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post #301 of 573
I have the white 120" - no such banding on mine.
post #302 of 573
Yeah - a bit hard to explain why some of us have the issue and some do not. Could the screen material have been cut slightly wider on some? Does it make any difference which tension bars cross on top of the others at the corners?
post #303 of 573
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

Yeah - a bit hard to explain why some of us have the issue and some do not. Could the screen material have been cut slightly wider on some? Does it make any difference which tension bars cross on top of the others at the corners?

I went to the theater yesterday and their screen had noticeable texture too! I don't think you would want to stretch the material any tighter because I think it will create a bigger problem, sparkling and hotspots. I think that was the problem with my Elite screens. Those things were tight as a drum and I always felt like that was having a negative effect on the image. Give it some time (you've only had your screen for a week now right?) most of it will work itself out. The only thing I think that will help is a warm steam or something. Anything too hot may melt the screen so it's probably not worth messing with.
post #304 of 573
Thanks for the input. Was yours comparable to my video?
post #305 of 573
I've been reading so much lately and I keep getting "confused".

You all have way more experience than me...so hopefully you can help guide me. I was MOMENTS away from buying the 120 Diag Elite CineTension2 White 1.1 Gain screen on amazon.

I have a 8700 and will be sitting 15-16 ft away with the projector 12-13' away.

Should I STOP and reconsider a monoprice (grandview screen) - I am not an eilte home theater guy and really my first attempt, but I want to try to get it right.

Do we know these are still the grandview screens? Will the build be much better than the elite cinetension2 ?

Any other questions you have to help answer my questions, just let me know.

Thanks in advance!
post #306 of 573
Also to add to my nightmare, Monoprice doesn't have dimensions I need. So if ANYBODY has a 120 diag motorized tab tensioned screen...can you please let me know the bottom weight bar width ? I have a tight fit and I have seen this dimension vary by as much as 5 inches per vendor.
post #307 of 573
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

I've been reading so much lately and I keep getting "confused".

You all have way more experience than me...so hopefully you can help guide me. I was MOMENTS away from buying the 120 Diag Elite CineTension2 White 1.1 Gain screen on amazon.

I have a 8700 and will be sitting 15-16 ft away with the projector 12-13' away.

Should I STOP and reconsider a monoprice (grandview screen) - I am not an eilte home theater guy and really my first attempt, but I want to try to get it right.

Do we know these are still the grandview screens? Will the build be much better than the elite cinetension2 ?

Any other questions you have to help answer my questions, just let me know.

Thanks in advance!

I would stay away from the Elite and definitely get a Monoprice white screen if you can. I've had two Elite Sableframe screens (one 92" and one 120") and they both were sparkly textured POS's.
post #308 of 573
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

Thanks for the input. Was yours comparable to my video?

Yes and I watch a lot of hockey which exasperates texture issues because of all the white on the screen and it has progressively gotten better. But take my word for this, i went through 3 budget screens and this screen material is much better than all of them. Even the guys that buy $3000 screens run into some of these issues.
post #309 of 573
So I would LOVE to buy a Monoprice screen, but I called them and their dimensions make NO SENSE and MUST all wrong.

They basically said, sorry this is all we have.

So unless someone has a monoprice 120 diag tensioned screen...then I am screwed.
post #310 of 573
Anyone know how long the Multiformat 106 Matte White Screens have been backordered? Seems like every time I go onto Monoprice they don't have them in stock.
post #311 of 573
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Originally Posted by keithj101 View Post

Anyone know how long the Multiformat 106 Matte White Screens have been backordered? Seems like every time I go onto Monoprice they don't have them in stock.

They come and go. Have them notify you by e-mail when they come in stock.
post #312 of 573
So as I struggle to try to buy one of their screens...

Does anybody know for SURE if they are still using Private Label screens from Grandview...and if so what MODEL of GRANDVIEW would be the motorized tab tensioned. Hopefully I could research that way ?

Also how does Da-Lite compare to the potential Monoprice screen...Da-Lite provided me with a ton of info and they are awesome....but is their quality good better best compared to what I might get from Monoprice.
post #313 of 573
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

So as I struggle to try to buy one of their screens...

Does anybody know for SURE if they are still using Private Label screens from Grandview...and if so what MODEL of GRANDVIEW would be the motorized tab tensioned. Hopefully I could research that way ?

Also how does Da-Lite compare to the potential Monoprice screen...Da-Lite provided me with a ton of info and they are awesome....but is their quality good better best compared to what I might get from Monoprice.

