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post #1591 of 1663
I was hoping to stay in 200-300 range. I know...cheap...but in 2 years i'll have a dedicated HT room so whatever I buy now will be a waste.
Screen size i'm hoping for 135", but might have to be 120" because of the ceiling fans.
PJ is ceiling mounted.
Room is weird...angles, slopes, ceiling fans so hard to give accurate dimensions, but roughly 30' long, 13' wide, and lets say 78" high because of the ceiling fan clearance issue.
post #1592 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

I was hoping to stay in 200-300 range. I know...cheap...but in 2 years i'll have a dedicated HT room so whatever I buy now will be a waste.
Screen size i'm hoping for 135", but might have to be 120" because of the ceiling fans.
PJ is ceiling mounted.
Room is weird...angles, slopes, ceiling fans so hard to give accurate dimensions, but roughly 30' long, 13' wide, and lets say 78" high because of the ceiling fan clearance issue.

150ish for a 16:9 120" pull down easy. Exactly what I'm getting.
post #1593 of 1663
I was about to go with the 120 for 150ish from staples, but then I saw a 135 for 199 at Home Depot . Sticking with the big box just for ease of returns if needed and I'm out in the hicks so other sources are limited.
Have you managed to find any feedback on your 120"? Are you going with the same mole that I was looking at?
post #1594 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

I was about to go with the 120 for 150ish from staples, but then I saw a 135 for 199 at Home Depot . Sticking with the big box just for ease of returns if needed and I'm out in the hicks so other sources are limited.
Have you managed to find any feedback on your 120"? Are you going with the same mole that I was looking at?

I'm getting the SRM one thats only 165, hopefully it has better mechanism than the normal one.
post #1595 of 1663
I'm not sure if staples is selling the SRM. I see they are using the icon that elite uses for it's SRM models but it doesn't specifically say it's that model on the staples website.
Are you getting yours from staples by any chance?
Have you read better things about srm vs the manual b series ?
post #1596 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

I'm not sure if staples is selling the SRM. I see they are using the icon that elite uses for it's SRM models but it doesn't specifically say it's that model on the staples website.
Are you getting yours from staples by any chance?
Have you read better things about srm vs the manual b series ?

The 120" screen for $164.99 on staples model number is M120XWH2-SRM so its definitely SRM. The manual one (not B) with srm feature is probably just more convenient since you don't have to hold onto it since i asked them on online chat and they said they would last the same for the life of the screen. I'm also considering the 135" since it looks like it will fit my room. If you have a problem when ordering from staples, i'm sure the return will be just as easy as home depot.
post #1597 of 1663
Seems like I went/am going through the same situation as you with regards to size...was originally set on the 120, but now it seems as though the 135 will fit. An extra 2 feet of screen is hard to turn down for an extra $100!

Ahh....now I see it. Strange, when I did a search for screens in general on staples.com I didn't find it, but now searching by model number, the SRM shows up as well as the E24.

I would rather buy from staples, as Home depot has a 55$ shipping fee, and a 2 week wait. Not sure if I'll get the shipping fee refunded if I end up having to return, and would rather not be waiting 2 weeks.

Maybe I'm missing it...does staples sell the 135?
post #1598 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Seems like I went/am going through the same situation as you with regards to size...was originally set on the 120, but now it seems as though the 135 will fit. An extra 2 feet of screen is hard to turn down for an extra $100!

Ahh....now I see it. Strange, when I did a search for screens in general on staples.com I didn't find it, but now searching by model number, the SRM shows up as well as the E24.

I would rather buy from staples, as Home depot has a 55$ shipping fee, and a 2 week wait. Not sure if I'll get the shipping fee refunded if I end up having to return, and would rather not be waiting 2 weeks.

Maybe I'm missing it...does staples sell the 135?

