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where's the best place to order elite screens? i was thinking about getting it from projector people or new egg but they have $100-150 shipping costs which i thought was a bit too much. was wondering if there was anywhere else that sell them cheap?


I ordered my M135XWH from Provantage and shipped to my door it was under 170.00

I placed the order around noon today and already have a fedex # says it will be at my door tomorrow. I just hope it comes to me in good shape!
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I just hope it comes to me in good shape!




well, the good new is that I did indeed get my screen today, the bad new is it has a huge dent in the case.

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The screen rolled down alright but I have to give it a nudge to retract all the way. The screen it pretty straight except for the spot on the screen where the case must have creased the material...and there is a couple dents in the screen also. I will be sending provantage an email tomorrow about this and see what they will do for me.
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So guys, Elite is pretty confusing: can someone say how much space is below the bottom of the viewing portion of the screen? In other words, how much height is there in the bottom mask and the bottom rod?
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So guys, Elite is pretty confusing: can someone say how much space is below the bottom of the viewing portion of the screen? In other words, how much height is there in the bottom mask and the bottom rod?

2"... There are dimensions tables on their web site that are pretty straight forward...

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I saw that for masking, but what about the bottom rod that goes across?
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I saw that for masking, but what about the bottom rod that goes across?

Looking at the table, it looks like the rod is B4 and it's 3.78"

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ah yes, the "buttom edge" I had over looked that. Thanks.
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I will be sending provantage an email tomorrow about this and see what they will do for me.


Well, after the 3rd screen we have a winner! Fedex must really like to beat on long packages Anyway..provantage gets 2 thumbs up in my book. They were very helpful and were very prompt with replacing my screen.

To stay on topic, I am very happy with my basic manual pulldown elite screen
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I just ordered an Elite Manual 100" 16:9 in MaxWhite (M100UWH) for my budget home theater/living room. If the screen is too wavy I think I'm going to cut it off and stretch it out directly on my wall some how lol.

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I have an Elite fixed frame screen and I noticed something strange today. There seems to be a straight line running down the left side of the screen about 4" from the leftmost edge. Also, the screen seems darker between the line and the edge of the screen. I tried cleaning the screen but that was not the problem. I had never noticed it before now. I don't think it's a wrinkle because this damn line is perfectly straight. I am thinking that it came that way but I just now noticed it. I have contacted Elite about this and I am waiting on their response. The screen is only 2 months old.

BTW, it's not the projector either because I turned the pj off and I can still see it.

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I'm thinking of buying an Elite manual screen and I have a question. Is it a bad idea to buy a manual screen and keep it down? As in never pull it back up unless on various occasions? I'm buying this for the Optoma HD65 i'm getting soon.
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Do you guys remove the straps on the end or are they there to stop the screen from rolling up into the case?
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I have an Elite Manual and I leave it down all the time. I don't see how leaving the screen down all the time could hurt it. In fact it should extend the life of the screen because there will be less wear and tear.

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What straps?
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Hmm, black braided nylon packing straps - I'll take a photo. This is a Cinetension2, btw.

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I have an Elite fixed frame screen and I noticed something strange today. There seems to be a straight line running down the left side of the screen about 4" from the leftmost edge. Also, the screen seems darker between the line and the edge of the screen. I tried cleaning the screen but that was not the problem. I had never noticed it before now. I don't think it's a wrinkle because this damn line is perfectly straight. I am thinking that it came that way but I just now noticed it. I have contacted Elite about this and I am waiting on their response. The screen is only 2 months old.

BTW, it's not the projector either because I turned the pj off and I can still see it.

I figured out what it is. I have BURN-IN! The line corresponds to the black bars that I get when an HD channel switches to a non-HD commercial. I guess it is from the fact that my panny ax200 is pretty bright and it's only 13' back. Strange indeed.

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anyone have any feedback on the Elite PowerGain screen?
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anyone have any feedback on the Elite PowerGain screen?

