Originally Posted by Pastuch
I don't see how you could even mount the screen to the frame without the metal rods. I assembled the screen with great care and checked both sets of instructions at each step.
Do either of you (ZULU & MJ1) have a computer connected to your PJ? I want to know if you guys see any imperfections with a pure white screen.
Do either of you see a bit of reflective sheen towards the center of the screen?
While lying on the floor my screen looks totally flat but once I blast light at it I can see plenty of tiny wrinkles. I have it tight enough that the screen doesn't sag at all. I'll be finishing the assembly later tonight and tightening further.
I did connect a PC for a short period, and I experimented with different stills and test screens. I found the quality to as substantial as with Blu-ray.
What I think is being discussed as an "imperfection" is something I eluded to before in a old review I made. If we are talking about the same thing, and you are watching a pure white screen, then yes, I too can make out a slight texture to the screen. Problem is I have a great deal of difficulty focusing on it, it comes and goes, when and IF I notice it all. I believe my eyes do not seperate the percieved texture very accurately, and as a result i see it sometimes, and not at all - all the while watching a single still image.
Now, I am using a silver screen. If someone is using a white screen, I am sorry I do not know about the imperfections you may or may not find. If we have the same screen, then I will assure that after a good strong callibration, the differences are so fabulous that you will not likely see the imperfection again. I just watched Book of Eli, and there are many white and bright sky scenes, I did not even once find myself aware of anything but a crystal clear image.
I thought about that angle of the image hitting the screen, while it rests leaning against the wall, and I believe the issues will mostly resolve itself once properly hung, tightened and positioned. If not, it may also be possible that you are in one of two perdicaments: One, you are sensitive to the slightest of flaws, and need a top quality best you can buy screen. Two, you may have a defective screen.
I'd also like to point out what we all know, watching a plain white screen is boring. Why do we ALL do it? I imagine it's an act of the insane, so we should only find it the next step that we start going crazy about plain white screen defects. My prescription: watch a good movie! Have a cold one and get lost in the game. If at the end of that the screen drives you nuts, return it. Other than that, white is white, and if you put the most beautiful person in the world under a huge light, flaws will show.
Hang it on the wall, watch a movie, and forget about it!
I would be very interested though how many owners are willing to return their screens and or pay more for a new one, vs. buying a can of dark paint and painting that front wall darker...if you could, would you be willing to paint the ceiling darker? The benefits would be instant.
Please let us know how you all find the screen. I love it.