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I tried posting this in my existing thread but no one has responded and I'm kind of under the gun as my speakers have already shipped and I want to have everything at the same time so I can set it up and it's not just sitting around in boxes.

So I got my speakers on their way, some Klipsch towers surrounds center and sub. I'm about to buy the screen and do exactly as was suggested - buy a 16:9 and when I want to watch 2.35 I can roll it up/down for that, but I just realized I won't have any place to mount/hang the screen. The Elite specialist recommended this, which opens from a self sustaining base and looks like the perfect alternative -

http://www.elitescreenshop.com/ezCinema-Series-Projector-Screen-p/f135nwh.htm



It pulls up out of a base rather than pull down from casing above it. It would add the benefit of portability and self sustainance.

Here is the entertainment center I will be putting the screen in front of or mounted on somehow if I can do the manual



I just want to make sure I'll still be able to use the method of switching between 16:9 and 2.35, can I still scroll it up or down or will I lose that ability since it rolls up from the bottom and has a black space at the bottom? If so, will I still be able to make that model work or do I need to go w the manual pull down, and how can I hang that not being on a wall or from ceiling? Thanks!

Here is the manual pull down that I was initially considering but am not sure how/where I could hang it. I would much prefer to make this one work as it's about $300 cheaper!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...5UWH2_M135UWH2_Manual_Series_Projection.html

 

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I tried posting this in my existing thread but no one has responded and I'm kind of under the gun as my speakers have already shipped and I want to have everything at the same time so I can set it up and it's not just sitting around in boxes.

So I got my speakers on their way, some Klipsch towers surrounds center and sub. I'm about to buy the screen and do exactly as was suggested - buy a 16:9 and when I want to watch 2.35 I can roll it up/down for that, but I just realized I won't have any place to mount/hang the screen. The Elite specialist recommended this, which opens from a self sustaining base and looks like the perfect alternative -

http://www.elitescreenshop.com/ezCin...-p/f135nwv.html



It pulls up out of a base rather than pull down from casing above it. It would add the benefit of portability and self sustainance.

I just want to make sure I'll still be able to use the method of switching between 16:9 and 2.35, can I still scroll it up or down or will I lose that ability since it rolls up from the bottom and has a black space at the bottom? If so, will I still be able to make that model work or do I need to go w the manual pull down, and how can I hang that not being on a wall or from ceiling? Thanks!

Here is the manual pull down that I was initially considering but am not sure how/where I could hang it. I would much prefer to make this one work as it's about $300 cheaper!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...5UWH2_M135UWH2_Manual_Series_Projection.html
The more important question is where will you put your center speaker?
A picture of your room where you are putting the screen would be helpful.. where will the projector be? You sure you projector will be able to hit that screen from it's location? Masking for scope is not really that important in the grand seam of things..
 

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The more important question is where will you put your center speaker?
A picture of your room where you are putting the screen would be helpful.. where will the projector be? You sure you projector will be able to hit that screen from it's location? Masking for scope is not really that important in the grand seam of things..
If I do the ezcinema (ground based rolls up from the bottom) it would actually work perfectly for the center as there is a large black space at the bottom of the screen in case you want the screen elevated for multiple rows of people.
 

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You do know that pull up screen is a 4:3 screen not a 16:9. A pull down screen is more practical in most situations , we need a lot more info like is this a rental property and your unable or on willing to attach it correctly. What kind of projector setup (using the BenQ 1070 I presume) is it table or ceiling mounted ? Do you want to completely remove the setup between viewings or be able to move it somewhere else? What are your lighting conditions and room color (looks like its white).
 

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You do know that pull up screen is a 4:3 screen not a 16:9. A pull down screen is more practical in most situations , we need a lot more info like is this a rental property and your unable or on willing to attach it correctly. What kind of projector setup (using the BenQ 1070 I presume) is it table or ceiling mounted ? Do you want to completely remove the setup between viewings or be able to move it somewhere else? What are your lighting conditions and room color (looks like its white).
Oh good call, edited. It is an apartment and the setup will be temporary, completely removed between viewings. Room is 20 x 20 about and white walls but only watched at night. Projector will be sitting on a counter opposite it.
 

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I just want to make sure I'll still be able to use the method of switching between 16:9 and 2.35, can I still scroll it up or down or will I lose that ability since it rolls up from the bottom and has a black space at the bottom? If so, will I still be able to make that model work or do I need to go w the manual pull down, and how can I hang that not being on a wall or from ceiling? Thanks!

Here is the manual pull down that I was initially considering but am not sure how/where I could hang it. I would much prefer to make this one work as it's about $300 cheaper!
From the description, "Features a simple telescoping support mechanism for variable height settings." So you should be able to pull it up only far enough to let the upper "black bar" of a scope movie not hit the screen, just like the other screen would let you have the bottom "black bar" not hit the screen.

However ... I don't think that is a good practice because you have "light colored" stuff behind the screen anyway. I think you would be much happier with making a couple of black velvet masking panels -- no backing, just the velvet -- that can be clipped to either of these screens at the sides.

If you want to use the pull-down screen instead, one way I can see doing it is to build a framework box about 10' long and as deep as the TV cabinet and about 2' tall -- probably six 10' 2x4s would be enough lumber, then screwed together and painted. Mount the screen casing to it as though it were the wall, and set the whole thing on top of the TV cabinet. That is the easiest way to avoid mounting anything to the wall. If mounting something to the wall is OK, then a couple of 24"deep shelf brackets on the wall and the screen attached to the brackets. Or, a pair of coat-rack style freestanding poles 10' apart to mount it to.
 

