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Standard is one 30" hanger for that size. If you'd prefer two 18" hangers, just let us know and we'll change the order.

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thanks, the 30" hanger will be fine. This helps as I now can properly place the hinges in locations where the hanger won't be. Once I finish the hinged screen frame and the other pieces of the theatre that create saw dust (riser, baseboards, speaker stands etc), I will order the screen.

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Sorry to ask this if it's off topic or has been answered before, but I couldn't find the information: is there a convenient way to purchase Seymour screens in Europe? (Specifically, I'm looking into H100 Retractable Electric Center Stage.) Or must one tackle the direct purchase from the US and any additional costs/duties/taxes that may incur?
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Sorry to ask this if it's off topic or has been answered before, but I couldn't find the information: is there a convenient way to purchase Seymour screens in Europe? (Specifically, I'm looking into H100 Retractable Electric Center Stage.) Or must one tackle the direct purchase from the US and any additional costs/duties/taxes that may incur?
We ship world-wide no problem. At standard, we get a price quotation for you using as comprehensive a shipping possible, short of paying duties and taxes. The quote includes door-to-door delivery and customs clearance services. The extra non-delivery fees and taxes are harder for us to get accurate pricing on beforehand, so those costs get settled up by you with your local UPS, DHL or FedEx that contacts you.

You should contact Jon who can get some estimates for you and see what's involved.

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We ship world-wide no problem. At standard, we get a price quotation for you using as comprehensive a shipping possible, short of paying duties and taxes. The quote includes door-to-door delivery and customs clearance services. The extra non-delivery fees and taxes are harder for us to get accurate pricing on beforehand, so those costs get settled up by you with your local UPS, DHL or FedEx that contacts you.
Thanks for the fast reply. I was aware of the possibility to ship the screens directly from the US, but that inevitably incurs the customs duties, perhaps assorted handling fees and certainly the relatively high VAT (which, if I remember correctly, is calculated from the total sum including the shipping charges). I guess my question was an expression of hope that there was a convenient way of shipping the screens to the final customer from somewhere in Europe (e.g. from your Finnish distributor), which would cut down on the cost.

Anyway, I suppose from your post and the website that Jon Kaisand is the person to contact to get a better estimate of the total cost. I have few qualms about the quality of your screens, it's just a question of whether I can (choose to) afford one of them.
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Hello Im looking for some info on Seymour center stage "125 2.35 AT SCREEN (motorized)

Looking for a ball park on what this might sell for used (great condition no issues). cost new was around 2600. I have no clue what used screens might price at. Thanks for any help...

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Usually we price B-stock items that are used or demo at 1/2 normal price. Typically your location and shipping the screen is the bigger issue. I can list it on the site if you'd like.

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Usually we price B-stock items that are used or demo at 1/2 normal price. Typically your location and shipping the screen is the bigger issue. I can list it on the site if you'd like.

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Email me at [email protected] with details, pics, etc. and I'll add it to the site.

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What is the best/safest way to clean one of these retractable screens? Mine is 7-8 years old and has lots of small bugs squashed on the visible area. Distilled water and a soft cloth?

I got amost all of the bugs off with just water. So I left it at that. Remember to do the back side as well. A squished bug is going to make deposits on both surfaces.


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Hi Chris,

Are you guys having production issues with the Proscenium screens? Haven't heard much since my Nov 18th order.

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Are you guys having production issues with the Proscenium screens? Haven't heard much since my Nov 18th order.

Thanks,
Chad
I spoke to him personally at CES two days ago and he basically said they are building one for a certain review site. I asked why there wasn't much info released on it and he specifically said "because we are still building it". As if the first production unit hasn't even left the assembly line yet. It's like the Tesla Model 3 was a few months ago. Lol

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I spoke to him personally at CES two days ago and he basically said they are building one for a certain review site. I asked why there wasn't much info released on it and he specifically said "because we are still building it". As if the first production unit hasn't even left the assembly line yet. It's like the Tesla Model 3 was a few months ago. Lol
Seriously?! I guess I had thought they had a completed working product when I plopped my money down. Thanks for the info.

New (and first) theater has been done almost 2 months. It has been torture waiting for a screen to watch the first movie.

