Elite Screens 150" Spectrum Electric Motorized Projector Screen Diag 16:9, 4K/8K Ready Drop Down
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|Mounting Type||Ceiling Mount,Wall Mount|
|Product Dimensions||90.7"W x 142.3"H|
|Display Dimensions||150 inches|
About this item
- 150-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio. View Size: 73.6" H x 130.7" W. Overall Size: 84.1" H x 142.6" W x 3.1" D. Black Case.
- Screen Material: MaxWhite, 1.1 Gain. Multi-layer weave, 180 degree wide viewing angle, fully black backed front projection screen with textured surface. 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Projection Ready. GreenGuard and GreenGuard GOLD Certified | UL 2818. Easy to clean with soap and water.
- Ships fully assembled, plug and play ready, features a durable casing that easily installs to your wall or ceiling with the included installiton kit.
- Includes: Infrared (IR) Remote, Detachable 3-Way Wall Switch, and 12V Trigger Cable.
- 2-Year / 3-Year ENR-G, Manufactures Warranty by Elite Screens' an ISO9001 manufacturer since 2004 and Lifetime Tech Support by Email, Web Chat or Toll Free Phone Call by Elite's Professional Service Team.
From the manufacturer
Bring the Theater Experience to Your Home!
- Elite Screens Spectrum Series is a versatile electric motorized screen that fits perfectly in either residential or commercial wall/ceiling applications.
- Its MaxWhite 2 1.1 gain projection material displays a bright picture regardless of viewing angle.
- The material is ISF (Image Science Foundation) for accurate color reproduction, color contrast, and black-white dynamic range.
- Infrared and Ethernet control package included.
- Available in diagonal sizes: 84" to 180" in 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3 format.
*** NOT Compatible with Short-Throw / Ultra Short-Throw Projectors ***
Quality All-steel Casing
6" and 12" L brackets - Sold Separately
Reliable Control System
Optional ZR800D IR Universal Remote Control, wireless 5-12 volt trigger, Universal 5-12 volt trigger (for projectors that don't have a trigger output port) and In-wall switch - Sold Separately
MaxWhite 2 Screen Material
The MaxWhite 2 is a 1.1 gain matte white front projection material that has been crafted to achieve precise white levels for full-color temperature neutrality. This enhances color saturation and contrasts to achieve the required points for accurate color reproduction.
Image Science Foundation
- Its ability to meet industry standards for image fidelity in a dark room environment.
- The material’s wide viewing angle enables viewers to take in a clear bright picture with uniform brightness from on or off-axis seating arrangements.
GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold UL 2818
- Safety indoor air quality product emissions
- Interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used.
Premium Screen Material
- Gain: 1.1 with View Angle: 180°
- Multi-layer weave and textured surface coating
- Black backing
- Active 3D, 4K/8K Ultra HD, and HDR ready
|Spectrum Series||Spectrum 2 Series||Starling 2 Series||VMAX2 Series|
|Screen Material Options||MaxWhite 2||MaxWhite FG||Spectra White FG||MaxWhite FG|
|Available Sizes||84" to 180" Diagonal/ 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10||91" to 150" Diagonal/ 4:3 and 16:9||100" to 135" Diagonal/ 16:9||84" to 170" Diagonal/ 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9|
|Housing/ Color Options||Black or White (Steel)||White (Aluminum)||Black or White (Steel)||Black or White (Steel)|
|Installation Method||Flush Wall/ Ceiling||Flush Wall/ Ceiling||Flush Wall/ Ceiling||Flush Wall/ Ceiling|
|Compliable Type Projector||Standard-Throw||Standard-Throw||Standard-Throw||Standard-Throw|
|Control System||IR Remote, detachable 3way wall switch and 12V trigger cable included||Optional Remote Kit Sold Separately: ZRM-RT||IR & RF Remotes Included||IR & RF Remotes Included|
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Product guides and documents
Elite Screens Spectrum series is the absolute solution for anyone who is looking for a high quality electric projection screen at a budget friendly price Elite Screens Spectrum series features include Durable casing that easily installs to your wall or ceiling Includes install kit Includes infrared (IR) remote detachable 3-way wall switch and 12V trigger cable 2-Year Manufactures and Lifetime Product Support by Elite Screens a ISO9001 manufacturer since 2004 Elite Screens Spectrum series includes Elite Screens' MaxWhite 2 FRONT projection screen material which features 180° Wide Viewing Angle 1 1 gain Active 3D 4K Ultra HD and HDR ready! Black masking borders enhance picture contrast Black Backed to Prevent Light Penetration/Loss Elite Screens is focused on providing the best quality products at affordable prices while offering exceptional service Since 2004 Elite Screens has become a global leader in projection screen manufacturing through its headquarters in the US and branch offices in Europe Japan Australia India Taiwan and China With a focus on superior product and service Elite Screens is dedicated to making projection screens for any projection environment Ask about Elite’s 2-year and 3-year ENR-G enhanced
