Originally Posted by dropzone7
I was just checking in on the SeymourAV site, dreaming as usual about finally having a screen when I discovered their new "Economy" fixed frame product. I decided a while back to go with the Centerstage material but figured I would do DIY to save money. With this new option it makes buying the whole package from Seymour more appealing and frankly, better for my budget or lack thereof. One thing I'm not clear on is if the frame is still made of aluminum or if it's something else. Having the rubber band and post system would really be nice and I wouldn't mind the split in the top and bottom pieces at all. My room is so dark it would probably never be seen. As luch would have it, it's available up to the exact size I was looking for (130" wide 2.35). I'm also wondering if there is some sort of cross member or support bar in the middle of the frame.
It's the same extruded aluminum that we've always used on our Premier frames for up to a 210" wide span. Just a smaller profile, powder coated and split for the savings. The joining bars are 12" of 7ga steel, so there is no sag at the split points. It therefore doesn't need vertical supports, as we also limit the image width to 130". We supply two 18" wide mounting cleats, which when you hang it around the 1/6 and 5/6 image widths use the screen's center of gravity as a friend.
As with any of our screens, I'll take it back if you don't like it. Hopefully, the new economy frame is like the fixed frame we've been making for the past few years (now called Premier so you can tell them apart), and will keep a perfect record of no returns.
ChrisEdited by chriscmore - 2/8/13 at 12:46pm