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post #1411 of 1663
That's a problem with RPTV's also. Their screens (layers of plastic not cloth-like) can only be held in place along the border of the frame and not tensioned which results in bowing and sagging that translates into what musicalfox stated above: no fun watching a movie with oscillating lines that are meant to be straight and the effect is particularly distracting when there are camera pans.
Fixed frame was perfect for my needs but if you have to go floor-rising or pull down screen, pay the extra money for a tensioned screen.
post #1412 of 1663
Thanks Guys. My screen will be hanging down in mid-air and will not have a wall to fall back on so I was worried about the screen being flat.
I will go with the tensioned screen and hope for the best
post #1413 of 1663
I have an Elite Screens VMAX2 Electric Projection Screen (VMAX84XWH2). Randomly, commands from my Harmony 880 will cause the screen to raise up, even though I know the remote is not sending the IR code to the screen. Has anyone experienced this with the Elite Screen?
post #1414 of 1663
Hey all, here is what I'm planning to do:

I currently have a 63" wall mounted TV and am planning on getting a motorized projection screen to drop in front of it for movies. The projector I've decided on is the Panasonic PT-AE8000U. The throw distance will be 15' and the seating distance will be 14'. The room is partially light controlled, but most use would be at night when the room would be dark.

The screen I am considering is the Elite CineTension 2 model No. TE125C-E20. This is the 125 inch, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, with a 1.1 gain CineWhite screen and an extra 20" drop. I have a photo below of what that screen size would look like in my room.

Question:

Do you think this would be too big for that seating distance?

Any other suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated as well.

Thanks!!


post #1415 of 1663
Looks real good to me. You should get a nice large image and not see pixel structure. Keeping the flat panel and getting a motorized screen to have them both is the way to go. I wish I could have done the same myself.
post #1416 of 1663
My Cinetension 2 134" motorized screen really has some bad/serious wrinkles, waves and a few creases. I have this replaced once with a warranty claim and now about 3 years later is it really gotten bad. Anyone else have this issue?
post #1417 of 1663
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Originally Posted by SeaNile View Post

My Cinetension 2 134" motorized screen really has some bad/serious wrinkles, waves and a few creases. I have this replaced once with a warranty claim and now about 3 years later is it really gotten bad. Anyone else have this issue?

my Cine 2 150" doesn't have waves but both right and left borders are NOT STRAIGHT whatsoever. the screen material curves in in the middle horizontal line and curves out at the top and bottom significantly (more than one inch) regardless of how tight or how loose the tension cord is set. These screens are junk. I should probably take a bed sheet and tape it on the screen. if you haven't bought an elite - don't - keep trying to find something else. I know the price seems so good but heed the warning.............
post #1418 of 1663
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Originally Posted by fastturb View Post

my Cine 2 150" doesn't have waves but both right and left borders are NOT STRAIGHT whatsoever. the screen material curves in in the middle horizontal line and curves out at the top and bottom significantly (more than one inch) regardless of how tight or how loose the tension cord is set. These screens are junk. I should probably take a bed sheet and tape it on the screen. if you haven't bought an elite - don't - keep trying to find something else. I know the price seems so good but heed the warning.............

Yea, I know what you mean. This is my second screen and both have the same issue. I guess it's not that bad but it just bugs me. Guess I could remove the TV on the wall and go with a fixed screen.
post #1419 of 1663
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Originally Posted by fastturb View Post

my Cine 2 150" doesn't have waves but both right and left borders are NOT STRAIGHT whatsoever. the screen material curves in in the middle horizontal line and curves out at the top and bottom significantly (more than one inch) regardless of how tight or how loose the tension cord is set. These screens are junk. I should probably take a bed sheet and tape it on the screen. if you haven't bought an elite - don't - keep trying to find something else. I know the price seems so good but heed the warning.............
WOW...I have the 150 cinewhite also. Only one issue, but its a big one.: hotspotting. I've had the same problem on 2 projectors, so its gotta be the screen at this point? Really only visiable on a very dark scene or very light one(the worst by the way). Any thoughts on how to fix or known hot spotting issues? I talked with customer service and I'm submitting a form for them to look at.
post #1420 of 1663
is there a test pattern to check hot spotting?
post #1421 of 1663
Cinegrey or cinewhite? Completely light controlled room but will have some overhead ambient light most of the time. Screen wall and ceiling will be black otherwalls will be top black bottom red. Thinking of a panny 8000 or JVC eshift ( entry model) I don't want a washed out look with some light in the room .


Thanks
post #1422 of 1663


Here are a couple of photos showing how I replaced an ailing 61" NEC commercial-grade plasma with an 33" x 78" Elite Cinema235 screen. You will see that it is mounted onto a half wall, secured with L-brackets fitted to the base of the frame. As I only watched Blu-ray content previously on my plasma, this seemed a much better option and the picture with the Epson 6010 is phenomenal.
post #1423 of 1663
Hi gang:

I'll be getting my first PJ this week and while I have no problems and actually enjoy DIY projects, the cost and fit n finish of these sable screens (edit: looks like I'll have to go with an EZ frame as the sables are no smaller than 92" and thats simply too large right now) have really got me thinking of spending the extra $100. But I have a couple of questions I'm hoping to get feedback on...

