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Someone else about a week ago tried to get a separate thread started on this but got no response, but I'll try here. Is this too good to be true:


http://www.amazon.com/Diagonal-Spect.../dp/B00MJ4WAWG
That price lines up with the average on that screen. I recommend that people order these screens from Amazon, especially if your a prime member. They are shipped freight and I have had torn up boxes come in that I had to send back to Amazon. Also, if there are defects in the screen you can save time and just return it to Amazon. They will send out a replacement very quickly.
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That price lines up with the average on that screen. I recommend that people order these screens from Amazon, especially if your a prime member. They are shipped freight and I have had torn up boxes come in that I had to send back to Amazon. Also, if there are defects in the screen you can save time and just return it to Amazon. They will send out a replacement very quickly.
From what I've seen tab-tensioned motorized screens usually go for a couple thousand, not $424. Which makes me wonder if it's a piece of junk. As the first poster who found this noted, you can't find a review of this screen anywhere.
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Does Elite have any tensioned manual screen?
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From a price perspective Elite Screen is an Economic Friendly option for that reason. As far as I know, HTdepot.com and Elite Screens are the most affordable options. However, with the less expensive option you have more potential for issues. Which is why you want to be smart about purchasing screens, taking advantage of Amazon's return policy is one example.

I have had a few Elite Screens, non that were electric. I had a few issues but nothing major but that is just my experience though. Others have reported mixed reviews. Recently I have seen posts on Elite showing some bad experiences with warranty repair.
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Has anyone cut the power cord on their elite screen and extending it by splicing on an extension cord? Using something like this Husky Power Tool Replacement Cord found at hardware stores.

If so, did you use 14 or 16 gauge? Home Depot has both varieties.

The power cable that comes with the screen is pretty short, doesn't reach an outlet, don't want to add a traditional extension cord as I would like to cover the cable with a "channel raceway/cord cover" and getting an electrician to add an outlet to the ceiling near the projector could be pretty pricey. I think a splice might be the best choice? Before cutting the cord on the projector though I thought I would check in here and see what others have done.
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Here's a recent interview with Elite Screens about some of their new products and advice for new screen buyers:
http://www.projectorscreen.com/blog/...-Elite-Screens
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Need to check this website.
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Well I got my 120 sable built..

Not to bad.. but thumb is a bit sore.. had one corner where i could not get a clip in.. but seems fine.. somehow the rod did not seem to fit into the channel at that point..

Will still be awhile before i can test it but at least its built
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Elite aeon 120

Is anyone using one of these screens? Thoughts?
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Is anyone using one of these screens? Thoughts?
The first batch to land in the US had production issues and were 'duds' for lack of a better term. Since the 2nd batch has landed, Elite has stopped selling the first batch to their dealers.

Depending on where you purchase these, you may end up with batch 1 or batch 2+.

I have confirmed today with ProjectorScreen.com that they are only shipping Batch 2 if you place an order with them.

The frame is a bit rough/raw in my opinion when compared to the higher end Da-lite UTB or Draper Profile, but at a fraction of the cost it may not bother some people.

I have yet to see the new batch in person to personally vouch for them, but that will change soon

http://www.projectorscreen.com/store...-1-1-Gain.html
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Anyone know the exact dimensions of an Elite Home2 16:9 100" diag. (Home100IWH2)?

anyone know the correct Home2 Home100IWH2 case length and bottom bar length? I contacted Elite and they said the case length is 97.6" +/- 1" and bar length is 93.6" +/- 1". My problem is that if the dimensions are on the + side it won't fit on my wall and Elite won't take returns due to dimension issues. I find it hard to believe they can't provide accurate dimensions.
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anyone know the correct Home2 Home100IWH2 case length and bottom bar length? I contacted Elite and they said the case length is 97.6" +/- 1" and bar length is 93.6" +/- 1". My problem is that if the dimensions are on the + side it won't fit on my wall and Elite won't take returns due to dimension issues. I find it hard to believe they can't provide accurate dimensions.
No one is going to know the dims better than the manufacturer. They give that +/- due to inconsistencies in the manufacturing process and different batch runs. While not uncommon for manufacturers to allow a small variance in overall size Elite's 1" is on the high side.



