Hey Niko I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your Masquerade! It is
amazing how much difference the masking really makes isn't it?
Again I apologize for the confusion with the instructions, and we'll definitely refine those a bit to make them more clear.
What I will be most curious about is how long the motor will last, and when it does wears out, can it be easily fixed? With such a big investment you definately want the product to work as advertised for a decade; not just a year or two. I watch a lot of movies & the motor will get quite a work out.
That's a fair question because the Masquerade is a new product for us and it clearly doesn't have a long track record that we can point to. But
we use a Somfy motor in the Masquerade and Somfy has an excellent
track record. Somfy is the industry leader in tubular motors and their motors are used in the vast majority of high-end projection screen products on the market, including masking systems costing 5-10 times as much as the Masquerade (not to mention millions of window shades, blinds, awnings, and other high-end motorized home automation equipment) and they're known for being highly reliable. Obviously I can't say that the motor in your Masquerade will never
die, but I seriously don't think you need to be overly concerned about it. Hopefully by the time that happens you'll be ready to upgrade to the Carada Personal HolodeckTM