1. Amazon is loaded with great reviews on the sables, but they seem to be teeming with "for the price" caveats. Now; that's fine, I don't expect perfection, but my screen will be hanging from the ceiling in front of my existing tv so I REALLY would just like the frame to be relatively ridgid/straight. Now I can only have an 82-84" screen right now so I'm hoping smaller will be better in this regard.

2. I have read a good number of those having "grey streaks" on a finished screen, especially in light scenes. Legitimate issue, or aberrations?

Thoughts?

Thanks!

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 2/10/13 at 4:07am
post #1424 of 1663
Wow! EZ's are DOUBLE the cost of the sables (84" $210 vs $411 on amazon) ?! Looking like DIY for this guy.

Enjoy everyone!

James
post #1425 of 1663
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

Hi gang:

I'll be getting my first PJ this week and while I have no problems and actually enjoy DIY projects, the cost and fit n finish of these sable screens (edit: looks like I'll have to go with an EZ frame as the sables are no smaller than 92" and thats simply too large right now) have really got me thinking of spending the extra $100. But I have a couple of questions I'm hoping to get feedback on...

1. Amazon is loaded with great reviews on the sables, but they seem to be teeming with "for the price" caveats. Now; that's fine, I don't expect perfection, but my screen will be hanging from the ceiling in front of my existing tv so I REALLY would just like the frame to be relatively ridgid/straight. Now I can only have an 82-84" screen right now so I'm hoping smaller will be better in this regard.

2. I have read a good number of those having "grey streaks" on a finished screen, especially in light scenes. Legitimate issue, or aberrations?

Thoughts?

Thanks!

James

Legitimate issue. I have EZ Frame with Cinewhite 1.1 and there are uniformity issues or 'density coating' errors, I think they call it. You'll usually notice it on blue skies and panning, and several reviews have drawn attention to this. This screen will suit me for a while, but next time it's going to be Da-Lite or Stewart.
post #1426 of 1663
I am stuck, in turkey we dont have many choices about screens. I was planning to purchase 120 ez frame fixed but in this thread i understand elite screens not very good, have some problems right? Also we have a company named Screen pro a china manufacturer. da-lite is so so expensive here. any one have some advice for me? rolleyes.gif
post #1427 of 1663
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Originally Posted by cemo62 View Post

I am stuck, in turkey we dont have many choices about screens. I was planning to purchase 120 ez frame fixed but in this thread i understand elite screens not very good, have some problems right? Also we have a company named Screen pro a china manufacturer. da-lite is so so expensive here. any one have some advice for me? rolleyes.gif

Screen Innovations (SI) has competitively priced, good products. Just saw this on their website: they have a dealer in Turkey: Cineglass, Veko Giz Plaza Kat 13, Maslak, Istanbul 34398.
post #1428 of 1663
Thanks bro i know them but they r also so expensive in turkey black diamond 113inches screen 4600$
post #1429 of 1663
Just submitted my warranty request for my hot spotting issue. I will keep everyone posted. I have ezframe medumumy.jpgcinewhite screen.
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post #1430 of 1663
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Just submitted my warranty request for my hot spotting issue. I will keep everyone posted. I have ezframe

Man, really sorry to hear about the issue with your screen. So, where did you purchase it? Do you have to deal with that place (store) or directly with Elite Screen on the warranty issue?
post #1431 of 1663
Thanks CR...just got off the phone with EliteScreens customer service! I'm a little upset. Woooosah.....Wooosah. This was a amazon purchase.

They need the serial number to process the claim and I understand that. But guess what? The serial number is on the back of the screen UNDERNEATH the frame:mad: Word to the wise, for anyone processing a claim, you will need to take your screen down and unclip it from the frame in order to get your serial number or get it off your shipping box before you toss it!

I think a good idea for anyone going forward is to make sure you right your serial number down or take a pic of it and keep it handy. You don't wanna have to go through my ordeal. I didn't install my screen mainly because of its size and i'm really hoping this is going to be easier than it looks! Luckily my father is over tonight. Just seems like a lot of work...especially when I've already given them everything they've asked for.
post #1432 of 1663
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Thanks CR...just got off the phone with EliteScreens customer service! I'm a little upset. Woooosah.....Wooosah. This was a amazon purchase.

They need the serial number to process the claim and I understand that. But guess what? The serial number is on the back of the screen UNDERNEATH the frame:mad: Word to the wise, for anyone processing a claim, you will need to take your screen down and unclip it from the frame in order to get your serial number or get it off your shipping box before you toss it!

