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post #631 of 1012 Old 01-14-2013, 06:33 PM
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You ordered your screen a week and a couple of days before me. That means that I will not get it until about two weeks after you get yours. This sucks because I am hoping it is hear for the superbowl and my brother will be in town from the Marines and is going to Japan after that so I wont see him for two years, so if my screen is not here before then I am going to be really pissed! I speacial ordered my theater seats after I ordered the screen and they will be here next Monday FOR SURE.

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Anybody received their screen yet? I was told that for sure it would ship out today and I never got the shipping email. Hopefully it did ship and was never sent an email but I am not going to count my chickens before they hatch.

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Still waiting.....

Apparently he's out of the Seymour AV material and waiting for more to arrive "mid-January" which at least matches with Chris' post in the Seymour thread about waiting on a new shipment.

Tick tock. Tick tock. I'm just glad I bought this spandex as a temp screen material....
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I didn't get the seymour material so I do not know whats up. I have everybody including my Mother asking me if I have my screen yet. Everybody wants to watch a movie in my new theater. I just got my seats yesterday and they are great. Just one step closer.

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Today I received a tracking number for my order placed on November 26th.
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Today I received a tracking number for my order placed on November 26th.

Interesting.

Did you get the Seymour material or the regular?
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The regular cheaper material as I was assuming it would be the quicker option. I'm going to compare it to a few samples I have from Seymour when it arrives to see if it's worth the upgrade.
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Ok I got my shipping notification today! This gives me a little bit of time to get the screen and have it setup for the Super Bowl party.

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Just checking in (still screenless) as week eight of my wait begins....
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Expect it at about 9 and a half weeks. that seems to be how long they are taking. Mine comes in tomorrow. after I set up everything I will post my impressions.

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I put together my screen last night and got all the wrinkles out and watch a movie. The picture quality looks great. The frame on the other hand needs to be leveled. I do not know how I am going to go about this without having to start over and retension the screen. Anybody have any advice?

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Drink until it looks square.

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Best advice I have ever received in life. wink.gif

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It does not look cheap.

Assembly probably took me every bit of 90 minutes. At least half of that was spent arguing with my wife about who was stretching in the wrong direction.

Literally, lmao over this.

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I want to avoid completely redoing the screen, so I have another method I'm going to try first. I am going to replace the top aluminum beam that holds top left & right sides together (and subsequently holds the French cleat) with a 3/4" strip of hardwood like poplar or birch. They I can attach the French cleat to the hardwood and not worry about the screws only being held in by the tips in the soft wood of the frame.

Wow, right when I thought I had struck gold for my need of a "custom" 86" screen to avoid the cost of an AT when I discovered jamestown...now these posts have me sweating bullets. I feel for you guys.

First of all: it says on his site that he uses "furniture grade plywood" for his frame, which of course you should have zero problems sinking and securing fasteners into. What gives with issues simply adhering a cleat, then?

Onward, these wait times are a bit absurd, as well. I'm a patient man, but two-plus months is pushing things for cutting a rectangle.

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But eventually everything is ending in that soft wood no matter what you do.. (Unless you want to replace the wood frame.. biggrin.gif )

One more option you might want to think (that I was initially planning). Use of cables (like those in the garage door)..
I was planning to drill through holes in both top and bottom aluminum frames at both left and right.
Insert two cables from the bottom (or one long like U shape from two bottom holes if you desire).
The two end that come out of top will run through small pulleys on the wall and then go to opposite sides (outside) and attach to a screw/J-hook or whatever is appropriate
You can attach the adjustable bolts (I have no idea what it is called. It as bold at both ends and you can rotate them to adjust the distance/length) to horizontally align the screen to the precision.

I hope I have confused you enough. But just read it few times and you know what I am saying..

Use titebond to adhere the hardwood and skip the fasteners. Problem averted.

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The Cleat goes on the metal frame not the wood. My screen is 12ft wide so that could be the issue with it flexing at the ends. I tried fixing it last night by loosening the screen on one side and tightening it on the other and it looks a little bit better. I don't really notice it if I am not looking at it. As far as the screw into the wood....I had no problems stripping the wood or anything like that. I have unscrewed and screwed about four times each screw. I would not be scared to order a screen from Jamestown but expect at leat a 9 week arrival.

