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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2009
The screen arrived quickly and was well packaged with the screen material wrapped around a plastic tube and inserted inside another plastic tube (4" heavy plastic drain pipe). The aluminium frame is quick to put together, it comes in 6 pieces, the sides are one piece and the top and bottom are in two pieces. The top and bottom frame pieces are joined together with small shaped pieces that insert into the extruded frame and are screwed in place through each side of the frame, works well and makes a very neat and strong join between the frame pieces. There are 90 degree corner pieces that insert into the end of each frame and make it very easy to fit the screen together, make sure you measure the diagonals to check everything is square before tightening all the screws. Once the frame is together it is very easy to fit the screen material, there are 6 plastic rods that have to be pushed into a pocket around the edge of the screen material (2 on each on the top and bottom of the screen and 1 on each side)then you stretch the material to fit the rods within a channel in the frame. Plastic clips are then used all round the frame to hold the rod in the frame channel. It produces a nice tight screen with no visible sags or creases.
This was the first frame I have assembled but I had it ready to mount on the wall within 45 minutes and I was taking it slowly! Mounting it on the wall is easy - the supplied brackets work well and it is easy to lift the assembled screen and hook it onto them.

I have the screen mounted in a dedicated media room and am using a Panasonic PT-AE3000U projector, this screen works very well and gives a nice sharp, bright image with good colour reproduction and the felt covered frame is excellent at absorbing any light from the projector that over laps the screen edges. I would highly recommend this screen, far more expensive screens might give you a very slightly better image but you would have to have them side by side to notice!

Ignore the 1 star review above - the dimensions given by Amazon are the screen viewing dimensions and do not include the frame, the dimensions to the the edges of the frame are 109.4" x 63.4" check out the manufacturers website for more information (which would be pretty sensible before purchasing any product, finding it didn't fit then giving it 1 star reviews....)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2010
Having invested your hard-earned cash in a home cinema projector, you might be thinking twice about whether or not you need a projector screen. Well, don't think about it anymore. You simply cannot realize your projector's full potential without a projector screen. Some people "make do" (using a wall instead). While the result is somewhat passable on a wall (depending on the quality of your projector) the difference between a wall and a projector screen is night and day.

When Best Buy wanted to sell me a "cine grey" screen for $2,500, I wondered if the Elite screen would be sub-standard in some way. I can tell you that it isn't. There's a difference between a wall and a white screen and the difference is worth paying for. The same is true with the difference between a white screen and a high quality cine-grey screen. Once you reach this level of quality, the law of diminishing returns applies. That is, you do not continue to get dollar-for-dollar value the more you spend.

This Elite screen is simply awesome. It is incredibly well made and solid. All interconnecting parts are made of anodized aluminum or steel - no plastic in sight. The surround is almost 3" thick and has a beautiful black velour covering that is 100% light absorbing. The 1.0 gain cine-grey screen is also very high quality and is tensioned across the frame for complete uniformity. The screen took about 30 minutes to assemble and about another 20 minutes to hang it on the wall. All parts needed are included.

I painted my home theater in a high quality "grey brick" color which is also light absorbing (Valspar premium egg-shell). The Elite screen looks awesome on the wall and the image quality is nothing short of amazing. Colors are vibrant, sharp and crystal clear. What's amazing to me is the price. Frankly, knowing no better, I would've paid a lot more for this screen (I paid $468 from Amazon at the time of sale). At the original price of $800, this screen is still worth every cent. As a sub $500 screen it's almost embarrassing to pay so little to get so much.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2014
After many reviews and hours of research I finally pulled the trigger on the Cinegrey 5D screen. I watched clips of other screens and am lucky enough to be close enough to Elite and the more expensive competitor, SI, to view this screen and the Black Diamond in person. There is clearly not $1700 dollars difference to justify the more expensive SI BD screen (IMO).

Installation: I was prepared for an exercise in futility after reading some of the other reviews here with regards to putting this together. I cleared an open space, laid down two bed sheets over the hardwood and followed the instructions to put it together. Bolting the frame together was a snap. The instructions were clear and being able to lay it all out made is a snap. The felt overlay has a few little shoddy spots (Black Sharpie fixed that) and doesn't perfectly align in one joint, but it's nothing anyone but me will notice. A cordless power drill had this thing together in about 10 minutes.

