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I know this is an old story but I am debating between the Gray and whit focupix. I noticed that some folks on this thread have been unhappy with the gray citing sparkles, etc. I am thinking of the hdVIO which is .9 gain as opposed to 1.8 of the other model. Anyone have this screen and are you happy with it?

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Any experiences with the Flexio screens? I'm considering the 96 or 103" Flexio white.

I'm wondering what installation is like, and how close it can be installed to the ceiling without needing to do major work (I rent, so I can't do anything too crazy to my ceiling).

I'd like to ceiling install it in front of my TV, and have it come down no lower than the top of my center speaker, which may be possible depending on how far it hangs from the ceiling and how long the drop is.

I'll try to get some exact measurements this weekend.

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Also, using a Mitsubishi HD1000u in a light controlled room. White or Grey screen, thoughts?
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I received my 130" 2.35 fixed frame on friday. Literally the same design and assembly instructions as the 106" elite screen it replaced. Literally. No difference in how designed or assembled. perhaps elite sources their screens from the same chinese manufacturer. BTW what a phenomenal deal for 450 shipped. IT LOOKS AWESOME.

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is it the 1.3 matte white screen ?
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I received my 130" 2.35 fixed frame on friday. Literally the same design and assembly instructions as the 106" elite screen it replaced. Literally. No difference in how designed or assembled. perhaps elite sources their screens from the same chinese manufacturer. BTW what a phenomenal deal for 450 shipped. IT LOOKS AWESOME.

I've been waiting for someone to mention how the fixed frame Focupix screens stack up. Sounds like they are a great deal!

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amp, would you be able to post some pictures with a "review" based on what you think? I'd like to see/hear about the build quality, especially the corner joints and the velvet trim. I know the material is a vinyl similar to the Carada screens in so much as it stretches, but does the screen give enough tension? Any waves or bending?

Any thoughts and or info you can provide would be helpful. Thanks!

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Just ordered a 103" (100" viewable") electric flexio. I know it has a long electrical cord to power the unit, with a controller on the cord. Has anyone successfully lopped this thing off and hardwired it instead of plugging it in? Anyone know if there is a transformer inside? Trying to get a "semi-professional" look I know the question was asked before, but no one responded...
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should be receiving my 100" fixed frame 1.3 gain Focupix screen tomorrow. I'll post my findings. This will be a good comparison with the two other screens I've owned. One being the Infocus Grey screen (fixed), and a generic Matte White screen off fleabay.
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Is that the matte white 1.3? Please do let us know. I was thinking about that one or .9 grey screen. Id like to see how it stacks up.
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yes, that's the one.
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Initial report. The frame is very well made, but the velvet is thin and in a few minor areas, it was worn, although from a distance of a few feet you can't see it. Not an issue when watching a movie.

Be prepared as there is no instruction manual either. The process was easy to figure out once you analyze all the parts.

Initial findings are (after you realize the smell of the canvas will last a few days) that this is a fine screen for the price. I will report on the picture quality once I log in a few hours of movies. I'll also post some pics when I receive my camera any day now.
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Does it use snaps to attach the screen material? Also, the velvet could likely be replaced if needed. You can get rolls of self sticking velvet trim made for screens off eBay. I'll be very interested in knowing/seeing how it performs with a picture.

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No, it uses rods that get inserted in the material sleeves which then get supported by plastic knobs through a small opening in the fabric. There are 7 holders on the top and bottom rails and 5 on each side. Once the material is in place, it is very secure and tight.
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Has anyone tried the premium 1.5 gain matte white vinyl fabric?
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For anyone with these screens. What is the width of the case in relation to the screen width. Inother words is the end-to-end size in the specs on the Htdepot web page the width of the material or the screen case? i have a 106" wide area I want to place the screen and I want to get the biest screen I can fit.
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the vinyl stretches in the exact fashion of the elite screen, and achieved a tension that shows no visible rippling of any kind. i cant emphasize enough what a deal this screen was. it is a 1.5 gain matte white. corners are joined by an L shaped heavy plastic/fiberglass insert and then are screwed together at each corner of the L. If you have ever owned an elite screen, you will find NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever. They must come off the same manufacturing line. BTW I love it.

