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I have a Panasonic AE8000 lighting a 92" screen from about 11 feet away, so I have a ton of brightness to spare. Currently I have the CineWhite, but was wondering if going CineGray would be better? Oh and the room is painted black with almost 0 ambient light. Thoughts?
Stay with the Cinewhite. In a black room, a gray screen adds nothing useful.
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Stay with the Cinewhite. In a black room, a gray screen adds nothing useful.
Ah ok. I was under the impression that the grey screen would deepen the blacks in a dark room with a short throw, if you had light to spare.
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Does anyone have any experience installing an Elite Screen Electric screen? They included five M5*50MM metric screws, along with five drywall anchors.

But the instructions provided (and on their site) show that if you're wall mounting, the only two points are the outward facing keyhole brackets?

Anyone safely mount with the included screws and have three extras? lol
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Does anyone have any experience installing an Elite Screen Electric screen? They included five M5*50MM metric screws, along with five drywall anchors.

But the instructions provided (and on their site) show that if you're wall mounting, the only two points are the outward facing keyhole brackets?

Anyone safely mount with the included screws and have three extras? lol
ha - I found that strange as well - the ceiling mount method uses 4 screws, but 5 still doesnt make sense.

anyway - I didnt trust using those anchors, and I know there would be no way to hit the studs exactly (I didnt even try). So I took two 8" pieces of 2x4 and screwed that to the wall, and then screwed the screen to that. I needed that space anyway, since I have my tv on the wall
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Completely new to ht. Ended up jumping on what I thought was a great deal but now I'm beginning to second guess it.

First of all, I went through this thread and saw it asked but not answered. Does anybody have experience with the maxxwhite fg? The fiberglass backed material.

Next, this is what I bought:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/141363120549?nav=SEARCH

But it dropped in price like 8 bucks since I ordered it last night and they aren't flying off the shelves, it says 1 sold.

Says new, model number matches, reputable seller. Guess we will see what happens
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Completely new to ht. Ended up jumping on what I thought was a great deal but now I'm beginning to second guess it.

First of all, I went through this thread and saw it asked but not answered. Does anybody have experience with the maxxwhite fg? The fiberglass backed material.

Next, this is what I bought:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/141363120549?nav=SEARCH

But it dropped in price like 8 bucks since I ordered it last night and they aren't flying off the shelves, it says 1 sold.

Says new, model number matches, reputable seller. Guess we will see what happens
Wayfair is a reputable dealer. I bought my first Da-lite from them.
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Completely new to ht. Ended up jumping on what I thought was a great deal but now I'm beginning to second guess it.

First of all, I went through this thread and saw it asked but not answered. Does anybody have experience with the maxxwhite fg? The fiberglass backed material.

Next, this is what I bought:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/141363120549?nav=SEARCH

But it dropped in price like 8 bucks since I ordered it last night and they aren't flying off the shelves, it says 1 sold.

Says new, model number matches, reputable seller. Guess we will see what happens

I have that same screen. I paid ~$190 from amazon in november 2013.

According to elite, this is acceptable. It was worst out of the box, this is after a few weeks.



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Yup I bought the cheapie Elite pulldown as well and it has to be replaced due to waves. Sadly I really think you get what you pay for in this case.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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Yup I bought the cheapie Elite pulldown as well and it has to be replaced due to waves. Sadly I really think you get what you pay for in this case.
This was suppose to be the 'nice' elite pull down
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Yeah - I went through 2 elite manual pull downs before I settled on a elite electric. The electric was 5 more inches and less than a $100 more. There are still waves - but very minor
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I got a 100 inch elite electric. First one was broken motor. Second looks and works perfect.
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Bought a Cinetension 92" electric screen over 6 years ago. Use it at least 10x a week.

No issues - no waves - no problems.

If you can afford it, get the tensioned one, you will not regret it. IMHO
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Bought a Cinetension 92" electric screen over 6 years ago. Use it at least 10x a week.

No issues - no waves - no problems.

If you can afford it, get the tensioned one, you will not regret it. IMHO
Yeah - I was so close to getting a tensioned screen. But at 120" it was $800 more then the non tensioned - and I paid less than $800 for the projector.
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Yeah - I was so close to getting a tensioned screen. But at 120" it was $800 more then the non tensioned - and I paid less than $800 for the projector.
Elite just released the Starling tab tensioned screens at a price that won't bust you.
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Any of the non-tension screens will develop waves eventually but if it is brand new, Elite should replace it. I had my 135" Elite pull down for 2 years and didn't have any waves. I found though that keeping a consistent temperature helps in reducing the chances of waves.

A couple years ago I almost went icecruncher's route of buying an electric cinetension screen. They are ideal for stopping waves and still have a recessed look. I had finally been able to dedicate an entire room to HT and so I went with an EZ-Frame 120". Having a screen mounted on the wall, it just looks amazing.
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Any of the non-tension screens will develop waves eventually but if it is brand new, Elite should replace it. I had my 135" Elite pull down for 2 years and didn't have any waves. I found though that keeping a consistent temperature helps in reducing the chances of waves.

A couple years ago I almost went icecruncher's route of buying an electric cinetension screen. They are ideal for stopping waves and still have a recessed look. I had finally been able to dedicate an entire room to HT and so I went with an EZ-Frame 120". Having a screen mounted on the wall, it just looks amazing.

