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post #1081 of 1281 Old 10-27-2010, 09:22 PM
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Big - how much did you tilt it? Did you use your projector first to find the best angle or just wing it?

I plan on getting one of the new JVC projectors and they typically have a high fill rate so I am not sure if moire is a big deal with them or not. I won't have the projector until December, so I don't know if I need to wait for screen install or not.

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Big - how much did you tilt it? Did you use your projector first to find the best angle or just wing it?

I plan on getting one of the new JVC projectors and they typically have a high fill rate so I am not sure if moire is a big deal with them or not. I won't have the projector until December, so I don't know if I need to wait for screen install or not.

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I used their first generation AT material when they were still selling rolls to DIY'ers. I tilted it 15 degrees on a 10' wide 16:9 screen and it worked great. I've never had a trace of a moire' pattern at any distance with 1080 material. I currently use a JVC RS20. I assume the new material is even less sensitive?
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Big - how much did you tilt it? Did you use your projector first to find the best angle or just wing it?

I have the same screen as Biggy (just a bit larger) and I simply followed the installation directions (turning the screen material as much as I was able), then clipped it into the track. I did ping Ruben about the angle that was needed and he said that it was no longer necessary to test the material for moire first. My screen came with a sample piece of fabric too, but Ruben said it was not necessary to test it.

There are photos of building my screen on my thread. I have absolutely no issue with moire. The screen looks wonderful!

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Thanks for the responses. I will tilt it on install like you all did.

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Does the screen Fabric come with enough overhang to tilt for moire?
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We are completing a new website that will have all the details on it. It should be live within a few weeks.

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How's the new website coming along?

Really interested in this new material and would like to get a sample if that's possible.
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My screen fits tight at the top and bottom. The bracket at the top snugs the top to the wall, gravity holds the bottom. This is a heavy frame.
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Need some help.

I received 3 small wall mount Brackets and not one long one. Is that what is coming now?

Jason - I sent you a PM as well.

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Update: Ruben contacted me and is on it....Great Customer Service--Thank you
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Hello Kermie,

Please check your PMs.

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Any word on when the new site will be put up?
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I e-mailed SMX about a week and a half ago requesting a sample of the Cineweave HD screen material and I received an auto-reply stating that a representative will be contacting me shortly.

Well, I have heard no response back and I really want to evaluate this screen material!

How long will I have to wait to receive a sample?

Anyone have any experience with receiving samples from SMX?


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Hello Glenn,

Please check your PMs.

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Any word on when the new site will be put up?

Hello Collin,

The new site is currently online at a different URL for beta-testing. There are still fixes being done to it and unfortunately web designers don't get things done as fast as we would like so we can get this live to the public. We are really hoping for it to be live before christmas. As soon as its live, I will announce it here.

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Hello Glenn,

Please check your PMs.

Best regards
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Thanks for the response Ruben!

I have responded to your PM with my address.


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Does the AT material allow IR signal to penetrate? I am wondering if I can mount my IR receiver on top of a speaker.

On the other hand, will it reflect the IR back to my projector?
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Does the AT material allow IR signal to penetrate? I am wondering if I can mount my IR receiver on top of a speaker.

On the other hand, will it reflect the IR back to my projector?

I have the older material and it does reflect back. I use the IR remote when calibrating.
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How about IR penetration through the screen to IR receiver? I still need to control my equipment in closet.
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How about IR penetration through the screen to IR receiver? I still need to control my equipment in closet.

IR is light. very much light penetration would defeat the point of the screen. Will it work? My guess is not reliably.

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NEW SMX 4-Way Masking Screen 2.0 Aspect Ratio!

I wanted to make a quick post saying what a FANTASTIC job Ruben and the SMX guys did with my screen install.

My original screen in my theater was a 14' Wide Scope Fixed Screen. Like all projects, when I originally started my theater I wanted a masking screen. But by the end of the project I was triple my original budget and some things had to be sacrificed. The screen was the easiest place to cut since it was one of the last things to be installed and I could easily upgrade it later.

After waiting almost exactly 2 years I was ready to make the change. Fortunately, I waited beacuse my desires for what shape and size of screen I wanted did too. I originally wanted to install a 2-way masking scope screen so I could mask down for 1.78 and 1.33.

Since that time some nice little additions came along, 2 big ones. 3D and DPs ILM. With ILM I could now adjust my lens to allow me to have the best possible size for every format. This is the reason I chose a 2.0 aspect ratio. After living with my scope screen for 2 years, i fould that I watched nearly all 16:9 content streched because I did not want to have such a smaller 16:9 image.

With the 2.0 aspect ratio the overall image area is 14' wide by 7' high. Nor only did this almost completely use up all the front wall space but it allows me the choice of either a 14' Wide Scope image or a 12' Wide 16:9 image. and what a huge difference the 16:9 image is!! Especially with 3D.

