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post #1801 of 2609
I've read the DIY frame guide here. The screen is attached to the frame using staples.
Will the screen become loose/sag after a few years? How can the tension be adjusted in the future?
post #1802 of 2609
One screen of mine has gotten saggy but I attached it with velcro so I just zip it off and reattach it all tight and all.

The other screen I have that is stapled to the frame required a brace or two but has stayed tight for years
post #1803 of 2609
My screen needed tightening a few weeks after it was up but since then has stayed tight. However, the paneling I've done above & below the screen has loosen a couple of times so far and is also done with staples. They are loose right now and needs tightening actually. Still looks great though.
Edited by secondhander - 9/4/12 at 6:34am
post #1804 of 2609
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Originally Posted by edfowler View Post

One screen of mine has gotten saggy but I attached it with velcro so I just zip it off and reattach it all tight and all.
The other screen I have that is stapled to the frame required a brace or two but has stayed tight for years

How did you attach the Velcro to the fabric?
post #1805 of 2609
Is this the Seymour-Screen Excellence Tam2 or is this a totally new product. Was wondering due to heading titled Absolute Acoustic screen............

post #1806 of 2609
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

Is this the Seymour-Screen Excellence Tam2 or is this a totally new product. Was wondering due to heading titled Absolute Acoustic screen............

That's the Seymour-Screen Excellence "Absolute", which is essentially a True Aspect Masking (TAM) that has a curved frame and full closing masks. It has the Enlightor-4K material, which is the forte of this product line. We also had a video on the retractable with masking panels. While this show unit was also S-SE with the 4K material, we can do this for Seymour AV with the XD material. The masking functionality would be the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytRONoKnrI

Cheers,
Chris
post #1807 of 2609
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

We also had a video on the retractable with masking panels. While this show unit was also S-SE with the 4K material, we can do this for Seymour AV with the XD material. The masking functionality would be the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytRONoKnrI
Cheers,
Chris

That looks awesome. Are the retractable masking panels available in velvet for those that don't need AT on the sides?
post #1808 of 2609
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

....we can do this for Seymour AV with the XD material. The masking functionality would be the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytRONoKnrI
Cheers,
Chris

Prices and availability for a fixed screen?
post #1809 of 2609
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Originally Posted by mbaysing View Post

That looks awesome. Are the retractable masking panels available in velvet for those that don't need AT on the sides?

I'm not planning on doing it with velvet panels since velvet doesn't roll up straight without some difficulty; it wants to cone off to one side or the other. I'd be willing to try it, but I'm thinking we'd need to figure out some tricks to keep it well behaved.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1810 of 2609
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

Prices and availability for a fixed screen?

No plans on a Seymour AV fixed frame screen with motorized masks if that's what you mean. If you're interested in the S-SE with the Enlightor-4K material, we have several fixed frame masking screen configurations I can refer you to a dealer or custom installer for.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1811 of 2609
^^^can you order direct for DIY? And of course save a few benji's
post #1812 of 2609
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

No plans on a Seymour AV fixed frame screen with motorized masks if that's what you mean. If you're interested in the S-SE with the Enlightor-4K material, we have several fixed frame masking screen configurations I can refer you to a dealer or custom installer for.
Cheers,
Chris

So for the fixed frame you just have the masking panels then? Or what would you recommend I use? Planning the new JVC RS48 when is comes out.
post #1813 of 2609
Does anyone know if the Seymour Screen Excellence Enlightor 2 screen is made with the same material as the CenterStage XD screen is? Thanks.
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post #1815 of 2609
I think Enlightor 2 is the same thing as Center Stage XD. Same graphs:

http://www.seymourscreenexcellence.com/materials.asp
http://seymourav.com/screens.asp

The photo at the first link also looks very much like my own XD screen.
post #1816 of 2609
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

That's the Seymour-Screen Excellence "Absolute", which is essentially a True Aspect Masking (TAM) that has a curved frame and full closing masks. It has the Enlightor-4K material, which is the forte of this product line. We also had a video on the retractable with masking panels. While this show unit was also S-SE with the 4K material, we can do this for Seymour AV with the XD material. The masking functionality would be the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytRONoKnrI
Cheers,
Chris

So is this new curved screen more coin than the TAM2? You mentioned that the "Absolute Acoustic" screen with masks is available with the XD material..............is it discounted significantly due to screen material and is the screen attachment different since you need the fabric specific tool for the 4k material?