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2023
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Some of the reviews here on Amazon for Elite Screens are a mish-mash of different models and some were not favorable; I don't know why Amazon continues to lump different models of a manufacturer into one single product. In any case, here's my initial review that I will update later if necessary:
SHIPPING, DELIVERY, AND PACKAGING:
I purchased my screen from Elite Screen via Amazon: Elite Screens says they ship your order no later than 3 days of their receipt of the order. That was precisely the experience I had. My order was shipped within 3 days.
Actual delivery was well ahead of the indicated delivery window by Amazon. Overall, I received my order within less than 8 days from placing it to actual receipt. The only minor issue with delivery was that I was given a 9 am to 1 pm delivery window by the shipper and they showed up after 3:30 pm. But it did arrive on the day the shipper said it would. FYI: I would guess that due to the size of the screen it had to be shipped by freight rather than the more typical UPS or FEDEX etc. But shipping was free. And to the shipper's credit, the delivery person actually brought the screen into my house rather than just park in front of my house and have me bring it in myself (i.e. it was not drop-shipped).
Packaging: This is a large screen (125" diagonally) weighing around 34 lbs: The shipping container was made of substantial heavy-gauge corrugated cardboard with double boxing, and the screen was suspended internally with sold heavy-duty foam spacers along its length and most importantly at each end of the screen. In addition, the entire screen was wrapped it protective clear plastic.
Upon delivery the shipping carton showed a minor surface tear at one end, but not significant, and it didn't penetrate to the screen itself, the tear was superficial to the outer packing: Upon opening the carton the screen was perfectly OK thanks to the excellent packing by Elite Screens and the care used, and the warning labels to handle with care, etc, printed on the carton.
This screen is from the Spectrum line of Elite Screens. This is a motorized screen but not a tensioned screen. This is a MaxWhite screen with a gain of 1.1. "MaxWhite" really refers to the type of screen material used, though it doesn't specify exactly what that material is. According to info from Projector Central (projectorcentral.com) the screen is interwoven and multi-layered cross array with a white reflective compound. In addition, the MaxWhite screen provides great color and black and white uniformity and a great viewing angle, and the screen can be washed with mild soap and water. The material is said to be both flame and mildew retardent as well.
The screen has a 2" black border and a black drop area at the top that is around 6". The bottom of the screen is attached to a weighted pole that runs the width and a bit more of the screen. The screen comes in a solid metal black casing casing (which actually looked like a very very dark brown). The unpacked screen's weight is around 32 pounds.
MOUNTING AND INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
Mounting the screen can be to a flat wall or to the ceiling, or even hung. In my case mounting was somewhat unique in that I could not directly use a wall or ceiling or hang it; I had to construct a mounting frame that was itself then attached to a piece of structural architecture supported by two fluted columns. However, once that frame was constructed and mounted, actual mounting of the screen was straightforward using the wall-mount holes on the end-caps of the frame. Interestingly, there are two ceiling mount holes at each end and only one wall-mount hole at each end. There's also a single hanging-mount hole at each end as well if you choose to hang your screen. The screen came with basic hardware to mount into a drywall or ceiling. Any hardware such as L brackets or anything else has to be purchased separately.
