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133-inch, 16:9 HD Gray Fabric Ceiling-Recessed 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 0.8 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%!
The screen is designed to be mounted with the casing recessed inside a ceiling for a clean, professional appearance. It 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 is raised and lowered using a Somfy motor with an IR (infrared) remote control or external trigger. 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 with white face
- Motorized operation using a super-quiet Somfy motor
- Includes IR (infrared) remote control for screen operation
- Optional external trigger operation
- 133" diagonal screen size
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 160° viewing angle
- 0.8 screen gain
- 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 gray|
|Viewing Area||115.9" x 65.2" (2945 x 1656 mm)|
|Total Screen Height||90.9" (2308mm)|
|Left/Right Borders||3.9" (100mm)|
|Top Border||15.7" (400mm)|
|Bottom Border||2.6" (65mm)|
|Case Material||Black aluminum with white face|
|Case Dimensions||140.4" x 6.7" x 6.3" (3565 x 170 x 161 mm)|
|Package Dimensions||145.1" x 11.9" x 10.4" (3685 x 303 x 263 mm)|
|Net Weight||80.5 lbs (36.5 Kg)|
|Gross Weight||101.6 lbs (46.1 Kg)|
|Power Requirement||100-120VAC, 60Hz, 90W|
Once I got a wooden box of 2x10" lumber framed above the ceiling to hold the aluminum screen box, then wired and insulated to code, I was able to mount the screen flush to the ceiling. The distance from ceiling to floor in my family room is 95". Out of the box, the factory setting for the bottom stop limit allowed the weighted screen bar to lower to 9" above the floor. I needed it to stop at 20" off the floor so that I could install a cabinet along the bottom to hold/hide my audio gear in. You will want center channel and “dialog lift” technology to make actor voices sound like they are coming out of the middle of this large screen, not the bottom.
I had a hard time finding clear instructions for adjusting the stop limits for the screen and wanted to post my experience here for others to consider. Stop limits adjustments are the white and yellow hex bolt heads on the left side of the screen box. The white adjustment is toward the front and yellow in the back. I found that if you lowered the screen all the way down, turned the white hex head one full turn (360 degrees) to the right when looking up at it (clockwise), rolled the screen back up, waited four minutes for the somfy motor to cool down, then lowered the screen, the weighted bar stopped at 11" from the floor.
I repeated this several times until I got to 20", waiting four minutes each time, and measuring the new height. I found that one turn would change the height between 1 3/4" and 2". It requires patience to wait four minutes between adjustments, but several sources say it is important to do so you don’t burn out the motor.
The first time I tried this I received incorrect information from Monoprice support and became impatient with the nonexistent results. Out of frustration, I ended up adjusting the top limit (yellow screw) to the LEFT and the screen retracted above the roller inside! I had to loosen one and remove the second end bolt that the roller mounts to on each end to free the weighted bar from within the aluminum box. Once I tightened the bolts back up, I had to adjust the top limit (yellow) several times to the left (counter clockwise looking up), raising the bar between 1 3/4" and 2" for each full turn, until the bar would retract flush with the ceiling.
After all of this trouble the end result was inspiring! This recessed screen just looks great retracted, a nice clean line that guests don't notice when visiting. And when you suggest watching a movie, the screen rolling out of the ceiling with the giant, bright high contrast image that pops off of it is truly impressive.
In summary, don’t touch the yellow adjustment, it is factory set correctly. If you want to raise the stop limit when fully lowered you have to do this:
1) Fully lower screen, measure height of bottom weighted bar above the floor.
2) Turn white adjustment bolt one full turn (360 degrees) to the right (clockwise) when looking up at it.
3) Fully raise screen, wait four minutes for motor to cool down
4) Fully lower screen, measure height of bottom weighted bar above the floor. It should be between 1 3/4" and 2" higher than what you measured in step 1.
5) Repeat as needed.
PROS: Excellent picture quality
Very clean look when retracted
CONS: Somewhat involved to install in a home remodel
Incorrect technical support from Monoprice