I recently purchased the 115" EluneVision Reference Studio Fixed-Frame Screen - 1.0 Gain
screen for use with my new Epson 8700UB projector.
I have a dedicated theater room (fully light controlled - no windows) that is approximately 18ftx14ft in size. I was a little apprehensive about buying such a large screen for such a small room but since setting up the screen have realized that there is no problem with having such a large image when sitting only 12ft away from the screen.
The EluneVision screen arrived very quickly and was very well packaged. All of the individual components were wrapped in plastic, inside a box, inside another box and the outer-most box was again wrapped in plastic, so absolutely no risk of damage due to moisture or dirt.
The screen even came with a white drop-cloth which was very useful for preventing any kind of dust or debris from attaching itself to the screen or black felt border of the screen during assembly.
Setup was very simple as the instructions were very clear. The only tricky parts were:
1) Inserting the corner L-pieces into the frame required a little force as they are tight fitting.
2) The screws that attach the aluminium frame to the plastic corner L-pieces didn't always go in so easily and using an electric screw-driver easily destroyed the screws. It was therefore necessary to use a manual screw-driver to install all 16 screws.
3) The 'key hole' mounting brackets that were provided work well for the top edge of the screen but since inverted versions were not provided for the lower edge, the 'key hole' is the wrong-side up for the lower edge and therefore not as useful.
Not being a D.I.Y. expert, I devised the following approach to centering, leveling and hanging the screen on my wall:
1) Measure the size of the screen
2) Measure the size of the wall
3) Performed calculations to determine center location for the screen.
4) Measured and marked 2 points on the wall where the mounting screws will be inserted.
5) Inserted 2 pins in the drywall where the screws will be placed and tied a length of cotton between the 2 pins.
6) Checked the cotton with a spirit-level to ensure that the 2 pins were perfectly level as this would dictate whether the screen would be level once hung.
7) Installed two 50lb-capable drywall EZ-anchors in the exact locations where the pins were placed.
8) With the help of my wife, hung the screen from the two screws that were installed in the drywall anchors.
Once setup, the screen looks great on the wall! The black felt frame creates a nice defined edge and the plastic white screen material has absolutely no visible texture or hotspots. The Epson 8700UB produces very rich colours on this screen. Watching movies on this new setup is very immersive and has completely eliminated the need for me to visit the expensive local cinema
I purchased this screen based purely on reviews that I had found on the web and I am very satisfied with the purchase. I would strongly recommend this screen to anyone who has a fully light-controlled room.