In a matter of about 3 weeks me and Ruben had worked out all the details of the screen right down to planning how to get it into the room and install it will basically less than 1" of space on either side. The only thing I wanted to make sure of was that the screen was installed prior to Thanksgiving. Ruben, knowing what a tight schedule they were already under with other screens promised it would be done in time.

Ruben insisted that he send a crew up to help with the installation! I was glad he did. Especially when I saw all of the parts. It reminded me of what my parents must have been thinking on Christmas eve when I was little and the would sit down to put together a bicycle or some other toy with a million pieces and limited time!

Well Ruben's guys left south florida and headed up to the panhandle at 430am Wednesday morning. (Thanksgiving eve) They arrived at about 430pm my time and the install began. No minor undertaking, especially working with no extra space to move around the screen and it weighing almost 500lbs. Well thru lots of creative planning and a little onsite ingenuity the scren was hanging and functioning at 1:00am. (Thanksgiving morning) Then his installers cleaned up, and headed straight back to south Florida. Leaving me with an absoluetly perfect installation.

I used their new 4K material which has a slight negative gain but gives an absolutely solid looking image. I can not see a perferation when im just over 3 feet from the screen.

Anyone considering a screen upgrade at all should really look hard at SMX. Thruout the entire project there was never one time when I could not reach Ruben. And he follows thru completely when he says he will do something. I doubt my theater screen will ever change again, atleast no time in the near future. But if I ever did Im sure it would be an SMX screen!!

Thanks again Ruben and SMX Screens for all of your help!!!


2.40 Aspect Ratio 170" x 71"

1.78 Aspect (LARGE) 144" x 81"

1.78 Aspect (SMALL) 126" x 71" - This was the size of my 16:9 image when I was restricted to the height of the 14' Wide Scope screen.

1.33 Aspect 108" x 81"



There are alot more pics of the screen installation on my theater build thread!
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Need some help.

I received 3 small wall mount Brackets and not one long one. Is that what is coming now?

Jason - I sent you a PM as well.

Thanks


Update: Ruben contacted me and is on it....Great Customer Service--Thank you



I just wanted to update my experience with SMX and working with Ruben. I ordered a Clearence screen 110" Proline and working with Ruben on a few questions I had on the first screen. SMX took great care and Ruben contacted me directly and everything couldn't have worked out better. I had my AT screen put up for the Holidays and had 25 people roming in and out of the theater all day and everyone was blown away by how nice the screen looked.

I have a totally dark room and still using a AE2000 projector in ZOOM mode and it still looked great on 2.37:1 screen. My room in 12 x 18 and the front row is about 10 feet from the screen.

If anyone has any doubt on the image of an AT Screen with an average projector. If you have a light controlled room, this is the way to go and without a doubt the SMX screen is awesome!!!

Go for it...best thing I did for my room thus far...(until I upgrade projectors at some point.)

Next task is some DIY masking panels for 16 x 9.

Thanks Ruben for all of your help.
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Hello Kermie,

Please check your PMs.

Best regards,
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Hi Ruben
I have sent a PM and also sent an email to SMX sales and I have not received any reply regarding my questions. Can you please take a look and let me know. I am interested in the SMX ProMaskCurv but would require some clarifications and guidance.

Thanks
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I have sent a PM and also sent an email to SMX sales and I have not received any reply regarding my questions. Can you please take a look and let me know. I am interested in the SMX ProMaskCurv but would require some clarifications and guidance.

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Please check your PMs.

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Thinking of ordering an overstock smx from avs if still avail. But need to know if it is the new material that has no moire.
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Thinking of ordering an overstock smx from avs if still avail. But need to know if it is the new material that has no moire.

I have the old material and it has no moire. I mounted it at 15 degrees and never saw anything even approaching a moire. As far as I am concerned it's flawless. I'm not sure of the advantages of the new material. I'd be curious. I've never really heard. It's the same gain, isn't it?
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Added myself to the queue for remnant material. Hopefully I'll be in the market for a full SMX solution in a future build but at the moment my budget dictates going the DIY route.

After watching the amazing work done in Ruben's build thread it's sure great to see him parlay all that research and effort into a full fledged business.
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Any update on the new 4k type material and website?
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Hi Ruben.

Please check your PMs.

Thank you

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I have been unable to get any information back from Smx. I sent PM to Smx more than a week ago but I never heard back.
I went to Smx website last Thursday and asked about the price of Proline 2.35 130 Inch screen but I never heard back.

Is this experience typical?
I live in MN. Who can I contact to get more information about Smx screens?

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I have been unable to get any information back from Smx. I sent PM to Smx more than a week ago but I never heard back.
I went to Smx website last Thursday and asked about the price of Proline 2.35 130 Inch screen but I never heard back.

Is this experience typical?
I live in MN. Who can I contact to get more information about Smx screens?

Thanks

I dunno... this seems to happen a lot, but he's always got a reason. He's a good guy... honest, great product and people seem to really like dealing with him. He's got a lot of respect in A/V circles. But this does come up.

FWIK, and owning his product, I'd hang in there and keep trying.
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