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post #421 of 573
AFAIK - nobody has had that issue on the 106". My theory is that they use the same tension springs for all of them. On the 106, the tension is adequate, but on some of the larger it may not be enough. I am open to other theories, but that one makes the most sense to me so far.
post #422 of 573
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

AFAIK - nobody has had that issue on the 106". My theory is that they use the same tension springs for all of them. On the 106, the tension is adequate, but on some of the larger it may not be enough. I am open to other theories, but that one makes the most sense to me so far.

Interesting. I have the fixed 133" 16:9 and it didn't have any springs at all. Just rods and the tabs that the screen hooks to.
post #423 of 573
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Originally Posted by Jimbo85281 View Post

Interesting. I have the fixed 133" 16:9 and it didn't have any springs at all. Just rods and the tabs that the screen hooks to.

The fixed is a different kettle of fish. I was speaking specifically of the multi-format.
post #424 of 573
I don't have any vertical banding on my 120" multi-format. It seems like most of the complaints come from the 130"+ fixed screens, but I could be mistaken
post #425 of 573
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Originally Posted by ttusqrl View Post

I don't have any vertical banding on my 120" multi-format. It seems like most of the complaints come from the 130"+ fixed screens, but I could be mistaken

Several of us have it on the 120" multi-format.
post #426 of 573
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Originally Posted by Jimbo85281 View Post

I'm interested in hearing your opinion of the grey screen. I and others have noticed some vertical banding and I would be curious to see if you have any of the same experience.

I have not noticed any banding yet, but the screen itself is quite nice. It's light grey and does seem to improve the contrast just a slight bit, have in mind that its on the floor at the moment and not mounted. I'm currently running it with the Optoma Hd33 and so far images look great. The biggest issue I have is my box did not include the top and bottom mounting plate, so now i have no way to hang it up, unless I find something similar at home depot. Well I'll call monoprice tomorrow and see what they can do about it

I highly doubt they would be able to ship me that bracket due to the fact these screens go out of stock pretty often and next delivery date is March 26

Will post further details once I get the screen up and working right
post #427 of 573
Unfortunately they will not send parts. They will have you RMA the whole thing, but when the new one arrives, you can just grab the brackets out of it and send it back rather than disassemble the screen you have.

I had thought I may not have received the brackets in mine as well, but they were rolled up pretty tight in the middle of one of the tubes or something. I trust you have opened and gone through everything?
post #428 of 573
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post

Unfortunately they will not send parts. They will have you RMA the whole thing, but when the new one arrives, you can just grab the brackets out of it and send it back rather than disassemble the screen you have.

I had thought I may not have received the brackets in mine as well, but they were rolled up pretty tight in the middle of one of the tubes or something. I trust you have opened and gone through everything?

Oh man! If your right i might have just wasted my weekend! haha wow, i will definitely go back and check. If it is, then it's going up tonight
post #429 of 573
I purchased in late August and finally hung in late October. Had framers fir it in and then rocked and painted. I noticed wrinkles in the bottom corners, but since I still didn't have my room ready, no big deal. The remote stopped working in January when I was showing a buddy. No big deal, rooms not ready. Two weeks ago the whole thing quit working. The screen has only been down so I could show off about 10x. I verified voltage to the board. All good. Called Monoprice. 1hr and 51 minutes later.....must be defective, send it back. All I need is the board. Too bad, send it back. Trouble shooting from MP was non-existent. Only advice was to try another outlet (even though I told him I had voltage). 3rd rep said he would send out new screen and I could rob parts. I then rec'd an email w/ RMA#. I questioned this and haven't heard back. Hopefully they will send me a screen. I have carpet going in tomorrow and my onkyo receiver, ascend speakers, rhythmic sub and panny blu-ray are on the way. I cancelled the PJ for now and am ordering a Sharp 70" until this gets resolved. After a year of construction, very disappointing.
post #430 of 573
coming from a 106" Stewart Vlux screen...

i purchased the 130" diag fixed frame white 2.35 aspect ratio.

the frame is identical to the stewart. i can't tell the different.

the connection of the screen to the frame is where the different is. the stewart is connected via buttons. the monoprice is connected with the rods and little plastic "knobs" that are not fixed and move. this causes the screen to not be "perfect".

getting the screen material to be perfectly flat was very picky. i used my hands and a hair dryer to eliminate the problem. i had 3 or 4 vertical bands running from top to bottom that were eventually eliminated with the combination of hair dryer and tension.