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amp, I'm on the HTDepot site right now and want to pull the trigger on a fixed frame screen because the discount is still active and tomorrow they are raising prices. Could you post some pics? I'm interested to know how the trim is, how tight the corner joints are, etc. Does it produce a good image and how is the viewing angle? Viewing angle is a concern because I have seating to the left and right of the screen. Thanks for any info you can provide! I'm looking at the 85" Matte White because the 95" is just going to be too big for the wall.

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For anyone with these screens. What is the width of the case in relation to the screen width. Inother words is the end-to-end size in the specs on the Htdepot web page the width of the material or the screen case? i have a 106" wide area I want to place the screen and I want to get the biest screen I can fit.

If you read the first page of this thread you will see that's pretty much the question I asked 02/14/2007.

For my screen, "92 inch" (hdvio electric) the case is 87". The viewable area is 86" diagonal. The case width matched the spec from the supplier.
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my fixed frame is 2.5" wide

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the vinyl stretches in the exact fashion of the elite screen, and achieved a tension that shows no visible rippling of any kind. i cant emphasize enough what a deal this screen was. it is a 1.5 gain matte white. corners are joined by an L shaped heavy plastic/fiberglass insert and then are screwed together at each corner of the L. If you have ever owned an elite screen, you will find NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever. They must come off the same manufacturing line. BTW I love it.

amp74, I believe the gain of the screen is 1.3
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Well, I'm going to take a shot with an 85" Fixed Frame. The price of just under $200 shipped is a good one and the measurements fit my wall very well. I wanted to go bigger, but the room layout and wall would have a 90-92" pushing the limits. Since the viewing distances are 10ft or less, I feel an 85" will be perfect. I just can't see spending $500+ on a Carada to get a nominal and maybe even none noticeable difference in PQ. Plus, I'm a little at ease with some of the others who chimed in that own this.

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Ok, pulled the trigger on the 85" 1.3 Gain 16:9 fixed frame screen. For under $200, I figure if it turns out to be crap I'll eat the shipping/restock and send it back. However, judging from what others are saying these seems to give a good picture and that's my concern. Sure, I'm not expecting a screen that rivals the $500 plus ones, but I'm sure it will give at least as good a picture as the $50 Infocus hanging there now which looks good to me. We shall see as I have my 6500 and the mount and screen should ship tomorrow. I will post a full review and try to do some pictures if my father will let me borrow his DSLR as my digital Kodak won't do it justice.

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Ben, I think you are going to really like it. I'll be posting my findings tomorrow.
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Yes, it's worth my time. I wanted to get a Carada, but the one I wanted was over $600! I don't doubt Carada Screens quality at all, but I think most all screens are overpriced. If the Carada was around $300-400 then I would have gone with that. Again, if this screen turns out to be bad to the point that I can't stand it then it goes back and I take a slight hit. Bottom line for me is the end PQ. If the frame isn't perfect, no biggie. I have my entire wall done with black and maroon curtains to give it a "theater like" appearance.The screen is going to blend into that. It's not going to be out against a white wall. I think more people need to get these screens and get info out there or maybe have a professional review done. Do I expect a $200 screen to outperform a $500 or $1000 screen? Of course not, but it should display a quality image for most people. I will do a full write up on it once I'm done. That may not come until after Xmas though. I will talk to my father about getting his DSLR and tripod so I get get some quality screen shots. They might not do an image justice, but I will try to get them good enough to give the general idea.

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Just ordered a 103" (100" viewable") electric flexio. I know it has a long electrical cord to power the unit, with a controller on the cord. Has anyone successfully lopped this thing off and hardwired it instead of plugging it in? Anyone know if there is a transformer inside? Trying to get a "semi-professional" look I know the question was asked before, but no one responded...

