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post #1531 of 1663
Hello!

I'm a proud "first time" owner of a projector (Panasonic PTAE8000U), and I am ready to pull the trigger for a 2.35 screen, I need a 96 inches screen and I have on my sight the R96WH1, but I have encountered three versions of the same model, are these options the same screen? Is there any difference between Cinema235 and Ezframe?

These are my options:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R96WH1W-A1080-ezFrame-Projection/dp/B000I3DW0Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372290023&sr=1-6&keywords=R96WH1

http://www.amazon.com/CineWhite-Cinema235-Series-Fixed-Screen/dp/B003UV7ZSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372282893&sr=8-1&keywords=Cinema235+Series+96%22

http://shop.elitescreens.com/cinema235series.aspx

I will really appreciate your help, I'm kind of lost here...

Thanks!
post #1532 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Chepekenobi View Post

Hello!

I'm a proud "first time" owner of a projector (Panasonic PTAE8000U), and I am ready to pull the trigger for a 2.35 screen, I need a 96 inches screen and I have on my sight the R96WH1, but I have encountered three versions of the same model, are these options the same screen? Is there any difference between Cinema235 and Ezframe?

These are my options:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R96WH1W-A1080-ezFrame-Projection/dp/B000I3DW0Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372290023&sr=1-6&keywords=R96WH1

http://www.amazon.com/CineWhite-Cinema235-Series-Fixed-Screen/dp/B003UV7ZSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372282893&sr=8-1&keywords=Cinema235+Series+96%22

http://shop.elitescreens.com/cinema235series.aspx

I will really appreciate your help, I'm kind of lost here...

Thanks!

Congrats on the Panny. I have the same PJ and it is amazing!

First option - Acoustic Pro is used when the speakers are install right behind the screen. So, the screen material allows sound to pass through the screen itself (hence the high price tag).

Second option - CineWhite has a 1.1 gain and is not acoustic transparent.

Third option - Actually is the same as the second one, as soon you select the 96" size, you will see that the only option is the CineWhite material screen.


Here is a pic of the 120" 16:9 on CineWhite material:






And here is a pic of the Panny and screen in action:


post #1533 of 1663
Thanks for the info cr136124!

I think that Acousticpro is not an option for me, so the Cinema235 will be the winner.

Really nice setup you have there, congrats!
post #1534 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Chepekenobi View Post

Thanks for the info cr136124!

I think that Acousticpro is not an option for me, so the Cinema235 will be the winner.

Really nice setup you have there, congrats!

Thanks! And, I'm glad I was able to help you a bit here.

Keep us posted on your new screen and of course............don't forget to share some pics...wink.gif
post #1535 of 1663
I ordered a Spectrum 100H and a Benq W1070. What type of wire do I need to purchase for the 12V trigger. I am going to fishing wire tomorrow and I'm heading to Home Depot for L Brackets, Romax, and what ever wire I need for the 12 Volt trigger. Also, should I install the screen first and then the projector or the projector first. Kinda like the chicken and egg question...smile.gif
post #1536 of 1663
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Originally Posted by sojodave View Post

I ordered a Spectrum 100H and a Benq W1070. What type of wire do I need to purchase for the 12V trigger. I am going to fishing wire tomorrow and I'm heading to Home Depot for L Brackets, Romax, and what ever wire I need for the 12 Volt trigger. Also, should I install the screen first and then the projector or the projector first. Kinda like the chicken and egg question...smile.gif

Have a look at this post for answers. Basically run RJ-45 cable from screen to projector. At the projector end you will need a RJ-45 coupler to the short trigger wire that came with your screen. The trigger wire will need a plug that matches your W1070 12V socket.

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I have the 12v trigger set up on my elite screens motorized screen and my Epson 5010, your setup will be the same.

Not the easiest thing to do. The trigger on the screen is a RJ-45 input (screen should have come with a RJ-45 cable with two bare wires on the end of it) and your projector will need a 3.5mm cable as a trigger out.