I looked very hard and nope not in 16:9 sadly. It has the 150" 16:9 for only $209 sadly that would never fit. Walmart has the black casing 135" for only around $170 but I need a white casing which cost a bit more at $184 w/ free shipping. Very close to making my purchase but will think it over this weekend.
post #1599 of 1663
Hey thanks again!
I didn't even realize walmart had the 135's!
And free shipping! With HD, the total was coming to 300$ because of shipping and higher retail price.

Its strange, again when I searched for screens in general, for some reason they didn't show up.
When I did the specific model search, both the 135's showed up...black and white casing.

I'm about to make my purchase as well. Is there any other reason for choosing white over black other than matching your décor? I thought maybe black would be better for watching movies in the dark?
post #1600 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Hey thanks again!
I didn't even realize walmart had the 135's!
And free shipping! With HD, the total was coming to 300$ because of shipping and higher retail price.

Its strange, again when I searched for screens in general, for some reason they didn't show up.
When I did the specific model search, both the 135's showed up...black and white casing.

I'm about to make my purchase as well. Is there any other reason for choosing white over black other than matching your décor? I thought maybe black would be better for watching movies in the dark?

Its just to match the ceiling. This is going to be in my very small room and the screen is going to be on top of my TV lol. Yeah it will definitely be better for all black since the border of the screen is also black.
post #1601 of 1663
Did you decide on the screen yet?
I'm going to be going with black one from Walmart.
It's funny though regarding your setup because that was (and still might be ) one of the options for me as well; in front of our living room television...lol
post #1602 of 1663
Just ordered the black 135 from walmart...arrives Wednesday.
From what I understand, it seems mounting the pj first is a better approach? Obviously after measuring etc for the screen.
post #1603 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Just ordered the black 135 from walmart...arrives Wednesday.
From what I understand, it seems mounting the pj first is a better approach? Obviously after measuring etc for the screen.

I'm not very experienced with projectors but you really only have one place to mount the screen. I would wait to mount the screen first and then see where its best to mount the projector.
post #1604 of 1663
Yes, that makes sense too.
I haven't done my homework yet so I have no idea.
I thought I read somewhere that screen goes later, because it's easier to adjust the screen placement to make sure your lens is dead center horizontally.
But again, I'm just talkin out my ass really at this point lol.
Did you get your screen?
post #1605 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Yes, that makes sense too.
I haven't done my homework yet so I have no idea.
I thought I read somewhere that screen goes later, because it's easier to adjust the screen placement to make sure your lens is dead center horizontally.
But again, I'm just talkin out my ass really at this point lol.
Did you get your screen?

I'm waiting for my benq w1080st that is coming tomorrow then I can decide.
post #1606 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Just ordered the black 135 from walmart...arrives Wednesday.
From what I understand, it seems mounting the pj first is a better approach? Obviously after measuring etc for the screen.

whats your throw distance for 135in screen?
post #1607 of 1663
Around 14ft.
post #1608 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Around 14ft.

Did you check what projector people recommends from their site? My throw distance was 15.5 or so and it was recommended to use a 120in screen.
post #1609 of 1663
Thanks for the info.
Yes, checked with projector people and Epson website.
I got the 5030, and minimum distance is 13.3 ft for 135" diagonal.
post #1610 of 1663
Made the plunge today and purchased a sable 120" with cinewhite material from Staples. Got a really good deal on it, so hoping this screen will do a better job than a sheer white wall.

Any tips on assembly/installation? Using an Epson 3010 with about an 18' throw. Walls are all white, maybe will paint. Was hoping to get the cinegrey but there were no deals on that.
post #1611 of 1663
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Originally Posted by stm69 View Post

Made the plunge today and purchased a sable 120" with cinewhite material from Staples. Got a really good deal on it, so hoping this screen will do a better job than a sheer white wall.

Any tips on assembly/installation? Using an Epson 3010 with about an 18' throw. Walls are all white, maybe will paint. Was hoping to get the cinegrey but there were no deals on that.

Congrats on your new screen!!!

Better than words..........a video!!!

post #1612 of 1663
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Congrats on your new screen!!!

