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post #1891 of 2614
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Can an AT screen drop in front of a plasma tv? Will the plasma screen reflect back the light to the viewer?

Yes, it can drop in front of a flat panel no problem. The electric screens have a secondary black backing layer as standard. If you still get a sparkle, a little angling of the flat panel can fix it, but we have a lot of screens in these applications without notable issues.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1892 of 2614
Chris,

I am thinking of going with a curved screen, either a C160 or C170. I have a Sony HW50 projector and a UH480 A lens. Where can I find information on mounting a curved screen, specifically what the mounting wall opening should be sized to.
post #1893 of 2614
TedO, you can check out my curved screen build thread in DIY Constant Height forum. Btw, I used a $2 eyelet punching tool from Menards and o rings to tighten the screen and remove the wrinkles.
post #1894 of 2614
Hey Chris - if you're monitoring this thread - how long of a backorder is the Centerstage material? I just noticed today that it's listed as Out of Stock on the website.
post #1895 of 2614
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Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

Hey Chris - if you're monitoring this thread - how long of a backorder is the Centerstage material? I just noticed today that it's listed as Out of Stock on the website.

We're at about two weeks although I was didn't get an expected update on it this week like I planned. I'm trying to get it available asap. In the meanwhile, we're queuing up orders so they can ship out the same day the material gets finished.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1896 of 2614
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Originally Posted by TedO View Post

Chris,

I am thinking of going with a curved screen, either a C160 or C170. I have a Sony HW50 projector and a UH480 A lens. Where can I find information on mounting a curved screen, specifically what the mounting wall opening should be sized to.

Email me and I'll send you a drawing for whichever screen you're interested in. The short answer on the curved screens is they have an 8' bar across the top center, and two L-brackets to pin the bottom corners 116-7/8" apart.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1897 of 2614
My home theater project should be wrapping up over the next few weeks or months depending on how much time I have. I'm building a DIY 150 inch screen. I just ordered my Seymour Center XD screen material. I'm really pleased with the availability of 1.2 gain acoustic screen. Price was good, Chris Seymour is very pleasant to work with.

I'm excited to receive and hang.
post #1898 of 2614
Hi Folks,

looking for a bit of assistance ...

I purchased my CenterStage XD screen three years ago - but it sat pending renovations until last week...

Now it is up (yay!)

It has the 4 wire control box with the plug in IR sensor - and It works fine lowering or raising it via the control box hot wire points.

Now for my "issues"

1) I cannot find a definition for it in the Harmony database, and as I did not purchase one of the IT remotes I have nothing to learn the codes from... (argh) - is there any way around this, or do I bite the bullet and order a remote, and wait for it to turn up so I can "learn" the codes?
2) Lower limit setting - how do I set the lower limit for screen drop - I need it to stop several inches up from where it defaults to (it came with a little plastic hex screw driver in the box, but no instructions....- perhaps this is intended for adjusting things?)

thanks

David
post #1899 of 2614
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Originally Posted by dlaloum View Post

Hi Folks,

looking for a bit of assistance ...

I purchased my CenterStage XD screen three years ago - but it sat pending renovations until last week...

Now it is up (yay!)

It has the 4 wire control box with the plug in IR sensor - and It works fine lowering or raising it via the control box hot wire points.

Now for my "issues"

1) I cannot find a definition for it in the Harmony database, and as I did not purchase one of the IT remotes I have nothing to learn the codes from... (argh) - is there any way around this, or do I bite the bullet and order a remote, and wait for it to turn up so I can "learn" the codes?
2) Lower limit setting - how do I set the lower limit for screen drop - I need it to stop several inches up from where it defaults to (it came with a little plastic hex screw driver in the box, but no instructions....- perhaps this is intended for adjusting things?)

thanks

David

1) I think the codes are located in the appliance section, which on my 1000 was a picture of a refrigerator. Then either do a search for Seymour AV - since the codes were submitted to them to add to the database as such - or under Electronic Solutions, ESI, etc. Worst case is you can buy the IR remote and send it back after you've taught the Harmony the way it should work.

2) The lower limits are controlled by a turn pot on the motor head. There are two pots and you want to attack the one that has its big arrow in the direction the roller would turn to lower the screen. On that pot, there are + and -. Adjust it accordingly with the tool. Since you're using a motor control box, it doesn't keep power to the motor so you'll need to bump the motor up a few inches and try the new setting in order to get it dialed in like you want. You likely won't be able to lower it much at all since you'll run out of tension cable on the roller, but can shorten it however much you want. You'll also likely need to tweak the tab tensioning to get everything perfect.

Email me if you have any follow up questions or needs. I'll check off your current email in my box as done...

Cheers,
Chris
post #1900 of 2614
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

My home theater project should be wrapping up over the next few weeks or months depending on how much time I have. I'm building a DIY 150 inch screen. I just ordered my Seymour Center XD screen material. I'm really pleased with the availability of 1.2 gain acoustic screen. Price was good, Chris Seymour is very pleasant to work with.

I'm excited to receive and hang.


Be careful and realistic with your brightness expectations with the Center Stage XD with a screen size of 150"!

