It looks like that I am the first to review the TensionFlat screen. I was going to here some feedback however I couldn't wait to use my HC4900 projector. So I pull the trigger and ordered 106" TentionFlat screen.
First as what I described in previous message that this screen is considered as oversize item and needs to be delivered by frieight company, not the normal carrier.
The screen was delivered to where I work and was moved to the receiving dock of the company. The guy working at the dock called me and thought that this is something I ordered for the company. I called the carrier before it is delivered and asked them to call me before arriving to avoid this. However they didn't. Anyway, I got the screen and I field WOW.
The screen is packaged using long carton box and the carton box was protected by 2 inches think of wood frame. The total length of the package is about 10 ft and it is heavy because of the wood frame. I put it into my Explorer and there are about 4 ft outside of the truck.
Back to home and I took out of the wood frame and the carton box seemed good. No damage on the box. I open the box and found that the screen was protected by 2 extra inches of protection materials aroubd it. So there is no any damage of the screen. The screen itself is heavy with metal and is about 50lb. The viewing area is exact 92x52inches (106inch). However the total screen frame is about 112 inches long. It probably includes the tention mechnism and others.
It comes with hanging materials for both seiling and wall hanging. And the screen itself has two flexible hook on the top of the frame. I didn't use the hanging materials came with the screen. I just purchased two eye hook (3 inch long) and crew the hook into the ceiling stud and hang the screen on it. It took me some time to find the stud. However after I decide what to do, it didn't take me more than 10 minutes to hang the screen. Certainly you need another one to help when you hang it.
The down and up movement of the screen is very smooth, quite and quick. It probably takes about less than 10 seconds to come done and up. There was more than 12 inches of drop at the top. Since I have a low ceiling (8ft) I adjusted the up limit and it is very easy to do the adjustment.
The description is not very clear but OK IMO.
The screen itself is OK IMO. This is first screen and I can't compare with others. But since this screen has three year warranty and with the tension mechnism in place I don't feel that it will develop large waves. However I don compared it with the tension screen I saw in BB and I admit that what you get for what you paid for. I found several defects with this screen.
1) The battery in the remote control is dead. I don't know how long that the battery has been in the remote. But it only shows 5.8v instead of 12v if the battery is new.
2) There is a small cut on the screen. It measures 1/8 inch it cut through from the surface to the back of the screen.
3) The screen is not totally flat. There is small wave (2x4 inches) at the bottom of the screen and it seems to me that it was due to the manufacture of the screen. It looks like that the screen (white material) and the bottom frame (black material) were not sewed togather at the same speed and small wave was caused.
I have reported these to Htdepot and am waiting for their response.
I am using the screen with Mits HC4900 and the image is great. I use low lamp mode and despite that I don't have light control and the room is a family room and is connected to living room as well as kitchen, the image was so beautiful even there are several lights on in the other rooms. My wife watched Oscar award last night and was so impressed by the combination of the projector and the screen.
By the way, I will take some pictures of the screen and inserted into this review.