I had to buy a cheap 3.5mm mono plug (just the plug) and I bought about 16 feet of wire (+ and -) to connect it to my screen. You have to solder the wires (green lead from RJ-45 cable is (-) and red is (+)) to the ground and positive on the mono plug. Once that is done just plug in the RJ-45 in the screen, plug the 3.5mm cable in the 12v trigger out on the projector and it should work.

FYI - I had to turn on the 12v trigger in the menu of the 5010 as well.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/585554/the-official-elite-screen-thread/1290#post_22602378
post #1537 of 1663
I have a Logitech Harmony One Remote that will be able to control my screen and my projector. Because I can push a button on my remote and have the screen come down and the projector turn on, what would be the advantage of wiring the 12V trigger? Should I go through the bother?
post #1538 of 1663
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Originally Posted by sojodave View Post

I have a Logitech Harmony One Remote that will be able to control my screen and my projector. Because I can push a button on my remote and have the screen come down and the projector turn on, what would be the advantage of wiring the 12V trigger? Should I go through the bother?

The 12 volt trigger is probably more beneficial for someone without a multifunctional remote.
post #1539 of 1663
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Originally Posted by sojodave View Post

I have a Logitech Harmony One Remote that will be able to control my screen and my projector. Because I can push a button on my remote and have the screen come down and the projector turn on, what would be the advantage of wiring the 12V trigger? Should I go through the bother?

If you want the system to be real simple to use, then connect up the 12 volt trigger to the projector or AVR. That way when the projector is turned on (or AVR) the screen automatically lowers and raises when turned off. No buttons to push. Works very well.
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post #1540 of 1663
okay, i will do,its been reliable, and the adjustment for drop height is nice.thanks 5.gif
post #1541 of 1663
Hey I just bought a epson 5020ub and the elite acoustic pro 120 screen:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ER120WH1-A1080P2-Projection-Screen/dp/B008M11Y9U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I wasn't paying attention when I bought the screen that it was for a speaker setup with speakers behind the screen. Kind of panicking now not knowing if this screen will effect the image quality alot or not. As everyone does I want dark blacks and vivid colors. Anyone have any experience with this type of screen and do you think it will give a less vibrant color compared to say the airbright 3d screen? (shown on the same amazon link I posted above) I just don't want to open up the box and then have to repackage it...rather ship it back immediately if it was a bad purchase.
Edited by ibis55 - 7/3/13 at 3:14pm
post #1542 of 1663
I'm having trouble getting my fixed sable frame squared. When I hang it on the wall the top and bottom are leveled but the sides aren't. Any tips on how to fix it?

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post #1543 of 1663
hello,

just bought BenQ w1070 and till now i dont know which screen i have to go with from elite screens

my room is dark and there is no light in it

using it for watching tv, sports, movies and gaming looking for 100' or 106'

so what is the best choice ? my budget is 400$. and it will be great if the screen available on amazon because am not from US so i have to ship it to my country smile.gif
post #1544 of 1663
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Originally Posted by ibis55 View Post

Hey I just bought a epson 5020ub and the elite acoustic pro 120 screen:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ER120WH1-A1080P2-Projection-Screen/dp/B008M11Y9U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I wasn't paying attention when I bought the screen that it was for a speaker setup with speakers behind the screen. Kind of panicking now not knowing if this screen will effect the image quality alot or not. As everyone does I want dark blacks and vivid colors. Anyone have any experience with this type of screen and do you think it will give a less vibrant color compared to say the airbright 3d screen? (shown on the same amazon link I posted above) I just don't want to open up the box and then have to repackage it...rather ship it back immediately if it was a bad purchase.

I would go read this white paper: http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/residential/resources/wp_perforated_screens/wp_perforated_screens_residential.pdf

I haven't read the entire paper but there is indication of at least some loss of lumens. Your projector has 2400 lumens but that will drop quite a but for theater mode. I would suggest breaking out the calculator and probably contacting Elite. You can also use the project calculator at projectorcentral to assist. Or, you could return it.
post #1545 of 1663
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

I'm having trouble getting my fixed sable frame squared. When I hang it on the wall the top and bottom are leveled but the sides aren't. Any tips on how to fix it?