Better than words..........a video!!!


thanks, I am so breaking that 2 minute challenge! smile.gif
post #1613 of 1663
Ok so just got my screen....elite manual 135".
Spent all my time worrying about the PJ mount, never thought the screen would be an issue, but it seems to be so far.
And this thing is actually twice as heavy as my PJ.

Now I find it strange the only mounting holes are at either end of the casing.
So....I lose my dead center horizontal, in exchange for at least getting one end supported by a stud?

The other end doesnt' line up with a stud, so it's drywall anchor I guess (3/8").

The horizontal shift is about an inch or two (5030UB).

Am I missing something?
post #1614 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

Ok so just got my screen....elite manual 135".
Spent all my time worrying about the PJ mount, never thought the screen would be an issue, but it seems to be so far.
And this thing is actually twice as heavy as my PJ.

Now I find it strange the only mounting holes are at either end of the casing.
So....I lose my dead center horizontal, in exchange for at least getting one end supported by a stud?

The other end doesnt' line up with a stud, so it's drywall anchor I guess (3/8").

The horizontal shift is about an inch or two (5030UB).

Am I missing something?

What is preventing you from sending that back and going with a fixed mount Elite screen like this one???

I will be projecting my 5030 on a 100-inch Elite Sable. Tension screen that is very easy to put together and gives you plenty of flexibility in terms of hitting studs when mounting.

My advice to you is not to be in a rush and make sure you GET WHAT YOU WANT and what is best for your setup! biggrin.gif
post #1615 of 1663
Hi,

I'm looking into getting a VMAX120XWH screen. Does anyone know if I can adjust the vertical limit on this screen? I've searched around, but can't find much info. I see something on the Elite Screens website about voiding the warranty. For my application, I'll need to limit the down position about 3 inches above the fully extended position to fit.

Can anyone tell me if this is possible?

Thanks,
Mathias
post #1616 of 1663
Sorry forgot to quote:

What is preventing you from sending that back and going with a fixed mount Elite screen like this one???

I will be projecting my 5030 on a 100-inch Elite Sable. Tension screen that is very easy to put together and gives you plenty of flexibility in terms of hitting studs when mounting.

My advice to you is not to be in a rush and make sure you GET WHAT YOU WANT and what is best for your setup!



My next screen will definitely be a high quality fixed screen when I have a dedicated HT room.
Right now I am in transition...temporary housing...but still wanted to have some kind of HT setup.
So I spent my $$$ on decent PJ, AVR, speakers....and went with a cheap temporary manual pull down screen for now.
I ended up just putting some 1x3s behind each end of the screen that were bridged between studs. Cost me about $5 and worked like a charm!
post #1617 of 1663
M135UWH

Got it from WM for $176. It's a 135" manual pull down from elite, black casing.
Delivery was slow. Paid for the fastest delivery...got the slowest...took about 8 days.
Product had minor superficial damage...the edge of the mounting bracket was bent in a little bit.
Very pleased with this product so far.
Don't notice any ripples/waves etc. Dimensions were almost exactly to specs listed on the Elite website.
Now mind you, I have zero experience with video (audio is my thing)...but so far definitely pleased with this purchase.
Price was right, and definitely serving it's purpose.
PM or post if any questions. Glad to help out with anything.
post #1618 of 1663
Got my 120' sable in from Staples. Great price so can't complain. Will try and set it up next weekend. Hoping there are no grey streaks on the screen like some of the Amazon reviews stated.
post #1619 of 1663
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Originally Posted by punjiman View Post

I ended up just putting some 1x3s behind each end of the screen that were bridged between studs. Cost me about $5 and worked like a charm!

Awesome! Congrats and enjoy!!!
post #1620 of 1663
I am so confused, I have a Panasonic PTAE8000U and using the calculator at http://www.projectorcentral.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000-projection-calculator-pro.htm it seems to say I should use a 1.0 gain screen. But the Elite Cinegrey 5D is 1.5 gain and that makes it get really wacky on where I should mount things and the minimum screen size starts to approach 135 very fast. Any thoughts?
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