You 'could' always make a small hole in the drywall for the end of the case if it's too large... assuming its against drywall and you are cool with that sort of thing

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I ordered a silver ticket screen to replace my elite powergain screen because of banding issues with the elite. The silver ticket screen was nice, however it had a manufacturers defect on the upper right hand quadrant of the screen. I contacted amazon and they advised me to send the screen back..ok cool. Upon remounting my original elite screen, I decided to instead turn the screen upside down...as in turn the screen material upside down in the frame..guess what?? the banding issue is minimal..there is still a small bit of banding but hardly noticeable. To the folks with the elite powergain with bandings, try flipping the screen upside down. worked for me. sending the silver ticket back.

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100" cinetension ceiling install

Hello all,

I just purchased an Electric 100HT tab-tensioned 100" screen and I'm wondering how people are installing it into the ceiling. I found my ceiling joists but they don't exactly correspond to the length of the screen. What are my options? I may have to cut into the ceiling and screw in some wood beams but I'm wondering what others have done, like do they sell a special bracket or something.

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Hello all,

I just purchased an Electric 100HT tab-tensioned 100" screen and I'm wondering how people are installing it into the ceiling. I found my ceiling joists but they don't exactly correspond to the length of the screen. What are my options? I may have to cut into the ceiling and screw in some wood beams but I'm wondering what others have done, like do they sell a special bracket or something.

Thanks!
You can take a board and span across the joists like me. This allowed me to hit 2 joists as close to the ends of the boards.

Here is a post in my console build in my signature that shows the board and screen valance.

TV / Projector screen console build.
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Someone else about a week ago tried to get a separate thread started on this but got no response, but I'll try here. Is this too good to be true:


http://www.amazon.com/Diagonal-Spect.../dp/B00MJ4WAWG
I'm wondering about the quality of this screen as well. It seems to be a new product, hence no reviews. And supposedly they cut down the costs of this screen by having only 2 sizes (100" or 125"), and uses the same MAXWhite screen material as most of the other screens. If it's 80% as good as the Cinetension2 line I think it's worth investing. Especially after hearing that these tensioned screens distort/ripple/wrinkles after a few years anyway, might as well replace it with a cheaper one after a few years. You save $600 from not getting the Cinetension2 series.
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Hi, all, I just received and tested an Elite Screens ELECTRIC125HT tab-tensioned model from Amazon.

It arrived nicely boxed and seemed to have survived shipping OK. Once it was temporarily installed in my garage, I did notice it had some V shaped wrinkles (from top corners to bottom middle), and the usual horizontal lines from sitting rolled up in the warehouse. After a few days of hanging to try to relieve the lines, not much change was noted, so I contacted Elite and they advised an RMA. Rather than deal with that, I've returned it via Amazon and another one is on the way.

It seems like a nice screen option, good quality build, and potentially a great value if I can get a properly tensioned unit. The screen material is nothing special, but looked good. The tab tensioning strings were very loose, and I asked Elite's tech support if that might be the problem, but they didn't really want to deal with it, just referring me to their website to start the replacement process. Raising and lowering the screen is slow, but fairly quiet. This first unit also had an issue where it didn't want to stop the motor when the screen was fully rolled up, so it made a grinding noise until the stop button was pressed on the remote.

Anyway, hoping for better results with a replacement unit, the value and performance seem worth the hassle.
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Hi, all, I just received and tested an Elite Screens ELECTRIC125HT tab-tensioned model from Amazon.

It arrived nicely boxed and seemed to have survived shipping OK. Once it was temporarily installed in my garage, I did notice it had some V shaped wrinkles (from top corners to bottom middle), and the usual horizontal lines from sitting rolled up in the warehouse. After a few days of hanging to try to relieve the lines, not much change was noted, so I contacted Elite and they advised an RMA. Rather than deal with that, I've returned it via Amazon and another one is on the way.

It seems like a nice screen option, good quality build, and potentially a great value if I can get a properly tensioned unit. The screen material is nothing special, but looked good. The tab tensioning strings were very loose, and I asked Elite's tech support if that might be the problem, but they didn't really want to deal with it, just referring me to their website to start the replacement process. Raising and lowering the screen is slow, but fairly quiet. This first unit also had an issue where it didn't want to stop the motor when the screen was fully rolled up, so it made a grinding noise until the stop button was pressed on the remote.