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2


You may find the stability bar pushes the screen off the wall a little bit in some areas. Also, verify the 4 joints are evenly connected. They need to be fairly close, rubber mallet is a good helper.
post #1546 of 1663
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Originally Posted by taskman View Post

I would go read this white paper: http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/residential/resources/wp_perforated_screens/wp_perforated_screens_residential.pdf

I haven't read the entire paper but there is indication of at least some loss of lumens. Your projector has 2400 lumens but that will drop quite a but for theater mode. I would suggest breaking out the calculator and probably contacting Elite. You can also use the project calculator at projectorcentral to assist. Or, you could return it.

I appreciate the link, but before you posted this I have already sent the screen back. I have messed around with the calculator but don't fully know how to read it since this is all new to me. If I understand the calculator correctly at 18' I need (or can go up to) 135'' screen. I don't know if it's telling me that's the best size screen if my projector is that far back or if it is the limit. I'm also worried about the screen gain. I did send the other screen back today so I have to buy a new one, but don't know what gain to go with. I watched a movie last night just on the wall (painted dark brown) and the image was amazing looking at about 132'' so I can't image it looking bad at 135'' with a good screen. Now I just don't know what gain to go with if I get a 135'' screen. It says .9 is too low and 1.7 is too high so I'm assuming somewhere between 1.1-1.3 would be preferred?

I'm now looking to buy this screen: Elite 16:9 135 inch CineWhite since it's the size I'd prefer (If I read the calculator correctly) and the gain seems to be in the right range.


http://www.amazon.com/electronics/dp/B007PM9WYG


Please let me know what you guys think

post #1547 of 1663
^^^^

I'm using the Elite Screens ER120WH1 with CinemaWhite with a Panasonic PT-AE8000U with amazing results. My room has two windows to the right hand side and I control the light with simple window treatments. So, you shouldn't have any issues using the 135" at your home. I'm saying this base on the information that you posted about your throwing distance. Yes, you should be fine with the 1.1 gain on this screen.

You really cannot beat the quality of this screen for the price. It only takes like two hours to put it together, and hanging it on a wall is an easy and straight process.

My two cents.
post #1548 of 1663
Also using the ER120WH1 with the BenQ W1070. I don't have anything to compare it to, it's my first screen and first projector. I have one window in the back of my room (white walls and ceiling) and you can still view content rather easily even with the excess of light.
post #1549 of 1663
Hey guys,

I'm setting up my HT now - I have a Epson 8350 and picked out my speakers, receiver, etc. I just need to get my screen and I should be good to go!

Hoping you all can chime in to provide feedback on a budget screen under 500 for my setup that will be providing the best quality. This is for a basement with some light that can be controlled with window treatments. The throw distance is 13.5 - 14ft. I'm looking for a 120in fixed frame projector 16:9 aspect ratio. This will be using for movies, some gaming, shows, and sports.

Here are the screens I was looking at - what do you think and are there other vendors you recommend or any feedback that you can provide - thanks!

I've been looking at Visual Apex 1.1 found here:
http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-Screens/Projector_Screen_Details.asp?chPartNumber=VAPEX9120

Also, Elite Screens R120WH1 ezFrame Fixed Projection Screen ( 120-Inch 16:9 AR)(CineWhite):
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R120WH1-Projection-120-Inch/dp/B000YUG02S

Another Elite - ER120WH1 Sable Fixed Frame Projection Screen (120 inch 16:9 AR)
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ER110WH1-Projection-Screen/dp/B00366TZ3S/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1373255960&sr=1-3&keywords=elite+sable
post #1550 of 1663
Project H: Can't really speak from that much experience given the fact I just put up my first screen yesterday, but so far it seems pretty decent. I bought the 135'' screen from amazon, what your 3rd link is showing "Sable Fixed Frame". I'm running an Epson 5020ub and with blu-ray movies it was very clear. DVD wasn't as clear, but that's kind of a given. It was fairly bright and colors seemed nice. Again I can't compare to anything else and I really only watched one movie, but for the price I think it was a good buy and am happy with the purchase. One word of advice, be very careful putting it together and make sure you don't get a wrinkle in the screen. I accidentally got a very small wrinkle in the screen when putting the back side hooks on, but fortunately for me it is in the bottom right corner and basically impossible to see while watching movies. All in all it wasn't that difficult to put on, but I had a helping hand which I suggest if it is your first time putting one together like it was for me.

