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I happened upon these from a link on projectorcentral

Not only are the electric screen cheap, but they are running an introductory offer of 30% off your entire order.

I have never heard of Focupix, and google only turns up htdepot when I search for it.

Here's how cheap they are.

After the 30%, a 16:9 Electric Matte White 92" diagonal is

$237.74 (and that's including $62.75 of UPS ground shipping)

Has anyone ever heard of these guys before?

My "too good to be true" detector is going off on this one.
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Updated 0207. Got my screen and finally set it up. Shipping was pretty quick and the screen was well packed. I am no screen expert, but I am happy with what I saw and feel I got a great deal. What I got was the Focupix 120" 16:9 Enamel Black One. I think the black case looks way better than white. BTW, their HDVio case seems to be even cooler, too bad they do not have 120" version yet... Another little detail I noticed was that their remote design appears to require "double click" to perform the up-down action, and only single click for stop; I liked it because kids and the cat will be less likely to "mis-fire" the screen this way. Here are some pictures.
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Oh, so I am not the only one who is wondering. I also saw their 3 day promotion, and decided to give it a try. My order is not here yet, but I did get a "shipped" email and a tracking number. I will see what I get and post an update later this week.

Wish me luck.

Let me know how it goes, I decided to go with something a little more expensive but that seemed a little more of a sure thing. I went with the Mustang screen a few people around here have been talking about.

I am curious how this goes and I wish you luck. I hope you'll share the results with everyone.
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Got my screen today! It was well packed and looks pretty awesome. Once I get it set up, I will definitely post some pictures. God, I feel like that I got a heck of a bargain...
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Two more pictures. With light on, the picture is not as good as it is in the dark, but it is much better than what I got from my wall before.
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Any idea what the pull up screens are like? Is the screen material quality stuff?
Considering due to great price. Thanks
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Does this screen have trigger control that I can connect to my projector?
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Do you get any hotspotting or anything?
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No, I couldn't find any. You can also take a look at the pictures, they look pretty good.

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Do you get any hotspotting or anything?

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how did you get the 30% off...i went to the site and couldnt find it....
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How much drop is there?

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The 30% was a few weeks ago, shown on their homepage as an intro offer which lasted only few days. On mine, the 120" 16:9 model, the drop is about 5".
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If you contact them they might make you an offer.
I told them that I'm interested in buying a screen, that I'm bummed I missed the 30% deal. They came back with a deal, not as good but at least something.

Now to determine if this or the mustang would be better, at 92" I seem to be able to get them within about $16 of each other so price isn't a factor.

Any thoughts?
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I'm considering a special application that will require a custom control system. Can the screen be operated by a switch and not the RF controller?
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If you have this screen, please tell me the total length of the case.

I need to know if it will fit into my space which is about 90" wide, apparently the Mustang case is 95" and that's too wide for my screen area.

Why do they need to make the case so wide when the screen is much smaller than 95" wide?
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Anybody that has ordered a Focupix motorised screen:

Does the screen material stay flat after several days of rolling up and down ? No sagging or waves in the material ? I am debating whether tab-tensioning is worth the money, or to take a shot with this Focupix non-tensioned screen.

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I'll know in a week when mine arrives...
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I just ordered a 92" screen and am installing in my basement. I'm thinking of installing it above my drop ceiling so that the case is not visible and making a channel with the ceiling rails that will allow the screen to be pulled down between it. Has any one tried this? How did it work?
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I'm looking at the 92". I have two questions:

They have regular and what they call "HDVio" both are available 16:9, the HD is supposed to be better quality. Anyone have any info on that? It's a $50 price difference.

I'll be installing it recessed in a header, and I have high ceilings so I'll need it to drop down pretty far. I think I'll need about 36" of black fabric at the top. How much do they come with and is the down stop point adjustable or do you manually stop it when you need it?

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I'm considering a special application that will require a custom control system. Can the screen be operated by a switch and not the RF controller?

Depends on the control system you are using. AMX, Crestron. Aurora WACI?
Any of them can do it either through direct wire to the screen motor via relays or by wiring relays to the RF controller in place of the buttons. Wiring the remote to your system would be easier and it's just a matter of triggering relays instead of pushing the butons. If you know what you're doing then you could probably figure out the motor control.
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Depends on the control system you are using. AMX, Crestron. Aurora WACI?
Any of them can do it either through direct wire to the screen motor via relays or by wiring relays to the RF controller in place of the buttons. Wiring the remote to your system would be easier and it's just a matter of triggering relays instead of pushing the butons. If you know what you're doing then you could probably figure out the motor control.

Thanks for your response, Billie. I wonder whether the screens have adjustable up and down travel. As long as they use limit switches to control up and down travel, I expect to be able to bypass their control system. But if they control it using circuits that sense motor stall or other motor conditions, I wouldn't be able to bypass their control system.
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How are the waves on these screens?
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UPS has delivered mine - just half an hour ago.
My wife says the box looks undamaged.

Man, I'm so tempted to cut out from work early...

Geeze - - - one more hour to go... Don't know if I'm going to make it...

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So, how was the screen? I am thinking of ordering one today if your's looked good. Also, how long did it take you to get it? Thanks!
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It was 4 business days - however there was a three day weekend in there so it was a total of 7 days.
The thing was packed really well - much better than the Graywolf I bought before.
The box had additional corner reinforcement.

The screen looks good - I gave a review in my post yesterday - I'm not going to quote it here.

Here's a link: Focupix HDVio screen received & installed

One biggie - if you expect to get 92 inches from a 92 inch screen then think again.
Mine measure a bit over 86 inches diagonal. This thing has wide black borders.
Other than that I'm very happy with it.
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Thanks for the info! Looks like I should have bought the other day, their price jumped up.
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I have had some discussion with their sales guy Mike - if you contact them through their sales email and tell them you heard of them here and are a member here and ask if there is any discount available - well you never know, they may make you a deal.

Mike said something to the effect of "that was our low introductory pricing".

Good luck.
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Great review Rbastedo. With the great price, this screen is hard to beat, but I'm really concern with waving and creasing. Any updates on noticeable waving or creasing.

Also, what's the main difference between the regular matte screen and the HDVio screen. It looks like the regular matte screen has a .1 higher gain than the HDVio,
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Hi ZoomZoom...

It looks like one is 1.2 & the other is 1.3

I can't tell you why, but if you email them I am sure you will get a response - they have always responded to me within 24 hours.

I don't see any waves or creases in mine. The biggest problem was that I wasn't expecting such a wide black border, cutting off some of the viewing area.
I'm used to it now.
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To me, the HDVio pictures look really cool. Just the look along would worth $50 more. Too bad I needed a 120" which they only have the non-HDVio model, but I am still very happy with the one I bought. So either way, you can't go wrong.
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