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Please help me choose a motorized screen...

Hey guys, I sold my house a few months ago and left my W1070 inside the HT as a bonus to the new owners. Now that I have moved to an apartment, I'm looking into purchasing a new projector and this time, I plan on going with a motorized screen.

When I purchased the W1070 almost 2 years ago, I paid $1K for it and I was EXTREMELY pleased with it. So I will most likely get me a new one.

Since I will be living in an apartment, I will definitely go with a motorized screen and I have NO experience with these. My previous screen was fixed and hand-built using screen material from Carl's Place.

With this being said, what is a good motorized screen you guys recommend or advise I should do research on?

It will be used in a living room with burgundy walls, light colored ceiling amd ceramic floor tiles. Definitely not the bat cave I had back in my old house.

Thanks for any help guys!

Thanks in advance!
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Since you're coming from a fixed screen, anything less than a tab tensioned screen will be a disappointment, So that's what you should be looking for. With your new light room, you'd probably want to use a gray screen to help with contrast. Monoprice sells a gray tab tensioned motorized screen. Sorry, i don't have much experience with gray tab tensioned screens, so i can't comment on the quality.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge than i have in this area can chime in.
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me too

Not to completely hijack Eruiz's thread but it's my question too.

I have a nice 67 inch HDTV that is great but I want something like a 100 inch screen for showing movies. (projector is another question for another day) It will drop down in front of the TV so it needs to be retractable and mount to the ceiling.

I have total light control in the room.

I was thinking of a tensioned screen so as to be "flatter".

This one on Amazon.com caught my eye.

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-...reen+tensioned

Any opinions are appreciated. This forum has always steered me in the right direction.

So, help us both out!

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Not to completely hijack Eruiz's thread but it's my question too.

I have a nice 67 inch HDTV that is great but I want something like a 100 inch screen for showing movies. (projector is another question for another day) It will drop down in front of the TV so it needs to be retractable and mount to the ceiling.

I have total light control in the room.

I was thinking of a tensioned screen so as to be "flatter".

This one on Amazon.com caught my eye.

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-...0129249&sr=1-1

Any opinions are appreciated. This forum has always steered me in the right direction.

So, help us both out!
I do not think that one is tab-tension... I think that is an entry level screen. I am in the market for a screen and I am totally confused. So many reviews that contradict one another! Good luck.. I am doing a lot of research so I can make the right decision.
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I do not think that one is tab-tension... I think that is an entry level screen...
Yep, sorry, had wrong link.
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Yep, sorry, had wrong link.
No Problem .. Good luck! I will be paying close attention. Trying to learn as much as possible!!
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Since you're coming from a fixed screen, anything less than a tab tensioned screen will be a disappointment, So that's what you should be looking for. With your new light room, you'd probably want to use a gray screen to help with contrast. Monoprice sells a gray tab tensioned motorized screen. Sorry, i don't have much experience with gray tab tensioned screens, so i can't comment on the quality.
Perhaps someone with more knowledge than i have in this area can chime in.

I took a peek at Monoprice but they are quite expensive. About $300 more for a 120" when compared to the Elite Tension 120" model.

I need to find me some reviews of both models and brands.
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I took a peek at Monoprice but they are quite expensive. About $300 more for a 120" when compared to the Elite Tension 120" model.

I need to find me some reviews of both models and brands.
Plus the shipping costs from Monoprice are very expensive!
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I have an Elite Starling Tab tensioned screen and I'm very happy with it.
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I have an Elite Starling Tab tensioned screen and I'm very happy with it.
What screen size? White or gray? Wouldn't mind telling us a bit about the experience with it?
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100" and It only comes in white. I'm using it with a JVC RS46, and if I watch during the day with blinds closed, I just turn it to high lamp mode, and it's fine, at night, its in low lamp mode. From what I understand, the BenQ is brighter, so I wouldn't think you would have an issue.
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