Took a couple phone pics (Not super great quality camera phone, but you get the idea) Go ease on me about the styrofoam speaker stand I got, still working on the room wink.giftongue.gif






post #1551 of 1663
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Originally Posted by ibis55 View Post

Project H: Can't really speak from that much experience given the fact I just put up my first screen yesterday, but so far it seems pretty decent. I bought the 135'' screen from amazon, what your 3rd link is showing "Sable Fixed Frame". I'm running an Epson 5020ub and with blu-ray movies it was very clear. DVD wasn't as clear, but that's kind of a given. It was fairly bright and colors seemed nice. Again I can't compare to anything else and I really only watched one movie, but for the price I think it was a good buy and am happy with the purchase. One word of advice, be very careful putting it together and make sure you don't get a wrinkle in the screen. I accidentally got a very small wrinkle in the screen when putting the back side hooks on, but fortunately for me it is in the bottom right corner and basically impossible to see while watching movies. All in all it wasn't that difficult to put on, but I had a helping hand which I suggest if it is your first time putting one together like it was for me.

Took a couple phone pics (Not super great quality camera phone, but you get the idea) Go ease on me about the styrofoam speaker stand I got, still working on the room wink.giftongue.gif







Thanks for the reply and feedback! The room and screen look really nice! How far is your projector from the screen? 135 looks awesome! I'm still debating which screen to get - Elite is a possibility and I'm also looking at Focupix since the dealer is close so I get an additional 100 off.

I can get the screen in the link below 130" for 270, 16:9, 1.3 gain and in matte white. They have high contrast grey but I it might not work for my room since its not a dedicated HT and there may be some light at times. So I'm thinking white over grey...

http://www.htdepot.com/Focupix-Widescreen-Fixed-Frame-Screen-138-White-p/40018.htm
post #1552 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Thanks for the reply and feedback! The room and screen look really nice! How far is your projector from the screen? 135 looks awesome! I'm still debating which screen to get - Elite is a possibility and I'm also looking at Focupix since the dealer is close so I get an additional 100 off.

I can get the screen in the link below 130" for 270, 16:9, 1.3 gain and in matte white. They have high contrast grey but I it might not work for my room since its not a dedicated HT and there may be some light at times. So I'm thinking white over grey...

http://www.htdepot.com/Focupix-Widescreen-Fixed-Frame-Screen-138-White-p/40018.htm

The projector is almost exactly 18' from the screen. It definitely has great presentation. People walk into the room and see the size screen and go wow that's awesome! (Then again I'm the only one out of all my friends that has one wink.gif )

I watched some more stuff last night, few tv shows and a DVD movie and even though the quality is not near what the blu-ray quality is, the fun factor of the screen is just awesome. Can't wait to hook up some games for the kids to play on it! Good luck with your screen search! Wish I could be more help, but I'm just as new as you are!
Edited by ibis55 - 7/11/13 at 8:04am
post #1553 of 1663
The focuspix is a good choice if your near their warehouse. Otherwise I would go Elite as their support is very good.

Awesome pics btw, 135" is very impressive. You can never get tired of people walking into your theater room and their reactions.
post #1554 of 1663
I have a Vidikron Model 30 720p projector that I am very pleased with the picture and cant find any reasons to replace it right now with a 1080p projector. I am looking at the Elite Lunette curve screen 110" 16:9 and was wondering if the curved screen would pose any issues with this projector as far as the image (moire)? Going forward can anyone tell me if Elite has a AT material that would work with a 720p projector and the Lunette curve or should I focus on a traditional flat screen non AT?

