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post #301 of 312 Old 02-20-2020, 10:01 PM
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Which screen is more prone to shimmering and Hotspots Cinegrey 3d or Xy black crystal?
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That's great to hear you are happy with the screen in the end after all those unexpected costs!

Which fabric did you choose for your 115" screen?

I've been quoted a 1.8gain screen - WF1 Pro Max 4K for a totally light controlled room.
I went with Soundmax 4k.

Screen has been installed. I can't say enough about XY's mounting design. Here are a few quick tips:
  • The hooks included with the mounting brackets have very in the way of adjustability. Replace them with 2" eye bolts to gain a little bit of adjustment.
  • The included IR adapter seems to be too big for the hole in the side of the unit. An extension cable with a small male end fixed this problem.
  • The XY screen does not appear to be in the Harmony database. I added a random screen that was and then overwrote the up/down commands with the ones from the XY remote.
  • There's no included way to attach the IR sensor, so I just stuck it on using a piece of 3M VHB tape
  • The 12V trigger input appears to be a 2.5 mm jack. Very strange.
  • Black felt tape did a great job in making the housing black.

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Has anyone had any problems with xy screens. I just got mine setup yesturday and it has like a smudge on it or like a dirty spot that cant be washed off
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Has anyone had any problems with xy screens as my screen came with smudges or dirty lines and the top half of my screen is darker then the bottom. Ill send some pics
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Has anyone had any problems with xy screens as my screen came with smudges or dirty lines and the top half of my screen is darker then the bottom. Ill send some pics
Those are some bad pictures. There seem to be some vertical lines.

Do not try to clean the screen.

Can you try moving the projector slightly to see if the issue is with the screen or the projector? Or put a white paper where the smudge is.

Take a picture of the screen with a white image projection.


What is the projector, how far away is it, and at what height?
What is the top or bottom height of the screen, and what diagonal?
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Has anyone had any problems with xy screens as my screen came with smudges or dirty lines and the top half of my screen is darker then the bottom. Ill send some pics
Is the top half consistently darker even when your eyes are looking from near the projector lens? this could be from mounting angle vs viewing angle. the smudge looks like a crease but if not could be a defect in the coating.
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I went with Soundmax 4k.

Screen has been installed. I can't say enough about XY's mounting design. Here are a few quick tips:
  • The hooks included with the mounting brackets have very in the way of adjustability. Replace them with 2" eye bolts to gain a little bit of adjustment.
  • The included IR adapter seems to be too big for the hole in the side of the unit. An extension cable with a small male end fixed this problem.
  • The XY screen does not appear to be in the Harmony database. I added a random screen that was and then overwrote the up/down commands with the ones from the XY remote.
  • There's no included way to attach the IR sensor, so I just stuck it on using a piece of 3M VHB tape
  • The 12V trigger input appears to be a 2.5 mm jack. Very strange.
  • Black felt tape did a great job in making the housing black.
Definitely agree on the mounting design, it was much easier than I was expecting to get it on the ceiling.

I still haven't got mine set up for IR control yet. Mine was sent with an RF remote only by mistake.

Could you advise if the IR adaptor is proprietary or if I could just use a standard IR receiver? I'm using a Harmony as well. Is there any way that you'd be able to share the commands that you are using? I'm not even sure if that is possible!
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Definitely agree on the mounting design, it was much easier than I was expecting to get it on the ceiling.

I still haven't got mine set up for IR control yet. Mine was sent with an RF remote only by mistake.

Could you advise if the IR adaptor is proprietary or if I could just use a standard IR receiver? I'm using a Harmony as well. Is there any way that you'd be able to share the commands that you are using? I'm not even sure if that is possible!
It looks like a generic IR receiver using a 3.5 mm jack. You may be able to program a remote to the screen after getting an IR adapter. I'm not sure.

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So I have ordered an XY Screen.
I went with the HK80C frame which is regular fixed frame. Gone with 16:9 with 140in Diag.
For material I went with the SoundMax 4k as I intend to mount speaker behind the screen.

It occurred to me that given the size of the screen is their going to be a metal support strut right in the middle and if so will that be a problem if I put a speaker being it or should I offset the center speaker.

Would be curious to hear from anyone who has a HK80C 140in 16:9 frame as to whether theirs has any support struts, and if they got in the way.

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So I have ordered an XY Screen.
I went with the HK80C frame which is regular fixed frame. Gone with 16:9 with 140in Diag.
For material I went with the SoundMax 4k as I intend to mount speaker behind the screen.

It occurred to me that given the size of the screen is their going to be a metal support strut right in the middle and if so will that be a problem if I put a speaker being it or should I offset the center speaker.

Would be curious to hear from anyone who has a HK80C 140in 16:9 frame as to whether theirs has any support struts, and if they got in the way.

Thanks

Dan
I think there are actually two metal support struts (in 140inch screen size), so there is space between them to fit a center speaker.

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I think there are actually two metal support struts (in 140inch screen size), so there is space between them to fit a center speaker.
That would be perfect if that is the case.
Thanks for replying

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I think there are actually two metal support struts (in 140inch screen size), so there is space between them to fit a center speaker.

Agree there is no strut in the center


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