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Mine took 4-5 weeks for 120" using center stage xd acoustically transparent meterial
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When we called in the fall he told us 6 weeks. We just ordered 110" white cinema scope (not the 120" I HOPED we could get). This time he said 17 business days to make it. I ordered before I even have my wall built based on the research I have seen. So...either way after a year of thinking about it I'm glad we finally ordered the screen!!!! So happy!
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I got nervous after hearing rumors about his business not being on eBay so placed my order in case he was down scaling. Well as of last night he was still selling on eBay and the 2 phone calls I made with questions and an order he answered. Also he was very knowledgable and helpful.
Shipping was $30-something. I think seeing as the shipping is so cheap ill be waiting a while. But that's ok!!!! Ill take the cheap shipping!!!
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I got nervous after hearing rumors about his business not being on eBay so placed my order in case he was down scaling. Well as of last night he was still selling on eBay and the 2 phone calls I made with questions and an order he answered. Also he was very knowledgable and helpful.
Shipping was $30-something. I think seeing as the shipping is so cheap ill be waiting a while. But that's ok!!!! Ill take the cheap shipping!!!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/shoppingdeals/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

No items listed. No feedbacks, positive, negative or neutral in the last month and only one or two in the last 6 months.

Where do you see him still selling on eBay?
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/191127475454
Is this not him? Ships from his town and the exact price we were quoted
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Have you called James?

I've called many times.
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http://m.ebay.com/itm/191127475454
Is this not him? Ships from his town and the exact price we were quoted

Here is the store page linked from the Jamestown sitehttp://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=shoppingdeals&ftab=AllFeedback

It just gets better and better. A new account perhaps? Lol

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Maybe. Who knows. I'm glad if its him that he is back. I was worried! Usually people who take the time to post are people who are pissed or crazy happy. The average happy people usually aren't bothered to take the time to rate a product. The very few bad reviews don't really matter to most. And if they did stores like Wal mart would be loooong gone!!! Hahahahaha! I just had to mention my least favorite store!!!! wink.gif
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Maybe. Who knows. I'm glad if its him that he is back. I was worried! Usually people who take the time to post are people who are pissed or crazy happy. The average happy people usually aren't bothered to take the time to rate a product. The very few bad reviews don't really matter to most. And if they did stores like Wal mart would be loooong gone!!! Hahahahaha! I just had to mention my least favorite store!!!! wink.gif

Actually, yes they do. What planet are you from? If I had known about the issues and delays with jamestown I would have stayed far far away. I just hope anyone considering a screen from jamestown gives heed to my warnings.

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Actually, yes they do. What planet are you from? If I had known about the issues and delays with jamestown I would have stayed far far away. I just hope anyone considering a screen from jamestown gives heed to my warnings.

"Your" warnings. HA! there are a lot of warnings on here before you even knew about Jamestown. You just didn't really take the time to research and now are bashing him. Will you ever take the blame or are you going to continue to cry about this. We get it, its been a long time since you ordered and James does not particularly have the best business model, but complaining on this forum is not going to make it any better. Speak your mind is fine, but ranting and raving about it gets old.

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Actually, yes they do. What planet are you from? If I had known about the issues and delays with jamestown I would have stayed far far away. I just hope anyone considering a screen from jamestown gives heed to my warnings.

Has he refused to refund your money? That's what I would like to know. Obviously his service has not lived up to your expectations and with such delays you are entitled to a full refund. If he hasn't, then that's a problem. If he has, then why are you continuing to bash him so much? Your point has been made.
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he made it clear filing a claim with pay pal for a refund won't be a simple process. So there's that. Do I wait a few weeks for my money back or a few weeks to get my screen...lol

If anyone takes issue with my posts regarding jamestown, steer clear of the thread. When all the wrongs are made right I will change my tone, till then.

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You are a self centered person telling us to stay away from a public forum because you want to post your issues. There is no problem posting issues but when it is non stop and asking us what to do is when it becomes overwhelming. Do what you need to do as far as getting a refund or waiting. It's your decision not ours.
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Seriously I have not seen a person whine so much... and talk about broken record, comes back day after to day to say the exact same thing over and over... how about you stay clear instead of spamming up this thread, you are a big boy who didnt take his own advice and cant make up your own mind,,,, you already made your point, you dont need to keep repeating yourself lol...
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I'm just excited to be getting my Jamestown screen soon.  I ordered March 18th and believe it will be shipped out soon!  Very excited and happy to get this man cave rolling!

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You are a self centered person telling us to stay away from a public forum because you want to post your issues. There is no problem posting issues but when it is non stop and asking us what to do is when it becomes overwhelming. Do what you need to do as far as getting a refund or waiting. It's your decision not ours.

It's your choice reading my posts, and responding. I haven't asked for anyones opinion regarding my situation, I'm just expressing my thoughts about all the excuses individuals are making for jamestown.