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET / ACCESSORIES
There's a printed instruction booklet that came with my screen. However, for some odd reason, the booklet was in French. While French is a beautiful language I am not ashamed to say that it is not my native tongue. I had to go online to the Elite Screen's website to view and download the English version (PDFfile). Why Elite Screens would include a French version for a US shipment and require one to go online to access the English version is a mystery. It should have been just the opposite; The English version should have come with the screen and require you to go online if you want the French version.
In any case, after downloading the English version and having had experience mounting screens before, I didn't learn much more than I already knew. If you've ever mounted a projector screen before you really don't need this instruction booklet for that. However, there is some information on the accessories that came with my screen and the booklet - actually not more than 3 pages - shows those accessories and how they are attached. As for how they are attached it's rather vague, though you'll likely get an idea. You can always call Elite Screens if you have any questions; They include a toll-free telephone number
My screen came with an infrared remote with batteries, as well as an electrical wall switch for mounting into a wall. The remote also came with a holder which can be handy if you plan to keep the remote nearby; Just mount the holder on a wall. In addition to the infrared remote, you can purchase an additional radio remote that has a greater range and doesn't require line-of-sight to the screen as the infrared remote does. Also, there are informational inserts on an accessory for a 12 V trigger using radio control if your projector does not provide a 12V trigger output.
Getting the battery compartment open on the infrared remote was challenging: The removable cover for the battery compartment was so tight that I thought I was going to break the case trying to open it. For some reason, it requires significant pressure to open the case. I don't know if it was a fluke with my remote or it's by design. But if it's by design I think Elite should perhaps look into it because it's really hard to open and while I didn't break the plastic case, someone else just might. The remote uses two triple-A batteries (included). I didn't wire and use the included electrical wall switch so I can't comment; However, it looks exactly like the remote's three buttons, one for up, down and stop.
When viewing the screen from the front, at the left of the screen's casing is the AC electrical cord and also a small infrared sensor mounted on one of the sides of the metal casing angled downward around 45 degrees. When using the infrared remote you just point it to this area and the screen responds.
To my surprise, also included is a carpenters level: You'll need a level to ensure your horizontal is truly horizontal and your verticals are truly vertical when mounting a screen. If you already have your own level use it instead; If you don't have a level use the one included - it should work and will be very handy.
SCREEN UP / DOWN MOTION
After having finally mounted my screen I was very anxious to try it out as you can imagine but was a bit pissed because I couldn't get the battery housing open to install the batteries. However, after finally getting the plastic case open and installing the batteries I pointed the remote to the top left corner of the screen and pressed the down button: As if by magic the screen began to slowly descend with a very low purr of its motor. Now, some other reviews have complained that the speed is too slow. Personally, I didn't find it slow, though it is slower than a Dalite screen I also have. But I like the very deliberate and dramatic pace at which the screen descends. Similarly, pressing the UP button causes the screen to return upward. Pressing the stop button at any point simply stops all motion.
Now, on a Dalite motorized screen I have (at least 20 years old), pressing the up or down buttons on the electrical switch (it has no remote) requires that you pay close attention to stop it at just the right point, otherwise, it continues to move in the direction it was going. And if the Dalite screen is moving up, and you don't stop it, it continues up into the casing and the screen will roll around in its case causing quite a bit of a racket. I've never tried to see what happens if it continued in the down direction... perhaps it would damage the screen. However, I am very pleased to say that with the Elite screen, it automatically stops when fully dropped or raised - there's no danger of the screen recoiling on itself. This feature is not mentioned anywhere I could find but should be pointed out because it's important to know, and makes the screen more reliable and easy to use.
As my first movie with this screen, I played The Martian (2015), starring Matt Damon on Bluray: I noticed absolutely no hot spots whatsoever with the screen. All areas of the screen were evenly lighted and appeared perfectly the same. (refer to the end of the review for the equipment I used.)
