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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Carmel Valley, CA USA
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I chose the M2500 fabric because of the many positive comments on this site from users, and despite the hand full of vertical streaking problems reported.
My original plan was for a roll up screen, but was cautioned that the M2500 did not take kindly to being rolled up--horizontal streaking called, I think, stair casing, would result.
And the fixed Cineperm was a few thousand $$ less than the Draper tensioned electric roll up model.
And if I became completely dissatisfied with the M2500 material, I could replace the fabric for the M1300 for under $250 sometime in the future.
I still don't have the projector, but did shine my flashlight which uses 7 small lcd's instead of a traditional bulb. It floods the =screen with a bright white light. What I saw is disturbing me.
There's a lot of pattern in the screen material--some looks like horizontal tread marks that a tire might leave, others are vertical patterns that could show up as streaking. And worst of all--and this is noticeable without any light shining on the screen--is a crease/scar on the bottom center of the fabric, about 8" long, that looks like a thin raised welt, yet the fabric is smooth. I unsnapped that part of the screen, ran my finger along the crease, and it flattened but would not hold. Once I took my finger away, it was still there.
How all of this will affect the picture is still unknown., I am trying to brorrow a friend's Dreamvision projector to check it out. I will probably ask Draper for a replacement just because of the permanent crease. But my real concern would be any veatical streaking, based on the patterning that I saw.
The snaps are not at all objectionable, and passed my wife's inspection. They are black and blend in with the masking. We still plan to hang a curtain over the screen as it is imposing being exposed in our living room.
AVscience store sells this screen for $495 plus shipping. It would be unethical, in my opinion, to promote any other dealer on this web site. they do not, however, plan to sell the Sony VW 10HT, so I ordered it from MVS from thebigpicture site.
Farewell Voom. Farewell Directv. Farewell Bell Express Vu. Farewell Dish, Farewell Comcast.
Had 6 dishes, now none. Just streaming.
Back in the early days, there were just HD demo loops, no programming. Now HD 3D and 4k.