so the screen looks fabulous and i can't tell the different. but, at the end of the day...it needs work.
btw--monoprice did not have the bracket difference between the top and bottom for 2.35 screens. they did not understand that their directions for 4:3 and 16:9 were different measurements than mine. it is a huge deal to try and get that bottom bracket and top bracket to align perfectly without measurements and was total PITA!
btw--the 2.35 screen and my JVC projector (w/ lens memory) has got to be seen if you haven't done so.
post #431 of 573
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Originally Posted by markm@silverlink.net View Post

coming from a 106" Stewart Vlux screen...

i purchased the 130" diag fixed frame white 2.35 aspect ratio.

the frame is identical to the stewart. i can't tell the different.

the connection of the screen to the frame is where the different is. the stewart is connected via buttons. the monoprice is connected with the rods and little plastic "knobs" that are not fixed and move. this causes the screen to not be "perfect".

getting the screen material to be perfectly flat was very picky. i used my hands and a hair dryer to eliminate the problem. i had 3 or 4 vertical bands running from top to bottom that were eventually eliminated with the combination of hair dryer and tension.

so the screen looks fabulous and i can't tell the different. but, at the end of the day...it needs work.
btw--monoprice did not have the bracket difference between the top and bottom for 2.35 screens. they did not understand that their directions for 4:3 and 16:9 were different measurements than mine. it is a huge deal to try and get that bottom bracket and top bracket to align perfectly without measurements and was total PITA!
btw--the 2.35 screen and my JVC projector (w/ lens memory) has got to be seen if you haven't done so.

Sounds like maybe that answers my question from a page or so back about whether a hair dryer would cause the screen material to shrink or stretch. I was thinking maybe I could use one to shrink the material to eliminate the vertical wrinkles (banding) in my screen. Of course, this assumes the screen material for the fixed screen and multi-format screen are similar.
post #432 of 573
When you put the hair dryer to the fabric take care to hold 3 inches away (at least) and do it gradually...aka don't melt it...you will see the fabric slightly wrinkle up and then slowly the wrinkles disappear. it freaked me for a second.
post #433 of 573
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Originally Posted by markm@silverlink.net View Post

When you put the hair dryer to the fabric take care to hold 3 inches away (at least) and do it gradually...aka don't melt it...you will see the fabric slightly wrinkle up and then slowly the wrinkles disappear. it freaked me for a second.

Thank you. Is the back of your screen material black and kinda plasticy looking?
post #434 of 573
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Originally Posted by dougl99 View Post

I purchased in late August and finally hung in late October. Had framers fir it in and then rocked and painted. I noticed wrinkles in the bottom corners, but since I still didn't have my room ready, no big deal. The remote stopped working in January when I was showing a buddy. No big deal, rooms not ready. Two weeks ago the whole thing quit working. The screen has only been down so I could show off about 10x. I verified voltage to the board. All good. Called Monoprice. 1hr and 51 minutes later.....must be defective, send it back. All I need is the board. Too bad, send it back. Trouble shooting from MP was non-existent. Only advice was to try another outlet (even though I told him I had voltage). 3rd rep said he would send out new screen and I could rob parts. I then rec'd an email w/ RMA#. I questioned this and haven't heard back. Hopefully they will send me a screen. I have carpet going in tomorrow and my onkyo receiver, ascend speakers, rhythmic sub and panny blu-ray are on the way. I cancelled the PJ for now and am ordering a Sharp 70" until this gets resolved. After a year of construction, very disappointing.

Doug, sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds a lot like mine, except I was lucky enough to have NOT chosen the version that gets framed into the ceiling!

I ended up with a DaLite (at 2x the cost of the monoprice screen) and am very happy with it. My carpet was finally installed yesterday, and after considering the entire cost of this whole operation, (finishing the basement, purchasing the theater equipment) I wish I could have saved the frustration and time that I wasted with the monoprice screen from the outset. Sometimes a deal really is too good to be true (though it sounds like the fixed screens fair somewhat better here...).

-Kevin
post #435 of 573
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Originally Posted by KevinG View Post

Doug, sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds a lot like mine, except I was lucky enough to have NOT chosen the version that gets framed into the ceiling!