Need help with a decision contractors are scheduled in 2 weeks!!! confused.gif
Edited by Leon Woody - 7/18/13 at 7:56pm
post #1555 of 1663
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Originally Posted by taskman View Post

The focuspix is a good choice if your near their warehouse. Otherwise I would go Elite as their support is very good.

Awesome pics btw, 135" is very impressive. You can never get tired of people walking into your theater room and their reactions.

I'm sold. 135" it is! I was at HTDepot today and it turns out they don't have any of the matte white 130" screens in stock and their ETA is approx early September at the earliest. It would have been a great deal as I'd be getting it under 300 before taxes but would likely need a large SUV or Uhaul to get it to my house. I may now just go forward with the 135 Elite for about $412 and free shipping!
post #1556 of 1663
Actually I spoke to the AV company that came out to assess my set up and install. They suggested that I don't go past 130 as the image is just being stretched and will be diluted if I go past that. With Elite - they only have 120 and 135... nothing in the middle.. I'm now on the fence and thinking perhaps I should just go with the 120. My throw distance will be about 16' or so I can bring it further back if necessary. Also the wall that it's projecting on is huge so I'm not really limited there on size.

I'm ready to buy - let me know what you guys think!

thanks
post #1557 of 1663
Hi I am thinking about getting a http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-M120UWH2-Manual-Projection/dp/B000PHLB88/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374539983&sr=8-3&keywords=elite+screens as a screen for a living room projector. I plan to put black out curtains up, but some ambient light will still be present at times. I will be getting a benq w1070 and was wondering if a da lite high contrast screen matte white might be better or should I just stick with that elite I linked? Thanks in advance for any help.
post #1558 of 1663
I am new to front projectors and screens. Basement space was laid out with future projector and large screen setup in mind as there is power and a conduit in the ceiling 15' from the screen wall. The space currently has a 65" DLP rear projection unit built in and there is good light control but is not a dedicated theater. The wall that the 65" is built into will easily support a 120" screen that would drop down in front of the 65" unit on movie nights. I find myself strongly leaning towards the 5020ub as its 3D abilities seen very appealing and it is priced towards the upper end of my budget for the projector portion of my budget. I would like to finish off the deal with a 120" 16:9 Elite Screens CineTension2. I have found a used CineTension2 Series 120" Diag. with CineGrey Fabric at a considerable savings over a new unit with CineWhite. Will the 5020ub's contrast ratio cause issues with the gray screen? Additionally, I mentioned that the drop screen and projector would primary be for movies with good light control at night, but I am sure the system would also be used for some day/afternoon activities like Super Bowl and gaming with more ambient light.
post #1559 of 1663
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Actually I spoke to the AV company that came out to assess my set up and install. They suggested that I don't go past 130 as the image is just being stretched and will be diluted if I go past that. With Elite - they only have 120 and 135... nothing in the middle.. I'm now on the fence and thinking perhaps I should just go with the 120. My throw distance will be about 16' or so I can bring it further back if necessary. Also the wall that it's projecting on is huge so I'm not really limited there on size.

I'm ready to buy - let me know what you guys think!

thanks

I purchased the 120in Elite Sable the other day.. looking forward to it coming in and getting this HT together!
post #1560 of 1663
elite screens Cinewhite versus CineGrey 5D versus AirBright 3D2 for Epson 5010

Hi all,

am so confused. I have a sub 1K budget for a 135 diag screen. 20x12' room, 2 levels of seating. Epson 5010 PJ. am looking for a adequate 2D AND (active) 3D screen. the room is totally light controlled.

Cinewhite
http://www.elitescreens.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&catid=7&Itemid=23&lang=en
$412

AirBright 3D2
http://www.elitescreens.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1702%3Aairbright-3d&catid=7%3Ascreen-material&Itemid=23&lang=en
$600

CineGrey 5D - there newest option, 1.5 gain, but i think narrow cone
http://www.elitescreens.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1815&catid=7&Itemid=23&lang=en
$850

what do you guys think? or do you suggest another brand? Please keep in my budget.

please help!
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