I hardwired my 103" screen with no problem. I also spliced the wire for the remote unit and joined it back together again with interconnects.

Anyone here purchased a Glass Beaded screen. I have 96" Electric one that I want to sell. It is not working well in my Home Theater setting.

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I've logged about 55 hours on the Focupix 100" 1.3 gain fixed screen. Compared to my two previous screens (Infocus Grey fixed, Ebay generic 1.3 Matte White fixed), the Focupix has better contrast and still enough punch in brightness. It does not do well in full lighting, but not many do. The black level is much better than I expected. The colors are very accurate to my eyes. In a dedicated theater room, you can't go wrong with this screen and price. The velvet border adds a touch of class and light absorption on the screens frame and works well.

There is really no comparison between the other two screens I had. The Infocus had a glare off the aluminum frame and had a very flat picture to it. The Ebay screen was decent but suffered from black level performance and a sagging of the wood frame in the middle. The Focupix is nice and tight once assembled with no chance of frame buckling.

I recommend this screen to people on a budget. You get a fine picture and well made screen that will last years.
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Thanks Neekos. I really thought about going with a Carada Brilliant White which I'm sure is a quality screen as everyone that has one claims, but $600 for an 80" is steep. As stated, I am impressed by the cheap Infocus pulldown I got with my IN72, so virtually anything is a step up. I did like the Carada Criterion screen with the beveled edge and would have pulled the trigger if it was around $300-$400, it was over $600. I was about to settle on an Elite E-Z Frame but even that was over $300 and from what people are saying, these Focupix screens are virtually identical. Mine has shipped, so it should be here in a few days and then I will start work on the wall and give a review. I decided to spend a tad more on my projector by upgrading to a HC6500 instead of an HC5500, mainly for the better black level. I ended up getting a great price on it and stayed under my $2500 budget. I'm not knocking the 5500 as it's an outstanding unit as well. Since my mount shipped today as well, it should arrive on or within a day of the screen. This will be a busy week. My only real concern was the mention of the velvet being in rough shape. Maybe possible you got a defect or mis-packaged unit that was rubbing during handling. My other consideration was a Maxsuma off eBay, but the dimensions just didn't seem right and the seller couldn't confirm. There should be a large market for budget screens and so far these seem to fit the bill.

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the velvet spots that I noticed where only visible from up close. At a few feet away, you do not notice it, and you definitely do not see it with the lights down. HTDepot said they would send me another frame rail if I wanted one, but I opted to put the frame together and enjoy it the day I received it.

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Well, I'll have time before I install, so I could do any exchange if need be. Good to hear they have responsive customer service. So far, they have been very good with answering my emails and questions.

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Ok, screen is built! First thing I have to say is how straightforward it was. Very easy to follow instructions. Next, the frame is phenomenal for the price paid! The trim looks nice and the corners are tight once screwed down. I'm extremely impressed with the frame. Now, the jury is out on the actual screen material as I've yet to mount it and throw an image on it. I did hold it up in front of the PJ and can say it is a very bright image, but I didn't have time to look it over otherwise. I've got alot going on, so I might have to wait until my day off next week. The only problem thus far is that about three wrinkles/creases remain in the upper left corner. The actual assembly of the screen fabric went smooth and the rod and clip method they use is ok. I did call HTDepot about the wrinkles and talked to Alex who said to give it a few days. It should be noted that the screen material comes rolled up and has wrinkles until it is properly tensioned. Alex said that should the creases remain that they will send a new one to replace it. I don't even know if these will show up in an image, but I can see them. There is no way to really adjust the tension either. I can pull the screen a bit tighter and they go away, but there is no way to "lock" in that tightness. Overall, I'm glad I got this and can't wait to throw my HC6500 onto it. I must also comment on the customer service of HTDepot. They answer emails/phones and have been responsive. I will reserve final judgment for when I view an image on it.

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