I ended up with a DaLite (at 2x the cost of the monoprice screen) and am very happy with it. My carpet was finally installed yesterday, and after considering the entire cost of this whole operation, (finishing the basement, purchasing the theater equipment) I wish I could have saved the frustration and time that I wasted with the monoprice screen from the outset. Sometimes a deal really is too good to be true (though it sounds like the fixed screens fair somewhat better here...).

-Kevin

Based on more emails, I believe Monoprice is going to send me a screen to rob parts. The board I need is about 3" x 3". The screen is 12 feet long as shipped. Not real cost efficient. The pics give you an idea of what would be involved w/ removing and reinstalling another screen. You can see the waves at the bottom of the screen. I have not tried to adjust, yet.
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post #436 of 573
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Originally Posted by dougl99 View Post

Based on more emails, I believe Monoprice is going to send me a screen to rob parts. The board I need is about 3" x 3". The screen is 12 feet long as shipped. Not real cost efficient. The pics give you an idea of what would be involved w/ removing and reinstalling another screen. You can see the waves at the bottom of the screen. I have not tried to adjust, yet.

Yep, my waves looked just like that... (I posted pictures of the waves a little while ago, search back if you want to see them) I spent some real time trying to adjust them out but was only able to make them worse. I know what you are saying about the shipping box size...my screen is 133" also...

I hope you are able to remove those waves, since replacing the screen is a much bigger job.
post #437 of 573
Wow, Dougl99 - that looks horrible! I've got their ceiling recessed 106" grey tab tensioned screen and haven't had any issues fortunately. The screen is flat, motor works, and image looks good. The tab tensioning is adjustable on these units by rotating the little knobs in the weight bar at the bottom on the ends (for other readers' edification). But your situation looks much worse than one that could be corrected by tab tensioning. If your installers followed the suggested ceiling mount installation method, it should be relatively easy to pull this unit down and put up the new one, other than it's a huge, fairly heavy item that's overhead. Good luck and report back!

Some issues I did have with mine were the packing of the mounting threaded rods - threads were not protected and were botched up pretty bad. The hardware (nuts, bolts, etc.) is definitely cheap Chinese manufacturing.
post #438 of 573
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Originally Posted by boarder1995 View Post

Wow, Dougl99 - that looks horrible! I've got their ceiling recessed 106" grey tab tensioned screen and haven't had any issues fortunately. The screen is flat, motor works, and image looks good. The tab tensioning is adjustable on these units by rotating the little knobs in the weight bar at the bottom on the ends (for other readers' edification). But your situation looks much worse than one that could be corrected by tab tensioning. If your installers followed the suggested ceiling mount installation method, it should be relatively easy to pull this unit down and put up the new one, other than it's a huge, fairly heavy item that's overhead. Good luck and report back!

Some issues I did have with mine were the packing of the mounting threaded rods - threads were not protected and were botched up pretty bad. The hardware (nuts, bolts, etc.) is definitely cheap Chinese manufacturing.

Still haven't heard from Monoprice. I'll be calling on Tuesday. There were two methods to mount this screen. One was a single threaded rod through each end. I did that the first time, but it never seemed to hang correctly. Method two was using the provided bracket that screws to the top rails. This method uses two rods on each end and was easy to adjust....but mounting is exterior to the screen...which is now sheetrocked in. I would need to get above the screen and loosen the nuts. Not impossible, but not fun.
post #439 of 573
Not to change the subject, but very curious for those that have the multi-format screen, is there a way to "automate" the pulley system to operate from a remote control rather than manual? I think the concept is great and the price is very reasonable; however, the only "downside" would be the manual adjustment of the horizontal masking. Just curious if this could ever be modified to operate in a motorized manner and via a remote control. Perhaps it is unrealistic, but thought I might ask because the ability to modify it in some way for automated masking would be attractive to me without an outragous price or a complicated DIY horizontal masking system. There must be a pulley system already in place - just finding a way to automate it with a motor of somekind.
post #440 of 573
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Originally Posted by Steve*MH View Post

Not to change the subject, but very curious for those that have the multi-format screen, is there a way to "automate" the pulley system to operate from a remote control rather than manual? I think the concept is great and the price is very reasonable; however, the only "downside" would be the manual adjustment of the horizontal masking. Just curious if this could ever be modified to operate in a motorized manner and via a remote control. Perhaps it is unrealistic, but thought I might ask because the ability to modify it in some way for automated masking would be attractive to me without an outragous price or a complicated DIY horizontal masking system. There must be a pulley system already in place - just finding a way to automate it with a motor of somekind.

