Some questions on a new Projection screen

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  1. randyPar

    randyPar Auditioning

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    Hello,
    Just getting ready to convert my garage into a theatre room.

    I am totally new to the home theatre thing.

    I have started looking at some screens. I have looked at the motorized onee, the home made ones etc....

    Any suggestions on where to start? prices seem to be all over the place from $200 to make your own to > $2000 for motorized one.

    Are there some things i need to know , or is there somewhere to learn about what i need to get the bang for my $$

    Thanks
     
  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Randy:

    Other than making your own you may want to talk to David at Carada. They make fantastic screens at a great price. Talk to him about what you are wanting to do, what projector you are planning on getting and he will fix you up with a great screen.

    Parker
     
  3. drobbins

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    I made my 91" screen out of blackout cloth and wood frame for under $70.00. My rebate screen arrived 2 months later. I over lapped 1/2 the DIY screen with the other screen and played a movie. I really couldn't tell any difference. I am sure that the rebate screen is not a high-end screen though. My DIY screen is flat with out any wrinkles. Some pull-down screens won't lay flat. You can check it out here if would like:
    Basement Theater
    Dave
     
  4. Darren Mortensen

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    Elite Screens are quite affordable for the budget minded shopper. The electric models INCLUDE either IR or RF Controllers at no additional charge.
     
  5. DaveMcFar

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    OK this seems too good to be true!! What's the catch is it a piece of junk or what??

    taken from Tigerdirect website

    Elite Screens VMAX92UWH 92in 16:9 Electric Screen

    Item #: E110-1028
    Price: $269.99

    Compare at $469.99
    You Save $200.00

    Availability: In Stock


    thanks for the help

    DaveMcFar
     
  6. DaveMcFar

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    Bump

    Anyone out there with an opinion???

    DaveMcFar
     
  7. Bryan Williams

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    I too would like to know anyones experience with these screens as I am considering purchasing one.
     
  8. TimG

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    They seem to be ok for the price. A few have had to return their screens for replacements due to waves and wrinkles, but it sounds like their customer service is good. There is a big post on the AVS forum about them in the screens section.

    Tim
     
  9. Bryan Williams

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    Would you happen to have the link to that thread on AVS. I have run a search and not come up with much.

    Thanks
     
  10. TimG

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  11. Bryan Williams

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    Thanks... hard to believe I could run multiple searches on AVS and not find that thread.....


    Appreciate you posting back with the link.

    Bryan
     

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