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    Help Selecting Screen

    Hey guys-

    Trying to find a decent 100" screen for my new setup. Projector is an Epson 2030. Been through a few cheap screens already- waste of $$. They all come with waves, curled edges, etc. etc.

    Going to move up to a nicer, tab-tensioned screen. Thinking of this one:

    VApex VAPEX9100TN VApex Electric Tensioned for $679 from Visual Apex
    Anyone have it? Or any other thoughts?

    Thanks
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    Visual Apex has some nice screens and the tensioned ones are better for not wrinkling.

    This is a nice clean looking screen. It would likely be on my short list if I needed a new one.


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    Just pulled the trigger on this guy:

    Amazon.com: SMT-43100 Silver Ticket 100" Diagonal Dual Wall/Ceiling Mounted Tab-Tensioned Motorized Electric Screen: Electronics

    Big discount, good reviews. We shall see.

    This will be my third screen for my new setup.

    Also on my fourth projector, my 2nd projector mount, my 3rd HDMI cable and . . . I think that's it. I am hard to please, apparently.
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    I am too late to suggest anythingName:  DSC_0148.jpg
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Size:  92.2 KB, but please let us know how it works out! Here is my screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Eberhart View Post
    Just pulled the trigger on this guy:

    Amazon.com: SMT-43100 Silver Ticket 100" Diagonal Dual Wall/Ceiling Mounted Tab-Tensioned Motorized Electric Screen: Electronics

    Big discount, good reviews. We shall see.

    This will be my third screen for my new setup.

    Also on my fourth projector, my 2nd projector mount, my 3rd HDMI cable and . . . I think that's it. I am hard to please, apparently.

    Brandon...on the page it says 4:3 format...is that correct?
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    60" x 80" is a 4:3 ratio. Not a total deal breaker if you don't mind the addition unused portion at the top and bottom.

    Otherwise look for a 16:9.

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    I'd never buy a 4X3 screen..ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    I'd never buy a 4X3 screen..ever.
    It wouldn't be ideal unless you have a massive 126 Kodachrome collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    Brandon...on the page it says 4:3 format...is that correct?
    You are correct sir-

    Why you might ask? Because that ratio allows me to watch the IMAX segments of Interstellar without them being cut off. So, yes, I modeled my entire home theater on how to best present one film. But it's a really GOOD one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Eberhart View Post
    So, yes, I modeled my entire home theater on how to best present one film. But it's a really GOOD one.
    That's dedication.

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