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post #121 of 180 Old 01-17-2014, 02:33 PM
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Here's a photo of the screen with the wrinkles (when the screen is lowered). Most of these go away after a period of time the screen is left hanging.

Here are photos of the waves (lower corners). I tried adjusting the silver screws and tension knobs but I could not remove these.

Here are the waves that develop when the screen goes back to the housing and causing the appearance of the wrinkles (when the screen is first lowered).

I'm hoping that my issue is just an adjustment issue. I'll post again if I get better results (after adjusting and re-adjusting).

As I was getting ready to replace the original with the replacement screen (see above, did not happen.. frown.gif ), I scrolled the original screen up. Now when I lowered it again some of the waving at the bottom edge has come back. Will leave it down again and hopefully they will disappear again.
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Sorry to hear about your troubles... I hope you get your screen soon.
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As I was getting ready to replace the original with the replacement screen (see above, did not happen.. frown.gif ), I scrolled the original screen up. Now when I lowered it again some of the waving at the bottom edge has come back. Will leave it down again and hopefully they will disappear again.


How did you make out?

I was fortunate enough to have resolved my issues without the need for a return and loving it.

I hope you got it all sorted out.

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How did you make out?

I was fortunate enough to have resolved my issues without the need for a return and loving it.

I hope you got it all sorted out.

Hi there, thanks for asking. Well, I got the 3rd screen. There are no bright spots. However, alas, there are some weird uniformity/discoloration issues - there is a "dirty" looking band - for lack of better words to explain - running slightly left of center from top to bottom. A bit like someone had taken a paint roller dipped in slightly muddy water and rolled over the screen.

Frankly, not sure what to do. Might put the previous one up to see which I prefer. Just a pain in the ass to have to go back and forth. And not sure I want to ask them to send yet another one - 3 out of 3 with defects and every time they deliver I have to take a half day off work to wait for it at home. Also, probably would not go with this brand again would I know what I know now. frown.gif
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Hi there, thanks for asking. Well, I got the 3rd screen. There are no bright spots. However, alas, there are some weird uniformity/discoloration issues - there is a "dirty" looking band - for lack of better words to explain - running slightly left of center from top to bottom. A bit like someone had taken a paint roller dipped in slightly muddy water and rolled over the screen.

Frankly, not sure what to do. Might put the previous one up to see which I prefer. Just a pain in the ass to have to go back and forth. And not sure I want to ask them to send yet another one - 3 out of 3 with defects and every time they deliver I have to take a half day off work to wait for it at home. Also, probably would not go with this brand again would I know what I know now. frown.gif

Damn! mad.gif

That is insane! I don't know what the odds are for 3 in a row, but sheesh.
That is a downer man, I am sorry to hear about your bad luck.

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So how is everyone liking their screen so far? I put mine up about a week ago and so far so good. Won't have projector until Friday (Epson 6030UB)

There were a couple of waves near the bottom right center but after a little tightening they went away.

Anyways, just curious if some of the folks that have had theirs a while are still happy with the performance so far........

btw, this is my first projection set up smile.gif

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So how is everyone liking their screen so far? I put mine up about a week ago and so far so good. Won't have projector until Friday (Epson 6030UB)

There were a couple of waves near the bottom right center but after a little tightening they went away.

Anyways, just curious if some of the folks that have had theirs a while are still happy with the performance so far........

btw, this is my first projection set up smile.gif

Glad to hear yours is trouble free. See my earlier posts - have had some problems....
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I just purchased ProjectoScreen120HD from Vapex and absolutely love it.

I never intended to use it outdoors but for the deal I got I could have always resold it for profit if not happy.

It is 1.1 gain and I love the smooth surface that I can clean.

The picture quality is wonderful, I am using a Mitsubishi HD1000 while I wait for a color wheel replacement for my Optoma HD80.

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I just purchased ProjectoScreen120HD from Vapex and absolutely love it.