The Seymour XD screen is a very nice screen and performs great especially for the price. Also, Chris without a doubt provides the BEST customer service around!

The XD screen is advertised as a 1.2 gain and seems to have a higher gain of any of the woven acoustically transparent screens. But, in real world measurement the screen has been found to be like a unity (1.0) gain or a bit less so keep that in mind with a screen as large as 150"... Just don't expect miracles in the brightness department!
post #1901 of 2614
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Originally Posted by Glenn Baumann View Post

Be careful and realistic with your brightness expectations with the Center Stage XD with a screen size of 150"!

The Seymour XD screen is a very nice screen and performs great especially for the price. Also, Chris without a doubt provides the BEST customer service around!

The XD screen is advertised as a 1.2 gain and seems to have a higher gain of any of the woven acoustically transparent screens. But, in real world measurement the screen has been found to be like a unity (1.0) gain or a bit less so keep that in mind with a screen as large as 150"... Just don't expect miracles in the brightness department!

I'm going with an Epson 6020 projector which is one of the more brighter projectors out there for home theater, in my price range. I received a few samples of screen materials and I liked this one the best. It had a "coating" on it unlike the others that made me think it would be more "wipable" if something go on it.

I've never had a screen this big, so I hope I'm happy with the results.

Thanks for the info.
post #1902 of 2614
According to UPS my 140" XD curved screen touched down in AUS today, so I will be looking forward to receiving it soon. I was a bit worried as it spent 3 days showing an exception for "airline error" during which time I imagined my screen half buried in sand at the scene of a plane crash, not unlike the opening scenes of "Lost" back in the day, or being used by Tom Hanks as some kind of raft or shelter a'la "Cast Away".
post #1903 of 2614
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

We're at about two weeks although I was didn't get an expected update on it this week like I planned. I'm trying to get it available asap. In the meanwhile, we're queuing up orders so they can ship out the same day the material gets finished.

Cheers,
Chris

Any update on availability, Chris? Pardon the impatience while the Super Bowl bears down on me. :-)
post #1904 of 2614
I'm looking for a retractable non-AT screen.

Noticed mention of some new "glacier white" non AT material on the Seymour website. However
it only seems to be available for the fixed panels.

Any chance Seymour will make available a non AT material for their retractable screens?

Cheers,
llj
post #1905 of 2614
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Originally Posted by Unacceptable View Post

Any update on availability, Chris? Pardon the impatience while the Super Bowl bears down on me. :-)

It's due to come in today or tomorrow. Assuming it passes final tests (acoustic, colorimeter) - it always has - we'll be able to ship out DIY orders the same day.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1906 of 2614
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Originally Posted by llj View Post

I'm looking for a retractable non-AT screen.

Noticed mention of some new "glacier white" non AT material on the Seymour website. However
it only seems to be available for the fixed panels.

Any chance Seymour will make available a non AT material for their retractable screens?

Cheers,
llj

Hi llj -

The Glacier White 1.3 non-AT will only be available in our fixed frames screens. Our retractables are an unusual creature compared to other designs, and the stitched perimeter of actual fabric velvet borders and hiding the tab tension cables behind the borders works great for the AT screens but even though the Glacier White is a reinforced material, it does not play well with solid screens. We made one for Totem Acoustics and I wasn't happy with the results. The solid screens would instead need the traditional method of painting black(ish) borders and big hourglass shapes. I don't forsee doing this here, since there wouldn't be enough differences in our resulting product.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1907 of 2614
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Originally Posted by MikeyD360 View Post

According to UPS my 140" XD curved screen touched down in AUS today, so I will be looking forward to receiving it soon. I was a bit worried as it spent 3 days showing an exception for "airline error" during which time I imagined my screen half buried in sand at the scene of a plane crash, not unlike the opening scenes of "Lost" back in the day, or being used by Tom Hanks as some kind of raft or shelter a'la "Cast Away".

Please update on the results, because I confess for the past couple days these images are what have been in my mind for your screen. It'd be a terrible raft...

Cheers,
Chris
post #1908 of 2614
Chris what is current time frame to receive CenterStage material if ordered?
post #1909 of 2614
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Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Chris what is current time frame to receive CenterStage material if ordered?

Zero to two days to ship from Iowa, which to Ohio would be another couple days.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1910 of 2614
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Originally Posted by chriscmore View Post

Please update on the results, because I confess for the past couple days these images are what have been in my mind for your screen. It'd be a terrible raft...