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I spoke to him personally at CES two days ago and he basically said they are building one for a certain review site. I asked why there wasn't much info released on it and he specifically said "because we are still building it". As if the first production unit hasn't even left the assembly line yet. It's like the Tesla Model 3 was a few months ago. Lol
Seriously?! I guess I had thought they had a completed working product when I plopped my money down. Thanks for the info.

New (and first) theater has been done almost 2 months. It has been torture waiting for a screen to watch the first movie.

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I guess I could've totally misunderstood him, but it seemed pretty obvious that they don't have product on the shelf, and they are still building double O, one (001), maybe 002 if you consider the CEDIA display.

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I spent a fair amount of time hanging out with Chris at CES on Tuesday. He had a 130" wide 2.37:1 AV Black 1.2 gain screen, which even with lots of light in the room, looked outstanding with the Wolf 4K laser projector ! These are all moving images !











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Are you guys having production issues with the Proscenium screens? Haven't heard much since my Nov 18th order.

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Hi Chad -

Jesse says he'll have your screen finished to ship Wednesday the 17th. As always, you can ping the guys for updates.

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I guess I could've totally misunderstood him, but it seemed pretty obvious that they don't have product on the shelf, and they are still building double O, one (001), maybe 002 if you consider the CEDIA display.
I've never had product on the shelf. A bespoke company builds to specification, not inventory.

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I’m interested in one of your AT F120 2.35 aspect Center Stage UF or XD screens, and was wondering which one is best for my room? The dedicated theater room is completely light controlled. One row of 4 seats, eyes to screen is 10’. Room dimensions are 19’L(not including false wall) x 15’W x 7’4”H. There’s a false wall 22” deep to hang the fixed screen onto. Projector is a Epson 10500.

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Jesse says he'll have your screen finished to ship Wednesday the 17th. As always, you can ping the guys for updates.

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Awesome! Thanks!

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I’m interested in one of your AT F120 2.35 aspect Center Stage UF or XD screens, and was wondering which one is best for my room? The dedicated theater room is completely light controlled. One row of 4 seats, eyes to screen is 10’. Room dimensions are 19’L(not including false wall) x 15’W x 7’4”H. There’s a false wall 22” deep to hang the fixed screen onto. Projector is a Epson 10500.

Thank you for your time and dedication to this community.

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Hi Nathan -

Definitely the UF material, as this (relatively smaller screens and closer viewing) is exactly what it was designed for. If you need, Jon can send you samples to evaluate but I can recommend the UF for you without reservations.

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Definitely the UF material, as this (relatively smaller screens and closer viewing) is exactly what it was designed for. If you need, Jon can send you samples to evaluate but I can recommend the UF for you without reservations.



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I am just thinking out loud... Since projectors are getting brighter everyday, especially with laser light source nowadays, people actually have light to spare.. so, have you guys thought of making a AT screen using the 'black diamond' type material? Projectors still suffer from high 'black floors', and i believe a black material would bring the black floor down to almost pure black... i find that watching any content where the black is truly black will give the impression of a 3D feel to the movie...

Or, is it not possible to do 'weave' type screens with that sort of materials?
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I am just thinking out loud... Since projectors are getting brighter everyday, especially with laser light source nowadays, people actually have light to spare.. so, have you guys thought of making a AT screen using the 'black diamond' type material? Projectors still suffer from high 'black floors', and i believe a black material would bring the black floor down to almost pure black... i find that watching any content where the black is truly black will give the impression of a 3D feel to the movie...

Or, is it not possible to do 'weave' type screens with that sort of materials?
Woven materials can't do specialty coatings, but I do have a microperfed version of our Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2 and the Matinee Black. It's the same hole size/density as Stewart and SI use, but we've altered the hole pattern to improve resistance to moire. I haven't yet figured out the cost adder on that option.

I think the future is low-gain gray screens when people have 10k lumens at their disposal. Being Lambertian they don't have any of the oddities that ALR screens have and offer an easier-to-live with minor reduction of room splash contamination.

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I am just thinking out loud... Since projectors are getting brighter everyday, especially with laser light source nowadays, people actually have light to spare.. so, have you guys thought of making a AT screen using the 'black diamond' type material? Projectors still suffer from high 'black floors', and i believe a black material would bring the black floor down to almost pure black... i find that watching any content where the black is truly black will give the impression of a 3D feel to the movie...