IMHO, not easily because it requires you to pull from the center and up, plus the motion to "latch". To me, the only viable method would be synchronized pulls from each side and that already sounds complex and expensive! It's really not that big of a deal to adjust but I understand the request!!!!
post #441 of 573
At first I was waiting for the 120" white multi-format screen to get back in stock, but later decided to get the 120" white fixed flat screen.

It was very easy to assemble and hang.

I attached my Epson 9700UB to the ceiling very near the minimum throw distance of 11'9", and I'm thrilled at the result. The monoprice screen is doing great for me in my darkened theater room.
post #442 of 573
I was dead set on a 106" da-lite and building a diy masking system. I think I found my new screen, just wish they were in stock. I am considering the 120" but am worried it may be a bit to large.
post #443 of 573
I have my 133" motorized screen sitting in my garage for 3 months now. Finally took it out of the box and getting ready to hang.

But before I drill any holes, how do yall hide the power cord? Do you drill a hole behind the enclosure?
post #444 of 573
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Originally Posted by greddy09sc View Post

I have my 133" motorized screen sitting in my garage for 3 months now. Finally took it out of the box and getting ready to hang.

But before I drill any holes, how do yall hide the power cord? Do you drill a hole behind the enclosure?

You could do a power bridge, but that involves going through attic and dry wall. But makes it look very clean.
post #445 of 573
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Originally Posted by greddy09sc View Post

I have my 133" motorized screen sitting in my garage for 3 months now. Finally took it out of the box and getting ready to hang.

But before I drill any holes, how do yall hide the power cord? Do you drill a hole behind the enclosure?

I finally hung it up last night. The first 5 times going up and down, the motor was squeeling/sqeeking every other second. Then it stopped after that. Will that noise come back or it just something that needed to be lubricated the first couple of times? Anyone experience this sound also?

I hope the noise doesn't come back. Other than that, it looks good. The smell is not that bad.

Months of work in the making and almost done, can't wait for the finish result.
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post #446 of 573
Sorry in advance as I haven't had a chance to fully read through the thread and do my normal research.

I have an Epson 8350 currently projecting onto a painted wall with a silverscreen paint job at 140".

The wife out of nowhere says she wants a screen now so I'm stuck trying to figure out which Monoprice screen to get.

The room is light controlled but the back of the room is open to a hallway that stays lit during parties. However, I would say that 80% of the rooms usage is at night with few guests so the hallway lights can stay off. The other 20% is during parties/events where the room is mostly used with the XBOX Kinect/Wii for kids to play on.

So should I get the 133" Fixed frame 16:9 in white or grey? What would be the better screen to pick up for my situation. Both screens are currently showing in stock at Monoprice. The blacks are obviously washed out at night when in "Livingroom" mode on the Epson but the black levels look decent to my eyes in movie mode even on the painted wall.
post #447 of 573
133in motorized screen.

The squeaking noise is back. When the screen is going up, it squeaks every other second. Kind of annoying. Anyone experience this or I might have a defective one?
post #448 of 573
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Originally Posted by FourDoor View Post

Sorry in advance as I haven't had a chance to fully read through the thread and do my normal research.

I have an Epson 8350 currently projecting onto a painted wall with a silverscreen paint job at 140".

The wife out of nowhere says she wants a screen now so I'm stuck trying to figure out which Monoprice screen to get.

The room is light controlled but the back of the room is open to a hallway that stays lit during parties. However, I would say that 80% of the rooms usage is at night with few guests so the hallway lights can stay off. The other 20% is during parties/events where the room is mostly used with the XBOX Kinect/Wii for kids to play on.

So should I get the 133" Fixed frame 16:9 in white or grey? What would be the better screen to pick up for my situation. Both screens are currently showing in stock at Monoprice. The blacks are obviously washed out at night when in "Livingroom" mode on the Epson but the black levels look decent to my eyes in movie mode even on the painted wall.

I would get white.
post #449 of 573
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Originally Posted by greddy09sc View Post

I would get white.

I was originally looking into the whites as well then doubted myself that maybe the grey would be better for the blacks... For those with the white screen are you happy with the black levels on your setup?
post #450 of 573
Went ahead and pulled the trigger on the 133" fixed frame in white.

Also for those interested, there's a coupon working right now for 10% off all Monoprice Screens:

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