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What does your dealer suggest? What size screen are you looking at?
B.
I want to get a 95" screen, 2:35:1

I haven't talked to a dealer yet. If I go with a dealer, the set will cost me about $2000 more. I would like to see if I can do this myself.. But we'll see..
Contact me, I'll help you. scott@techht.com

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post #1502 of 1855
Hi,

Was hoping to see if anyone had some ideas. I acquired a Stewart FireHawk G3 screen for a basement install. I believe it's a 2:35 ratio, the manual states FireHawk G3 OD: 48-1/4 X 109. Unfortunately I decided that a 16:9 screen would be better suited for my needs. It is the Lexus frame and snaps on. So anyways:

1) Does Stewart offer the ability to "upgrade/change" the aspect ratio by varying the height of the side pieces?
2) Does Stewart offer any sort of trade-in program?

I'm very close to the Amelia, OH location if that makes any difference.

Thanks!
post #1503 of 1855
Hi,

I just aquired a used Stewart LX092H motorised screen with Grayhawk material.

It came with wall mounts but I need to ceiling mount it.

Are ceiling mounts still available? Anyone have any?

Or do I need to get a metal fabricator to make me some.

Many thanks in advance.
post #1504 of 1855
Not to worry. A local steel fabricator will make me a pair for £5 each. Bargain.
post #1505 of 1855
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Thanks I have the backdrop issue you mentioned since the screen was moved from another apartment which has much higher ceiling. My 130 screen has 24" backdrop and now I am only using around 7 - 8", however, I have not noticed any issue on the white screen part, while there is some wrinkles on the side masking. My screen is rolled up most of the time so hopefully it will last a bit longer until I could afford another one smile.gif

Stewart told me if you find you have too much backdrop you should fully lower the screen and let it hang at least once a week.
post #1506 of 1855
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Thanks I have the backdrop issue you mentioned since the screen was moved from another apartment which has much higher ceiling. My 130 screen has 24" backdrop and now I am only using around 7 - 8", however, I have not noticed any issue on the white screen part, while there is some wrinkles on the side masking. My screen is rolled up most of the time so hopefully it will last a bit longer until I could afford another one

Stewart told me if you find you have too much backdrop you should fully lower the screen and let it hang at least once a week.

That usually works. If you are off drop wise just a bit, you can adjust up to 6 inches with the adjustment screw. And believe it or not, it's possible to get new material ( with less drop ) and install it yourself - although it does look a bit tricky. But it's far less expensive than a whole new screen !
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Hi i have a stewart looking terrible wrinkles and Waves 110 electriscreen how did you get rid of yours is the wrinkles bacause the tab tention is not right adjusted?
bannes@hotmail.com if you have got time to help me
Thanks
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Can averyone with Pictures of stewart screens dammage please put up your Picture to warn others







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Hi O'Malley,
I tried to get the serial number off your photo but couldn't quite get it. Please post your serial number and I will look into the situation.
The screen looks dreadful, but it also looks pretty old. How long have you owned it?


Mark Robinson
Stewart Filmscreen
post #1513 of 1855
I was going to say it looks damaged or something happened to it. I have never had issues with either my Stewart or Da-Lite electric screens that I've owned - ever - over the last 12 years.
post #1514 of 1855
We shipped this screen in Feb of 2004. So it's not new. It may still be the original owner?
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I recently took delivery of a second hand Stewart Luxus classic with Grayhawk material. It was originally purchased in 2004.

I think the guy had had it rolled up and unused for a few years.

When Extended there is a line of dimples down one side like the screen has been pressing against an internal nut. And also what look like light fold marks.

Will these errors rectify when the screen has been extended for a few days to a week. Or could these now be permanent?
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Hello Nick,
Often a series of dimples will correspond to an insect carcass adhered, usually to the back of the fabric. Look about a foot higher than the last dimple, on the back. The best thing to do with a seldom used screen is to let it hang out as many hours as you can. It is difficult to predict what will fall out and what will remain. A bit of heat, moderately elevated heat near the screen can help it along.

Also Hello Craig! Good to see you, been up any boulders lately?
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Hi Mark! No, just skate skiing until the weather warms up enough for climbing and whitewater kayaking! And I've been enjoying my new StudioTek 130 G3 electric screen - just installed it last week !!

I'm also impressed with the Neve 1.1 gain material in the Cima line. I think you guys should add that material to the general screen line up. It would fit nicely between the Snowmatt / StudioTek 100 and the 130 G3. smile.gif And more importantly, I'd buy it if it came in a Luxus Model A with a black case !!
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Hi Robinson i saw that you work on Stewart funny it should be easiest way to get Contact wia a forum
Are the new screens realy better in material ? im gona take some photos today to show you what i mean

everybody says Stewart is the way to go but after this experience i dont know if i should trust the to buy yet Another Stewart
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Yet Another Stewart screen for sale and of course it has wrinkles

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post #1520 of 1855
What does your local dealer say? They should be giving you support, not a Stewart person who comes here occasionally on their own free time to give input and answer questions. IMO. I have a great many in service and in the 7 or so years I've been dealing with them, I've never had a problem with any except one and that was less of an issue. For that one, Stewart not only replaced it, they sent an engineer to the customers home and changed it themselves. Properly installed and cared for I haven't experienced what that one appears to have done.
post #1521 of 1855
Here is what you can do. The two batten side cords can be adjusted. So using a philips screwdriver, turn the little screws under the batten end caps, counterclockwise until they come free. Then re-engage them and only tighten a minimum amount, say two full turns. Leave the screen deployed for a few days, or at least overnight each night for a week. Make sure all the tabs are freely movable on the side cord. This screen appears to not have been deployed for a very long time. Lack of use is the downfall of roller screens. The more they are deployed, the flatter they are and all sorts of problems just don't appear.

