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post #1921 of 1941 Old 08-11-2014, 08:01 AM
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Stewart 4-Way Screenwall Elecrimask problem. The 2 vertical masking panels got extended over the rod about 3 feet longer so when in the fully retracted position they are still 3' of material from top to bottom, when the vertical panel is extended the mask goes 3' past the bottom of the screen.

Is it possible to just rotate the rod counterclockwise to adjust the panels. I am having a dickens of a time trying to adjust the limit stops through the little openings located on the left side of screen frame.

Any suggestions?
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Thank you for being a long term Stewart Filmscreen Customer! We appreciate the business.

Does the fabric deploy too far at the bottom of the travel, as well as stopping short at the top?

If not then we only have to address the top stop. Of the two holes you have there, the up stop should be in the lower hole. Run the fabric down to the lower stop. Take a 5/32" tee handle hex wrench and insert it in the hole. Turning the limit switch counter clockwise will increase the travel, therefore allowing more material retraction up into the fascia. Turn that screw counterclockwise two full turns. Run the panel up, leaving your t-handle hex wrench in position. When the panel stops, you can keep creeping the limit upward, by continuing to turn counter clockwise.

Check the bottom limit too. The Somfy progressive limits always require a counter clockwise turn to increase motor travel in the direction you are adjusting.

If a satisfactory solution continues to elude you, call our factory Customer Service line at (800) 762-4999 extension 145. Good Luck!

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Hello Mr. Bagis,
First, Thank you very much for selecting Stewart Filmscreen for your display! We appreciate the business!

Here is what I would do.
Deploy the screen
Lift the batten on the end you wish to about an inch, or 30 millimeters.
The ferrule which anchors the side cord, is spring loaded. Push it gently down into the batten.
The hex-head bolt will emerge from the bottom of the batten. It's usually easy to move by hand, but if not, use a 5/16" wrench, or a pair of pliers to turn it.
Loosen that hex head about six full turns.
Allow the batten to drop to its normal position.

The side cord should be noticeably looser. If not, repeat the steps.
At the end of the process, you want the side cords to be just tight enough to hold the sides out in position, but no tighter.

If you need more assistance call (800)762-4999,and our Customer Service folks will walk you through it. If you are calling from an international location, use (310)784-5300. Extention 145.

Great, thanks for your quick response M Robinson. I have applied it and it works, no more worries for me!


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Hello LJG,
Thank you for being a long term Stewart Filmscreen Customer! We appreciate the business.

Does the fabric deploy too far at the bottom of the travel, as well as stopping short at the top?

If not then we only have to address the top stop. Of the two holes you have there, the up stop should be in the lower hole. Run the fabric down to the lower stop. Take a 5/32" tee handle hex wrench and insert it in the hole. Turning the limit switch counter clockwise will increase the travel, therefore allowing more material retraction up into the fascia. Turn that screw counterclockwise two full turns. Run the panel up, leaving your t-handle hex wrench in position. When the panel stops, you can keep creeping the limit upward, by continuing to turn counter clockwise.

Check the bottom limit too. The Somfy progressive limits always require a counter clockwise turn to increase motor travel in the direction you are adjusting.

If a satisfactory solution continues to elude you, call our factory Customer Service line at (800) 762-4999 extension 145. Good Luck!
Unfortunately turning the limit switches did not increase or decrease the travel. I have call into tech support
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Question Need an opinion on the projector placement for Firehawk G4

Appreciate an advise from Stewart owners or experts on the placement for JVC X-3 projector against Firehawk G4. I have a JVC X-3 that is sitting 12 feet away from the screen on the 27-inch tall coffee table about 10-inch to the right of the screen's center so I am using shift on it, my head is 39-inch from the floor. Screen that I need is 105". I keep reading that Firehawk will lose a lot of light output if I place it against my setup? I am trying to validate if this is the case with G4 as well.

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Hey Guys,

do you know where I can buy a Quick Snap Wall Mount for my 100" Studio Tek 130 Luxus Deluxe screen ?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Hey Guys,

do you know where I can buy a Quick Snap Wall Mount for my 100" Studio Tek 130 Luxus Deluxe screen ?

Thanks a lot for your help.

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If you are in Bangkok, maybe it would be easier to fabricate something locally ?

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Hey Craig,

I already did, but frankly the job done is far from great, and my screen hang on a false wall, there is a false window at the back of my false wall that I have to unscrew to access the actual window that allow me to service the compressor for my air conditioner (yep, not a simple set up).

The thing is with the brackets that I have, it took me 1 or 2 hours to try to hang the screen ... kind of frustrating. I want the original Stewartfilm stuff that was designed by professionasl .... So I don't get aggravated when I want to service the air con compressor ...

I have an address in California, so not difficult to order stuff from the US.

Thanks again.

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A couple questions related my upcoming (in progress actually) room build.

Right now, what is spec'd by Dennis Erskine is an Electrivertimask with a Studiotek 130 microperf screen (132" wide 2:35)

1. Previously, everything I've read is that past 10-11' feet, you don't see the microperfs. However, in my build thread, a number of people have talked about seeing them far past 11', including talking about seeing them more like in the 15-17' range. Also, that on very light scenes of movies they are more visible than in dark scenes. So, what's the story on visibility. I have a sample coming, but as my room isn't constructed, I don't have a real accurate way have testing this. I'm leaning towards the Stewart, but don't want to get into a situation of seeing the perfs all the time and regretting it (my primary seating row will be between 12-13' (still a couple minor details left that will decide exactly how far from eyes to screen).