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Oh good call, edited. It is an apartment and the setup will be temporary, completely removed between viewings. Room is 20 x 20 about and white walls but only watched at night. Projector will be sitting on a counter opposite it.
"Sitting on a counter" ? Better think about that. That means the image will begin about 40" off the floor and the "floor standing screen" will be too low.
 

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From the description, "Features a simple telescoping support mechanism for variable height settings." So you should be able to pull it up only far enough to let the upper "black bar" of a scope movie not hit the screen, just like the other screen would let you have the bottom "black bar" not hit the screen.

However ... I don't think that is a good practice because you have "light colored" stuff behind the screen anyway. I think you would be much happier with making a couple of black velvet masking panels -- no backing, just the velvet -- that can be clipped to either of these screens at the sides.

If you want to use the pull-down screen instead, one way I can see doing it is to build a framework box about 10' long and as deep as the TV cabinet and about 2' tall -- probably six 10' 2x4s would be enough lumber, then screwed together and painted. Mount the screen casing to it as though it were the wall, and set the whole thing on top of the TV cabinet. That is the easiest way to avoid mounting anything to the wall. If mounting something to the wall is OK, then a couple of 24"deep shelf brackets on the wall and the screen attached to the brackets. Or, a pair of coat-rack style freestanding poles 10' apart to mount it to.
Cool, thanks. Btw the Elite guy told me today I couldn't simply scroll up or down to make the 16:9 into 2.35, because the image is not as wide as the 16:9. Is this true, and if so how do I make it fill the entire screen?
 

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"Sitting on a counter" ? Better think about that. That means the image will begin about 40" off the floor and the "floor standing screen" will be too low.
The floor standing screen can be raised to 100"+ with the black border at the bottom, which also works perfectly as this will raise the image a bit and even more importantly I will have a place to put the center (black space at bottom).
 

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Cool, thanks. Btw the Elite guy told me today I couldn't simply scroll up or down to make the 16:9 into 2.35, because the image is not as wide as the 16:9. Is this true, and if so how do I make it fill the entire screen?
No, that's not true. The 2.35 image is just as wide as the 16:9 it just has black space above and below.
 

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No, that's not true. The 2.35 image is just as wide as the 16:9 it just has black space above and below.
Ok, are you 100% positive even w my BenQ 1070 (16:9 projector)? The guy at Elite said it wouldn't, not sure why. I just want to be sure before I buy it.

And if I went w the floor standing screen and didn't scroll down to make it 2.35, would it just have black bars above and below?
 

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Ok, are you 100% positive even w my BenQ 1070 (16:9 projector)? The guy at Elite said it wouldn't, not sure why. I just want to be sure before I buy it.

And if I went w the floor standing screen and didn't scroll down to make it 2.35, would it just have black bars above and below?
Yes.
 

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I have the 100" diagonal 16:9 version of the Elite ezCinema pullup screen, and it works very well for my present situation where I don't have the option of using a pulldown screen. One thing to be aware of is that the case is really long -- just a hair under 8 feet long on my 100" model. It's not that heavy, but the length requires care if there's ever a need to move it around the house.

Elite also has 120", 135" and 150" 16:9 versions. If you get one of the larger sizes you will probably need a step stool to be able to reach the hook at the top of the pole that holds the screen up. I'm 5-feet-10 and can just barely reach the hook to hold up my 100" screen at my preferred screen height. But even with that it's a great option wherever a pulldown won't work. It's much more stable than a tripod screen.
 

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I have the 100" diagonal 16:9 version of the Elite ezCinema pullup screen, and it works very well for my present situation where I don't have the option of using a pulldown screen. One thing to be aware of is that the case is really long -- just a hair under 8 feet long on my 100" model. It's not that heavy, but the length requires care if there's ever a need to move it around the house.

Elite also has 120", 135" and 150" 16:9 versions. If you get one of the larger sizes you will probably need a step stool to be able to reach the hook at the top of the pole that holds the screen up. I'm 5-feet-10 and can just barely reach the hook to hold up my 100" screen at my preferred screen height. But even with that it's a great option wherever a pulldown won't work. It's much more stable than a tripod screen.
Nice. Why doesn't the pull down work for you?
 

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As I said in my OP I tried posting this in my existing thread but no one has responded and I'm kind of under the gun as my speakers have already shipped and I want to have everything at the same time so I can set it up and it's not just sitting around in boxes.
 

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TomT99, I meant that my second post was an accidental duplicate of the one I posted just above it, so I edited out the repeated wording in the second post and labeled it as a duplicate. The reason a pulldown doesn't work for me is that our screen is in front of the fireplace in our family room and would have to be ceiling mounted above the fireplace. My wife killed that idea in about 3 seconds. She has no problem with the ezCinema case sitting on the floor against the fireplace bricks.
 

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TomT99, I meant that my second post was an accidental duplicate of the one I posted just above it, so I edited out the repeated wording in the second post and labeled it as a duplicate. The reason a pulldown doesn't work for me is that our screen is in front of the fireplace in our family room and would have to be ceiling mounted above the fireplace. My wife killed that idea in about 3 seconds. She has no problem with the ezCinema case sitting on the floor against the fireplace bricks.
Oh ok, lol. Ya I hate the price difference but it seems way more convenient and I also like the idea of being able to move it closer if I want to and setting it up anywhere. Tough call.
 
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