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post #361 of 978
Put my 133" white screen up on Friday. To be honest while putting it together I had my doubts. I put the frame together in less than 30 minutes...no issue there.
Upon un-rolling the screen material there were a lot of creases and lines. I was doing this by myself which didn't help...but I had a heck of a time getting them out. At one point I really didn't think the material would become flat. James should explain that even the lines in the material from shippping would disappear. It took a few hours but I finaly got it flat. Overall very happy with the picture. One suggestion is I wouldn't use a cordless for any part of the assembly. It seems very easy to strip things and using a screwdriver wasn't too hard since everything is pre drilled.
post #362 of 978
A little tip on if you happen to strip some of the wood screws into the frame:

I used a power screwdriver and apparently had the torque setting a little high so I found it was fairly easy to strip some of the screws into the frame so what you can do is first unscrew the wood screw, take it out of the hole, insert a sliver of wood into the hole (toothpick works great), and screw it back in.

Bam! Nice and tight again
post #363 of 978
This is how I'm starting to feel. This is taking forever! And they still can't tell me a definite date. They originally told me they might have it shipped on Feb 5th, but that never happened. I still have no idea when I'll get it. I've had my pj and speakers mounted and ready for a month now, and I'm anxious to use them.

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Originally Posted by Milez28 View Post

10 days!? Yea right lol

I guess this is what I get for being so cheap.. Over a month now for me
post #364 of 978
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Originally Posted by bassage View Post

This is how I'm starting to feel. This is taking forever! And they still can't tell me a definite date. They originally told me they might have it shipped on Feb 5th, but that never happened. I still have no idea when I'll get it. I've had my pj and speakers mounted and ready for a month now, and I'm anxious to use them.

I understand completely, I'm just glad I'm satisfied with the quality otherwise I would have buyers remorse in this case but turns out I'm happy I went with James.

From what I'm hearing it seems like ordering off ebay is the way to go as he gets those out first.
post #365 of 978
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Originally Posted by Milez28 View Post

I understand completely, I'm just glad I'm satisfied with the quality otherwise I would have buyers remorse in this case but turns out I'm happy I went with James.

From what I'm hearing it seems like ordering off ebay is the way to go as he gets those out first.

I wish I knew that when I ordered!
post #366 of 978
The waiting is the hardest part! This is the only negative thing about going with the Jamestown. I've had mine for maybe 6 months and I do need to restretch it just a tad.
post #367 of 978
Finally got a potential ship date. He says it is scheduled to be finished Friday, and if it's done early enough it will be shipped that day.

Looking forward to watching Star Wars on my screen. Just got an awesome deal on the blu ray from a guy on craigslist. Got the 9 disc complete saga for $50. Brand new, factory sealed!
post #368 of 978
Just wanted to post another data point. I ordered a 130" matte white direct through the Jamestown site on 1/19 and received it yesterday, 2/16. I contacted James several times while I was waiting and he always responded within 12 hours with an update. I am planning to put it together tomorrow, so I'll post an update if I come across anything out of the ordinary.
post #369 of 978
Wanted to post an update with the outcome and a picture. It took me and my dad about an hour to unpack and assemble the frame, about 2.5 hours to stretch the screen, and 30 minutes or so to hang it. We only had to re-stretch it once and just at the bottom center a little bit. Watched Drive on it shortly after (via Epson 8350) and the picture looked fantastic. I have been projecting on the tan/gold wall for the past couple of months and always thought that looked great, but the screen definitely makes the colors look more real, adds contrast, and really makes the overall picture pop.

I think the build quality of the screen is actually pretty great. All of the pre drilled holes lined up perfectly, the tabs were cut correctly and the screen feels very sturdy. I love the 3.5" velvet border, and like I said, the PQ is great. The only thing I am not all that pleased about is the French cleat included for hanging. It is super thin (although not flimsy or weak by any means), so there is very little clearance, which obviously makes it difficult (and uncertain) when hanging a 130" screen. Of course I could go to HD and beef up the mounting hardware, but after all of that assembly, I was/am at the end of my DIY limit, plus it seems to be on the wall securely. Oh yeah, and you should probably go ahead and mount the French cleat on the top bar when you install it in the first or second step. The current directions have you come back at the end, unscrew three of the screws from the top bar and then attach the cleat and rescrew the screws, which can't be great for the wood (but really isn't a problem).

All in all though, this screen looks great and performs very well. Time to go watch some more movies.



