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post #31 of 81
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Originally Posted by drsung View Post

Has anyone seen one of the acoustically transparent dragonfly screens yet?

Installed a 120" AT Dragonfly screen this week. Screen material looks similar to what is used by other manufacturers (SMX, Vutec, SeymourAV, etc). Went together nicely (just like other Dragonfly screens), included a black scrim and all mounting hardware...

Projector is a JVC DLA-HD350. No signs of Morié. Looked really nice.

As a reference, I also installed a masking 129" 2.35:1 VisionX screen this week. It had similar material as well, but was significantly more work to get installed (as I would expect from a masking system). Both were similar in character as far as the screen material looked (neither has been calibrated yet)

Biggest difference in the general appearance of the screens was in the borders: 2.25" versus ~6"... It did make the VisionX screen look a little nicer overall. One small annoyance with the VisionX was that it had a plastic logo on the lower right side... not a fan and will delete it on future orders.

For a budget AT screen, I think that the Dragonfly is going to be hard to beat. It will certainly make it easier for me to upgrade my budget-minded clients into an AT option as the competition is a bit more price-wise.
post #32 of 81
I would like to purchase a 100" High Contrast Dragonfly fixed mount screen but can't figure out how.

If I need to go to a dealer, than which one?

I went to snapav.com but it suggested "dealers only" could purchase.

I don't understand.

Can someone enlighten a novice consumer here?
post #33 of 81
I am a dealer and could have one drop shipped to you. I also have a 92" screen in stock.

Steve
Instinctive Engineering
post #34 of 81
Steve,

I received a private e-mail via AVS but couldn't open it.

You can contact me at:

ben@mayerson.com
610-864-0127
post #35 of 81
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Originally Posted by htguruwannab View Post

I see they are only available in 16:9 format. Are there plans for 2.35:1 screens?

2.35:1 are now available (and in stock) for the following sizes in "FIXED" screens:

103"

115"

125"

I have not placed any of these as of yet, but I am sure the quality would be equal to the 16:9 and 4:3
post #36 of 81
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Originally Posted by maximus1971 View Post

Hi all...

Does anyone know how the CARADA (Brilliant White) stacks up against the Dragonfly...I have a custom HT installer offering me the screen at the same price point..

Thanks!

Max

Bump. I have the same question.
post #37 of 81
Anyword on the quality or comparison of Dragonfly™ 133 in. High Contrast Film Screen with Black Velvet Frame (16:9 Aspect Ratio)?

My local audio buys dealer wants to make me a deal on this screen...
post #38 of 81
Go for it, if the price is competitive.

My customers like them a lot, and I use the 120" in my own Home Theater.
post #39 of 81
Does anyone know where I can buy a corner bracket for a Dragonfly 106 screen. Thanks
post #40 of 81
Great screen, I have a 92" Matte but it is my first one. The only thing is that I wish it was a little bigger. Any one want to down size?
post #41 of 81
Does anyone know any place online or retailers in the Twin Cities area that sell the Dragonfly screens? I'm in the planning stages for my theater and am still debating between a DIY AT screen or purchasing one (as long as the price is right). I'd be looking at a 2.35:1 115" screen, but i can't seem to find much information on what the going rate is for one.
post #42 of 81
Hi all, great and informative site. So much products and info out there, it's enough to make your head spin. A new user here, and will soon be "popping my cherry" with making my own dedicated home theater. I was getting a couple of estimates from a number of installers and 2 of them were recommending to me dragonfly screens, maybe because of my budget constraints of about $10,000.00 total for the whole room. Then another installer was recommending da-Lite. Anyway, after some discussion with the installer who was recommending da-Lite, he said that he recently had lunch with a Da-Lite representative who told him they did some testing with the dragonfly fly screens and found that after, I think 3 years, the dragonfly screens were turning yellow. I don't know how true this is, seeing as how custom installers are particular about using certain brands that they "trust" I myself decided against the dragonfly screen. Just thought I would let you guys know what I heard. If anyone who owns these screens tell us if there is any truth to this. I didn't end up going with the installer who was recommending the da-lite screen, but found that information interesting because these projector screens aren't cheap.
post #43 of 81
I'm an installer and our company specializes in projection systems, and I do the testing for our company. So I see a lot of projectors and screens. We carry Stewart, Seymour-Screen Excellence, Da-Lite, Draper, Vutec, Screen innovations and Dragonfly. We used to do Screen Research. Screens are about the right screen for the right application and of course budget is part of it.

We haven't had a problem with any of the screen manufacturers including Dragonfly. Dragonfly has only been out for about 3 years so it is tough to say if they yellow but I haven't seen it yet. I've seen some yellowing with older screens say 15+ years old but not 3 years. The Dragonfly is what I call a basic vinyl screen, nothing special about it. They are very similar to many other companies that don't manufacture their own screen materials. It is a good value brand for what they offer and can be found for some very good pricing.
post #44 of 81
I'm backing up what Bob posted.....
I've seen Dragonfly but have not tested how reliable it is after so many years. I have seen screens turn yellow but it wasn't because of the material, it was because of the material in a certain application.