Or, is it not possible to do 'weave' type screens with that sort of materials?
I'd disagree completely. A 5k lumen 4k projector is, what, $60k? A calibrated HDR projector with advertised 2k - 2500k lumens on a 130in 1.0 gain screen from 15ft will be, what, 1500 lumens at best.

It's nice to see some laser sourced projectors coming out of the woodwork, but they are far from high output. When a Sony 5000 is $5k then we can talk about having light to spare.
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Woven materials can't do specialty coatings, but I do have a microperfed version of our Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2 and the Matinee Black. It's the same hole size/density as Stewart and SI use, but we've altered the hole pattern to improve resistance to moire. I haven't yet figured out the cost adder on that option.

I think the future is low-gain gray screens when people have 10k lumens at their disposal. Being Lambertian they don't have any of the oddities that ALR screens have and offer an easier-to-live with minor reduction of room splash contamination.

Cheers,
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Problem with microperfed, they are still very visible...
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Woven materials can't do specialty coatings, but I do have a microperfed version of our Ambient-Visionaire Black 1.2 and the Matinee Black. It's the same hole size/density as Stewart and SI use, but we've altered the hole pattern to improve resistance to moire. I haven't yet figured out the cost adder on that option.

I think the future is low-gain gray screens when people have 10k lumens at their disposal. Being Lambertian they don't have any of the oddities that ALR screens have and offer an easier-to-live with minor reduction of room splash contamination.

Cheers,
Chris
Do you think when 10k lumen projectors are available at an affordable price, LED walls and the like will have taken large portion of projector sales and screens away?

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I'd disagree completely. A 5k lumen 4k projector is, what, $60k? A calibrated HDR projector with advertised 2k - 2500k lumens on a 130in 1.0 gain screen from 15ft will be, what, 1500 lumens at best.

It's nice to see some laser sourced projectors coming out of the woodwork, but they are far from high output. When a Sony 5000 is $5k then we can talk about having light to spare.
Agreed. With HDR, we have no output to spare, even if projectors can get two or three times as bright. Just to reach Dolby Cinema output of 108 nits is tough right now, on a normal size acoustically transparent screen.
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I'd disagree completely. A 5k lumen 4k projector is, what, $60k? A calibrated HDR projector with advertised 2k - 2500k lumens on a 130in 1.0 gain screen from 15ft will be, what, 1500 lumens at best.

It's nice to see some laser sourced projectors coming out of the woodwork, but they are far from high output. When a Sony 5000 is $5k then we can talk about having light to spare.
Laser light source is just becoming the fad now... if you look at the technology production S-Curve you'll see that things happens fast.. Sony came out with the 1000es only a few years back, and that set you back 25K, fast forward 2-3 years, and now you have 4K projectors at $5k range... I remembered just a few years back when the first 4K consumer projector came out at $25k (the Sony 1000ES), i said within a few years it'll be $5k, and EVERYONE on the FORUM jumped on me, saying that high quality lens are what cost so much for 4K and they'll NEVER, EVER come down in price... again, people who don't understand the S-Curve will ALWAYS be wrong... Now you have a LASER, 4K Sony 885ES for $25K US pricing, and the 285ES (sharing the exact same lens) for a mere $4k street.. (so, for those ppl who claimed the LENS is the expensive component, please explain the price delta when both projectors uses the exact same lens?)

This will be the same with lasers... right now, it's all about pricing strategy... you set far higher prices for more lumens.. as competition heats up, somebody's gonna give out high lumens for lower prices, and so on and so forth..

The ONLY factor that is preventing 4K projectors from going dirt cheap is the complexity of producing 4K chips be it LYCOS like the Sony, DiLA the JVC, etc is because there are no 3rd party chips that other projector manufacturers can buy off the shelf and use... they are all basically currently using TI's DLP chipsets... and you can find those projectors now for a few hundred bucks..

You wait a few more years and see how fast Lasers take over the projector world.. lamp will be dead soon...

Of course, soon after that, i'll be video walls (the ultimate in visuals)... Video walls will also get real cheap real fast... projectors are indeed coming to the end of their life cycles... (10 years max)
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Do you think when 10k lumen projectors are available at an affordable price, LED walls and the like will have taken large portion of projector sales and screens away?
YES... I believe so, because since the demand for 10K lumens projectors at home isn't high, they'll prob keep pricing of those models high.. unless, competition heats up with lasers... but video walls are only 5 years away (affordable pricing)
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