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post #370 of 978
Looks great! Now get that center off the floor! :-)

(The screen really dwarfs those speakers)
post #371 of 978
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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

Looks great! Now get that center off the floor! :-)

(The screen really dwarfs those speakers)

Yeah, I know. Home theaters are a process, right? These speakers are left over from a 5 yr old LG HTIB, but they actually do sound pretty great in this dedicated room (22x12). I already upgraded the sub to Polk, and the speakers are next (thinking Polk monitor 70s).
post #372 of 978
So, you get only one french cleat with a 130" screen? Do you remember how long the cleat is?
post #373 of 978
Yeah, only one cleat is included. It wouldn't be hard to go to HD to get more, but it also wouldn't be hard for James to include better mounting hardware. The piece that mounts to the wall is 18" and the piece that mounts to the back of the screen is 12". The only concern I have is future sagging since it is only being held with one piece. I may contact James for some assurance or a better solution.
post #374 of 978
I'm still wondering if I will ever get the screen! Ordered on Jan. 19th, was first told that it might ship Feb. 5th. That didn't happen, couldn't get a response to my emails for almost 2 weeks. Then finally got notice that it might ship last Friday(the 17th), never got notice that it shipped. Today is the 20th. Still not shipped. Getting a little annoyed. Especially since wtig says he ordered his on the 19th(same day as me) and had it at his house on the 16th.
post #375 of 978
Bassage, I wouldn't expect any shipping update today since it is President's Day, but I wouldn't blame you for being anxious at this point. I think most people who have read this thread can tell that 10-12 days is obviously an optimistic estimate by James, which probably pisses a lot of people off who are not aware of this thread. Of course, a screen of this quality for such a low price is worth waiting a couple of extra weeks for in my opinion; James should just update the shipping estimate whenever order volume spikes.
post #376 of 978
I'm sure it's worth waiting for at this price, I would just like to have a realistic estimate for the ship date right from the start. It just sucks when you're always wondering and don't really have any idea when you will get it.
post #377 of 978
Mine shipped today!
post #378 of 978
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Originally Posted by chrishet View Post

Mine shipped today!

when did you order? And was it through ebay or the jamestown website?
post #379 of 978
January 13 - direct. I ordered a 115 inch frame with Seymour Center Stage XD material. James had a huge rush of ordered to get out pre-Super Bowl...looks like he is catching up.
post #380 of 978
i ordered my 130" screen on 1/6/12 and received it on 2/1/12
ordered thru ebay
post #381 of 978
Has anyone done the black backing along with the Seymour AV material? Is that even an option, or possible, I wonder.
post #382 of 978
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Originally Posted by Davecraze View Post

Has anyone done the black backing along with the Seymour AV material? Is that even an option, or possible, I wonder.

At one point I was considering the Seymour material and I asked about the black backing on this forum and several people told me that ,yes, you can get black backing.
post #383 of 978
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Originally Posted by bassage View Post

So, you get only one french cleat with a 130" screen? Do you remember how long the cleat is?

u get 2 with a 130" screen
post #384 of 978
Got my 115 inch Jamestown/Seymour screen today - it took about 20 minutes to put the frame together and about 45 minutes to get the screen on - with my wife's help...and another 10 minutes to hang it....piece of cake! No creases at all in my material..I have a few tweaks left to do but it looks AWESOME! I'll get some pics tomorrow.

I played Hubble 3D Imax first...I thought for several weeks about what my first movie would be and landed on this film as I have heard it is stunning and a great reference BD. The image coming from my Epson 6010 onto the new screen was amazing! Very bright and the acoustics were fantastic, no apparent loss of level or dynamics, IMHO. I am no videophile, this is my first projector, but this was an amazing experience...I was near tears watching the launch scene - I was there in person and it was great to relive the experience, and sad to know there will be no more shuttle missions.

Cool!
post #385 of 978
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Originally Posted by domingos38 View Post

u get 2 with a 130" screen

So, which is it? One cleat or two? You got 2, but wtig34 says he got 1 with his 130" screen. I'm confused...
post #386 of 978
I can't find the Jamestown 100" white or grey screen in ebay anymore. Bigger sizes are available though.

Is the Jamestown grey surface better than Elite CineGrey?
post #387 of 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassage View Post

so, which is it? One cleat or two? You got 2, but wtig34 says he got 1 with his 130" screen. I'm confused...

2
post #388 of 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassage View Post


So, which is it? One cleat or two? You got 2, but wtig34 says he got 1 with his 130" screen. I'm confused...

I emailed James and he said I should have received 2, so he is mailing out another one.
post #389 of 978
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Originally Posted by Wtig34 View Post

I emailed James and he said I should have received 2, so he is mailing out another one.

Ahh, that sounds much safer.
post #390 of 978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

I can't find the Jamestown 100" white or grey screen in ebay anymore. Bigger sizes are available though.

Is the Jamestown grey surface better than Elite CineGrey?

Email him & ask him to build one for your specific size.
He will put up a custom auction just for you.
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