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post #181 of 190 Old 09-11-2019, 12:38 PM
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My seating distabce is about 12ft with a screen size of about 120”. I can’t see the weave or texture of any kind on any of the fabrics...


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I recently received samples of all of XY's acoustically transparent screen material for comparison to my current Elite screen. Here are my thoughts:
  • The Soundmax 4k and 8k have tighter weaves than the Elite.
  • Color appears near identical when viewing actual content.
  • Both XY materials seem to have slightly higher gain than the elite. We're talking maybe 5% here.
  • The weave pattern on the 8k is very strange. It's not just a tighter version of the 4k, but is a different pattern.
  • The pattern on the 8k is visible on light-colored content from my seating position ~10.5' away, though you have to really try to look for it
  • The weave on the 4k disappears after a couple feet, similar to the Elite

Overall, I found the Soundmax 4k to be a more pleasant looking material than the 8k.
Cheers for the impressions! Did you notice much/any brightness dofference between the 4k and 8k? Did you notice any visible sheen or sparkling on either?

The 4k is looking very tempting atm.
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Cheers for the impressions! Did you notice much/any brightness dofference between the 4k and 8k? Did you notice any visible sheen or sparkling on either?

The 4k is looking very tempting atm.
I noticed little to no differences between the materials when pairing them with actual content. Maybe if I ran some test slides differences would become clearer, but frankly if I can't see a difference with actual content I don't really care.

I did not see any kind of sheen or sparkle. I believe they're both ~1.0 gain, so I wouldn't expect to see that. The perforated vinyl materials they sent me, however, were quite shiny, though that's to be expected given their higher gain.

My 115" 2.4:1 screen is going to use the 4k material. I think it's genuinely better than the 8k material due to the 8k's texture.

I would contact XY screen about getting material samples. They sent me samples of all six of their AT materials for $30 shipped to MI, and they arrived in only a few days. Very impressive customer service all around.
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I noticed little to no differences between the materials when pairing them with actual content. Maybe if I ran some test slides differences would become clearer, but frankly if I can't see a difference with actual content I don't really care.

I did not see any kind of sheen or sparkle. I believe they're both ~1.0 gain, so I wouldn't expect to see that. The perforated vinyl materials they sent me, however, were quite shiny, though that's to be expected given their higher gain.

My 115" 2.4:1 screen is going to use the 4k material. I think it's genuinely better than the 8k material due to the 8k's texture.

I would contact XY screen about getting material samples. They sent me samples of all six of their AT materials for $30 shipped to MI, and they arrived in only a few days. Very impressive customer service all around.
Much appreciated! I'm a way off getting a screen in place, but will be hitting them up for samples for sure.
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Selling my plasma has provided the money needed to jump in on my screen a bit earlier than expected. Just confirmed the order.
  • Electric EC2 Tab-Tensioned
  • 115"
  • 2.40:1 ratio
  • Soundmax 4k material
  • Customized top drop to 38 mm (I have an I-beam right where the screen is going to go that prevents me from mounting it any higher.)
  • Infrared remote
  • $630 total price: $480 screen + $120 seaway shipping to MI + $30 Paypal fee

I should have it sometime in October. If I wanted it faster, the shipping would have been $250-$300 and I would have had to pick it up at an airport. Definitely not worth it to me.

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I got a quote for around 1200 shipped to new mexico that was a 120 inch motorized tab tension black diamond acoustic ALR. I think the non acoustic ALR was 900ish and the higher gain ALR was 1000.

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I got a quote for around 1200 shipped to new mexico that was a 120 inch motorized tab tension black diamond acoustic ALR. I think the non acoustic ALR was 900ish and the higher gain ALR was 1000.

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Going with ALR is definitely going to up the price. That material is typically more expensive.

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I got my 120" ALR PET Crystal screen from XY-Screen finally set up with my new Vava 4K projector. Thought I'd share some pics on how well the ALR works during daylight in case anyone is interested to see. The first 4 are during daylight with most of my blinds/shutters closed. The last 4 are with the blinds/shutters open.

Of course darker lighting is still the best. But the ALR seems to do a decent job in bright daylight.
Did you try their ALR screen without an ultra short throw projector? Or is this screen only suitable for the ultra short throw?
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Did you try their ALR screen without an ultra short throw projector? Or is this screen only suitable for the ultra short throw?
Theyre different materials. The standard throw alr material is the black crystal. The ust is the pet crystal.
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Any information on this material?

https://xyscreen.en.alibaba.com/prod...rojection.html

Curious what minimum throw is, if there's hotspotting and gain artifacts.
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My screen is finished and should be shipping out soon.
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