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133-inch, 16:9 HD White Fabric Tab-Tensioned Motorized Projection Screen
Give yourself the gift of a true Home Theater system with this Motorized Projection Screen from Monoprice!
This screen is made from a high-quality four-layer fabric. The surface layer is embossed with PVC microdots, which produces a 1.0 gain across an extra wide 160 degree viewing angle. The second layer is made of PVC, followed by a fiberglass layer, and another PVC layer to complete the screen. The result is a smooth screen surface with a stretch rate of less than 1%. By comparison, traditional chemical treated fabric screens have stretch rates as high as 33%!
This screen includes a tab-tensioning system, which keeps the screen taut and helps ensure that wrinkles or waves do not develop over time and with heavy usage. It can be mounted on the ceiling or on a wall and is raised and lowered using a Somfy motor with an IR (infrared) remote control. Somfy is the leading manufacturer of specialty motors, which provide ultra-smooth, silent operation and are known for their durability and long life. The screen measures 133 diagonal inches and is sized for a 16:9 aspect ratio. The package includes hardware to mount the screen to a wall.
- Black aluminum casing
- Motorized operation using a super-quiet Somfy motor
- Includes IR (infrared) remote control for screen operation
- 133" diagonal screen size
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 160° viewing angle
- 1.0 screen gain
- Wall mounting hardware included
- User's Manual (Nov 26, 2011)
Shipping Note: This is an oversized item, which requires special handling. We are able to ship it to addresses within the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship it to AK, HI, PR, US Territories, and international countries due to the product size. Expedited shipping methods are not available.
|Screen Type||Tab-tensioned fabric|
|Screen Color||HD white|
|Viewing Area||115.9" x 65.2" (2945 x 1656 mm)|
|Total Screen Height||90.1" (2289mm)|
|Left/Right Borders||3.9" (100mm)|
|Top Border||15.7" (400mm)|
|Bottom Border||2.6" (65mm)|
|Case Material||Black aluminum|
|Case Dimensions||135.2" x 5.6" x 5.3" (3435 x 143 x 135 mm)|
|Package Dimensions||151.4" x 9.3" x 8.9" (3846 x 236 x 226 mm)|
|Net Weight||83.8 lbs (38.0 Kg)|
|Gross Weight||102.1 lbs (46.3 Kg)|
|Power Requirement||100-120VAC, 60Hz, 90W|
"Tab-Tensioned Motorized Projection Screen (Somfy Motor) w/ IR Remote - HD White Fabric (133 inch, 16:9)"
First the details.
1) The box is absolutely huge. And it was very nicely packaged. Double boxed, no damage to the internal box. The shipping weight was 96 pounds.
2) Out of the box, it is still quite imposing.
3) The mounting brackets are absolutely dead simple, and wonderful. We thought hanging the screen (since it was so heavy) was going to be difficult, but the mounting brackets seem to just grab the thing and hold on to it. Very nice.
4) Motor seems quiet enough, and it is certainly smooth.
5) The screen smells like a swimming pool toy (more on this in a bit)
Some quick dimensions.
The top case is 135.5" long.
The bottom bar is 128" long.
The sides have 3 and 1/8" of masking (at the narrowest)
The bottom has 2 and 1/2" of masking plus the width of the bottom bar (1 and 1/2")
Power cord and IR receiver are on the left.
Not great. The reason this screen smells like a swimming pool toy is that it is made of vinyl, just like a swimming pool toy. And it isn't very thick vinyl either. I guess I could have and should have done some more research, but monoprice describes this as a "FABRIC" screen in the specifications as well as the item description. This also means the the masking area is simple black vinyl and not a fabric.
It also doesn't look much better than it did when projecting on a bare wall. I suppose that's because the gain of the screen (1.0) is probably very close to the gain of the wall. In retrospect, if we didn't want a screen that disappeared, I think I could have put some black borders up on the wall and had very very similar quality.
There are some waves in the "fabric" at both lower corners, but I haven't tried tightening the strings yet. (The tensioning system is also of lower quality than I have witnessed on name brand screens).
EDIT: After spending 30 minutes, I was completely unable to remove the "waves" in the bottom corners of the screen. I could make them worse by increasing the tension, but reducing the tension doesn't make them any better. Call me unimpressed, and unsatisfied.
CONS: Screen *ISN'T* "Fabric"
Can't remove waves in the screen even though it is "tab-tensioned"