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post #211 of 222 Old 06-23-2014, 03:32 PM
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Hi Rich, I received the sample you sent me and it looks great. Just sent you a PM. 

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Hey Rich, I got my screen material all is great. Although at first sight I was nervous since the box had gotten crushed enroute! However once I checked it out, all is okay. No creases, just a little "smooshed". I have it laying out now to flatten it out. Very happy with the way it looks. Thanks again for getting it right out, now to build a frame.
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Hey Rich, I got my screen material all is great. Although at first sight I was nervous since the box had gotten crushed enroute! However once I checked it out, all is okay. No creases, just a little "smooshed". I have it laying out now to flatten it out. Very happy with the way it looks. Thanks again for getting it right out, now to build a frame.

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Question speaker colour behind the screen?

So my Falcon screen will be here tomorrow, can't wait but I do have one concern, this is my first AT screen and I'm having to use my excising Polk speakers behind it, my old screen was smaller and the speakers were in front of the non AT screen. Anyway when I pulled them out I found they have a silver finish on the front of the speakers and the speaker themselves have a silver cone - now I am concerned a very light scene in a movie will reflect off the speaker and make it visible through the screen? Anyone with this Falcon screen have any issues like that? I read in other posts the back wall behind the screen should be black, so should I have the speaker grill material over them. I just wanted some advice so didn't have to hang it then remove it to add speaker grills nor wanted to add those grills (which I guess will further impact the sound) if they aren't needed :-(


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If its a reflective silver, vs some sort of matte, I would advise using the grills. Its doubtful they would impact the sound in a way you could tell if you blindly A/B'd them.
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so i took a sample screen we have to show folks what the screen looks like and how it goes together, i took a few silver z brackets and rested them against the back side of the screen and then turned the lights off in the room and took a bright mag light and shined it on the front side of the screen and i was unable to see the brackets through the screen. I then moved them back a few inches from the screen and same result. The z brackets are much more reflective the a silver speaker painted speaker i would think.

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@hifiaudio2 and Rich


Thanks for the info and advice, sounds like I should try without anything over the speakers first as there is a good chance I will not have an issue. From what I have seen the screen hangs on those Z brackets so it just lifts on and off correct?


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Thanks for the info and advice, sounds like I should try without anything over the speakers first as there is a good chance I will not have an issue. From what I have seen the screen hangs on those Z brackets so it just lifts on and off correct?


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That is correct hangs just like a great big picture. very easy to hang and remove if need be.

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That is correct hangs just like a great big picture. very easy to hang and remove if need be.

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ok, last bit of info I think I need, do you know how much extra space is needed to lift the screen over and onto the fixing z bracket thing? My wood frame is recessed and the finished dimensions were going to be 1" gap between the top edge of the screen frame and the top of the wood frame its being fixed to, so now I am thinking will 1" be enough to raise it up to hook onto the bracket. I did a quick picture to help explain :-)


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ok, last bit of info I think I need, do you know how much extra space is needed to lift the screen over and onto the fixing z bracket thing? My wood frame is recessed and the finished dimensions were going to be 1" gap between the top edge of the screen frame and the top of the wood frame its being fixed to, so now I am thinking will 1" be enough to raise it up to hook onto the bracket. I did a quick picture to help explain :-)


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1" will work perfectly, the lip that slides into the z bracket is a tad over 1/4" so if you leave 1/2 to 1" of room your set.

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Thanks, I'll carry on with the 1" gap then...


Also, the screen arrived about half an hour ago, when I looked at the box it looked visually bent in the middle, good old FedEx! It came off the truck on its side as in the picture, after unboxing it I couldn't see any major damage which is good but after un-bolting the frame from the shipping blocks and placing them on the flat floor, the main top and bottom parts are slightly bent like a banana shape rocking in the middle :-( I don't want to take the plastic off yet as I am still building and don't want any dust on them so will have to see in a few days.....seems like those shipping companies really don't care at all.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I finally got my screen installed and watched ID4 and Avengers 3D and all I can say is WOW!!! This screen is amazing, build quality is superb and the AT screen fabric is perfect. The image is just amazing, so much better than my old Da-lite Cinema Vision and the 3D was jaw dropping. It was just like my first HT experience all over again


Despite Fed Ex's best attempt at destroying it, I can report that the shipping packaging kept everything in perfect order, at first I was worried about some damage but once it was out of the packaging it turn out to be fine.


Thanks again for creating such a great screen at a great price, you totally exceeded my expectations!


Now I just need those masking panels, hope they will be available soon


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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I finally got my screen installed and watched ID4 and Avengers 3D and all I can say is WOW!!! This screen is amazing, build quality is superb and the AT screen fabric is perfect. The image is just amazing, so much better than my old Da-lite Cinema Vision and the 3D was jaw dropping. It was just like my first HT experience all over again


Despite Fed Ex's best attempt at destroying it, I can report that the shipping packaging kept everything in perfect order, at first I was worried about some damage but once it was out of the packaging it turn out to be fine.


Thanks again for creating such a great screen at a great price, you totally exceeded my expectations!


Now I just need those masking panels, hope they will be available soon


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Sweet!! Very happy that you are enjoying it, I sometimes think when you put a label on a box that says Fragile that is Fed Ex's queue to toss them around, This is why we pretty much try to over pack them.
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