I never intended to use it outdoors but for the deal I got I could have always resold it for profit if not happy.

It is 1.1 gain and I love the smooth surface that I can clean.

The picture quality is wonderful, I am using a Mitsubishi HD1000 while I wait for a color wheel replacement for my Optoma HD80.

Have you had a chance to use this outside? I just got my Optoma HD131 and viewed indoors and love it. Looking at the 120 for outside viewing. Curious about assembly and having a flat screen. Thanks Russ

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I purchased it for indoor use only as I got it so cheap...so I have never tried it outdoors...thinking it would do great as long as your projector is bright enough.

Great build quality...frame is super easy as it folds out.

The screen on the other hand took some muscle to make it stretch to fit.

Some visible wrinkles from being folded that went away in few days.

I've had other screens before but I absolutely love this one, I love the smoothness of the screen and that it can be washed.

The best part is that I am using the stands have it away from the wall enough to tuck my speakers and subwoofers underneat the screen...when movie is on, don't see any speakers.

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Thanks for the great update. I did order and is arriving tomorrow! I have an Optoma HD 131Xe this last weekend, and the projector did great in the house once it got darker. Am looking forward to trying
this outside as well. I was thinking the same about the stands, and then maybe using the legs to mount outside on the garage. Took a few days to get the wrinkles out? I imagine just start the snaps on one side
and then working my way around. Was wondering about the snaps, and durability. Will put it together and have it up for a few days before teh weekend comes. I have kids, and like the fact that it is washable. How does your
HD80 work on this? Pretty easy for one person, or would you advise two. Thanks again. Russ GO SEAHAWKS! Greatest day ever. I think I will replay the superbowl blu-ray this weekend on the new screen, break it in!
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The last corner is the hardest to snap on, I had my son help me.

Before stretching it the screen measured 115" so it does stretch a bit.

As for my HD80 the color wheel went out just before I got the screen so I am using a Mitsubishi HD1000 which is in it's own right a great projector...so I'm still happy.

You will be happy this I know, to speed up the process of removing the wrinkles you could always let the sun hit it for a while as the heat will remove wrinkles.

Thanks on the Go Hawks, I've been a fan since the 70's a long time coming.

Best wishes, please post your results.
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Yes it has been a long time since I also starting watching Zorn and Largent back in the day. I have been a fan, as I grew up in Tacoma myself!
I am excited about the screen, and will have my son help as well. Thanks for advice, as I would have had a beer or two and struggled thru it.
I will watch a flick with my girls, probably frozen, and then when they go to bed on Friday, I will put in the Seahawks Superbowl. I don't think the sun will
help me this week, as the rain is scheduled for the rest of the week. Will set it up tomorrow and let it sit for two days stretched out. Thanks again.
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That was a tough stretch. I actually broke one of the little tabs on the last corner. It is standing in a seperate room, getting ready for some prime time viewing this weekend. Have you taken the screen off of the frame since you have owned it?
Wondering how difficult it will be to re-attach to the frame....Thanks Russ

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Sorry to hear.

I've only had it for a month, not planning to take it off after the struggle of getting it on there:)...but i am thinking since it has been stretched once it would be easier.

Hope it works to your liking.

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So how is everyone liking their screen so far? I put mine up about a week ago and so far so good. Won't have projector until Friday (Epson 6030UB)

There were a couple of waves near the bottom right center but after a little tightening they went away.

Anyways, just curious if some of the folks that have had theirs a while are still happy with the performance so far........

btw, this is my first projection set up smile.gif

I am still loving mine. The picture is amazing and we love the wireless trigger and automation is sweet!
I would definitely buy it again.

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I am still loving mine. The picture is amazing and we love the wireless trigger and automation is sweet!
I would definitely buy it again.

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Sorry to hear.

I've only had it for a month, not planning to take it off after the struggle of getting it on there:)...but i am thinking since it has been stretched once it would be easier.