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Seriously I have not seen a person whine so much... and talk about broken record, comes back day after to day to say the exact same thing over and over... how about you stay clear instead of spamming up this thread, you are a big boy who didnt take his own advice and cant make up your own mind,,,, you already made your point, you dont need to keep repeating yourself lol...

I'm not talk about broken record. Every time you've defended jamestown's business practices I've simply expressed an opinion that goes against your position. You don't have to post either, yet you do.rolleyes.gif


Finally got an update worth anything after calling everyday for roughly a week after 30+ days had gone by since ordering without hearing anything, but one of the screen orders has received a tracking number. I simply thanked James for getting that screen finished and ready for shipping. Two more screens to go, there may be an end to this madness after all.

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robert......since you were nice enough to give me thumbs up, I wanted to give you a gift as well. Here is a song to go with my gift to you as well. Thanks! Enjoy!





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Can anyone post pictures of the Jamestown masking bars? I'm interested in a 130" 2.35:1 screen w vertical masks and ant to see how it goes up. Also , the website doesn't mention the costs. If you wouldn't mind confirming that and the corresponding screen size it would be appreciated.

Thanks to all the posters on this thread. Great info.
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James said there was an issue with their aluminum supplier so the original time frame has been missed by about 2 weeks or so. 

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James said there was an issue with their aluminum supplier so the original time frame has been missed by about 2 weeks or so. 

Heard that one before.

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Still no screen Robertw11?
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When I called him once about a screen, he had a death in the family AND his screen supplier was behind. This guy has a million of 'em!
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Still no screen Robertw11?

Two out of three have come in. So happy this ordeal is coming to a close. Put one screen together, not the prettiest setup but it should work. Haven't put an image on the screen to see the pq yet.

Advice, if you want your screen sooner than later persistence is key. Call, email, text until you get a tracking number.

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We ordered MONTHS ahead of needing it. I've also been working on my theater for a year and knew there would be a wait. WELL worth the wait from what i hear of the reviews and oh yea ...the PRICE. biggrin.gif
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We ordered MONTHS ahead of needing it. I've also been working on my theater for a year and knew there would be a wait. WELL worth the wait from what i hear of the reviews and oh yea ...the PRICE. biggrin.gif

Yeah you've mentioned that a few times

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Yeah you've mentioned that a few times

Both of you guys have that in common.
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Yeah you've mentioned that a few times

Lol! I checked and I DID mention it twice before!!! It wasn't intentional, I read alot here and forget where I am in the "conversation". I tend to repeat myself when I'm excited about something and getting great deals always excites me!!!
I think the incredibly happy and incredibly upset tend to be the loudest/most vocal in ANY situation smile.gif
OK ill try to remember that I've covered "Ive waited a year to order" and "I'm very happy to get a great product at a great price".
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The Jamestown screens image quality is good, the screen material itself is nice. The screen tension system is quite clever and seems to work well. The question is how long before the thin zip ties need to be replaced or re tightened. Total assembly time with 2 people was around 1-1.5 hrs.

Frame build quality is ok, the felt covered wood frame doesn't match up that well with the the other pieces. At viewing distances 7-8ft it's easy to see the poor alignment, beyond that it's not all that noticeable, but I felt it should be mentioned for those considering this screen for a living room. The screen isn't very stiff, and it could have easily been made more rigid by making the aluminum support bars longer and connecting them to each other with a small L bracket in the corners vs using the wood as a structural support the way it is now. Larger screens may sag over time, more so if using the provided wall hangers which are too short, more on that...

The wall mounting solution Jamestown provides is nothing "short" of a joke. The provided french cleat hangars are far too short to hang the screen securely, and getting the bracket attached to 2 studs (recommended) with the screen being centered on your viewing wall is virtually impossible. Went to home depot to buy longer ones, looks like I may have found Jamestowns aluminum supplier lol. HD had longer ones in stock btw. I'd recommend using hangers half the width of the screen, or two shorter ones, one on either end of the screen. Jamestown provides a 18" hanger for the wall, and a 12" hanger for the screen on a 110" screen.

Would I buy this screen again? NO.

For the money it's borderline unacceptable, more so that a 100" Elite 16:9 SableFrame Cinewhite 1.1 gain fixed screen is available on Amazon for almost the same price of a Jamestown 100" white screen ( $30 difference right now) and it's prime eligible. When you buy the Elite screen you don't have to deal with the Jamestown's excuses, you don't have to wait 3 months, and you don't get a screen with questionable build quality.

I'll report back my long term findings to see how this screen holds up.
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Yeah, I'm actually kind of surprised how many people cite the low cost of Jamestown screens as their reason for buying when Elite screens are not much more expensive on Amazon.

I initially called James, but didn't feel like waiting, so I got my Elite and have never looked back...


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