Color accuracy can, of course, be affected by the kind of screen and its interaction with the particular projector being used. I didn't measure color accuracy using a colorimeter but could tell there were no visible color aberrations. The screen simply displayed whatever the projector was throwing at it and if any colors were "off" it wasn't the screen causing it. In addition, this is a matte-white screen with a 1.1 gain, and unlike a silver or gray screen, a matte-white is generally not likely to alter color at all. Colors looked vibrant when they were supposed to be and in dark areas, the detail was apparent (this presumes your projector is capable of good shadow area detail). The images I got using this screen were both impressive and extremely well detailed almost to the point that you'd think you were watching a 4K movie.
OTHER REPORTED ISSUES:
ODORS: Some reviews mentioned a strong chemical odor with their new screens: I can say the same: My screen has a particularly strong chemical odor - actually, a vinyl odor. If you've ever opened a new vinyl tablecloth you know what they can smell like, but the odor quickly dissipates. With my screen, I can confirm, as other reviewers have stated, that there is a very strong (vinyl-like) odor. The odor seems to only be noticeable when the screen is in its down position; When the screen is rolled up the odor seems to go away. I would presume that after a period of time that the odor will completely dissipate.
CURLS / ISSUES WITH PANNING:
Similar to chemical odors, there were reviews saying there were curls (or worse, such as wrinkles) on the sides of some screens: I did notice that at the very bottom, around 6 inches up from the weighted poll, the outer rims of the screen had a very slight curl. However, so does my Dalite screen. And I have to say that once I adjusted my projector's image to fit the larger size of this screen (I went from a 120" 4:3 screen to this 125" 16:9 screen) I saw absolutely no image distortion whatsoever.
In addition, Elite Screens mentions that you will need to keep the screen rolled down for a couple of days to help with any possible wrinkle or curl issues (and also to help dissipate the chemical odor as well).
Others have reported issues when scenes with panning took place: I have not seen any issues whatsoever on scenes with panning in them. And as I mentioned, there were no image distortions at all that could be seen from the viewing position with this screen. I don't do gaming so I can't attest to whether panning issues were related to gaming.
I've had my screen two days now and am following Elite's recommendations regarding any curls (and chemical odor). I kept my screen down overnight and did notice a slight improvement with the very slight curl at the bottom; I will do similarly this evening and for the next couple of days or weeks and see how that changes anything. However, in my case, it's simply a visual thing since there's no image distortion, so I am not concerned at all.
OUTSTANDING: As of right now, I would have to say that the Elite screen, at least the one I have, is an exceptional value for the cost, and I would not hesitate for one second to recommend the product to someone else.
EQUIPMENT I USE:
Projector: Panasonic AE8000U (original lamp, less than 170 hrs of use)
Lamp Mode: ECO (Economy)
Bluray Player: OPPO BPD95
I will return to this review as necessary to update it accordingly, otherwise, it remains as it is.
UPDATE - 3RD DAY POST MOUNTING:
Chemical Odor: The strong vinyl odor is just about completely gone, except if you get up real close to the screen and take in a wif of air.
Slight Curl at Bottom: I've been keeping my screen in the down position as much as possible to help the screen stabilize. It's improved somewhat. What I have noticed is that a) with a very slight pressure on either end of the weighted rod at the bottom of the screen, any curl is removed, and b) if the screen is raised about 15 or 20 inches up from its fully lowered position it significantly improves: this may be an issue with how the screen material is rolled onto the roller or perhaps that the weighted rod could be just a bit heavier to give more downward pull. I will continue to watch this issue and report on it, but as I previously stated, the slight curl at the edges does not distort the image I see at all.
I got this to replace a 110" manual version of this screen that I loved. But I wanted something larger, and motorized since I was tired of going up and pulling it down whenever I wanted to use it.
My first complaint is the bad design of the cable placement for the wall switch. The cable for the up/down control panel comes out of the bottom, it's got a cat-5 style plug, that sticks part way out. No good way to hide it, just unsightly. Most things designed to be a centerpiece visually usually take better steps so that the protrusion is as unnoticeable as possible. I understand they have limited options since they can't have it stick out the back, since then you couldn't wall mount this directly to a wall, but there's still better ways this could've been done.