If I can ever sell my house...........this is the screen I intend to use/purchase ie. TAM2 either with Enlightor 4k or XD.
post #1817 of 2609
Does anyone have a ph # for Chris at Seymour? I see their contact form on their website is out of order (has been for a couple weeks now) so tried sending him 2 emails asking for info and a quote on the centerstage material for a 110" 16:9 DIY project but never heard back.

It's been at least 10 days now since i first tried contacting him so not sure if he's having email issues or if phone is just the best way to go.
post #1818 of 2609
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Originally Posted by jbanta View Post

Does anyone have a ph # for Chris at Seymour? I see their contact form on their website is out of order (has been for a couple weeks now) so tried sending him 2 emails asking for info and a quote on the centerstage material for a 110" 16:9 DIY project but never heard back.

It's been at least 10 days now since i first tried contacting him so not sure if he's having email issues or if phone is just the best way to go.

Taken from their "About" page.

Contact Us
Phone: 515-450-5694
Off-hours / aux: 515-708-5279
email: ChrisiatlSeymourAVldoticom
Mailing address: 618 Crystal St, Ames, IA 50010
Shipping / facilities address: 2207 229th Place, Ames, IA 50014
post #1819 of 2609
I have email issues too, but a phone call worked for me.
post #1820 of 2609
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Originally Posted by jbanta View Post

Does anyone have a ph # for Chris at Seymour? I see their contact form on their website is out of order (has been for a couple weeks now) so tried sending him 2 emails asking for info and a quote on the centerstage material for a 110" 16:9 DIY project but never heard back.
It's been at least 10 days now since i first tried contacting him so not sure if he's having email issues or if phone is just the best way to go.

Try phone. I called Chris earlier in the week to order some masking panels since I did not hear back from email and he indicated to me he was backlogged on emails due to CEDIA.
post #1821 of 2609
has anyone compared the xd material to elune vision audio weave??? My friend is looking to buy a screen and if anyone has seen both, their opinion would be greatly appreciated. I have a Xd screen now but have never seen the audio weave.

Thanks
post #1822 of 2609
I had my contractor install my DIY screen made with Centerstage XD material into the wall in front of a closet. It really turned out nice.

qevazamu.jpg
post #1823 of 2609
From what distance can you see weave in the dark when the projector is on?
post #1824 of 2609
In my old setup, I could make it out from about 9 feet.
post #1825 of 2609
Damn, that's either a sharp eye or a large weave. It won't fit my needs.
post #1826 of 2609
I can see it at around 12 feet in scenes with large areas of white (clouds).
post #1827 of 2609
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Originally Posted by Elix View Post

Damn, that's either a sharp eye or a large weave. It won't fit my needs.

For those that are sitting closer to their screens and/or prefer a lower gain, the 4K has no visible features and therefore no minimum seating distance:
http://www.seymourscreenexcellence.com/materials.asp

Cheers,
Chris
post #1828 of 2609
Unfortunately the 4k isn't available for DIY otherwise I would probably have it for my screen.
post #1829 of 2609
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Originally Posted by AndreasMergner View Post

I can see it at around 12 feet in scenes with large areas of white (clouds).

Your eyes are sharper than mine. From my back row at about 12 feet, I didn't notice it. Even at 9 feet, I would only notice it, if I was looking for it.
post #1830 of 2609
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

For those that are sitting closer to their screens and/or prefer a lower gain, the 4K has no visible features and therefore no minimum seating distance:
http://www.seymourscreenexcellence.com/materials.asp
Cheers,
Chris
Where can I get a quote on a custom 4K material screen, Chris?
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