The screen, once laid out on the frame was fairly self explanatory. The nice little red arrows on the frame showing where the snaps lock in was a nice addition. The plastic tubes go in like a tent (Make sure to have the shorter ones on the horizontal and the two long ones on the vertical) and then I placed them in the grooved frame and went around the frame pulling it tight and pushing the screen into place and locking it in place with the snaps. I took my time here and stopped a for a beer, but in all it took no more than 15 minutes to get the screen in place. I was a little worried, because once I completed it there were some waves in the bottom of the screen. Not to fear, once the brace was locked into place it pulled everything very tight. I now had a perfectly smooth ready to hang screen. Piece of cake.

Viewing Experience: This section will have an update once my Benq W1070 arrives this week. I used my conference projector as an initial test case. It's an Epson. EX5220, super simple conference room projector and not intended for home theater. I fired it up with the HDMI output from my cable box with no lights and my initial impression was wow. I couldn't believe the picture from this no frills business projector. This thing usually looks washed out with no color pop at all. Then I turned all the lights on in the living room. There are no less than 6 LED lights on and the picture was unfazed. Once again, I was shocked at the picture. Little to no washout at all. Then came the next day. At 2 in the afternoon it's the brightest my living room gets. While there is no direct light, it's still full on daytime. The picture was once again fully watchable with very little washout at all. My wife couldn't tell the difference between the night with all the lights on and the day with the blinds open. I'll give a full review with video once the Benq is installed.

I would recommend this screen for anyone with ambient light issues. You're never going to get the same picture as a fully blacked out room, but IMO this is about as close as you are going to get with the lights on. Also, don't expect miracles if you have sunlight shining directly on your screen. Heck, even LCD and Plasmas have issues displaying properly with that problem. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
I read the reviews and they were all correct. The screen looks great. The packaging was great! I can understand some of the concerns with the directions on the construction, but since I have put together so many things... I have to kids, It was not that big of a problem. The key on this is line the clips up with the red lines on the back of the aluminum border. Also, it doesn't matter which bracket bracing you put in until you get to the last one. The only issue I had was with the screws that came in the package. If you screw them directly into a stud, they will break if you use a powered screwdriver. I used my own screws to anchor the brackets on the wall.

The screws are the only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 stars

Love the screen and was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2010
Compared to more expensive screens, this is a pretty good value. However, the screen's material is not perfect. Now, that I've started watching movies on it, I've noticed a few hot spots where the whites are very slightly different colors in certain spots of the screen. I'm particular about details, so it draws my eyes to these spots in especially bright scenes. I wish I had gone with a better quality screen. If you will be sitting far away and you don't look closely for fine details such as this, you probably won't notice it. But if small details like this bug you, you might consider a higher quality screen. If you're looking for a good bargain screen with fair quality, then consider this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2014
Fantastic value. Does a good job with side ambient light. I am able to keep room lights on and still keep good picture quality.
Easy to put together. Only took about a 30 minutes to put screen together.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
This is a video that I found on YouTube from Paul Kragthorpe of the installation process for an ER120WH1, which is a Sable Frame. I own an ezFrame, but from what I can tell, the installation process was absolutely identical. Hope this helps those who are wondering what it's like to put together!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2009
I set up this 100" screen to use with the Panasonic PT-AE3000U projector. It is straight-forward to assemble and mount. The screen tension system works well. The aluminum frame is covered in black velvet and fits flush to the wall for a clean install. The screen material is high quality. I'm very pleased with the look of the screen in our HT room, and it's a great value for the price. Also, the packaging is very efficient for shipping.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2009
Arrived quickly, heavy alum. constructed frame. Easy to assemble and hang. Gives a great picture with my Mitz. HC5500. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
The screen I got at 150" is very large. It came very well packaged. The shipper had managed toe rip the box down the side and dent the tube the screen comes in and nothing was damaged. I give credit to this company for such well thought out packaging. As I said, the screen comes in a tube and the frame comes in pieces. The frame goes together with coupler pieces btetween each section. This was pretty easy to do. Be careful on the felt covering as it seems very delicate. Oh yeah, you need a huge open floor space to work on this thing. I put sheets down in the garage and did it there. The the hard part starts putting the stretching the screen to the frame. This was very hard and required quite a bit of strength. It gets easier as you go, but I was not sure I was going ot be able to do it for awhile. I will say that I ahd it out in me garage where it is colder (did it in December) so I was thinking maybe having the screen warmer would help, but I canot confirm this. I am a 6', 200lb guy so make sure you have some muscle on hand to put this together.
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