Power cord - even just on top of an 8 foot wall, only comes down to about 3 1/2 feet up from the floor. I can see where a short cord would be easier to hide if you use a ceiling power outlet, but for those of us without that option, it would've been nice had they used a plug of some sort so we could get different length cords. As it is, I had to get creative with some all conduit to make this look not as bad as it did otherwise with this plug dangling on the wall.
Raising and lowering - a REALLY LOUD CLICK happens every few seconds, both while going down, and while going up. It's horrible, noticeable even when in other rooms.
No D-rings, which was a letdown since I just purchased wall brackets for this so get it a bit off the wall, since the 110" one I had was screwed straight to it. The D-rings would've simplified placement, since I didn't want it hanging from the chains they recommend. But I found that I could simply use the eyelets that came with the brackets, grind a small part out to turn it into a hook, then use those to hook the front hole of the top mount onto. No chains, it sits higher, and I can still use the wingnuts to level it perfectly.
But then I hit the other disappointment... My Logitech remote has this in its memory, but only "on" and "off" which means it simply drops to full stop, then pulls up to full close. I can't do that, since in my environment, I can't let it drop to full drop and then aim the projector there, since that's several inches too low, and interferes with the table in front of it. Apparently there's a way you can use an allen wrench to adjust that stop, but it would seem on mine that it would void the warranty. To me that's just a serious fail. Yes, I can get it to where I need it to be by playing with the up and down until it stops at the right place - but it's easy to overshoot if the IR doesn't stop it where I try, and I am screwing around a bit sometimes. For something like this, it seems criminal to NOT have the ability to set the stop length so all I have to do is press "down" and it goes exactly where i need it, with NO interference from me. That shouldn't have to void a warranty, any more than adjusting your car seat's position should void the car's warranty... Hopefully they rethink this in the future.
The size is impressive, and the picture looks good on it, but I hate that it has a noisy motor that's almost embarrassing to use when company is over.
For the price, and from my previous experience with their other screen, I expected better from the quality, but at least it works and looks good, I just make sure it's either up or down as needed before anyone comes over so they don't have to hear that nasty clicking.
*** Added to review after support contacted me about the noise:
After reading my review, the manufacturer contacted me, and told me the clicking noise is a problem inside, and there is no easy fix, so they sent me a replacement at no cost. Delivered at no charge, and easy to install since I was simply pulling the bad one down, all the mounting work was done previously. New one in place, and raising and lowering it are a totally different experience now. Silent now but the low transformer kind of HUM that the motor makes. VERY elegant now. I love the screen, since this now gets me using my expensive projector a LOT more than I used to with the smaller manual screen. Being able to just hit a button on the remote makes all the difference. I was going to leave this at 3 stars, since I still dislike the lack of forethought in the cabling systems between the optional wall mount switch and the short power cord, as well as the inability to do what I think should be an obvious requirement by anyone, adjust the stop point for your particular setup without voiding the warranty. But the customer service is so outstanding, and they support their product so well, that I figured it earns back one of the stars.
And they also got with me even later about the adjustment. From what I can tell, what I was doing, stopping how far it drops, that hole is hidden elsewhere and while it had a sticker on it, the sticker wasn't like the OTHER adjustment hole that said it would void the warranty. So I *was* able to change the drop height to be absolutely perfect without having to play around, and since their support guy was the one who called me to walk me through it, it's clearly a supported action. I'm guessing the "where does it stop coming UP" one with the "void" sticker may make some sense then since someone may overadjust THAT one and break the motor.
So all told, I'm very happy, but until they have a different option for the power cord so we can get different lengths without having to splice and extend it ourselves, I'll leave it at 4 stars. But I did note on their website that they understand the power cord length requirements some people have and had said they do *NOT* void the warranty for people who cut the power cord to splice and extend it - that's a nice bit of understanding on the part of the manufacturer...
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 27, 2023
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