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Has Anyone gotten a chance to see the new Starling Tension screens from Elitescreens?

For "street price" to feature ratio, this screen is looking like my go-to screen.... I am exhausted from looking all over trying to find used/eBay screens, craigslist, etc. for a motorized and/or tensioned screen options. For what this screen includes, it looks like the one to beat!

Anyone else have a chance to see or work with this screen? I spoke with the Tech support from Elitescreens and they said this is a step UP from the Cinetension line but still cheaper!

What do you all think?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-13-2014, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Here is a link to the new screen:

http://www.elitescreens.com/images/p...ingtension.pdf
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Since I couldn't pass up this price for a new tensioned elitescreen, I went ahead and ordered it from TigerDirect. It came to a bit over $700 with overnight air shipping.

Overall first impressions:

1. Screen build is high quality... it is heavy and solid, has excellent materials in the casing, wires, etc.

2. The motor is slow... VERY slow... this is my first electric operated screen, coming from a fixed model, and it takes a while to get it to come down.

3. Brackets and mounts are very good and provide plenty of different options, from wall mounting, to ceiling mounting, to mounting inside a box. It included lots of different screws and lag nuts.

4. Documentation is poor at best... mounting is the only thing it explains... I cannot figure out how to get the screen to stay at a fixed position, since its drop is so low.

5. Drop... it includes a drop of like 24" (I think, I am not near the screen as I write this) but it would be quite handy with a 10' or 11' ceiling. For my 8' Standard celing, the screen goes down a bit too far, which goes back to my problem in #4 on how to adjust... right now we use the included remotes to stop the progress on its way down.

6. No wrinkles! This is big since I was deathly afraid of wrinkles to the point that I went looking only for tab-tensioned options. The tab tensioning is super cool and gives a great taught looking screen.

Any other questions ask away, I will work on uploading some pics that I have thus far with it paired with my JVC-X55r.
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I'm thinking about getting this screen. Do you know if the 24" drop is adjustable? For example, can I make it so that it only drops to 10"?
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I emailed support and got this reply

"There is a limit screw that can be adjusted on your screen, which will adjust the drop to decrease (bear in mind that you can not increase the drop). In looking at the front of the housing, on the left hand side, you'll notice that there is a small hole. Through that hole is where you'll be making the adjustment. You will need a long 5/32 allen wrench to reach the screw. Once inserted, turn the allen wrench clock-wise. Do this with the screen in the down position. One full turn of the allen wrench equals one inch of decreased drop. Test the adjustment by raising the screen halfway and dropping it again so that you can see the difference in the drop."
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