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post #511 of 978
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Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

I'm delighted that you are delighted, Eddie.

Just pulled the trigger on JT 120" matte white...

Hope it makes me happy... wink.gif
Edited by aaranddeeman - 10/7/12 at 8:59am
post #512 of 978
Hey guys been rummaging through the thread and am 99% on ordering a jamestown screen .. i just picked up a epson 8350 and am thinking on going wih a 120" white screen..

Though i Know alot of people recommend the grey screen.. I enjoy a bright image that pops and light is controlled in my room . no windows , 12x13 room
I watch alot of sports/sat HD tv.. and obviously some movies thrown in which will be in total darkness

Anyone want to convince me otherwise? lol

pics of my setup (camera phone pics)

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post #513 of 978
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Originally Posted by flavp5 View Post

Anyone want to convince me otherwise?]

Nope. You'll be happy with your purchase no matter which way you go.

From the layout of your room, I can't believe that your projector is really mounted more than 15 feet from your screen wall. And with that model Epson, you are more likely to set the screen on fire* at that distance than you are to squint and say "Too dark! Oh why did I buy the grey screen?!?"

But honestly... Potatoes, Po-tah-toes in a light controlled room, with a quality projector, at a short-to-medium throw range... Might as well pocket the additional $30 you'd spend on the grey and take your Showty to the Sizzler buffet.

'Sall good. 'Sall good.





* joke/metaphore for the humor-impaired
post #514 of 978
from the lens to the screen is 13feet (room is actually open concept but i dont count the kitchen area as space lol (so right now projector is on a media shelf behind my seating area)

and its projected on a beige wall .. Im a total noob when it comes to projectors and thats why im not sure on the white or grey
post #515 of 978
Yep. Paralysis by analysis. You're overthinking it. You can't go wrong.

SCOTSMAN'S RAZOR: "When presented with two options that are virtually the indistinguishable in outcome, err on the side of the cheaper solution. "
post #516 of 978
For those of you who ordered the grey screen from shoppingdeals, would you order it again over the white?
I ordered a 130" for an open layout living room that will have some ambient light and went with white as that's what he recommended since I will also run 3D.
I'm starting to think that I might need the grey screen to help with ambient light, but I know that will cut down on the gain. (most of my viewing is at night, but it would be nice to watch an occasional game during the day)
I will start with an Optoma HD33 or Epson 3010 projector, but will probably upgrade the projector in 6 months to something else.
Thanks!
post #517 of 978
Just ordered a 120 inch matte white also. I was going elite until I started reading this thread. I emailed him first to find out how long before I would receive it also. I got a reply last night saying 13-15 days out right now if I ordered in the next day or two. He also stated the reason why it was taking so long for some was that his mother in law was in the hospital for a week so that put him behind but said he is now getting caught back up finally.

Also does this sound about right? Going to get the epson 5020 soon as it comes available and it will be mounted 17 feet from the screen on the 120 inch matte white Jamestown screen. Is this to far or will it look good and be about right? Or to dark or to bright? The projector calculator thing I don't think I'm doing right.
post #518 of 978
Well if the engineering is based on the 5010, it looks as if your throw distance if fine.

Speaking as the owner of a cheap-o refurbed Optoma, those Epson's have a throw range wider than a church door. Impressive.
post #519 of 978
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

...but said he is now getting caught back up finally..





Uh huh. Let us know how that goes for you, MovieAddict. wink.gif
post #520 of 978
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

Just ordered a 120 inch matte white also. I was going elite until I started reading this thread. I emailed him first to find out how long before I would receive it also. I got a reply last night saying 13-15 days out right now if I ordered in the next day or two. He also stated the reason why it was taking so long for some was that his mother in law was in the hospital for a week so that put him behind but said he is now getting caught back up finally.
Also does this sound about right? Going to get the epson 5020 soon as it comes available and it will be mounted 17 feet from the screen on the 120 inch matte white Jamestown screen. Is this to far or will it look good and be about right? Or to dark or to bright? The projector calculator thing I don't think I'm doing right.

You're going to really like the screen once it's up and running. 17'-18' feet sounds about right assuming you don't have a ton of ambient light in the room. There are so many adjustments on these projectors - lens shift, zoom, etc that you can get it perfect from any reasonable distance in that range. As for the screen, I would expect at least a month for delivery. If it's any sooner, that's great but it would be far from the normal 4-5 week leadtime.