I am not sure they are necessarily "from Grandview". I would think a more likely scenario is that they are from the same factory in China that makes the screens for Grandview and that factory is also selling them to some other customers. I have absolutely nothing to base this on other than what I have seen happen in other industries with the Chinese factories, but I think it would be a mistake to assume that just because the screen is the same, that Grandview necessarily sold the screens to Monoprice.

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post #314 of 573
Ok....well it is really a bummer Monoprice has no idea what they are selling...meaning the specs that is. How can they expect people to buy their stuff with the wrong dimensions. Then you try to ask them a question, and they have no idea.

OH WELL! Guess I am moving on to Da-Lite
post #315 of 573
Can you elaborate on the issue with the dimension? I am considering a 120 or a 133 16x9.
post #316 of 573
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

Ok....well it is really a bummer Monoprice has no idea what they are selling...meaning the specs that is.

I don't get it? I see the specs for the tab tension screen right on their website.
post #317 of 573
The only thing I can figure is that he doesn't know how to convert metric dimensions to standard dimensions. I did all the dimension conversions on the 120" tab tensioned screen and the metric dimensions they list equate to a 120 inch 16:9 screen viewable area. Unless he is just referring to their dimensions being metric, I don't understand what he means by them giving the wrong dimensions.

1494 millimeters = 58.8188976 inches
2656 millimeters = 104.566929 inches
Doing the math equates to a diagonal measurement of:
119.9746 inches

104.566929 inches divided by 58.8188976 equals 1.77777777

16 divided by 9 equals 1.77777777
post #318 of 573
Gang.....sorry I should have clarified more...I need the dimensions of the lower weight bar or whatever you want to call in. In a tab tensioned screen that sticks out more than the sides of the screen. Each screen that I've looked at varies from 118" - 112"

I also need some of the other dimensions, ... yes I get the 120 diag is correct.

Sorry for the confusion.
post #319 of 573
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

I need the dimensions of the lower weight bar or whatever you want to call it.

They don't list the width of the lower bar but the do list the width of the upper casing. That's 123.75", so I would guess the lower bar is about ~2-3" shorter on each side.
post #320 of 573
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

They don't list the width of the lower bar but the do list the width of the upper casing. That's 123.75", so I would guess the lower bar is about ~2-3" shorter on each side.

That is exactly my problem...I have a tight fit and I really can't afford to guess. I will try on Monday again to see if someone else can help me.
post #321 of 573
I posted a separate thread with this question, but since the monoprice screens seem to be discussed quite a bit here, I thought I'd try posting in here (mostly because I'm under tight time constraints...)

Can anyone suggest which screen (white or grey) I should be purchasing for use with an Epson 5010?

Thanks!
-Kevin
post #322 of 573
KevinG, I think you stated in your other thread that you have a well light controlled room and the 5010 is already an ultra high contrast projector so doesn't need the gray screens help in that area. Also if you plan to use the 3D capability of the 5010, you are going to want the extra gain of the white screen. Given all that, I would think the white screen would be the right choice for you.
post #323 of 573
Leroy,

It isn't a cave by any means, and the ceiling is white, and the walls won't be dark...But I think I'll go with white since most viewing will be at night.

Thanks!
post #324 of 573
LOL - everyone of my friends that has seen my screen that also has kids has said the same thing: They need to make it with enough masking material that the mask can completely close over the screen to protect it when not in use. You have to have kids to think that way.
post #325 of 573
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Originally Posted by keithj101 View Post

Anyone know how long the Multiformat 106 Matte White Screens have been backordered? Seems like every time I go onto Monoprice they don't have them in stock.

I just got an email saying they were back in stock.
post #326 of 573
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

I just got an email saying they were back in stock.

Yep, 5 of them -- hot potato!!!
post #327 of 573
Grr got excited .. Need the 120 to come back in stock.
post #328 of 573
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Originally Posted by JamesVG81 View Post

Grr got excited .. Need the 120 to come back in stock.

UPS freight just dropped mine off at the front door. You know what I'm doing tonight!
post #329 of 573
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Originally Posted by ttusqrl View Post

UPS freight just dropped mine off at the front door. You know what I'm doing tonight!

Impressive box, isn't it?
post #330 of 573
Just hung my 133" white screen. The frame looks real good. People with wave issues, make sure you tension the screen much as you can. We had to redo a corner several times to get the last waves out. Now it is perfect. I don't see any hot spots nor do I see textures. Also, the viewing angle is really good.

People who have hung on the wall, do you guys use both top and bottom brackets? I only used the top bracket and used two screws into studs. It feels pretty sturdy.
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