sagging but that is easily prevented by using multiple mounting brackets to support the frame.
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I purchased an elite sable frame screen and am quite happy with it. Followed the included instructions rigorously and was able to get a totally flat screen. Installation was easy even for a mechanically challenged person like me. Also, I got amazon prime shipping on it which was a big factor for me.
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I purchased an elite sable frame screen and am quite happy with it. Followed the included instructions rigorously and was able to get a totally flat screen. Installation was easy even for a mechanically challenged person like me. Also, I got amazon prime shipping on it which was a big factor for me.

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About to pull the trigger on a Jamestown as well. Looking at the 130" screen. Just not sure go grey or white. Going to be using a Epson 3010 projector.

Anyone? I think the white will be just fine with this projector.
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i just pulled the trigger on the 130" in white
i hope it looks good
projector is epson 8350
just could not talk myself into buying a carada screen for $1100
maybe when i upgrade my PJ to a JVC down the road
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About to pull the trigger on a Jamestown as well. Looking at the 130" screen. Just not sure go grey or white. Going to be using a Epson 3010 projector.

Anyone? I think the white will be just fine with this projector.

As long as you have decent light control, and decent projector contrast, white is the way to go.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/whit...on_screens.htm
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How is the Jamestown screen hung? I had a Da-Lite perm wall and the frame drilled into the wall then you snapped the screen in place. With this being tensioned I imagine you have to put it together first then hang
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You assemble it first, and then hang it. It comes with metal french cleats that can be used to hang it, or you can always use something else (I hung mind with a pair of piano hinges).
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Any reason why you didn't use the cleat?
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Yes, I used Seymour acoustically transparent screen material on the Jamestown frame, the screen is mounted on a false wall with speakers behind - I wanted an easy way to access behind the screen when needed, without having to have someone help me take the screen down and find a place to put it. So I have it hinged on the top, so I can pop it open like the hood of a car.

Here's a picture - normally, there are fabric covered panels around the screen top/bottom/sides, but they weren't in place when I took this picture:

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I know some one I work with who is going to get a custom JT screen for their new projector they picked up so their pj and 120" JT screen will be on the market. Price is a steal from what I was told.,

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Yes, I used Seymour acoustically transparent screen material on the Jamestown frame, the screen is mounted on a false wall with speakers behind - I wanted an easy way to access behind the screen when needed, without having to have someone help me take the screen down and find a place to put it. So I have it hinged on the top, so I can pop it open like the hood of a car.

Here's a picture - normally, there are fabric covered panels around the screen top/bottom/sides, but they weren't in place when I took this picture:


That is a nice set up. A false wall is something I've always wanted to do but I thought I lacked the proper space. How large is your screen Brad?
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Somewhere around 28' wide.........or 140" wide if I recall lol. I answer because Brad is asleep counting sheep

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Thanks for the night shift coverage Steve. =)

The screen is 136" wide x 64" high - 2.125:1 aspect ratio.

The room is 17' wide, 23' long - false wall sits 2' in front of the front wall.

First row seating is about 12' from the screen.
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Just placed my order for a 130" Jamestown white screen for my new epson 8700. Can't wait to get the image on a screen instead of my wall. The bumpy texture on the wall make things unwatchable.
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I placed my order yesterday and haven't gotten any kind of confirmation from JT. I went to their site and paid through paypal, should I be getting a notice from them?
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I placed my order yesterday and haven't gotten any kind of confirmation from JT. I went to their site and paid through paypal, should I be getting a notice from them?

don't worry
he is a busy guy making screens
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How long does it normally take to get it? I was thinking maybe 2 weeks tops, since it is not a custom size. Will it take longer?
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How long does it normally take to get it? I was thinking maybe 2 weeks tops, since it is not a custom size. Will it take longer?

I think mine was about 4 weeks, but that was a while ago, no idea how his backlog compares between now and then
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How long does it normally take to get it? I was thinking maybe 2 weeks tops, since it is not a custom size. Will it take longer?

Mine took nearly 4 weeks and it was also a custom size. I just ordered on Dec 7th and received it somewhere around the Jan 3rd or 4th. It takes a bit for him to get them made up, packaged then shipped. Last I knew he was a 1 man operation so be patient

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I'm not worried, I don't mind waiting for such a low price. I was just wondering.
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Same here. I ordered mine Dec 21 and he said it should be here next week.
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Anyone here compare the screen materials Jamestown uses to other well-known brands (e.g., Da-Lite High Power or High Contrast Matte White)?

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I ordered a standard 120" screen on 12/19 and each week they tell me it will be next week. Backed up for some reason. I know they are reasonably priced but I'm getting tired of watching movies on the beige wall. (Fortunately thePQ is not as bad as one might think though.)

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Received my 125" Jamestown screen frame and Seymour AV XD material earlier this week and assembled and mounted the frame last night. Happy with the quality for what I paid, and would recommend Jamestown. The frame does not have as high as quality a finish as other frames, but when you consider the price, it is very hard to complain.
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Same here. I ordered mine Dec 21 and he said it should be here next week.

When did they first contact you? I ordered mine a couple of days ago and never got an email or any acknowledgement that they got my order. I paid with paypal directly from the Jamestown website. Just wondering if that is normal.
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Same here. I ordered mine Dec 21 and he said it should be here next week.

It was one month? I was told 10 business days last week.
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May have been longer due to holidays (order rush, time off).
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