I tried, they said it was normal and not covered
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I tried, they said it was normal and not covered
Can you see the waves when playing video?
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Can you see the waves when playing video?
The center of the screen that is bowed out is very noticeable when watching 16:9 movies.
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The center of the screen that is bowed out is very noticeable when watching 16:9 movies.
Did you go through there online warranty submission, where they ask for photos? I'm wondering if you showed a photo with a movie and wave being visible. If it then can be covered. I had to do a warranty claim on my EZ-Frame because of odd white specks that sparkled during movies. They needed a picture then sent me a replacement.
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What is the cause of "waves"? Is it the material being stretched and not returning to shape? Has anyone tried stretching the other areas or is this a losing battle once it starts?
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Ugh... I'm not in love with what I'm reading on the Sable fixed screens on here. I'm looking at the 92 inch sable and don't know that I have a ton of choice. This is for a dedicated theater room, however I only expect this build to last me for 2 years or so before I move on to bigger and better. I don't want to break the bank on a screen and painting the wall white isn't an option. So for those of you who own it, what are my major drawbacks with the Sable fixed going to be?

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Ugh... I'm not in love with what I'm reading on the Sable fixed screens on here. I'm looking at the 92 inch sable and don't know that I have a ton of choice. This is for a dedicated theater room, however I only expect this build to last me for 2 years or so before I move on to bigger and better. I don't want to break the bank on a screen and painting the wall white isn't an option. So for those of you who own it, what are my major drawbacks with the Sable fixed going to be?
I have the 92" Sable, have had it about a year now. I like mine a lot. No waves or anything, looks great. My AE8000 looks pretty good on it, can't beat the price.
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Ugh... I'm not in love with what I'm reading on the Sable fixed screens on here. I'm looking at the 92 inch sable and don't know that I have a ton of choice. This is for a dedicated theater room, however I only expect this build to last me for 2 years or so before I move on to bigger and better. I don't want to break the bank on a screen and painting the wall white isn't an option. So for those of you who own it, what are my major drawbacks with the Sable fixed going to be?
I have a 120" AT Sable that was just installed a few weeks ago. The installer said it was the tightest screen he's ever done but we are loving it so far.
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Elite Screen Aeon

Anybody see the new Elite Screen Aeon series?
Maybe it'll be officially announced at CEDIA, but there is some info on their homepage right now...

http://www.elitescreens.com/index.ph...ies#1-features

The instructions are online too, and it looks like the whole screen wraps around using Velcro to create the edge free design. I wonder if that will get wavy after a few months?
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I got my Benq1070 last night and now I am looking for a screen. I am looking at the Spectrum Electric Projection "110 and I was wondering how far out is the screen once it is wall mounted? I have my "60 plasma on the same wall and just wondering if the screen will come down over the mounted plasma (looking at a 3-4" away from the wall)
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I got my Benq1070 last night and now I am looking for a screen. I am looking at the Spectrum Electric Projection "110 and I was wondering how far out is the screen once it is wall mounted? I have my "60 plasma on the same wall and just wondering if the screen will come down over the mounted plasma (looking at a 3-4" away from the wall)
I did the same thing - and I had to stack 2 2x4's on the wall and mount it to that - plus I have a super-low profile TV wall mount (approx 2") so you may need more of a gap.

you can also mount it to the ceiling - but the odds are that the ceiling studs wont line up exactly.
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I did the same thing - and I had to stack 2 2x4's on the wall and mount it to that - plus I have a super-low profile TV wall mount (approx 2") so you may need more of a gap.

you can also mount it to the ceiling - but the odds are that the ceiling studs wont line up exactly.
In my case, wall mount is the only thing I could do. Ceiling is too high. I'm going to use shelve brackets so it could stick out about 6" and then just hang the screen on it. Just wondering did you get a motorized or a manual screen? How often does your screen come down? I just scare that I will damage the screen by bringing it down and up everyday. Daytime viewing is on my plasma and night time is for the projector. For someone in my case, that the screen is on the same wall as my TV should I get a manual or a motorized screen? Thanks
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In my case, wall mount is the only thing I could do. Ceiling is too high. I'm going to use shelve brackets so it could stick out about 6" and then just hang the screen on it. Just wondering did you get a motorized or a manual screen? How often does your screen come down? I just scare that I will damage the screen by bringing it down and up everyday. Daytime viewing is on my plasma and night time is for the projector. For someone in my case, that the screen is on the same wall as my TV should I get a manual or a motorized screen? Thanks
I tried 2 different manual screens and they had too many noticeable waves - so I settled on the electric screen. There are still waves, but alot less noticeable. Plus - the electric screen was only a $100 more so it was worth it
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I got my Benq1070 last night and now I am looking for a screen. I am looking at the Spectrum Electric Projection "110 and I was wondering how far out is the screen once it is wall mounted? I have my "60 plasma on the same wall and just wondering if the screen will come down over the mounted plasma (looking at a 3-4" away from the wall)
You can take a look at what I did for my 100" elite electric with benq.

My tv is not in a wall but wall mounted to my console. Then I built a valance to lower and hide my screen. The wife loves the setup since it's hidden. Here is my build thread with lots of photos including the screen valance. My ceiling is 8 ft tall.

TV / Projector screen console build.
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You can take a look at what I did for my 100" elite electric with benq.

My tv is not in a wall but wall mounted to my console. Then I built a valance to lower and hide my screen. The wife loves the setup since it's hidden. Here is my build thread with lots of photos including the screen valance. My ceiling is 8 ft tall.

TV / Projector screen console build.
Very nice Blue. Just wondering what is the length from top of the projector to the bottom of the screen (completely down)? I read on amazon its 71" is this correct? I am planning to mount it during the weekend (100" electric). Planning trying to have it where the bottom of the screen (completely down) just above my center speaker.


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