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fitbrit 02-16-2011 05:10 PM

Monoprice seems to be listing some new types of screen.
Link: http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...08&cp_id=10829
Including:

Grey, as well as white.
Tab tensioned, motorised screens
Ceiling recessed versions of all motorised screens
Fixed screens with velvet borders
2.35:1 screens
Multi-format (16:9, 2.35:1) screens
Screens up to 150" diagonal


Details are sparse, with descriptions largely being copy-pastes of other screen descriptions, so that even fixed screens are mentioned as being electric. We'll see how these screens pan out, I suppose.
Prices are reasonable, especially for tab-tensioned electric screens and huge dual-format screens. Not quite sure what the dual format screen comprises - motorised masking panels, perhaps?

gearm 02-17-2011 03:12 PM

I am needing to replace my current screen within the next couple months and am intrigued with the ones listed as Multi Format with a Frame... is it some kind of masking system to change between 16:9 and 2.35:1?

No real good info is there for any of the screen's that are not in stock... would love to see some reviews.

fitbrit 02-17-2011 07:35 PM

No, agreed; it's still very premature, but I hope they do start to sell the full range of these products.

Gary Thomas 02-18-2011 05:51 PM

I'm trying to figure out what brand of screens these are...I noticed that grandview screens use the same Somfy motor - I wonder?

fitbrit 04-12-2011 01:05 PM

They're supposed to be in stock tomorrow. Now there's more info available and proper photos too. The manual masking 16:9 - 2.35:1 screens look interesting.

Benito Joaquin 04-12-2011 01:34 PM

The multi frame format is the one thats got my attention. Going to pick one up to test it out and see what it's all about.

benny

Nathan_R 04-14-2011 06:24 AM

So did anyone end up ordering one of the new multi-format screens? What interest I had was lost when the raised the prices upon release.

fitbrit 04-14-2011 07:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan_R View Post

So did anyone end up ordering one of the new multi-format screens? What interest I had was lost when the raised the prices upon release.

They did that? Still a decent price compared to some manufacturers, though. Would love to see some reviews soon.

Nathan_R 04-14-2011 07:32 AM

Yes, the white 106" was something like $400 and now it's $465. I agree it's still a bargain compared to other manufacturers...I guess it's just not that great of a bargain to me personally now.

I'm still a little confused on the masking mechanism, though. Is it motorized or manual?

fitbrit 04-14-2011 07:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan_R View Post

Yes, the white 106" was something like $400 and now it's $465. I agree it's still a bargain compared to other manufacturers...I guess it's just not that great of a bargain to me personally now.

I'm still a little confused on the masking mechanism, though. Is it motorized or manual?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Monoprice Product Webpage View Post

Fixed 10cm Aluminum frame, velvet wrapped HD White Screen with 1.0 gain and a 160° viewing angle. Manual Multi-format mechanism to change the viewing format from 16:9 to 2.35:1

Emphasis mine.

quack724 04-14-2011 08:11 AM

bummer, manual mask system is not CIH.

fitbrit 04-14-2011 08:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by quack724 View Post

bummer, manual mask system is not CIH.

No, it's CIW.

Nathan_R 04-14-2011 08:17 AM

So what part of it is motorized?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monoprice View Post

Once again Monoprice raises the bar by offering our newest, latest, and greatest motorized projection screen yet! This projection screen is packed full of great features and will work perfect for just about any application including business meetings, boardrooms, classrooms, and home theater setups. Why be burdened by the size limitations of a standard television when you can get the same great high definition picture quality (when using a high definition projector) for just a fraction of the price of what an extra large television would cost?


fitbrit 04-14-2011 08:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan_R View Post

So what part of it is motorized?

The blurb you quoted was the copy-paste that they must have done when putting up all these new ranges of screens on their website. They had that same text for EVERY new screen, even the manual pull-down ones and fixed frame ones.
The subsequent paragraphs, with more accurate descriptions of each range were added more recently. I'd be very confused also, if I didn't remember seeing the bit about the "motorized blah blah" a couple of months back.

Nathan_R 04-14-2011 08:28 AM

Fair enough. I hope someone here ordered one-- I'm still curious about the screen quality. I mean it's STILL a pretty great price!

SteveFred 04-14-2011 10:05 AM

I ordered the 150" 2.35:1 white 1.0 gain fixed Screen...Yes it was $445 but it went to about $506 and $83 shipping...Should be here by next Wed/Thursday..

So I will post about the quality once I get it up and watch a few movies(I will be using the zoom method first, then maybe a lens down the line)

I have a 119" 16:9 Cinema Contour now :~)

Steve

streamerlover 04-14-2011 10:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan_R View Post

So did anyone end up ordering one of the new multi-format screens? What interest I had was lost when the raised the prices upon release.

