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A Screen That Raises From the Floor.

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interesting. i'm not completely sold, but maybe i'm just missing something.

it's pretty cool that you don't have to do anything to mount it, easy. but, having a projector sitting on the floor 2 feet away is a layout i can't understand. that would not be functional in any living room, bedroom, or theater i've had. so, cool form factor for the screen, but the projector kind of ruins it.

now, if you built a custom cabinet to house the screen and projector, that would be pretty slick. but it also defeats the 'easy set up' advantage.

if you used it with a traditional projector, that set up seems to make sense to me, since you would have a pretty clean front of the room without anything extra in the way, but would this screen material work well for that?


it seems like a very interesting product, but what's the saying? a solution looking for a problem... i'm just not sure in what scenario this would be the right product to use

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We have a 100" UST screen now, and have been looking at new houses. One of the big questions we have any place we look is "But where would we put the projector screen?" Inevitably there are windows or some architectural feature that breaks up any possible wall to mount it. This would open up a lot of possibilities. Even now with the setup we have because of the offset of the projector there is enough room behind the cabinet it sets on for this screen to work. So this would definitely solve some problems in our case.
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I have this exact screen arriving today or tomorrow. It is this YouTube video that sold me on it, confirming that I had made the right decision.
I am amazed that more people don't gravitate towards this option. It seems like such a clean solution - rather than having a massive screen on a wall that doesn't do anything else apart from take up space when not being used for its intended purpose, you can simply retract this floor-riser screen and it disappears. The way I look at it, is that one of the newest UST projectors is only going to sit 21" out from the wall. This is no more than any credenza is going to sit. I much prefer this, rather than a huge blob sitting in the middle of the ceiling, to the detriment of the room's aesthetics. We will have this screen rising up in front of a window, on a wall where previously, there would be no way to mount a fixed screen, so now, we will have a screen mounted in the most ideal position relative to our seating position. It's a huge win, for us.
I don't have a projector for it yet - I am waiting for a definitive review on the Optoma P1 (ideally, in a head-to-head comparison to the LG HU85LA).
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Looks virtually identical to the Elite ezCinema. Like all retractable screens, guaranteed to develop waves over time that will be more of an issue with a UST projector than with a longer throw. My ezCinema has developed minor waves that aren't noticeable with my longer throw projector but I wouldn't want to have with a UST. If it's made like the ezCinema it will likely have the same separation issue at the seam where the bottom black section meets the white image area. If so my ezCinema fix should be helpful:

avsforum.com/forum/23-screens/2769857-elite-ezcinema-screen-problem-diy-fix.html

EDIT: The above information is incorrect and has been updated in my post below.

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Looks virtually identical to the Elite ezCinema. Like all retractable screens, guaranteed to develop waves over time that will be more of an issue with a UST projector than with a longer throw. My ezCinema has developed minor waves that aren't noticeable with my longer throw projector but I wouldn't want to have with a UST. If it's made like the ezCinema it will likely have the same separation issue at the seam where the bottom black section meets the white image area. If so my ezCinema fix should be helpful:

avsforum.com/forum/23-screens/2769857-elite-ezcinema-screen-problem-diy-fix.html
Not sure how you think this screen is virtually identical to the ezCinema? The Vividstorm screen is lenticular, powered, and tab-tensioned?
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Not sure how you think this screen is virtually identical to the ezCinema? The Vividstorm screen is lenticular, powered, and tab-tensioned?
You are right. I didn't watch the video but instead went to Vividstorm's website. When I visited their website there was no mention of an electric floor rising screen with UST ALR screen material listed. All of the screen materials listed were for standard throw projectors and the floor rising screens were all manual. I just revisited Vividstorm's website and it's been updated with the new screen, which is obviously quite different from the ezCinema.
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Thats pretty slick. And the price seems fair for such a well done design.
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I have this exact screen arriving today or tomorrow. It is this YouTube video that sold me on it, confirming that I had made the right decision.

I am amazed that more people don't gravitate towards this option. It seems like such a clean solution - rather than having a massive screen on a wall that doesn't do anything else apart from take up space when not being used for its intended purpose, you can simply retract this floor-riser screen and it disappears. The way I look at it, is that one of the newest UST projectors is only going to sit 21" out from the wall. This is no more than any credenza is going to sit. I much prefer this, rather than a huge blob sitting in the middle of the ceiling, to the detriment of the room's aesthetics. We will have this screen rising up in front of a window, on a wall where previously, there would be no way to mount a fixed screen, so now, we will have a screen mounted in the most ideal position relative to our seating position. It's a huge win, for us.

I don't have a projector for it yet - I am waiting for a definitive review on the Optoma P1 (ideally, in a head-to-head comparison to the LG HU85LA).
How much did you pay for this? Is it coming from China?

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I have this exact screen arriving today or tomorrow. It is this YouTube video that sold me on it, confirming that I had made the right decision.

I am amazed that more people don't gravitate towards this option. It seems like such a clean solution - rather than having a massive screen on a wall that doesn't do anything else apart from take up space when not being used for its intended purpose, you can simply retract this floor-riser screen and it disappears. The way I look at it, is that one of the newest UST projectors is only going to sit 21" out from the wall. This is no more than any credenza is going to sit. I much prefer this, rather than a huge blob sitting in the middle of the ceiling, to the detriment of the room's aesthetics. We will have this screen rising up in front of a window, on a wall where previously, there would be no way to mount a fixed screen, so now, we will have a screen mounted in the most ideal position relative to our seating position. It's a huge win, for us.

I don't have a projector for it yet - I am waiting for a definitive review on the Optoma P1 (ideally, in a head-to-head comparison to the LG HU85LA).
How much did you pay for this? Is it coming from China?

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Elite will be releasing a floor rising, motorized UST ALR screen shortly. You should expect to see some info around October. I saw it at a trade show in June.
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Bunch of China-based companies have already beaten them to it. See the examples elsewhere in this forum.

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I have this exact screen arriving today or tomorrow. It is this YouTube video that sold me on it, confirming that I had made the right decision.
I am amazed that more people don't gravitate towards this option. It seems like such a clean solution - rather than having a massive screen on a wall that doesn't do anything else apart from take up space when not being used for its intended purpose, you can simply retract this floor-riser screen and it disappears. The way I look at it, is that one of the newest UST projectors is only going to sit 21" out from the wall. This is no more than any credenza is going to sit. I much prefer this, rather than a huge blob sitting in the middle of the ceiling, to the detriment of the room's aesthetics. We will have this screen rising up in front of a window, on a wall where previously, there would be no way to mount a fixed screen, so now, we will have a screen mounted in the most ideal position relative to our seating position. It's a huge win, for us.
I don't have a projector for it yet - I am waiting for a definitive review on the Optoma P1 (ideally, in a head-to-head comparison to the LG HU85LA).
well... people took their tv's off the floor and started hanging them on the wall to improve aesthetics and free up space, too. so i think it just depends on where you need that space. a screen like this honestly takes up a lot more floor space than a traditional fixed frame screen, or even a retractable one. but i think this form factor is easier to hide on the ground than the wall.

personally, i'd like to see a non-UST version of this.

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