Hope it works to your liking.

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Go Hawks Indeed!
WIll try to take it outside this weekend possibly, and enjoy an outdoor show. Really did struggle gettting it on, in fact ripped one of the corner straps off. But Visual Apex has great customer service and they sent
another part right away. I am too weary of pulling it off, to try to install again, but I will let you know after the weekend. Thanks for steering me in the right direction with this sceen, as my girls loved the big picture.

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I am going to buy the 120 inch fixed frame screen. Is it hard to assemble with 2 people? I don't mind a little elbow grease but would like to know what issues you guys ran into when setting yours up.

The walls where I am going to mount my screen and W1070 are white. Will that impact the image much? I don't have the option of painting the walls black as this is going in my living room.

Ok guys thanks for the help smile.gif
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I have this exact same screen in my living room. Very easy to assemble with two people. I put it together by myself and it was still fairly easy.
The screen provides a very bright, uniform, picture with no apparent screen pattern and excellent viewing angles.
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Unfortunately, after six weeks of use, it's clear now that I'll need to get a different screen. The screen is in a living room with a white ceiling and 3 windows. Even with blackout shades, the room reflects way too much light back to the screen. My projector is plenty bright,(Epson 8350) but contrast is not what it could be.
I just ordered a grey screen with ambient light rejection properties and high screen gain.
The Vapex white screen is a great value. But just not suitable for the challenging environment I placed it in. It would be great in a dark room with no windows.
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Unfortunately, after six weeks of use, it's clear now that I'll need to get a different screen. The screen is in a living room with a white ceiling and 3 windows. Even with blackout shades, the room reflects way too much light back to the screen. My projector is plenty bright,(Epson 8350) but contrast is not what it could be.
I just ordered a grey screen with ambient light rejection properties and high screen gain.
The Vapex white screen is a great value. But just not suitable for the challenging environment I placed it in. It would be great in a dark room with no windows.
Are you going to send the screen back or looking to get rid of it?

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Vapex wont take it back after nearly two months of use for a refund. There's nothing wrong with the screen. Once I get my new screen setup (An Elite Cinegrey 5D), I'll send it to whoever wants it. Don't Know what the shipping costs will be though.
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Vapex wont take it back after nearly two months of use for a refund. There's nothing wrong with the screen. Once I get my new screen setup (An Elite Cinegrey 5D), I'll send it to whoever wants it. Don't Know what the shipping costs will be though.[/quote

Wow the Elite Cinegrey 5D looks incredible, good luck with that. If you ever want to get rid of the other, PM me and I will help you out.

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The Cinegrey 5D screen is due to arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed. If it works out, I'll definitely need to move out the other screen.
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Here's how it looks in my living room with lights on. It's Great in the dark, though. But with a wife constantly turning lights on at the slightest excuse, you can see why I'm interested in the Cinegrey 5D. Not the screens fault for being in a harsh environment like this. If you have better light control than I do, I'm sure the VAPEX will find a friendlier home than mine. _IGP1627.jpg 1315k .jpg file
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I take it that the visual apex screen isn't good in a room with white walls then? Is there any screen comparible for the same price or at least near it?

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With the projector I'm using, (Epson 8350) In a dark room, the VApex matte white screen gives off a wonderfully bright, uniform picture with zero hotspotting, no apparent screen texture, and can be seen at any angle with little dropoff in brightness. The Frame is also surprisingly thick and strong. It really is a great product at a killer price.
However, with white walls, the matte white screen lights up the surrounding walls. The walls, in turn, reflect the light back to the screen. The result is a loss in contrast (blacks are gray) and contrast detail.(Dark scenes become dark patches where you should be seeing something.)
In a room with ambient light, the picture washes out because the screen material has no light rejecting properties. In this case, a VApex screen with grey material would be the better choice.
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My Bad. I thought VApex screens came with a grey material option. I looks like they don't. Sorry.
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