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anyone using a cinetension 2 with a sony pearl pj?
just ordered one of each wondering how the combo is likely to work and if anyone has any setup recomendations.
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I think it is just packing straps. If I remember correctly, they were actually stitched together and had to pull the stitching apart with pliers.
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"I figured out what it is. I have BURN-IN! The line corresponds to the black bars that I get when an HD channel switches to a non-HD commercial. I guess it is from the fact that my panny ax200 is pretty bright and it's only 13' back. Strange indeed."
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Burn-in?!?! Is this really possible? I have a Cinetension and the ax200 will be ~13.5' too. Only had it up for a couple weeks and now packed away until the drywall is done so I really can't comment on long term effects . I know the ax200 is bright, but I'd be interested if anyone else has experienced this problem.
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I wanted a 120", but stepped down to a 106" Cintension2 in the normal 1.1 white - might be here tomorrow, more likely the beginning of next week.

Had to step down in size because with the screen down, no one can get into the room on the left side (stairs)... dangit.

Well, view distance is about 13', so the 106 should still be OK.

I'm throwing the from max distance for the Panny 3000, ~21', but the light will be well controlled and the 3000 is a light cannon - should be OK.

Trying not to get my hopes up that FedEx won't damage the screen on its cross-country journey... ugh.

No replacement for displacement...
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I wanted a 120", but stepped down to a 106" Cintension2 in the normal 1.1 white - might be here tomorrow, more likely the beginning of next week.

Had to step down in size because with the screen down, no one can get into the room on the left side (stairs)... dangit.

Well, view distance is about 13', so the 106 should still be OK.

I'm throwing the from max distance for the Panny 3000, ~21', but the light will be well controlled and the 3000 is a light cannon - should be OK.

Trying not to get my hopes up that FedEx won't damage the screen on its cross-country journey... ugh.

I bought the exact screen this summer. Elite does a nice job packing this screen which is about 8' wide and delivered to me on the east coast. It arrived in perfect condition...no problems at all.
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Mine actually came UPS "SCS", and it arrived in perfect condition! Got it hung and I realized I could have gone with the 120".. oh well. Maybe when someone else local upgrades their theater I can sell them this one.

But everything works perfectly, it's straight, the motor is quiet and relatively quick - I'm plenty happy. The remotes are cheap feeling, but hey, at least we don't have to pay extra for them! (I'm just extending the IR eye into the room with the equipment and will use the blaster from the URC remote to control it anyway)

Has anyone else gotten their Cinetension2 screen, and the "wires" had no tension on it at all? I mean really.. it's limp as a cooked noodle. I think they forgot to set it.

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"I figured out what it is. I have BURN-IN! The line corresponds to the black bars that I get when an HD channel switches to a non-HD commercial. I guess it is from the fact that my panny ax200 is pretty bright and it's only 13' back. Strange indeed."
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I've got an AX200 and an elite EZ frame 1.1 gain. 500 hours. No "Burn in".

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I am pulling the trigger on a 150" manual. Can anyone tell me if the screens have a black out backside (say that 3 times really fast)? Can/Does light penetrate through the back much?

Thanks!
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Got my cinetension2 106in in white a few weeks ago. Picture looks great and screen is flat as can be. I always roll my screen up when not in use and it's still flat, no wave nothing. Only gripe is that the right side seems to hang an inch or so lower then the left. Also, the glossy black case seems to reflect light coming from the projector. I plan on covering the case with a black felt material tomarrow to fix that problem.
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I am pulling the trigger on a 150" manual. Can anyone tell me if the screens have a black out backside (say that 3 times really fast)? Can/Does light penetrate through the back much?

Thanks!

My CineTension is a glossy black something on the back (i would guess Vinyl), and I can't see any light from the stairs through it.

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Thanks Eskimo1...

$159 delivered for a 150" diag screen is darn amazing (the manual screen).

I have an electric screen that I thought would be cool (92") but as it turns out I never use the electric feature (it always stays down), so I am opting to go bigger W/O the electric this time.

Gotta love the price.
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Oh... one more thing....

Has anyone found the PowerGain 1.8 material to be TOO bright?

We watch an insane amount of movies around here.... and I go through bulbs at a rediculously high rate (3 or so per year). That being said.... it seems like I might get more viewing time with the PowerGain material (as my bulbs dim). Also we watch alot of daytime TV etc, in uncontrolled abience light.

I currently use a matt white 1.1, but was thinking of bumping up the gain.

Any input is greatly appreciated from those who have the 1.8 PowerGain material.
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has anyone compared the elite fixed frame screens to the Focupix fixed frame ? and if so, what was the result ?
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