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Just got my tripod screen (you will laugh most likely)

I wanted something portable and not on the wall. I know it looks stupid.




Still trying to decide if I should of went with the floor rising screen instead 120" but I was worried I wouldn't like it. Doesn't have wheels either. This one does not as well.
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There is nothing wrong with a tripod, it is what I used for several years. If this has a steel case, buy some black velvet and some neodymium magnets. Use gaffers tape or ductape to attache the magnets to the velvet and create a skirt for the bottom of the screen. You will be love how it looks! Actually now I think about it, I did not use velvet as I didn't know how black velvet was, I just used back cotton fabric.. which will work just fine. Just found a pic of my first setup with a Mitsubishi HC3000 and HP2.8gain picture king from 8/25/2011
Actually that was velvet, as the projector top and table was covered with velvet to eliminate the reflection.
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There is nothing wrong with a tripod, it is what I used for several years. If this has a steel case, buy some black velvet and some neodymium magnets. Use gaffers tape or ductape to attache the magnets to the velvet and create a skirt for the bottom of the screen. You will be love how it looks! Actually now I think about it, I did not use velvet as I didn't know how black velvet was, I just used back cotton fabric.. which will work just fine. Just found a pic of my first setup with a Mitsubishi HC3000 and HP2.8gain picture king from 8/25/2011

That is actually a really good idea!



How are the floor rising screens do you know? Any more portable or not really?



I wanted to get a framed screen but worried I will want to move the screen to the living room sometimes. Rarely but it could happen.
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I have not used the floor rising screens. I think you are good to go for now, add a skirt and if you can some black paint/fabric to reduce the reflections from the walls and ceiling. Yes you will want to set it up in the living room and with a skirt it will look really nice.
Good luck and enjoy your new hobby, I didn't install a drop down screen for several years and at the time still had the biggest picture of all my friends and family at 65"

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Floor rising screens are more stable than tripods and less likely to tip over if bumped by a small child or pet. They don't need wheels because they are light enough for the average adult to pick up and carry in one hand with the attached handle. You've been agonizing over this for months over multiple threads with dozens of forum members offering advice but you appear to have gone from analysis paralysis to buyer's remorse.
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I think my cats would want to stretch against a floor raising screen.. when the do that the claws are out and digging in.. Tripod was probably the wisest choice, you should have no remorse your screen looks very nice!
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Floor rising screens are more stable than tripods and less likely to tip over if bumped by a small child or pet. They don't need wheels because they are light enough for the average adult to pick up and carry in one hand with the attached handle. You've been agonizing over this for months over multiple threads with dozens of forum members offering advice but you appear to have gone from analysis paralysis to buyer's remorse.

I have to agree they may be more stable but not lighter. I just looked at the weight of the 120" one by elite and it is 47 pounds about.



That is very heavy.



Or am I looking at it wrong?
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Your screen looks great. If the movie is good no one is looking at the screen anyway.

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Your screen looks great. If the movie is good no one is looking at the screen anyway.

Thanks do you think I should of got the floor rising screen instead?



Seems like it could be easier to setup maybe.
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Thanks do you think I should of got the floor rising screen instead?



Seems like it could be easier to setup maybe.
Nope. If what you have is doing the job what is to not like.

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I have to agree they may be more stable but not lighter. I just looked at the weight of the 120" one by elite and it is 47 pounds about.



That is very heavy.



Or am I looking at it wrong?
Elite specifies the packaged weight of the ezCinema 16:9 120" as 48.5 lb but without packaging it's only 36 lb -- less than a 40 lb bag of water softener salt which most adults have no problem handling. Elite's same size tripod screen is listed as 27.9 pounds without packaging, so only 8.1 lb lighter which isn't going to be significant to most adults. The extra weight of the floor rising model is mostly at ground level where it contributes to stability. But if you value the lighter weight to added stability then just stick with the tripod screen and stop worrying because the image is going to look the same whether the screen is supported by a tripod or rises from the floor.
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Elite specifies the packaged weight of the ezCinema 16:9 120" as 48.5 lb but without packaging it's only 36 lb -- less than a 40 lb bag of water softener salt which most adults have no problem handling. Elite's same size tripod screen is listed as 27.9 pounds without packaging, so only 8.1 lb lighter which isn't going to be significant to most adults. The extra weight of the floor rising model is mostly at ground level where it contributes to stability. But if you value the lighter weight to added stability then just stick with the tripod screen and stop worrying because the image is going to look the same whether the screen is supported by a tripod or rises from the floor.

I am a small adult sorry.



Only 115 pounds.



That is heavy to me.
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I am a small adult sorry.



Only 115 pounds.



That is heavy to me.
Then enjoy your 8.1 lb lighter tripod screen and stop asking everyone if they think you should get a heavier floor rising screen. End of discussion.
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