Originally Posted by whokilledkaji
Hello all, I was planning on getting a Elite Screen Sable Frame screen, but I have a problem...
The area that I want to put the screen has a electrical outlet box in the way with a pipe headed up to the ceiling.
So, I while I have been considering making a rigid fixed DIY screen, I wonder if the best idea would be to make a backing for the Sable Frame to keep it rigid about 5 inches from the wall... Either that, or if the screen is rigid enough, just some "feet" to hold it away from the wall...
Anybody have any experience with something like this? Suggestions?
No experience with what you want to do, but I'm thinking the Sable frame is not rigid enough to be held up by feet unless you use a third center foot to prevent bowing. A more practical solution is to get a screen that doesn't have to be hung on the wall. Elite does sell different types of screens that you can pull up from the floor or are supported by legs.
There's their REFLEXION screens, which is basically a manual screen that pulls up from the floor. It comes in a 16:9 110 inch size for about 300 dollars.
There's their EZ Cinema screens, which is a manual pull up screen with better support than the reflexion. It comes in a 16:9 100 inch size for about 250 dollars, and a 16:9 120 inch size for about 400 dollars.
There's their KESTREL screens, which is a motorized screen coming up from the floor. These a quite pricey, with a 16:9 100 inch version costing over 1800 dollars. They even sell a 2.35:1 version of this screen, but again, quite pricey.
Another screen series they sell is the YARDMASTER screens. These screens are sold with outdoor use in mind. They're supported by two legs and a semi-rigid frame. You can get a 16:9 120 inch version for about 200 dollars.
These are just some from Elite. There are other companies with similar screens as well. Good luck.