Anyway, hoping for better results with a replacement unit, the value and performance seem worth the hassle.
Wow, that's horrible. My non tension is almost perfect.
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I just had a non tab tensioned delivered. I got the Elite Screens 100 Inch 16:9 Spectrum Electric Projector Screen for far less than half the price of the tab tension model. It is really more of a test screen so I can figure out what I really want a a final screen, so I'm hoping for the best. Can't go wrong though for a 100" electric screen for well under 2 Benjamins with RF and IR remote capability.
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I just had a non tab tensioned delivered. I got the Elite Screens 100 Inch 16:9 Spectrum Electric Projector Screen for far less than half the price of the tab tension model. It is really more of a test screen so I can figure out what I really want a a final screen, so I'm hoping for the best. Can't go wrong though for a 100" electric screen for well under 2 Benjamins with RF and IR remote capability.
That's tge same screen I have. Just like you I ordered it to get my feet wet and so far I have been really happy for the price.
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That's tge same screen I have. Just like you I ordered it to get my feet wet and so far I have been really happy for the price.
That's great to hear. I'll be mounting mine up after Christmas. It's technically a gift from my kids.
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That's great to hear. I'll be mounting mine up after Christmas. It's technically a gift from my kids.
Here it is before I added my height channels. By all means it's not perfect and there are some small waves in it. Also the sides curl a little but none distract from that movie theater experience without breaking the bank.

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hello, I'm curious why all of the cinegrey 5d screens are out of stock online? Specifically amazon. I've been waiting months for them to get back in. i would like to buy from them bec of the amazing return policy incase it has any banding issues. not to mention they have them at the best price point. I'm looking to get the 100" stable frame cinegrey 5d. if anyone could provide me with any info or an alternative solution that would be great. I've already reached out to multiple sources and elite themselves but have had no luck.
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Hello I'm in The process of building a theatre and I've settled on the Sony 40es projector now I'm looking at different screens. The 110 elite sable frame is what I initially settled on until I saw that the aeon models are now available. They look beautiful but doesn't the thick black velvet boarder serve a purpose? What are you losing to gain a thin edge?

The wall my screen is going on will be painted a flat black so I'm not sure if a thick or thin boarder would matter. My issue is I can now fit a 120inch screen as appose to 110. My wall is 111 inches wide.

Any thought?
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Hello I'm in The process of building a theatre and I've settled on the Sony 40es projector now I'm looking at different screens. The 110 elite sable frame is what I initially settled on until I saw that the aeon models are now available. They look beautiful but doesn't the thick black velvet boarder serve a purpose? What are you losing to gain a thin edge?

The wall my screen is going on will be painted a flat black so I'm not sure if a thick or thin boarder would matter. My issue is I can now fit a 120inch screen as appose to 110. My wall is 111 inches wide.

Any thought?
Other than aesthetics, the border serves to absorb excess light from the projector which results in a clean image on the screen. That said, you have an advantage with the black wall which will absorb most of the excess light. In addition, the Aeon comes with black velvet tape to add an artificial border if light overshooting is an issue. IMO, I would go with the Aeon. I love fixed frame and I have an EZFrame 120 from Elite that really looks like a work of art but the Aeon is on a whole different level. That thing is going to look slick as hell on your wall.

For sizing, I'm sure your aware seating distance matters. I have played with a few screens, 135 and 120s. As long as you have around 5ft of distance, I would go 120. I once tried 7ft and 135 inch which didn't turn out as well. For quick comparisons of screen size, use displaywars.com. I've been using that site religiously since 2006 but be warned, it often makes you think how you can fit just a couple more inches.........
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Other than aesthetics, the border serves to absorb excess light from the projector which results in a clean image on the screen. That said, you have an advantage with the black wall which will absorb most of the excess light. In addition, the Aeon comes with black velvet tape to add an artificial border if light overshooting is an issue. IMO, I would go with the Aeon. I love fixed frame and I have an EZFrame 120 from Elite that really looks like a work of art but the Aeon is on a whole different level. That thing is going to look slick as hell on your wall.

