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post #931 of 1663
Have any of you adjusted the tension on your screens? How tight were the cords from the factory? Mine were so loose as to seem completely useless, so I adjusted them a bit. Not super tight, just a bit taught, but so there is still some play in them.

Seems to be ok, but just wondering what others have done?
post #932 of 1663
I considered Elite but after reading all about the issues I went with Focupix. I bought their Flexio line screen at 100" diagonal. The screen is great, here is are pics of it down. Only very subtle waves (you have to come really close to notice it) that came with the screen, since I've had it about 1 month now it hasn't developed any new waves.






post #933 of 1663
Nice..I'll be ordering from them in a few weeks. Still undecided which one out of 3. I know I'm going big and looking at the 135" . Hopefully I get a good one with no waves or marks.

Do you have the matte white and what gain if any ?

What's the size of your room ?

PS: I get such a kick out of the commercial that's on your TV...The one with the boy where he
says " It's a piece of JUNK " is hilarious and the expression on his face is the best. Great acting by them kids on all of them commercials.


Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

I considered Elite but after reading all about the issues I went with Focupix. I bought their Flexio line screen at 100" diagonal. The screen is great, here is are pics of it down. Only very subtle waves (you have to come really close to notice it) that came with the screen, since I've had it about 1 month now it hasn't developed any new waves.






post #934 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Rain View Post

Nice..I'll be ordering from them in a few weeks. Still undecided which one out of 3. I know I'm going big and looking at the 135" . Hopefully I get a good one with no waves or marks.

Do you have the matte white and what gain if any ?

What's the size of your room ?

it's a matte white 1.3 gain screen. My room is about 20 X 22
post #935 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

it's a matte white 1.3 gain screen. My room is about 20 X 22

Great I'm also looking at the 1.3 gain but a much bigger size. You notice any hot spotting ?

WOW 20' by 22'..the wall where the screen is seems much smaller being that's a 100" screen.

How about a pic with the screen in use..might want to post it in the HDepot thread.

Thanks for your time
post #936 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Rain View Post

Great I'm also looking at the 1.3 gain but a much bigger size. You notice any hot spotting ?

WOW 20' by 22'..the wall where the screen is seems much smaller being that's a 100" screen.

How about a pic with the screen in use..might want to post it in the HDepot thread.

Thanks for your time

1.) The noke where the screen is, measures to about 114 inches wide or 9.5ft. So I was limited by the screen I could fit into that space plus given my front speaker locations, I didn't want the screen dropping down in front of the speakers. I would have probably went with a 2:35:1 screen if the wall where the screen is was the same width as most of the room. Also the ceiling is only about 6ft 6inches high.

2.) I don't have my projector yet, I'm still trying to decide between the Epson 1080UB or Panasonic AE3000U. These are the projectors I can get given my budget.

I posted a little vid on youtube, it'll give you a better idea of how big the screen is compared to the room. It's pretty HUGE!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4W-Y_6sGk
post #937 of 1663
Is that video slowed down somehow or does it really take 45 seconds to lower that 100" screen?
post #938 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Is that video slowed down somehow or does it really take 45 seconds to lower that 100" screen?

Lol. Yea the screen is slow no doubt about it, but for the money it's a good value I think.
post #939 of 1663
I always thought my Elite 106" was a bit slow and just timed it at about 13 seconds.
post #940 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

I always thought my Elite 106" was a bit slow and just timed it at about 13 seconds.

Yea I know Elite screen is faster, even though I believe both screens are made at the same factory or the same company. You would figure they would use the same motor. It doesn't bother me, I figure it give my future projector time to fully warmup before the screen fully drops. How has your cinetension screen held up? It was the screen I initially wanted to get but it was a bit too out of my budget at the time and I would have been pissed if I bought it at what was around $750 and if it would have had wrinkles or waves. In my mind if the screen has any waves then the tension doesn't work, and why am I paying extra to buy something that doesn't do what it's supposed to.
post #941 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

How has your cinetension screen held up? It was the screen I initially wanted to get but it was a bit too out of my budget at the time and I would have been pissed if I bought it at what was around $750 and if it would have had wrinkles or waves.

No waves or any other issues after 2-3 years of use.
post #942 of 1663
I checked out your video and WOW it doesn't seem big to me. I'm going from a Mits HDTV 65" maybe that's why it looks not
too big to me. I'm going with the 135" or the 138" they have.

What size is the TV ?

If I was you I would have moved the screen forward out from the nook and went bigger . I would have built shelfs for the equipment/ TV and DVD's behind the screen.

Hey if your're happy that's all that matters

Go with the panny. Believe you me I researched my brains out on the same projectors and finally made up my mind to get the panny.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

1.) The noke where the screen is, measures to about 114 inches wide or 9.5ft. So I was limited by the screen I could fit into that space plus given my front speaker locations, I didn't want the screen dropping down in front of the speakers. I would have probably went with a 2:35:1 screen if the wall where the screen is was the same width as most of the room. Also the ceiling is only about 6ft 6inches high.

2.) I don't have my projector yet, I'm still trying to decide between the Epson 1080UB or Panasonic AE3000U. These are the projectors I can get given my budget.

I posted a little vid on youtube, it'll give you a better idea of how big the screen is compared to the room. It's pretty HUGE!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4W-Y_6sGk
post #943 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Rain View Post

I checked out your video and WOW it doesn't seem big to me. I'm going from a Mits HDTV 65" maybe that's why it looks not
too big to me. I'm going with the 135" or the 138" they have.

What size is the TV ?