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The Cleat goes on the metal frame not the wood. My screen is 12ft wide so that could be the issue with it flexing at the ends. I tried fixing it last night by loosening the screen on one side and tightening it on the other and it looks a little bit better. I don't really notice it if I am not looking at it. As far as the screw into the wood....I had no problems stripping the wood or anything like that. I have unscrewed and screwed about four times each screw. I would not be scared to order a screen from Jamestown but expect at leat a 9 week arrival.

The cleat is attached directly to the wood, as the metal frame has holes drilled in it such that the screws only pass through. When I disassembled mine and checked, the screws were only coming through the aluminum by about a 1/4" when the cleat was in place. I simply did not trust 3 screws, attached only by the last 1/4" of the tip, to hold my entire screen to the wall.

I tried replacing the aluminum with a 3/4" x 3/4" piece of wood, but even after pre-tapping, the screws split the wood. So I wound up going with a 1 1/2" x 3/4" piece of birch about 3' feet long. I had to drill a small hold to allow the bolt from the L-bracket to fit into, but otherwise, it fit fine. I wish I had taken a picture before I hung my screen, but basically I replaced the aluminum piece that connected the two top pieces of the frame with the birch board. Because the board was 3' long, the screws that hold it in are more evenly distributed across the frame. And by countersinking those screws, I was able to connect the cleat directly to the birch without its screws even touching the frame. In all, I am pretty satisfied that it will hold fast.

My screen is not square either, and I still have a few (barely noticeable) wrinkles. But the thing that distracts me the most is the split at the bottom where the two pieces of frame join. It is not only uneven, but light is reflected back from the screen there, making it quite noticeable when viewing viewing directly on center.

If I had it all to do over, I would probably just hire a local carpenter to build a screen using some DIY plans you can find online.
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The cleat is attached directly ultimately to the wood, .

Fixed it.

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On my 134", I took a short section of 4x4 and mounted it to the wall with construction adhesive in the corners behind the screen and then took a couple of drywall screws and attached the screen frame(velvet area) to it.

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On my 134", I took a short section of 4x4 and mounted it to the wall with construction adhesive in the corners behind the screen and then took a couple of drywall screws and attached the screen frame(velvet area) to it.


LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

YOU SCREWED THROUGH THE VELVET FRONT???

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LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

YOU SCREWED THROUGH THE VELVET FRONT???

Yup... With black screws you can not see it at all.

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But the thing that distracts me the most is the split at the bottom where the two pieces of frame join. It is not only uneven, but light is reflected back from the screen there, making it quite noticeable when viewing viewing directly on center.


That annoys me too. It is very noticeable and my eyes are drawn to it. No one else has mentioned it in my house, so maybe its just me.
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Yup... With black screws you can not see it at all.


Duuuuuuuuude!



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Got my Jamestown 110" white screen installed today and it came out great. I ordered it on Dec 3 and the only reciept I got was from PayPal no email from James. I still had heard nothing by the 1st of the year and called a few times and left messages with no response. I sent an email requesting a call back or a refund and he finally called me with the excuse of an sick relative (I quess we have all heard that one) and would ship withing the week. Two more weeks went by and I put in a claim with PayPal as you only have 45 days after payment to put in a dispute and he has 20 days to respond. I recieved notice of shipment last Thur and it arrived on Tue. Today was the first chance to put it together and it took me about 2 1/2 hours (took my time and was very carefull with all the other advice). I used the single cleat with no problems and no wrinkles as of yet. Looks great compared to my old pull down with all the wrinkles. I would highly recomend the product but he has got to be a lot better with comunication

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Hmmm. Looks like we have officially slipped from 7.x weeks into a solid 8 week ship time.

Thanks for sharing your ship dates, fellas.

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If mine SHIPS tomorrow it will be the very last day of week 8 for me.

I'm not holding my breath even though I was told it should ship this week.
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I special ordered a 6" velvet border and my room is light controlled. The only one who knows it is there is me and my friend that helped hold it in place. I just went and turned on the lights and tried to find where they are... I could not even feel them till I found them. There is only one screw in each corner and of the 4 screws I was able to see one once I knew where it was. As far as the seam I noticed it when I put mine together and that was the last time I saw the seam.

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If mine SHIPS tomorrow it will be the very last day of week 8 for me.

I'm not holding my breath even though I was told it should ship this week.

Does that timespan subtract the Christmas "non-working days," Scepter?

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