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Old 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
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I have had a SMX promaskcurv AT 140" in storage. Mint condition with remote etc.

Any ideas on what it's worth? Hate to sell it but have more kids then rooms lol

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One concern is whether the material is still attached to the screen or did you take it out and roll it up? After installing the material, I don't see how you could re-install it with so little material (after trimming) to create tension and get a smooth surface.

I really like my SMX screen, but it was a royal pain to install that material. I would have nightmares thinking I need to replace it.

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Old 11-04-2014, 02:40 PM
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Have you tried any 3D to see if the material retains any polarization?
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It's awning material, believe it or not! Good for Ruben for finding this stuff and re-branding it, I say! It works very well except it seems the gain isn't up to what he claimed. There are also rumors of Ruben never wanting to do color uniformity tests, but I don't see an issue myself.

It's this: http://www.phifer.com/suncontrol/int...4600/20/4600-3
My recollection is that Rubin originally bought some Phifer Sheerweave to test, and found he liked it, but then ordered a roll custom made with a much finer mesh than is available "retail". I believe this is what I have, my screen is off that first roll Rubin bought.

Again, my recollection is that Rubin wasn't in it to make a screen company, but he couldn't find a screen he liked so he ended up making his own. But since he had to buy a whole roll he sold the "waste" to us forum members to recoup the costs. And after that, the rest is as they say, history.

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That's the funny thing... don't kid yourself... it's very "decent" material! The audio doesn't require EQ and the pic is great. Angle it at 15 degrees and there's no moire pattern. That's the way your screen should have been built. It out-performs many of the legit brands. No other brand I know of requires no eq. All users I know of, including me, are still very pleased with its performance. I think you'd just mess it up for no good reason.
Agreed, I'm very happy with my screen.

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Have you tried any 3D to see if the material retains any polarization?
I seriously doubt it retains any polarization.

See what an anamorphoscopic lens can do, see movies the way they were meant to be seen
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Have you tried any 3D to see if the material retains any polarization?

My SMX screen does not have the AT material, so I can't comment

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It think there is a misunderstanding of what I have. It's the procurve 140 remote control auto masking screen. Cost 13,000 or more . The screen material has metal eyelits and goes on easy.

I can't find online anyone selling something like this which Is why I have no idea what it's worth. It is like brand new.

So if anyone has an idea on what I should list it for please let me know

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It think there is a misunderstanding of what I have. It's the procurve 140 remote control auto masking screen. Cost 13,000 or more . The screen material has metal eyelits and goes on easy.

I can't find online anyone selling something like this which Is why I have no idea what it's worth. It is like brand new.

So if anyone has an idea on what I should list it for please let me know

Thanks
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Just from my perspective:

The original cost doesn't matter.
I would never buy a curved screen.
And, most importantly it's orphaned.

So... for me... I wouldn't expect to get much. Sorry if I sound harsh, but I am just one datapoint in the market.
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That's the funny thing... don't kid yourself... it's very "decent" material! The audio doesn't require EQ and the pic is great. Angle it at 15 degrees and there's no moire pattern. That's the way your screen should have been built. It out-performs many of the legit brands. No other brand I know of requires no eq. All users I know of, including me, are still very pleased with its performance. I think you'd just mess it up for no good reason.
Audio wise, there are other woven AT screens that have equal performance. Maybe even better. Do you know of measured results for SMX?

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It think there is a misunderstanding of what I have. It's the procurve 140 remote control auto masking screen. Cost 13,000 or more . The screen material has metal eyelits and goes on easy.

I can't find online anyone selling something like this which Is why I have no idea what it's worth. It is like brand new.

So if anyone has an idea on what I should list it for please let me know

Thanks
Rich
Often times, screens do not do well packaged up for a long period of time. That and the lack of manufacturer's support are going to knock the bottom out of the selling price.

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Just from my perspective:

The original cost doesn't matter.
I would never buy a curved screen.
And, most importantly it's orphaned.

So... for me... I wouldn't expect to get much. Sorry if I sound harsh, but I am just one datapoint in the market.
One catch, the curved screen with some anamorphic lens actully help defeat geometry distortions from the anamorphic lens.
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One catch, the curved screen with some anamorphic lens actully help defeat geometry distortions from the anamorphic lens.
Yes, you are right. But as projectors get brighter and more and more sport lens memory, people are opting to retain pixel-for-pixel projection. I'm not saying anamorphic lenses are gone, by any means. But they are loosing popularity.
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Audio wise, there are other woven AT screens that have equal performance. Maybe even better. Do you know of measured results for SMX?
Yes, there are. But the SMX is definitely in the running. It's no slouch.

The only audio measurements I have are my own. It was very good to 18kHz and then down 3db @ 20. I'll see if I can find the sweeps. I used REW.
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Richvan - Can you post the overall dimensions (especially the width) of your screen. Have you settled on a price yet?
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Nevermind - found the specs and since 140 is the width and not the diagonal it is too big for me.

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Any SMX screen owner replaced their original material with an alternative material? Since my smx frame has the channel system used to install/secure the screen material, it's gong to take special thickness of material to both stretch and yet fit into the frame's channels. Also, how much larger of the dimensions of the material did you order (than the frame dimensions) in order to properly stretch and work with the material for proper installation?

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