AHA! I thought I was imagining things! I was all set to buy the 120" with masking and then saw the price and went...uhhhhh....maybe I imagined it being lower earlier when it was out of stock! Good to see I am not getting senile at 45!

streamerlover 04-14-2011 10:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveFred View Post

I ordered the 150" 2.35:1 white 1.0 gain fixed Screen...Yes it was $445 but it went to about $506 and $83 shipping...Should be here by next Wed/Thursday..

So I will post about the quality once I get it up and watch a few movies(I will be using the zoom method first, then maybe a lens down the line)

I have a 119" 16:9 Cinema Contour now :~)

Steve

wellllllll, if you want to sell that cinema contour cheap, pm me! :-)
We all await your impression ot the monoprice screen!

SteveFred 04-14-2011 02:26 PM

Well they shipped it, so its on its way

I will be keeping the 119"...I might make a mount that would go right over the 150"...so when I want to watch 16:9 material, plus if I ever move I could leave than one behind :~)

streamerlover 04-14-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveFred View Post

Well they shipped it, so its on its way

I will be keeping the 119"...I might make a mount that would go right over the 150"...so when I want to watch 16:9 material, plus if I ever move I could leave than one behind :~)

Wouldn't that be the same size if you just watched the 16x9 material within the your new 150" 2.35 screen? I think you would be better off getting some masking panel for the sides. HOWEVER, if you do a screen in front of a screen, you have got to take and post some pics...
PLease let us know your impressions when it shows up. I am particularly curious about the flocking on the frame...

Amber Ale 04-15-2011 05:39 AM

Never looked at monoprice before, looking at the HD Tab Tension White Fabric Screen. The price is cheap but what about the quality?

streamerlover 04-15-2011 10:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amber Ale View Post

Never looked at monoprice before, looking at the HD Tab Tension White Fabric Screen. The price is cheap but what about the quality?

we are all waiting for the first avs guinea pig...
:-)

slybarman 04-18-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan_R View Post

So did anyone end up ordering one of the new multi-format screens? What interest I had was lost when the raised the prices upon release.

The weakening dollar probably did not help.

Mini Viper 04-20-2011 07:42 AM

Anxiously looking forward to the first review. Am curious if I can take out the screen material and replace it with Seymour AT fabric easily. I asked Monoprice for some assembly instructions, and they needed to ask their vendor to get them.

SteveFred 04-20-2011 02:16 PM

Well the screen was delivered just before noon at my work...Brought it home and its up and running...I will have to move my projector back a little, I zoomed it all the way out and its missing about an inch in each side LOL....

It was boxed very well...It was double boxed and the frame is nearly the exact same thickness wise and very well constructed...Instead of a snapping method, they use plastic pins(12 on top and bottom & 5 on each side) plus a rod through each side..

I am very satisfied with the tension it has on it and the brackets that hold up the screen are twice as big as my Da-lite Screen.

The picture was crisp and I (IMO) see no difference between my Da-lite cinema contour and this one.....Ill have to see over time if I plan to get an A-Lens..

Funny part was it gave the distance between the upper and lower brackets
for all sizes, but for only 4:3 and 16:9 screens...no demensions for the 2.35:1 LOL...but you just have to measure the frame and the 150" screen bracket distance is 63 1/8" apart(just in case anyone else gets a 150 :~)









SteveFred 04-20-2011 02:24 PM

The screen shots are not level, because of me, the screen is perfectly level :~)..Also note I am not an expert at taking screen shots LOL

Ill be watching the new Harry Potter soon(havent seen it yet, but bought it on Blu ray just for the new screen) and I will give you more input..

But what I have seen in the quality of the screen/frame and how is looks so far...the best $$$$ I ever spent and I cant believe I waited almost 7 years to switch from 16:9 to 2.35:1!!

helcik 04-20-2011 04:50 PM

Do they have 30 day return policy if you don't like the screen?

SteveFred 04-20-2011 05:18 PM

Refunds: All returns for refund must be authorized by Monoprice within 30 days of the delivery date. There is NO RESTOCKING FEE applied to any return item(s). However, S&H cost is not refundable.

and the shipping was $84, so if you return it, another $84...

Nathan_R 04-20-2011 06:13 PM

I'm not sure if it's a Facebook thing or something else, but I'm getting "This Content is currently unavailable" errors on your photos. Can you attach them here or post them on something like imageshack or photobucket?

Amber Ale 04-21-2011 02:47 AM

I also can't get the images but would love to see them.


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