I think a good idea for anyone going forward is to make sure you right your serial number down or take a pic of it and keep it handy. You don't wanna have to go through my ordeal. I didn't install my screen mainly because of its size and i'm really hoping this is going to be easier than it looks! Luckily my father is over tonight. Just seems like a lot of work...especially when I've already given them everything they've asked for.

Wow, what a pain........eek.gif

Thanks for posting the serial number information and for sure I'm heading downstairs in few to take serial number from the box (I'm glad I didn't toss it away.

So, what are the options they (Amazon) is offering you? Replacement or refund?
post #1433 of 1663
Actually I'm going thru elite screens. They are the ones asking for the hard to reach serial number. I'm going contact amazon tomorrow to see if they can do anything.
post #1434 of 1663
If you're dealing with Elite direct, you should see if you can just roll up the material and send it back in the tube.If you deal with Amazon, I suspect you will have to send the complete product back.
post #1435 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Thanks CR...just got off the phone with EliteScreens customer service! I'm a little upset. Woooosah.....Wooosah. This was a amazon purchase.

They need the serial number to process the claim and I understand that. But guess what? The serial number is on the back of the screen UNDERNEATH the frame:mad: Word to the wise, for anyone processing a claim, you will need to take your screen down and unclip it from the frame in order to get your serial number or get it off your shipping box before you toss it!

I think a good idea for anyone going forward is to make sure you right your serial number down or take a pic of it and keep it handy. You don't wanna have to go through my ordeal. I didn't install my screen mainly because of its size and i'm really hoping this is going to be easier than it looks! Luckily my father is over tonight. Just seems like a lot of work...especially when I've already given them everything they've asked for.

Joeboy, please let us know what happens with your return and if you get a better one delivered.
post #1436 of 1663
Does anyone have a WraithVeil material rear projection screen? It is advertised as being a 2.2 gain screen, but I want some feedback from someone who has seen one in action. The application will be a high ambient light situation.
post #1437 of 1663
I wanted to give a short review of my 150 inch cinetension 2 screen in cinegrey. I had looked at projection tv years ago but prices were to high for the picture quality, looked recently and was satisfied by reviews that picture quality at my price level was excellent. Purchased an Epson 5010 and debated about screens, there was no way for me to practically audition different screens so I researched reviews. I wanted to stay around 600-800 range so I watched the Elite screen price on Amazon bounce up and down, finally purchased at about $800 including delivery, I also pay sales tax on Amazon purchases. It arrived well packaged, set up fairly predictable. The screen has visible lines in it from being rolled up, perhaps these will disappear when the weather warms up, but I doubt it. I cannot get the image lined up well on all the edges because the screen is not even on the edges. With an image on the screen lines are not visible at all but the edges bleed over a bit, distracting slightly but as you view content it is forgotten. No hotspotting at all and good contrast, I have nothing to compare to as this is the only screen I've had. Some things I purchase are to much trouble to return and going into this purchase I knew this would be the case. This screen should be returned due to the lines and unevenness but it is simply to much trouble. For me the Elite Cinetension 2 screen is a good cheap screen, which after reading endless reviews is what I thought I would get. I am pleased with it for the price paid as long as the motor holds up for a reasonable period. Thanks to all of those who have posted reviews as it really helped make my purchase predictable.
post #1438 of 1663
An edit to my post, my screen is the 135 inch size.
post #1439 of 1663
Hi guys,

I'm thinking of purchasing an Elite Curve 235-125 for my dedicated HT room here in Tassie, Australia. I'm currently in the middle of building the cupboard to house the screen, and had a couple of questions for those in the know:

  1. Are the dimensions they quote in their spec sheets exact? The cupboard is designed to recess the screen slightly, and it'd be a bugger if their measurements are "flexible"!
  2. Does anyone have any experience with the 4K AT material? Is it worth the premium over the regular 1080 AT fabric?
  3. How big is the box the 235-125 comes in? If I can't source it here, I'm going to have to organise postage myself from the US (now THAT'S going to be fun). Need to check if USPS, FedEx, etc will even accept it!


Big thanks in advance!
post #1440 of 1663
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Just submitted my warranty request for my hot spotting issue. I will keep everyone posted. I have ezframe

JoeBoy73,

I will be mounting my Elite Sable screen (100-inch) a few weeks/months from now but right now I am finishing up changes to lighting, electrical, etc. in the room. I noticed in your photo above that you have sconces flanking each side of your screen. That is exactly what I had in mind and, in fact I think I have finally found sconces that will work for well me - that match the oil-rubbed bronze hardware that we will be installing on doors, hinges, etc. Would you mind sharing a couple of photos of your screen up with the sconces on this thread (or via PM)??? I would love to see it. Also, what height did you hang the sconces? How are from the edge of the screen did you hang them? I was thinking more like a 70" height to center of sconce. Many designers recommend 60" but that just seems WAY too low to me - especially since an average person could walk by and actually see the top of the bulb.

Thanks in advance...
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