Cheers,
Chris

It's has touched down in South Aus and is now being processed by UPS. I'm hoping to see it either today (Friday) or Tuesday. Monday is a holiday for us lazy Aussie bludgers. Can't wait! Perhaps the excitement may be contributing to the fact that I'm awake at 4:40am :-/
post #1911 of 2614
Scrap that - its in my hot little hands now!
At first I only got the package with the millibel AT panels for 1.78 content, so after a call to UPS, they came back with the BIG one.
And I do mean BIG - the box was over 4m long!!!!
It was packed superbly and there was zero damage (of course).
It was my first glimpse of the XD material and it looks superb. The colour is great (better than my beige roller blind) and the weave is very fine and definitely shouldn't be noticeable at the seating distances I am planning.
I would be a mug to pay the prices that competing brands are asking for essentially the same product!
The whole thing has been a magnificent experience so far (I.e. dealing with Chris & shipping internationally).
The only problem - at 4m long, the box is too big to move out of the hallway in our current house, so it's created a commando course of steps and jumps to get in and around the house for the next 3 weeks until we start moving smile.gif
I also like that the masking panels come with spare seating clips in case of breakage, which can double as cool guitar picks in the meantime biggrin.gif

I think the 1200 (claimed) lumens of the X95 should be able to light it up nicely. Cue sleepless nights in anticipation until this is mounted!
post #1912 of 2614
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Originally Posted by MikeyD360 View Post

Scrap that - its in my hot little hands now!
At first I only got the package with the millibel AT panels for 1.78 content, so after a call to UPS, they came back with the BIG one.
And I do mean BIG - the box was over 4m long!!!!
It was packed superbly and there was zero damage (of course).
It was my first glimpse of the XD material and it looks superb. The colour is great (better than my beige roller blind) and the weave is very fine and definitely shouldn't be noticeable at the seating distances I am planning.
I would be a mug to pay the prices that competing brands are asking for essentially the same product!
The whole thing has been a magnificent experience so far (I.e. dealing with Chris & shipping internationally).
The only problem - at 4m long, the box is too big to move out of the hallway in our current house, so it's created a commando course of steps and jumps to get in and around the house for the next 3 weeks until we start moving smile.gif
I also like that the masking panels come with spare seating clips in case of breakage, which can double as cool guitar picks in the meantime biggrin.gif

I think the 1200 (claimed) lumens of the X95 should be able to light it up nicely. Cue sleepless nights in anticipation until this is mounted!
Glad that it turns out fine.
Could you please take some photos of the packaging?
Edited by Skylinestar - 1/25/13 at 7:37am
post #1913 of 2614
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Glad that it turns out fine.
Could you please take some photos of the packaging?

Too late, I've stripped most of it already.
Imagine a 4m long box, about 50cm wide, and 25 or so high.
It's reinforced to support the length

Once you open it, inside there is another long box which has the screen frame in it (yet to open), a box with the rubber bands that hold the screen to the frame (and some other cool little goodies). The L brackets to join the frame, and a heavy duty tube with the rolled screen material in it. The hanger and hardware to wallmount the frame. All of this is fixed in position so it doesn't bounce around in transit. It weighs about 42kg and the longer boxes have break points in them to reduce the size for disposal.

I particularly like the SeymourAV sticker; 'Made in USA by Robots'.
Edited by MikeyD360 - 1/25/13 at 4:44pm
post #1914 of 2614
Chris:

I am looking to get a center stage screen. I am in the final stages of building now and want to know if i use a sony vpl95es with about a 15' throw and a 110" screen will the gain be too much for the sony? I asked around for a elitor 4k but cant seem to find anyone to give me pricing and dont know if i really need the 4k screen for a 95es. the seating will start 10' back and i think i should be fine with the center stage material.

Thoughts?

Thanks
post #1915 of 2614
Hi Chris,

Can I request a sample of XD CenterStage fabric?

Thanks,
post #1916 of 2614
I got a FedEx shipping confirmation. My Seymour XD screen material should be here tomorrow. Unfortunately, I won't be ready to hang for a few weeks later.
post #1917 of 2614
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Originally Posted by tjbeaum View Post

Chris:

I am looking to get a center stage screen. I am in the final stages of building now and want to know if i use a sony vpl95es with about a 15' throw and a 110" screen will the gain be too much for the sony? I asked around for a elitor 4k but cant seem to find anyone to give me pricing and dont know if i really need the 4k screen for a 95es. the seating will start 10' back and i think i should be fine with the center stage material.

Thoughts?

Thanks

Hi -

I think I answered your questions over the phone, but if not: For that relatively smaller screen size and fairly close seating distance, the advantages of the Enlightor-4K would come into play. I don't think you'd need the extra gain of the XD and the 4K would give you better black levels and shadow details at this size. Let me know if you need samples or have questions.

Cheers,
Chris
post #1918 of 2614
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Hi Chris,

Can I request a sample of XD CenterStage fabric?

Thanks,

I just need your mailing address for a free letter size, or if you need the 24x24 sample it ships in a tube. Email address below or feel free to PM.

Cheers,
Chris@seymourav.com
post #1919 of 2614
Chris,

I had a great idea.

In my last theater, I had a hard time stopping people from wanting to touch my screen.
I'm keeping my sample you sent and when someone asks to touch the screen, I'll whip out my sample and say "If you have to feel it...touch this instead"
post #1920 of 2614
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

Chris,

I had a great idea.

In my last theater, I had a hard time stopping people from wanting to touch my screen.
I'm keeping my sample you sent and when someone asks to touch the screen, I'll whip out my sample and say "If you have to feel it...touch this instead"



That's a great idea. Wish I could say the same thing to a bunch of under 10yr old kids.


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