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post #1 of 16
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Does anyone have any experience with the VApex Screens? They seem like a pretty good value, plus I like the fact that they have a 3.5" frame versus the 2.5" of the lower priced Elite's. http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-...AVS&KW=screens

Thanks,
Kelly
post #2 of 16
I have Vapex screen mounted in my home and I am very satisfied with its quality. When you assemble the screen together, make sure the frames are well aligned before you tighten the screws. This is my first projection system, so I do not have any other home theater screen experience other than business setting screens in the conference rooms. That 3.5" black velvet borders looks very nice indeed.
post #3 of 16
I just pulled the trigger on a 92" screen.

I will provide comments when I receive it and set it up.

I would be interested in a comparison of this screen with the similar elite screen.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by dyeah View Post

I would be interested in a comparison of this screen with the similar elite screen.

Or a Carada. :-)
post #5 of 16
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Well VApex is out for me. My speaker to speaker width is only 87.5", so a 92" screen won't work.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by kcrossley2 View Post

Well VApex is out for me. My speaker to speaker width is only 87.5", so a 92" screen won't work.

If the horizontal width of the screen is 80"+6"=86" for the border, won't the screen just fit?
post #7 of 16
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If the horizontal width of the screen is 80"+6"=86" for the border, won't the screen just fit?

According to their website the 92" screen is 87" wide. At that width, I think it's look a little crowded.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by kcrossley2 View Post

According to their website the 92" screen is 87" wide. At that width, I think it's look a little crowded.

Yes you are correct, the borders are 3.5" and not 3." I imagine that would be a bit tight
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by dyeah View Post

Yes you are correct, the borders are 3.5" and not 3." I imagine that would be a bit tight

Yes, unfortunately my speaker positioning is costing me about $300 extra for the Carada screen. Should have planned better. However, with an 88" screen the image should be pretty crisp though.
post #10 of 16
Ok follow up on my Apex 92" screen.

I would say this is a great beginner screen. Setup was fairly basic and the web video on their site to show how to install is a great idea and help.

To be honest, I did not notice any significant change in the brightness or quality of the picture as compared to my white wall. One thing that does stand out though is that the velvet border does add a sense of higher contrast and makes it look much more like a professional cinema setup.

In the end, I would say that if you have a nice wall don' expect a great change. But then again no one wants to really display on just the wall forever. If you are not a good DYIer (I know I am not), then this is a great beginner screen.
post #11 of 16
I plan on getting the Panasonic PT-AE4000U or Epson 8500UB. Should I get the VApex screen or pay a little extra for the Elite ezFrame screen? Thanks in advance.
post #12 of 16
Quick question to anyone with the standard or the tab tensioned screens - how did you run the power for the screen? I have a tab tension model on the way and I cannot really find a lot of info on the "power" connections.

Does the screen have an option to hardwire or not?

Is there a channel in the back of the frame to hide the power cord along the back if you were to install a new ceiling or wall outlet for the screen?

Thanks.

Scott
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by luner99 View Post

Quick question to anyone with the standard or the tab tensioned screens - how did you run the power for the screen? I have a tab tension model on the way and I cannot really find a lot of info on the "power" connections.
Does the screen have an option to hardwire or not?
Is there a channel in the back of the frame to hide the power cord along the back if you were to install a new ceiling or wall outlet for the screen?
Thanks.
Scott

i have a tab tensions VApex screen, the power runs out one end with an included detachable AC code.. the included plug is a standard 3 prong which was sticking out from the wall too much (since my socket was actually behind the screen) so i got a 'flattened' and shorter (1 ft) cord that works fine. I'll post a pic later if this isn't clear.

post #14 of 16
Thanks - pic would be very helpful!

Scott
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by luner99 View Post

Thanks - pic would be very helpful!
Scott

 

700

 

like i said thats an aftermarket 'flat' AC cord.. as you can see the screen comes down in front of it, and the stock AC plug sticks out too far from the wall to allow this placement.

post #16 of 16
For those with Vapex fixed frame screens, are you able to slide the screen back and forth horizontally after it's mounted to any degree? I'm thinking of a Benq W1070, which doesn't have horizontal shift, so being able to move the screen a few inches either way would be big help.
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