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106-inch, 16:9/2.35:1 HD White Fabric Multi-Format Frame Projection Screen
Give yourself the gift of a true Home Theater system with this 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 is a non-retractable, adjustable frame screen. It features a black velvet covered black aluminum frame with shutters in the top and bottom elements, which can be extended to cover part of the screen, thereby converting it from a 16:9 to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The screen measures 106 diagonal inches when configured for the 16:9 aspect ratio and 100 diagonal inches when configured for the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The package includes hardware to mount the screen to a wall.
- 10cm black aluminum frame covered in black velvet
- 100" (2.35:1) and 106" (16:9) diagonal screen sizes
- Adjustable aspect ratio from 2.35:1 to 16:9
- 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 Color||HD white|
|2.35:1 Viewing Area||92.4" x 39.3" (2346 x 998 mm)|
|16:9 Viewing Area||92.4" x 52.0" (2346 x 1320 mm)|
|Total Screen Height||59.8" (1520mm)|
|Left/Right Borders||3.9" (100mm)|
|Top Border||3.9" (100mm)|
|Bottom Border||3.9" (100mm)|
|Case Material||Black aluminum|
|Frame Dimensions||100.2" x 59.8" x 2.4" (2546 x 1520 x 60 mm)|
|Package Dimensions||108.2" x 15.5" x 10.6" (2748 x 394 x 268 mm)|
|Net Weight||39.7 lbs (18.0 Kg)|
|Gross Weight||57.8 lbs (26.2 Kg)|
The screen as such is well built and sturdy. The picture looks awesome. Agreed with other customer reviews. Instructions are not that clear. Once I figured out what to do, it was a quick 45 mins install.
PROS: built Quality
CONS: Install instructions
My initial screen arrived damaged in shipping but Monoprice.com really stepped up and paid shipping on a second unit and for the return shipping on the first!
Install was not difficult and the mounting hardware allows for some left/right adjustment which is very useful and easier to adjust than using my projector's lens shift. As other reviewers have noted the instruction manual has some interesting grammar but I could follow it without a problem. If anything I liked the manual... Still to this day I get a kick out of "the top bracket shall keep balance with the low bracket because of the universal gravitation." I wouldn't have described it that way but yes gravity is why it is hanging from the top evenly by straps.....
I find the screen material to work very well on my 106" screen. It has no ripples and hasn't had any cracking issues even in the dry desert of phoenix, az it still looks great. I have a 1080p projector and sit at about 10ft from the screen.
This screen is a much better solution for most users than getting a fixed 16:9 or 2.35 screen. The black velvet masks make the letterbox bars that are projected onto them practically invisible. There are no set adjustments to the masks, they can be set to any format between no masking at 16:9/1.80 and will extend to 2:40 or more. When starting a movie I pull the masks just beyond the letterbox line and then push them back just slightly so that they mask the line perfectly. I find it necessary to pull beyond and push back slightly because like a pull down screen it is hard to get the masks to stop precisely when pulling them up.
I definitely recommend this product. For users that are thinking about going the DIY route for the best screen material I would recommend getting this anyway. Even if you want your own high end screen material you could still use this as the frame/masks/tension for a higher end material.
PROS: Movies look great and letterbox bars are eliminated in all formats except 4:3 95% of the time.
The wide black frames enhance the screen very well.
The screen has tension and has never had a ripple or moved during a movie.
Very nice physical appearance (much better than I would have done with a DIY project).
Much faster install time than a DIY screen.
CONS: Format changes are manual rather than motorized but this is expected for this price. Wouldn't it be nice to type 2.31 into a remote and have it adjust automatically? :) Then it could also print some money for me while it is at it.
There are cases where the multi format screen doesn't work well (which are not the fault of this product):
Some movies change aspect ratio multiple times in the middle of the film. It is no fault of the screen but when this happens it is annoying because the multi format feature doesn't really work.
Movies often place subtitles in the letterbox area (which means you can't read them if you have adjusted for 2.31 or 2.35 mode)
I think it looks fantastic. 4" rails covered in velvet and so is the masking system. The matte white screen is uniform and has no problems. I have had a DIY 92" screen painted with Silverscreen paint for the past 7 years. I was afraid that my black levels would suffer by going to the matte white, but suprisingly, the screen is much brighter on bright scenes and the blacks still look great. Perhaps it's the perceived contrast boost with the wide black borders and especially the masked 2.35:1 makes a huge difference in visual contrast. My projector is a Sharp xvz12000mkII.
I'm really happy with the matte white screen. A couple of years ago, I bought a Dalite HiPower screen based on numerous recommendations...I hated it!! The black levels weren't acceptable to me and I hated that the image was different at every seating position in the room. So it was sent back and I stuck with my DIY for a while longer.
There were a few ripples and imperfections in the screen when I first installed it, but they were gone by the next day. The vinyl smell is mostly gone too.
As for the instructions, they were obviously written by someone that uses English as a second language. Monoprice should probably invest a little money in hiring a technical writer to rewrite everything that they distribute. I doubt they would have to raise their prices too much and it would make things a whole lot better...
Fortunately, rebuilding it the second time, once I knew what to do, only took about 10 minutes.
PROS: High quality construction
CONS: Very poorly written manual