We'll re-screen any unit we've built for a pretty fair price. So contact a dealer near you and inquire. We do not deal directly as a general policy. It makes me sad to see a screen in such disrepair. Did you purchase it recently? If not, why have you waited so long to address the issues?
post #1522 of 1855
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Yet Another Stewart screen for sale and of course it has wrinkles

Properly used and cared for electric screens do not have these problems. If you fully extend the screen and let it hang, any wrinkles on a properly cared for screen will disappear in no time.

No wrinkles on my two screens ( one Stewart, one Da-Lite ) - http://www.avsforum.com/g/a/2082359/digital-projector-theaters/

Omalley - your screen looks destroyed !
post #1523 of 1855
I have own the screen for I Think 4 years and it had some wrinkles when I got it but it kept getting worse and the paint started come of the masking sticking to the backside as it is rolled up, then two of the tab hooks come lose and I refitted them in the same position as they were

the tabcords I misunderstood having sent Picture to Stewart I was suggested to release the cords a couple of turns and at first doing that I just turn the screw from under lying on the floor with a screwdriver and didn't notice the alu piece the cords were in turned and twisted ... I thought they hade some system making them not rotating but the cords did so and I hade to hold the piece with a pliers and turn the screw with the other hand
now afterwards I understand that the turned cords was the problem and when pulling the screen up and down the cords twisted on the roll ended up on the canvas and ripped out pieces on both sides .. That I can live with and the Picture area is not affected by it, but the screen doesn't get and flatter

I have been in Contact with Stewart for atleast 2 years now and sending mail to every address I could get hold of but nothing happens and I had a dispute with the support guys after they implied I hade done the damage myself so I didn't want to talk to them and Stewart Us don't reply to any mail


If you buy he best/ most expensive brand and in World like say a Ferreira you don't want the paint to come of just standing in the garage ...
And certainly not to have some smuch telling you they Think you intentionally make the damage yourself.

at first I was given a price to send the screen to rescreening and when I wanted to do so they changed and told me it wasn't done here and the screen had to be sent awayn and it was verry expensive to ship and it was better if I just bought a new one instead
I asked about just the canvas and to replace it myself and they said it was werry hard and not manageable

I thought buying a Stewart was for Life .. My first screen a cheep 170 cm screen bought used for 15 years ago being stored in the garage for nearly 8 years I rolled down to have a look and it was in the same condition as when I stored it away perhaps all cheep screens have a more reliable material

I don't know what to do if I can trust Stewart to buy a new screen ..if I buy a screen I want to know its lifespan is atleast 15-20 years hell they have pergaments in the combs in Egypt being 1000 years how hard can it be ???
post #1524 of 1855
Robinson
i have noticed my screen had a waist its wider up and down and in the middle its smaller is the tention realy to hard ? if i release and let the screen hang wouldnt the screen be more long and schrimping in the mid ?

post #1525 of 1855
Craig are you just stupid ??

Properly used and cared for electric screens do not have these problems. If you fully extend the screen and let it hang, any wrinkles on a properly cared for screen will disappear in no time.


I can give you Picture of atleast 10 people having Stewart screen and they are all with "Stewart waves"
is sits on the wall, you put it up and down with Electric motor what do you meen with proper used ????

do ypu Have a secret way of pushing the button that all other have missed ?
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Craig is the White screen on the Picture above wrikled ??


sorry to these hard Words in the mail earlier im just so fed up with all i know best guys ..
my home Cinema i have earned by working dont ypu guys Think i care for my stuf ?
post #1527 of 1855
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Craig is the White screen on the Picture above wrikled ??

I have used nothing but electric screens for the entire time I've had a home theater - 12 years + - both Da-Lite and Stewart, and I've never had a problem like those photos. How were these screens treated? Were they kept rolled up for 3 years? Were they stored in a 105 degree F garage?

Yours looks like maybe a defective material or a mechanical problem damaged it when rolling itself up. I don't know. I just know that I've owned 4 different electric screens and have never had problems. Get a fixed screen !
post #1528 of 1855
CRAIG sorry for my reply i had a bad day ok

the screen have been on my wall for the last 4+ years and it just gets worser every year i tried to have the screen roll down when im not home
the screen covers the door i go into the room with so i cant have it hangiing when im home

all recomends i had was to release the tension a bit and i release it two turns and for 5 month i release it 2 more rounds and it doesnt seam to help its like
the material is to flappy i have about 23 Celsius in the house so its no hard envirement

just seems a Little bit odd having a tab screen and it Waves and iwe seen plenty more like this and my 15 year old screen in the garage is flat like a wallpaper
so in my opinion tab DOESN make s_ _t for the screen its just a seeling trick to make customer buy them and Think they are propper built .. yeah ..
post #1529 of 1855
So here is how it appears to me. You purchased a used screen which is wrinkled. You are overseas or something and shipping it to the factory for a re-screen, and back is too expensive. So therefore all tab tension screens made by Stewart Filmscreen are not good. The curvature in the sides is by design. Go ahead and release the batten tension side cords all the way. Let them dangle. Some of that wrinkling will come out. Best of luck to you, I don't know how else to help you!
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By the way, if anyone is looking for a 2.35:1 Stewart Firehawk G3 Luxus Model A Electriscreen ( no wrinkles thank you very much ), I have one for sale -

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460216/stewart-luxus-model-a-classic-electriscreen-firehawk-g3-n-california-area
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