Originally Posted by chrisreeves /t/1521988/anyone-using-elites-screens-100-acousticpro1080p2#post_24512966
I just ordered a 176" 2.35:1. guaranteed 30 day return policy via Amazon so we shall see. I'm coming off a Stewart Firehawk - but that cost me almost $2,000 10 years ago for a 100". Couldn't stomach the dollars to stay with Stewart. I'll report back when I get it.
Originally Posted by Audiojan /t/1521988/anyone-using-elites-screens-100-acousticpro1080p2#post_24705305
I have a 106" Elite with both the 1080p2 and the 4k materials. The 4k is definitely MUCH better. Not the the 1080p2 is not a decent budget solution, especially for an AT screen, but I did see moire and it felt like a screen/projector setup vs. "a window" with the same PJ (JVC 4810 fully calibrated and with Darbee) and the 4k.
Originally Posted by chrisreeves /t/1521988/anyone-using-elites-screens-100-acousticpro1080p2#post_24709096
Weeks of no updates then updates all at once.
Pictures of my buddy helping assembling it. Excuse the mess - the room is in the early stages of becoming a dedicated bat cave:
I just got my Acoustipro1080p2 176" 2.35:1 set up last night and did some test shooting with my projector (which will not permanently light up this screen - it's not bright enough).
And yes there is moire visible on white backgrounds. However, I got a 176" 2.35:1 AT screen for less than $600 delivered. On the other hand they advertise this as being good for 1080P and the weave is supposed to be invisible.
In addition they shipped it with the wrong tension rod lengths, there is a dark spot on the screen at the top right (invisible with video material displayed), and a bit of a wrinkle/wave in the top left).
The instruction manual is a comedy routine of "lost in translation" as well.
I will be chatting with their tech support tomorrow.
I'm undecided with what to do - the picture with my Samsung SP-A800B is stunning. Really stunning. Frankly I think it hides the compression artifacts and mosquito noise of source material because it's not as precise a surface as my old Stewart Firehawk 100".
And I've priced AT screens in this size with other fabrics - fugghedaboutit.
So even if they say "okay we'll give you your money back" - then what will I do? I'm not about to lay out $5K or more on an AT screen this size from somebody else. What I may do is wait a year or two and swap the fabric for their 4K material.
Again these screens are extreme bargains, so, how much can you complain? For the savings vs other manufacturers I've budgeted for a stage and screen wall build, the room painted, the carpet dyed, can lights put in, etc. etc.