I wouldn't be too concerned about it but I would say that if i had to choose between the two, i would definitely go Da Lite.

Benito
post #45 of 81
Have had a 120" Dragonfly in my own system for almost 4 years (received one when they first came out)and it is as white as the day I hung it.

If a screen seems to yellow over the years, it might also be due to environmental factors like the owner leaving the windows open for airbourne contaminants, or if it is close to a kitchen where foods are fried or cooked in a way that places particulates in the air that will eventually coat everything, including a screen.

And I have placed many of them over the last few years and not one complaint (of any kind)
post #46 of 81
The few times i've seen screens turn yellow were due to age. This process took nearly 15 years to happen. Other than that, the only other reason i've seen a screen turn yellow is from casinos and smoke.

I once worked on a 16ft wide screen that was returned from a casino in Russia. Screen was yellow and the smell was so strong. Even after it was shipped back, it smelled up the are for over a month.

Benito
post #47 of 81
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Originally Posted by smifsud View Post

I am a dealer and could have one drop shipped to you. I also have a 92" screen in stock.

Steve
Instinctive Engineering

Ordered my 106' Dragonfly screen from Steve...got a great price and showed up fast. Have it setup on the wall and ready for my new projector that gets here ndt week.

Thanks Steve!
post #48 of 81
Glad I could help! Enjoy.

Post some pictures of your setup and the screen if you would.

Thank you,
Steve
Instinctive Engineering
248.514.0566
post #49 of 81
smifsud [Steve], PM sent. Thanks.
post #50 of 81
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Originally Posted by scarr2k View Post

smifsud [Steve], PM sent. Thanks.

Response sent.
post #51 of 81
These screens look exactly like the Monoprice and Grandview fixed screens. I believe they rebrand a chinese made screen and I'm thinking that is what is being done here. Does anyone know if this is true?
post #52 of 81
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Originally Posted by Y2KFirehawk View Post

Anyone know where it is possible to purchase them online or brick-n-mortar? I'm curious...

I am near you in Summit, NJ I have them if you are intrested in taking a little drive. I can alwas ship as well. Feel free to PM me.

I have put in some of these the materal is nice, nice black backer. Compaired to the DaLight which I also sell the materal is a bit thicker if that means anything. But the finish is not quite as smooth but not a problem. Given both if all else is equal I like the DaLight just because of the name but the Dragonfly is at a better price point and has a nicer frame there for a better value.
post #53 of 81
Just got a quote for a Dragonfly 120" at $680 plus tax. Good buy? I'm a little leary of buying a "less expensive" screen after sinking so much money on the rest of my setup.
Just bought Epson 8350 to go with it. Local stereo/video store quotes me $1100 + $300 for install on a matte screen (not sure of brand - but they carry high end equip)

Thanks for any input/advise!

Rob
post #54 of 81
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Originally Posted by roblutts View Post

Just got a quote for a Dragonfly 120" at $680 plus tax. Good buy? I'm a little leary of buying a "less expensive" screen after sinking so much money on the rest of my setup.
Just bought Epson 8350 to go with it. Local stereo/video store quotes me $1100 + $300 for install on a matte screen (not sure of brand - but they carry high end equip)
Thanks for any input/advise!
Rob

If it includes shipping it is an OK deal. They are good screens, you should be happy with the quality. Suggested Retail is $1599
post #55 of 81
It does include shipping, thanks for the response! $200 to assemble and mount screen along with projector also.
post #56 of 81
Where did you get a quote on the 120 for $680 shipped?

Also, are you getting Matte White, High Contrast, Gray?
post #57 of 81
Also curious about where this quote for a 120" came from. My local AV store is quoting $1,100 (no shipping) for the matte white. I have a hunch that's far too expenisve..
post #58 of 81
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Originally Posted by Snauserz View Post

Also curious about where this quote for a 120" came from. My local AV store is quoting $1,100 (no shipping) for the matte white. I have a hunch that's far too expenisve..

That is way over 100% markup on that screen, you can do much better. The $680 quote roblutts got is definitely in the ball park. It's a fair price with a fair profit for the dealer. I would tell you how I know but I'd have to kill ya.......cool.gif
post #59 of 81
Hrmmm.. Thanks sdolen. My place will match quotes from other authorized dealers but of course I can't just price this screen out on the Internet. Not sure if I should even work with these guys considering how they're trying to screw me over! I was also considering a new receiver, projector, etc. from them. Looks like they just sealed their fate with me!
post #60 of 81
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Originally Posted by Prindle19 View Post

Where did you get a quote on the 120 for $680 shipped?
Also, are you getting Matte White, High Contrast, Gray?
Got the quote from an independent installer that wired my room. He's done wiring for me previously and if very reasonable and great work. If your in Dallas area I can give you his info
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