Originally Posted by christopher a
Glad to hear you say this. I posted the thread above regarding screen size and just pulled the trigger on the same screen you have. Sounds like you're happy with your purchase. Any brightness issues? What's your PJ?
Happy Thanksgiving all!
Was out of town all last week/weekend. Chris, my Carada actually just arrived and I mounted it yesterday. 126 inch 1.78 Criterion pared with a JVC RS15 PJ. I could not be happier. I have yet to tweak any settings but the picture is awesome. I am a newbie to PJ's/screens but I don't see any issues with the brightness. I think it goes great with the JVC and my theater etc.
As for my Carada experience: Perfect! The purchase experience over the phone was very professional. My screen was shipped and arrived exactly when I was informed it would. As for the product, I can not say much more than those above. Packaged very well and of extremely good quality. Went together perfectly.
One note of advice for those yet to mount their Criterion screen: Mine came with the required two, 48 inch mounting rails/brackets. You mount one centered up top for the screen to slide into/rest and the other holds the bottom frame section to the wall. The instructions inform you to measure the actual height / dimensions of the screen and subtract 1/2 an inch. This measurement is then the distance between the top of the upper bracket and the bottom of the lower bracket. I used the side frame rails for this measurement (I now wonder if I should have taken the measurement once the screen was fully assembled from top to bottom center etc.).
Anyway, I had to move my bottom bracket down 1/4 of an inch for proper install. In other words, removing 1/4 of an inch from the height would have been the ticket vise 1/2 of an inch as per instruction. I mention this not to claim the instructions are wrong but rather just my experience and "thought" for those yet to install. As mentioned, it could have been the fact of "where" I took my height measurement to begin with.
For those of you either waiting for or on the fence deciding on a screen/Carada,,, as mentioned, I'm no expert but know a quality product and have viewed many screens over the last 8 months - the Carada is impressive. I could not be happier unless they credited my CC...
Bottom line, great product at a very good price to function factor etc..
Another satisfied Carada customer here!
- Time for another movie