2. This will be an aperture mount install into a screen wall. There will be zero access behind the screen (such as to work on speakers) other than through the screen frame. I was assuming one of the advantages to the Stewart was being able to unsnap the screen (or part of it) to be able to get back to the speakers if I need to make any tweaks. Someone pointed out that this is not as easy as I seemed to think.

Anyway, any thoughts on either of my two points above would be appreciated.
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Stewart says 10' and Erskine says that's the screen form your theater; You've hired a pro to tell you what to use, opinions here should not come into it much IMO. Say 3 guys here say you can see them, 6 say you can't. Then what? And the bigger question, what are you gong to use otherwise? Your choices move to woven screen options that suck light. Now your projector isn't sized properly, or you need a different screen size, and it dominos from there to other theater issues. Work with your designer. He knows what he's doing.
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Hey Craig,

I already did, but frankly the job done is far from great, and my screen hang on a false wall, there is a false window at the back of my false wall that I have to unscrew to access the actual window that allow me to service the compressor for my air conditioner (yep, not a simple set up).

The thing is with the brackets that I have, it took me 1 or 2 hours to try to hang the screen ... kind of frustrating. I want the original Stewartfilm stuff that was designed by professionasl .... So I don't get aggravated when I want to service the air con compressor ...

I have an address in California, so not difficult to order stuff from the US.

Thanks again.

Regards

Send me an email and I'll see what I can do.

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I have black wall n ceiling and would like to go for 130inch diagonal 2.35 screen. Should I go for studiotek 1.3 or use a lower gain screen 1.1? Any issue with hotspotting? Using jvc x700
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I have black wall n ceiling and would like to go for 130inch diagonal 2.35 screen. Should I go for studiotek 1.3 or use a lower gain screen 1.1? Any issue with hotspotting? Using jvc x700
Hot spotting is related to throw distance. What is your throw distance ?

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I have a brand new motorized stewart screen and I just noticed some marks on one of the sides as if the screening is rubbing against the roller. I am concerned because I have had the screen for less than a month. Sent same inquiry to installer. Is this fixable? Suggestions?
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Stewart Studiotek 130 G3

Hello, kind of a newbie here. Iam trying to decide on what size screen to go with in my dedicated HT. I like the ST 130 because of all the reviews i have read. My room is roughly 14' wide by 28' depth, drop ceiling is 7' 8" from floor. Iam considering 1.78 or 2.35 screen. I would like to get the biggest screen size i can get without going too big. My problem is the height from floor to ceiling. The wall the fixed screen will be mounted on is 14' wide. Any suggestions on how high the bottom of screen needs to be from floor. I had taped off for a 130" 16x9 screen on wall, ended up being 20" from floor & that was coming off ceiling 2". Might be better off going with a 2.35 screen...any suggestions would be highly grateful.
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Hello, kind of a newbie here. Iam trying to decide on what size screen to go with in my dedicated HT. I like the ST 130 because of all the reviews i have read. My room is roughly 14' wide by 28' depth, drop ceiling is 7' 8" from floor. Iam considering 1.78 or 2.35 screen. I would like to get the biggest screen size i can get without going too big. My problem is the height from floor to ceiling. The wall the fixed screen will be mounted on is 14' wide. Any suggestions on how high the bottom of screen needs to be from floor. I had taped off for a 130" 16x9 screen on wall, ended up being 20" from floor & that was coming off ceiling 2". Might be better off going with a 2.35 screen...any suggestions would be highly grateful.

The bottom of my 122" diagonal 1.78:1 screen is 17" off the floor ( bottom of viewing surface ). It's perfect height wise.

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I have the opportunity to buy a used G2 123' Firehawk that I believe is about 6-7 years old, but only used for 3-4. I'm struggling to find a good asking price. Also, how long do screens usually last.... assuming it was well taken care of?
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Hello, kind of a newbie here. Iam trying to decide on what size screen to go with in my dedicated HT. I like the ST 130 because of all the reviews i have read. My room is roughly 14' wide by 28' depth, drop ceiling is 7' 8" from floor. Iam considering 1.78 or 2.35 screen. I would like to get the biggest screen size i can get without going too big. My problem is the height from floor to ceiling. The wall the fixed screen will be mounted on is 14' wide. Any suggestions on how high the bottom of screen needs to be from floor. I had taped off for a 130" 16x9 screen on wall, ended up being 20" from floor & that was coming off ceiling 2". Might be better off going with a 2.35 screen...any suggestions would be highly grateful.
Mounted low like 20" is great, as long as your feet do not block your view, when reclined.

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I have the opportunity to buy a used G2 123' Firehawk that I believe is about 6-7 years old, but only used for 3-4. I'm struggling to find a good asking price. Also, how long do screens usually last.... assuming it was well taken care of?

Easily 15 - 20 years I would think. Sort of depends on the environment - cool, clean, dark - maybe 25 years.

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Mounted low like 20" is great, as long as your feet do not block your view, when reclined.
As always, everything depends on ones theater layout. I for one do not have recliners. Folks just pass out in them and fall asleep.................I'm running a home theater, not a motel !

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As always, everything depends on ones theater layout. I for one do not have recliners. Folks just pass out in them and fall asleep.................I'm running a home theater, not a motel !
With 10,000 watts on tap, nobody falls asleep in my theater.

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