My impressions, setup, and a problem...
I purchased the 100" 16x9 VMAX this month for my family room. I got it to replace a 90" fixed wall DIY screen because we wanted to hide it away during the day.
It came nicely packed and was very easy to hang from the ceiling with small hooks.
The case is nice and compact, operates smoothly, and the RF remote allows me to hide the bulky receiver unit out of view. We now have a 50" plasma mounted on the wall for the majority of our TV, but when its time to watch a movie the VMAX drops down in front of the plasma for the big screen experience... very impressive effect!
As mentioned by others, the screen takes 30+ seconds to raise/lower. I often hit the raise button and walk away while it rolls up. This seemed to work fine at first, but I recently discovered that when it reaches the top the motor apparently sometimes doesn't stop. It makes a nasty groaning noise for 10 seconds or so, but not something so loud you would hear from another room.
Because I don't usually stick around while its rolling up, I have no idea how often this has happened. After hearing this for the first time this weekend, I tried a few up/down tests and it seems to happen about half the time
(and I stop it immediately). I'm also now noticing dozens of pronounced "ripples" that extend up about 6" from the bottom bar. I didn't notice these initially, so I suspect the overrun at the top might have caused some stretching of the screen surface? The ripples are noticable whenever the camera pans and extremely visible on any channel that has scrolling text across the bottom (espn, cnn, etc).
I'm still using the screen, but I make sure to hit the stop button just before it reaches the top. I realize the up position is adjustable, but the instructions in the manual are noticably different from the ones on elitescreens website for my particular model (Type A) so I have yet to attempt. I didn't buy directly from Elite, but I plan to call the tech support number with my situation and will report back here.
Has anyone here...
- had to adjust the top position from the factory default?
- experienced overrun at the top?
- got noticable ripples at base of screen (only 2 weeks old)?
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