Originally Posted by nissand
This review has been helpful, along w all the pictures. I contacted them before this was posted but, unfortunately, they weren't able to accommodate bc I'm looking for a 150" 16:9 screen. Their response was very helpful and comprehensive though, so I wouldn't question their integrity or passion for the product.
However, I can't stand when vendors don't want to be transparent in their pricing. Forums are probably the last remaining places where vendors play these "PM me for pricing" antics. It is detrimental to the experience and adds unnecessary friction, even for serious buyers. There's a reason why Amazon pushes so hard to make purchasing frictionless -- it's a better customer experience. I understand if it's for products that require MRP but, otherwise, what's the point?
Anyway, their 120" 16:9 Infinity SS screen quotes at $1,900 shipped.
I wholeheartedly agree with you. However I've had to deal with it when I got into the world of home theater products. The people who own this website will not give you open pricing, you always have to call one of their agents for pricing. When I go to any of the online high end shops in my city they never have prices listed. They always show please call for pricing.
I do not like the middleman approach. However, This is fairly common in the niche market of home theater electronics. I'm also someone who likes reviews but I do not feel paralyzed if reviews are not readily available at the time of purchase. If I'm being fair there are no reviews with measurements for the Stewart halr material. Yet it sells for obscene pricing.
There are no professional reviews with measurements for the Elune Vision Aurora screen. There are no professional reviews with measurements for the Seymour AV 1.4. There are no professional reviews with measurements for the newest line of Draper's Tecvision screens. There are no available online pricing for high end alr materials from Draper, Stewart, Elite Prime Vision Etc.
I have a vast amount of experience purchasing higher end alr materials from various companies and none of them gave me pricing online.I had to call for pricing on all of them.
So I try to be fair because I had to jump through hoops to purchase high-end ALR materials from all of them. People are picking and choosing who they want to bicker about on this website however they do not have the experience of purchasing from as many high-end companies as I have.
And I had to go through the same process with all of them. I could go on but I'm sure you get my drift here. So I'm not going to be overly hard on one company when lack of professional reviews, lack of measurements and lack of online pricing are common occurrences in the home theater industry.
Problem here is that you have the same group of people here who theorize but never actually go through the purchasing process. So they do not know this. Try purchasing high end alr materials from Stewart, Elunevision, or Draper and see how many prices you find online. I know this because I've done it.
Please understand I am not trying to sound like an elitist. But I have to be fair. People are beating up one company while ignoring the same practices from other companies in the home theater industry. As I have stated before this issue comes from people who do not have any first-hand experience purchasing high end alr materials from various companies in the home theater industry. Anyone who has purchased high end alr materials from Draper, Elite Prime Vision, Elunevision, etc can vouch for the same purchasing process that I've stated here.
Other companies in the home theater market are charging $3,000 and up for alr screen materials, forcing you to call for a quote, and have not provided professional reviews with measurements included. Yet no one bats an eye at these other companies.