Originally Posted by Joesyah
The vapex are easy to assemble, takes about 20 minutes with two people.
I found the velvet coating to be below par even taking the low price into account. Their technical support person responded... quote it's made for a dark room and for people who don't mind a few frame and screen material issues
. The two issues for me were the velvet coating had different matting (appeared flattened in areas) and would reflect differently along with the joints exposing bare metal where the coating was either missing or the pieces didn't fit together nicely.
On the plus side it's less than half your budget and I had no problem putting it together myself (several times - as I received numerous replacement pieces all of the same quality/issue).
Carada would be roughly in your budget and they offer a 100% guarantee and were extremely nice when I worked with them. Plus the material snaps into the frame which is much better than the rods and clips... as the clips can tear the material in some cases if you aren't careful or slide them.http://carada.com/Projection-Criteri...r-Screens.aspx