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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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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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I measured mine and looked up the exact one I bought. When I first bought mine I was using some wrong specs. I had a smaller tv stand so after mounting my screen per specs, I put the screen down for the first time and it did not come down to where I wanted. Found out it was the wrong specs. So a week later I modified my ceiling mount with longer 2x4's. Then I decided to build my console and in close the screen with matching valance.

So anyways here is what I bought.

The screen

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-.../dp/B000YTRFEG

These are the specs in mm and inch. Look for 100h

http://www.elitescreens.com/images/p...ctrum_dims.pdf

I also measured mine this morning and I'm about 57-58 inch from bottom of screen metal casing to top of my stand. When mine comes down I have maybe a 1/4-1/2 inch between so I would say the specs are right, but you never know.

I also ordered these brackets but never used them. They might help you if you are wall mounting.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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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?
I really like that look, makes my EZ-Frame look boxy. I checked out the manual and I don't think any waves will be created. The velcro is used in conjunction with snap on connections. The instructions then follow EZ-Frame methods of snapping the screen onto the frame in a very specific order. This means the screen has a low tolerance and should be very tight.

Also, I would recommend anyone considering it to get the 10mm bezel. Otherwise its very likely you will have some light bleed from your projector unless the image is perfect.
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I finished mounting my screen and for some reason I can't seem to get the test pattern from the menu on the benq 1070 to fit up the screen. Spent the last two hours and its driving me nuts. On the top right side of the screen you could see by the pic that I am off a bit. Maybe I thought the brackets that I mount on the wall did not line up to each other. I went back and measure both bracket and they line to each other. I try using the zoom, lens shifts, moving the projector around, etc etc etc and I cant seem to get the test pattern to fit the screen. The projector is about 10'7" from the screen. The Benq is sitting on a stand and is connect to my htpc (hdmi). I noticed an issue with right away when I was viewing a movie and I was getting tiny black bars on both left and right side of the screen on a 2:35.1 movie. Any suggestions? Thanks


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From that picture you PJ has to be moved more to the right and then turned to the left. It's not center.

Also the PJ needs to be higher that's why the image is wider on the top then bottom.

Then you need to play with the lens zoom to fit the screen square.

It takes tinkering to get it right. If you take some photos of the whole screen and where your PJ is might be easier to help.
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From that picture you PJ has to be moved more to the right and then turned to the left. It's not center.

Also the PJ needs to be higher that's why the image is wider on the top then bottom.

Then you need to play with the lens zoom to fit the screen square.

It takes tinkering to get it right. If you take some photos of the whole screen and where your PJ is might be easier to help.
I finally got the top and bottom of the screen to line up correctly. Raised the projector up a bit and moving it to the left Now the issue I have is with the right and left side. I cant seem to get it to line up correctly with the test pattern. No matter what I do I cant seem to get the square to line up against the frame (right and left) IF i use the zoom button then the top and bottom will go beyond the frame. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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From that image now the pj first needs to still go down a little in the front or go up a little in the rear. You can still see that the bottom sides still are a little wider than the top. If you fix that first the top and bottom will fall into place.

As for the top and bottom when playing with the zoom will be just into the black border. On mine the top and bottom are about 1/4-1/2 inch into the black and my sides are about 1/4 inch into the black. This is perfectly fine. Then when you watch something the very little over (I mean little) will not be noticed with the black.

Later if I turn mine on I will take a photo to show you. It takes time tinkering especially when table mounted. If it was on the ceiling the mount allows all types of movement easier.
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