For sizing, I'm sure your aware seating distance matters. I have played with a few screens, 135 and 120s. As long as you have around 5ft of distance, I would go 120. I once tried 7ft and 135 inch which didn't turn out as well. For quick comparisons of screen size, use displaywars.com. I've been using that site religiously since 2006 but be warned, it often makes you think how you can fit just a couple more inches.........
Thanks for the detailed reply, much appreciated. My couch will be about 13 ft from the screen so i think i'm ok. I have some bestbuy gift cards which will bring the 110inch sabel frame to under $150cad out the door. The cheapest aeon i'm finding is $448us... seeing my wall is painted black i'm not quite sure the thin edge will provide any benefit as a thick or thin edge will blend into the black background. Is the aeon screen material any different? In my scenario is the aeon worth another $450? (including exchange rate)

Thanks
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hello, I'm curious why all of the cinegrey 5d screens are out of stock online? Specifically amazon. I've been waiting months for them to get back in. i would like to buy from them bec of the amazing return policy incase it has any banding issues. not to mention they have them at the best price point. I'm looking to get the 100" stable frame cinegrey 5d. if anyone could provide me with any info or an alternative solution that would be great. I've already reached out to multiple sources and elite themselves but have had no luck.
They are out of stock at Amazon because they are at such a low price. Amazon buys huge quantities at very low prices and resells them at virtually no margin. When elite items are out of stock at Amazon, they can remain out of stock for a while until Amazon's next monstrous order.
You may have some luck with some specialty merchants like ProjectorScreen.com, The AVS Science Store or others mentioned in this forum. You may spend an extra $20 or so, but at least you are getting some support from people who know about and care about projection screens.
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Other than aesthetics, the border serves to absorb excess light from the projector which results in a clean image on the screen. That said, you have an advantage with the black wall which will absorb most of the excess light. In addition, the Aeon comes with black velvet tape to add an artificial border if light overshooting is an issue. IMO, I would go with the Aeon. I love fixed frame and I have an EZFrame 120 from Elite that really looks like a work of art but the Aeon is on a whole different level. That thing is going to look slick as hell on your wall.

For sizing, I'm sure your aware seating distance matters. I have played with a few screens, 135 and 120s. As long as you have around 5ft of distance, I would go 120. I once tried 7ft and 135 inch which didn't turn out as well. For quick comparisons of screen size, use displaywars.com. I've been using that site religiously since 2006 but be warned, it often makes you think how you can fit just a couple more inches.........
I agree; the larger border is not necessary unless you are having trouble dialing in your projector to match the screen. The Aeon can be left with no border or have the thin black border applied to the surface if interested. It looks great both ways in our opinion depending on the room.
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Thanks for the detailed reply, much appreciated. My couch will be about 13 ft from the screen so i think i'm ok. I have some bestbuy gift cards which will bring the 110inch sabel frame to under $150cad out the door. The cheapest aeon i'm finding is $448us... seeing my wall is painted black i'm not quite sure the thin edge will provide any benefit as a thick or thin edge will blend into the black background. Is the aeon screen material any different? In my scenario is the aeon worth another $450? (including exchange rate)

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No problem at all, your welcome. Other than the thin edge, there doesn't seem to be any obvious benefits to going Aeon. The Aeon is probably easier to build but beyond that, it makes sense to just go with the Sabel Frame. I can give you a couple tips for the installation. Once you slide each clip partially on, use a flat head screwdriver to push it all the way. Your fingers will thank you. Also, once you screw the frame together but before you tighten it. You will probably notice one of the corners is not even, just smack it with a rubber mallet a couple times. Chinese metallurgy can be tricky.
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Thanks for the detailed reply, much appreciated. My couch will be about 13 ft from the screen so i think i'm ok. I have some bestbuy gift cards which will bring the 110inch sabel frame to under $150cad out the door. The cheapest aeon i'm finding is $448us... seeing my wall is painted black i'm not quite sure the thin edge will provide any benefit as a thick or thin edge will blend into the black background. Is the aeon screen material any different? In my scenario is the aeon worth another $450? (including exchange rate)

Thanks
It is only worth the price difference if you want the zero or low profile edge for an aesthetic reason. Image-wise there is no difference in the Cinewhite surface used on the two different models.
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