Any questions with setting up just post here so we can help out.
post #521 of 978
Well I'm starting to regret ever ordering this screen... I ordered it oct 10 and its now nov 13. Still haven't received anything. The last three weeks I keep calling and usually all I get is the suppliers are running behind and that he hopes to ship out by Friday. I've been told that 3 times though...mad.gif not to mention my projector gets here in a few hours and I really didn't want to try it out on the wall either that's why I ordered the screen a month early...ok my rant is done now.
post #522 of 978
Sorry, Movieaddict.

I should have warned you. rolleyes.gif


Buying a Jamestown screen is a lot like having a baby.

First it seems like a great idea. Then there's a lot of promises and kind words before the fun of the "closing."

Skip to (what seems like) nine months later...

There's a lot of profanity and blame and recrimination and anxiety.

Then it finally arrives. You love it. You love it so much.

And next thing you know you forget what an ordeal it was to bring it into this world

Then you recommend the process to some other starry-eyed sap and laugh and laugh and laaaaaaaugh....
Edited by cshawnmcdonald - 11/13/12 at 8:04am
post #523 of 978
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

Well I'm starting to regret ever ordering this screen... I ordered it oct 10 and its now nov 13. Still haven't received anything. The last three weeks I keep calling and usually all I get is the suppliers are running behind and that he hopes to ship out by Friday. I've been told that 3 times though...mad.gif not to mention my projector gets here in a few hours and I really didn't want to try it out on the wall either that's why I ordered the screen a month early...ok my rant is done now.

Was that a custom order?
I had ordered on Oct 7 and received mine yesterday... It was not custom order..
post #524 of 978
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Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

Sorry, Movieaddict.
I should have warned you. rolleyes.gif
Buying a Jamestown screen is a lot like having a baby.
First it seems like a great idea. Then there's a lot of promises and kind words before the fun of the "closing."
Skip to (what seems like) nine months later...
There's a lot of profanity and blame and recrimination and anxiety.
Then it finally arrives. You love it. You love it so much.
And next thing you know you forget what an ordeal it was to bring it into this world
Then you recommend the process to some other starry-eyed sap and laugh and laugh and laaaaaaaugh....

LOL..
post #525 of 978
Yea that gave me a laugh to hehe. And no it wasn't a custom order just the 120 inch matte white screen. I guess I'll call again tommorow and hope someone answers this time :/
post #526 of 978
I'm looking for a screen for my HT. I have a Epson 8350, distance from PJ to the wall it will be projecting on is about 14ft. I want at least a 120" screen and there is some ambient light in the room but it will be controlled by shades. I'll primarily use this PJ for movies, sports, and some gaming.

Should I go with a white or grey screen and what should be the gain?

I'm considering screens from the following vendors:

Jamestown
Visual Apex
HT Depot Focupix

My budget is under 500 and I'm hoping to purchase the screen next week possibly. I'm local to HT Depot if that makes a different so I wont be charged shipping.

Thanks!
post #527 of 978
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

I'm looking for a screen for my HT. I have a Epson 8350, distance from PJ to the wall it will be projecting on is about 14ft. I want at least a 120" screen and there is some ambient light in the room but it will be controlled by shades. I'll primarily use this PJ for movies, sports, and some gaming.
Should I go with a white or grey screen and what should be the gain?
I'm considering screens from the following vendors:
Jamestown
Visual Apex
HT Depot Focupix
My budget is under 500 and I'm hoping to purchase the screen next week possibly. I'm local to HT Depot if that makes a different so I wont be charged shipping.
Thanks!


Brother, I (of all people) won't bust on you for not rereading an entire 18 page thread.

But if you back up just one page (Page 17) your question is answered (incorrectly) by me and then answered (correctly) by several others.
post #528 of 978
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

I'm looking for a screen for my HT. I have a Epson 8350, distance from PJ to the wall it will be projecting on is about 14ft. I want at least a 120" screen and there is some ambient light in the room but it will be controlled by shades. I'll primarily use this PJ for movies, sports, and some gaming.
Should I go with a white or grey screen and what should be the gain?
I'm considering screens from the following vendors:
Jamestown
Visual Apex
HT Depot Focupix
My budget is under 500 and I'm hoping to purchase the screen next week possibly. I'm local to HT Depot if that makes a different so I wont be charged shipping.
Thanks!