If I was you I would have moved the screen forward out from the nook and went bigger . I would have built shelfs for the equipment/ TV and DVD's behind the screen.

Hey if your're happy that's all that matters

Go with the panny. Believe you me I researched my brains out on the same projectors and finally made up my mind to get the panny.

the tv in the video is a 56" DLP. My seating distance as it is already pretty close to the screen, it's like 10-12 ft from the screen. If I got a bigger screen I would be too close for the screen size. I can't move the chair back that much because my computer is like 2 feet behind the seating area.

me standing next to the screen i'm 5'7

and

then the distance from the screen to seating area.
post #944 of 1663
i'm looking for opinions of elite's prime vision 120" at screen.
the cloth looks like the smx at screen...
post #945 of 1663
The Panny is very hard to find these days for what I'm willing to spend. The one I hoped to buy sold a couple days ago.
post #946 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

The Panny is very hard to find these days for what I'm willing to spend. The one I hoped to buy sold a couple days ago.

A few here claim to have it in stock now.

Give them a call.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Pana...00U-prices.htm
post #947 of 1663
Hahaha I didn't notice you in the pic the first time I viewed this post LOL

Yeah it's big but not WOW POW to ME.

Enjoy and thanks for the pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by kicks View Post

the tv in the video is a 56" DLP. My seating distance as it is already pretty close to the screen, it's like 10-12 ft from the screen. If I got a bigger screen I would be too close for the screen size. I can't move the chair back that much because my computer is like 2 feet behind the seating area.

me standing next to the screen i'm 5'7

and

then the distance from the screen to seating area.
post #948 of 1663
I'm thinking of getting a Cinema235 screen in CineWhite. I will be using it with an RS2 and have complete light control.

Any comments, suggestions, recommendations, etc.

Thanks
post #949 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by JosephF View Post

I'm thinking of getting a Cinema235 screen in CineWhite. I will be using it with an RS2 and have complete light control.

Any comments, suggestions, recommendations, etc.

Thanks

I have the 103" Cenema235 and I'm very pleased with it. You can see photos of it in my build thread.
post #950 of 1663
Is elitescreens still in business? Their website is down, and I called their cerritos, ca number. You just get a voicemail that only repeats the number dialed and doesn't identify the company.
post #951 of 1663
EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!

J/K. Seriously, boy I hope not- should I be glad I was able to get a cheap screen before they folded or bummed I may not get any more support...?

I do have some spare parts from the screen I had to dismantle at least...
post #952 of 1663
I just got a tracking number for a warranty replacement screen last week. Try calling them at this number:
(562) 483-8198

BTW - Elite was great about the screen replacement - I was having a problem with the unit making a buzzing/humming noise and Elite immediately offered to send out a new screen once i returned a couple pieces of the old one. I'm very pleased.
post #953 of 1663
I'll second that, I had to go through some hassles with my two screens, but at least they were nice about it.
post #954 of 1663
post #955 of 1663
Anyone using the AcousticPro 1080? I am looking for impressions on the screen appearance.

I know its not as smooth as a non AT screen but I am curious if the screen "pores" detract from image performance at say 13-15 ft?
post #956 of 1663
Ive been looking at the M150UWH2. For under $200 I think I might try it. Any real issues with this screen?
post #957 of 1663
Quote:
Originally Posted by NicksHitachi View Post

Anyone using the AcousticPro 1080? I am looking for impressions on the screen appearance.

I know its not as smooth as a non AT screen but I am curious if the screen "pores" detract from image performance at say 13-15 ft?

i have a 120", it looks like the original cloth used by smx a few years ago...
the pores haven't distracted me, never really noticed them, screen to seating is 15'...however moire is an issue with this set up, epson 9500ub at a distance of 15.5'.
elite is sending me a larger screen that i'll turn on an angle, cut it to fit and use their existing rods and clips to fasten it, i hope it corrects the issue.
post #958 of 1663
I recently purchased a 92" Elite Cine Tension 2 screen. It is incredible. It's the first screen that I've owned, and I'm really thrilled with it. It was double boxed with plenty of foam packing inside. I installed it and it worked perfectly. The only issue that I've had is that a remote for my receiver would lower the screen. I've since had to replace that receiver because it was losing the center channel sound, so that is not an issue any more.

I highly recommend this screen to any one. In the photo is a yellow 12" ruler on the chess table for scale.
LL
post #959 of 1663
Got my 120" cinetension2 setup today. I really like it but two things are bugging me. It appears at the top of the screen where the viewing portion ends and black drop begins that it is bowing/sagging looking. Looks like towards the middle that there is like an inch more than on the rest of the top portion. Because of this it makes it looked bowed and it is noticeable when viewing any content that isn't 2:35 scope. Anybody had similar issue?
The other thing is that on the bottom bar in several places there is some scuffs where the black paint is missing and it's silver. Not sure what to do about that.
post #960 of 1663
I did a search of this thread for screen gain and apologize if I missed finding what I want to know. Here goes:
I am used to matte white screens and walls with 1.0 gain. I notice the Vmax has matte white BUT with a 1.1 gain and viewing angle of 80 degrees for a total of 160 degrees.

1. DOES the 1.1 gain seem 'shiny' when watching movies or have color shifts or ANY other anomalies?

I don't understand how Elite can have a matte white surface with any gain at all (another company also offers mattewhite in a 1.3 gain...how?). My eyes are very sensitive to viewing images; that's why I had to get rid of my Sony SXRD rear projection 60" tv because of the silk screen effect.

Thanks for any replies.
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