Originally Posted by webblogger4
Beside the screen defects, how would you otherwise compare the Favi with the Elite?
This review is from amazon by me: FAVI 16:9/120-Inch Electric Projector Screen (HD-120) (Electronics)
Favi or Elite? So the answer to the question is ELITE hands down. I am happy to say that i love this screen. i have the 125 spectrum electric and it is awesome. Love the the black casing.looks very home theater like, and looks fantastic in my theater room. FAVI white just did not do it for me. White casing was distracting and stuck out like a sore thumb. After trying two FAVI screens and receving them defective, i gave up and went with the ELITE. Right out the box it was perfect. operated as advertised. Left the screen down for a week and as the manual states, if had lines across or waves leave down for a while. Got rid of lines and the edges flattened out, but still has one diagonal wave on both corners toward the center of screen. Only 8 inches in. Still waiting for this to clear.Only really noticable in bright white scenes. Favi edges were curled much more and distorted the image to where you could notice it. had horizontal lines every 6 inches all the way from top to bottom. It also had couple of waves. Not bad though. Also, I guess because of higher gain, I saw a lot of sparkles kind of looked like grit that sparkles. Drove me crazy in grey or bright scenes. The elite does not have this so the pic looks sharp and artifact free. The elite screen looks clean.
I now have 125" of glory compared to 120 inches on favi. Can really notice it on 3d which is awesome on elite. Avatar actually looked better on the ELITE than the FAVI, even though the FAVI has a 1.3 gain and the elite has a 1.1 gain. The electric lowering of the screen compared to the FAVI is whisper quiet. FAVI was noisy and when retracted near the end gave a rubbing sound going into casing as if it was too tight and had no more space. ELITE has a 12 volt trigger, FAVI does not. In order to receive the RF remote, you have to purchase one which is not a big deal to me since I will hookup the 12 volt trigger and will lower when projector is powered up. Elite is a clear winner and the price point is perfect and well worth the money. FAVI and ELITE price are about the same. Now don't get me wrong, the favi did a pretty good job, but the defects just ruined it for me. Elite just seems better built of a higher quality. So all things considered, elite blk casing looks very professional and blends in well. Super quiet, less waves, curls and lines than favi. 12v trigger, awesome image in 2d and 3d. And has 2 year warranty compared to 1 year favi.
I hope this helps those who are on the fence. Buy it and you wont regret it.