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They don't have the wall bracket's for the screen. Looks like I need to order some from Carada or go to home depot.

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They don't have the wall bracket's for the screen. Looks like I need to order some from Carada or go to home depot.
I forget what they look like, but I am sure you can just use a French cleat. You have to mount the top and bottom. I mounted my acoustical panels with cleats from the Home Depot.
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That's what I'm thinking on getting at home depot and putting Furring Strip Board. Then mount the French cleats to the board. What's the total weight of the screen.

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Got the screen set up but not mounted yet. I notice that the back of the screen is white and not black like other screens. Does the light go straight through the screen.

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Got the screen mounted and so far looks good. Got to watch some football and a movie tonight. The picture looks sharper and color's have more pop not bad at all for $200.


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Which carada would you choose?

I'm looking at the different carada screens and while the pictures on their website are a bit lacking I think understand the general difference in look between the criterion and precision and am curious on some thoughts of my situation. I'm looking at the 110" screen and will be projecting a Sony HW40ES onto it. My front wall is 100" and then on both sides there is a 135 degree angle where the wall continues out. The precision width with frame is exactly 100, same as the wall so would fit perfectly. Unfortunately, looking at both I think I like the look of the criterion better, which is 102.5". So that would work, but I would have to mount the screen 1" off the wall to do so. Thoughts?

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I'm looking at the different carada screens and while the pictures on their website are a bit lacking I think understand the general difference in look between the criterion and precision and am curious on some thoughts of my situation. I'm looking at the 110" screen and will be projecting a Sony HW40ES onto it. My front wall is 100" and then on both sides there is a 135 degree angle where the wall continues out. The precision width with frame is exactly 100, same as the wall so would fit perfectly. Unfortunately, looking at both I think I like the look of the criterion better, which is 102.5". So that would work, but I would have to mount the screen 1" off the wall to do so. Thoughts?

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I love the look of my Criterion frame as it makes the screen look more professional IMO. I would ask David Giles your question. David and Carada are top of the line when it comes to customer service.

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I chose the Criterion frame and think it looks great. Mind you, the flocking material that Carada uses on its frames is so black that from any distance you can't discern the bevel under normal conditions. But I like the fact that side-lighting casts no shadow on the screen as you might see with a rectangular frame. As an artifact in its own right, the Carada screen is an object of beauty, and to my eye the wider Criterion frame is of satisfying proportions.

I can also testify (and please don't ask me how I know this) that the frame is extremely robust.

Lastly, I concur that Carada's customer service is superb.
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Awesome, thanks! I sent David an email. My other option is to go with the 106" criterion which is 99" so would also fit pretty perfectly, but I'd be giving up 4" of screen (which I'm not honesty sure I'd notice, but figure bigger is better).
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Wow, you guys were right about the customer service, David responded to me in under 5 minutes! Very impressive. He said they could make a custom 107" that would cost the same as the 110". So I'd guess that'd be where I'm leaning right now.
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Wow, you guys were right about the customer service, David responded to me in under 5 minutes! Very impressive. He said they could make a custom 107" that would cost the same as the 110". So I'd guess that'd be where I'm leaning right now.
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Wow, you guys were right about the customer service, David responded to me in under 5 minutes! Very impressive. He said they could make a custom 107" that would cost the same as the 110". So I'd guess that'd be where I'm leaning right now.
Customer service at Carada is outstanding.

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Happy Holidays to all ! I just received my new Criterion 96 in screen today which I wont be setting up till the weekend and was wondering if anyone puts Blackout cloth or anything behind the screen ? Im asking because upon reading one review it said the screen only reflects 65% of the light which would incur 35% is going straight through ? ? ? Thought it might be wise to have that reflect back from some white material . Is this really an issue or just forget about it ?
Cant wait to see it in action with my new Epson 5030 ! ! !

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Happy Holidays to all ! I just received my new Criterion 96 in screen today which I wont be setting up till the weekend and was wondering if anyone puts Blackout cloth or anything behind the screen ? Im asking because upon reading one review it said the screen only reflects 65% of the light which would incur 35% is going straight through ? ? ? Thought it might be wise to have that reflect back from some white material . Is this really an issue or just forget about it ?
Cant wait to see it in action with my new Epson 5030 ! ! !
Very curious to hear people's thoughts on this as well.

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Happy Holidays to all ! I just received my new Criterion 96 in screen today which I wont be setting up till the weekend and was wondering if anyone puts Blackout cloth or anything behind the screen ? Im asking because upon reading one review it said the screen only reflects 65% of the light which would incur 35% is going straight through ? ? ? Thought it might be wise to have that reflect back from some white material . Is this really an issue or just forget about it ?
Cant wait to see it in action with my new Epson 5030 ! ! !

I have owned the same 96'' Criterion frame screen w/ the Brilliant White screen material for 5 years now. Originally used it with my Panasonic AE3000, before moving on to the 5030 last month. Up until Spring of 2013 the wall behind the screen was a light beige color and the picture always looked fine to me. The wall is now a dark brown and I couldn't honestly tell you if I notice a difference or not. Which screen material did you get? I believe the Cinema White material is a lot thinner than the Brilliant White. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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