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Old 01-11-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Hi all I was thinking of upgrade my screen and wanted to see what you think. Right now my biggest complaint is that I don't like the manual pull down as it has wrinkles in it and I just don't care for the look so for starters I want a fixed frame screen. Second I was thinking of maybe getting a better screen this time around and found a couple and wanted to see what you thought

First here is my current screen

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-...itescreens+120

Here are the 2 i'm considering

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-.../dp/B00366S0UW

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Screen+I...3#tab=overview


the screen innovations one is much more expensive, but is it really that much better

As far as gain is there any downside to getting a higher gain screen? (other than it narrows your field of vision if im not mistake right?)
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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no thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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I have an SI screen and it is pretty good! Now is it worth the $$$, I dunno, but most people that have SI screens are pretty happy with them. I have the 1.3 gain performance and I was told by AVScience that it is actually closer to 1.4. I choose this because of my projector and I watch 3d films. I have demoed a few screens like Stewart, Dalite, SI etc and to me the SI looked really good with the Sony HW30AES. Now monoprice just came out with screens and I wonder how good those screens are?! But if you need more help, give Mike at AVScience a call and he can help you pick out a screen. He is active on AVS forums under AVSales5. This is my first FP setup and I have been happy with the screen for 8 months.

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I have an SI screen and it is pretty good! Now is it worth the $$$, I dunno, but most people that have SI screens are pretty happy with them. I have the 1.3 gain performance and I was told by AVScience that it is actually closer to 1.4. I choose this because of my projector and I watch 3d films. I have demoed a few screens like Stewart, Dalite, SI etc and to me the SI looked really good with the Sony HW30AES. Now monoprice just came out with screens and I wonder how good those screens are?! But if you need more help, give Mike at AVScience a call and he can help you pick out a screen. He is active on AVS forums under AVSales5. This is my first FP setup and I have been happy with the screen for 8 months.

Good Luck!
At 5 times more money than the elite it better look a lot better.no way would I EVER pay that kinda money on a screen
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Well mine was 3x the price of the Op's Elite choice for sale at Amazon, shipped. Like I said before even Monoprice sells screens. If the op is considering paying that much, he could take my opinion with a grain of salt or research SI screens on AVS forums. It is his money just like that is your opinion on how much to spend on a screen. Same thing could be said about any of my equipment that I bought, but as long as I am happy, that is all that matters.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #6
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Well mine was 3x the price of the Op's Elite choice for sale at Amazon, shipped. Like I said before even Monoprice sells screens. If the op is considering paying that much, he could take my opinion with a grain of salt or research SI screens on AVS forums. It is his money just like that is your opinion on how much to spend on a screen. Same thing could be said about any of my equipment that I bought, but as long as I am happy, that is all that matters.
Well said.

I will add for the OP that most people will tell you that a screen is likely a one time investment unlike projectors that are likely to be upgraded more often. I for one have had the same screen and 3 different projectors already.

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Do you guys think for a fixed frame 16:9 120" that the SI that I linked in my first post is the best bet under 1000?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Knowing SI, I would say that is a nice screen, but I would shop around to see if you can get a better deal. Call avs science to see if they can beat it or at least match it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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Also screen material was important since I have small children that can possible touch the screen, so the Pvc material makes cleanup a cinch.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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no small children to worry about in my case, looks like their next screen up is like $1500 for the same size, I would def. shop for a better price but being able to pick it up at the store would be nice rather than dealing with shipping it
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I agree, but I really have issues with BB but that is another story. I will say I ordered mine from Mike at AVScience and he helped me pick one that suited my needs/equipment. Mine shipped direct from SI in Texas and it was made to order, so it took about 2 weeks to get it. They do a great packing job and I had no issues with damage or missing parts.
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Well said.

I will add for the OP that most people will tell you that a screen is likely a one time investment unlike projectors that are likely to be upgraded more often. I for one have had the same screen and 3 different projectors already.

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I agree, but I really have issues with BB but that is another story. I will say I ordered mine from Mike at AVScience and he helped me pick one that suited my needs/equipment. Mine shipped direct from SI in Texas and it was made to order, so it took about 2 weeks to get it. They do a great packing job and I had no issues with damage or missing parts.
does it ship as 1 solid frame or does it breakdown into pieces?
Display: 120" Elitescreen + Epson 5030UB
Power: Emotiva UMC-200, XPA-3, 2x UPA-1
Fronts: Polk LSi15s (Upgraded crossovers and woofers)
Rears: Polk LSi7s
Center: Polk LSiC (Upgraded crossover)
Sub: DIY JL 12W7 w/Behringer EPX-2800
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does it ship as 1 solid frame or does it breakdown into pieces?
Broken down in parts in one long, strong box. The screen was rolled on a thick cardboard roll, shrink wrapped and cardboard framed to the box. The only part that was difficult about assembly of the screen was the last few snaps (connecting/stretching screen to frame) onto the frame. They give you latex gloves so you don't muck up the screen, but stretching plus sweating in the gloves made that part slightly difficult, but not impossible. I haven't had any issues since I hung the screen on my wall.

Edit: If I had help, I would've not had any difficulty at all...
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have any of you tried a monoprice screen?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


curious how they compare to some of the other well known brands
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #16
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I want to know how these perform too! I do use monoprice for cables and everything else obscure for my HT room. I also use their HDMI extender, but I had to return the first unit and they sent me a new one. Customer service is pretty good with monoprice too.

I just read the reviews on that screen and people seem to like it...that is a wonderful price too! Hmm maybe if I flipped my HT room around I will buy one of those screens. Also if you look at their 150" fixed frame, they are sold out, so maybe monoprice might have something here.
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the question then is grey or white fabric lol
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
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Have you decided on what your going to get yet?
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Have you decided on what your going to get yet?
I havent, i still am torn about how much i need to spend, what fabric etc.
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