I can save you some time with a qualifying question:

Are you willing to save HALF of your budget if it takes seven to nine weeks to receive your screen?
post #529 of 978
Just called Jamestown and looks like mine is supposed to be done tomorrow or Saturday he said cool.gif I was hoping to get it by thanksgiving before family came to visit but oh we'll least I don't have much longer to wait hopefully. Only took about 40 days from the original quoted 13-15 days lol
post #530 of 978
He TOTALLY means it this time, Movieaddict. Totally.



Edited by cshawnmcdonald - 11/15/12 at 11:14am
post #531 of 978
Yea that's why I said hopefully :/ the only thing I've ever bought that took this long to build is a house... So basically if I ever move and the buyers want the screen ill just laugh in there face and say here ill give you the number of the guy you can order one cause this one stays with me as I walk away with my screen. That is if it even gets here by the time we sell the house....
post #532 of 978
Well, at least this thread makes James work harder for his excuses.

He's got to keep coming up with new ones.
post #533 of 978
Well I will say at least I've never heard anything bad about his screens though. Can't wait to see if it lives up to all the reviews. I knew I was getting into this with somewhat of a long wait I just didn't anticipate it being this long. I was really hoping to get the screen before the projector. Although I will say the projector I got is pretty impressive to me even shinning on the wall, but then again this is my first projector so I can't be that good of a judge of how good it really is. But again I would rather it take a little while than be a piece of junk that I get quick.
post #534 of 978
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

Well I will say at least I've never heard anything bad about his screens though.

Only on that basis I ordered it from him. And hey.. I am supporting "small business" and not big giants..
I will put it together sometime this week-end. Going from 90" DIY (PLAST-EX panel) to this 120" beast. Let's see how it goes..
post #535 of 978
Does anyone have unboxing pictures of this screen? Most screens that ive seen are built with aluminum framing and these are made out of wood. what is the build quality like and it is possible that the frame could expand/contract due to the climate/temp changes?

I'm debating on this screen but have seen that there are long lead times along with ppl having issues stretching the screen and hanging it up. how do these compare to the visual apex screens or the focupix screens from HT Depot? I'm looking for a 120inch screen for an epson 8350 about 13 ft away from the wall it will be projecting on. the room will have some ambient light but can be controlled with shades and blinds...

thanks for the suggestions
post #536 of 978
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Does anyone have unboxing pictures of this screen?

My thread has some pictures - just the frame was from Jamestown, I purchased the AT material from Seymour separately:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1346404/at-screen-cheaper-than-factory-made-easier-than-diy

Although the frame is wood, it is reinforced with square tubular metal stock.

Edit: fixed the link
post #537 of 978
Aarand and Movie,

Remember, stop by Home Depot and pick up two sets of these:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202341623&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=202341623&ci_kw=%7bkeyword%7d&kwd=%7bkeyword%7d&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googleads-_-pla-_-202341623&ci_gpa=pla#.UKZmIuR7dc0

Use them instead of the French cleats that come in the box, even if you have to drill a couple holes.
post #538 of 978
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Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

Aarand and Movie,
Remember, stop by Home Depot and pick up two sets of these:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202341623&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=202341623&ci_kw=%7bkeyword%7d&kwd=%7bkeyword%7d&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googleads-_-pla-_-202341623&ci_gpa=pla#.UKZmIuR7dc0
Use them instead of the French cleats that come in the box, even if you have to drill a couple holes.

I got it from lowes...

One question though. Where do you mount it on the frame? On the aluminium frmae or on the wood?

Thanks for the response
post #539 of 978
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Originally Posted by aaranddeeman View Post

I got it from lowes...
One question though. Where do you mount it on the frame? On the aluminium frmae or on the wood?
Thanks for the response


'Luminum frame. You will need to drill another hole through the metal frame.
post #540 of 978
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Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

'Luminum frame. You will need to drill another hole through the metal frame.

Ok. And then use sheet metal screws? Because if the screw has to go through, then it will pass through the screen fabric..

Edit: Oh yeah and the square tubes are not perfectly in line.. About 4mm difference. I may have to work around and do something else...
Edited by aaranddeeman - 11/18/12 at 6:38pm
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