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106-inch, 16:9/2.35:1 HD Gray 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 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%!
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
- 0.8 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 gray|
|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)|
I took delivery of the 106" grey multi-format screen on Friday and had the opportunity to watch a variety of programming on it over the weekend. Building/installation wasn't the easiest procedure. I actually built the unit twice, after noticing that my masking panels weren't attached to pulley system. I will take the vast majority of blame in my incorrect assembly, but honestly the interaction manual's tables are useless, the diagrams are too small, and the manual as a whole is littered with subpar translations. I'm not surprised this happened.
The frame itself is huge and well built. I was surprised to find the entire thing covered in light-absorbing fabric. It's roughly 2.5" deep, and with the mount in place it protrudes 4.5" total from the wall. My exterior dimensions were 101"x64" with the border being a hair over 4" wide on all four sides. It's heavy, too close to 100lb. I usually do all my theater equipment installations by myself, but I had to call in a second pair of hands to help mount this screen.
The masking panels are covered in the same light-absorbing fabric as the frame. The texture feels like felt to me, but I could easily be mistaken. The right side of the frame has a single hook on which the bottom panel attaches to mask the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. On my particular unit, it seems like there's enough material on the panel rollers to mask up to 2.4:1, but I have not confirmed this. If it does, I would still need to add a second hook for the panels to stick on. I don't know if this is by design, or just a variance in manufacturing on this particular unit, but I'm excited at the prospect of an additional fixed aspect ratio.
The screen material itself is a bit thin, but to my eyes its gain is higher than the stated .9. This screen replaced a DaLite HCCV screen and I'm challenged to see the difference in brightness/reflectivity compared to my old one. I have not yet had to adjust the brightness or contrast of my projector from its old DaLite settings, so I suppose that's a testament to the new screen's true gain. Otherwise, overall the screen seems uniform and devoid of hotspots or imperfections.
The mounting brackets/panels aren't the sturdiest things in the world they're lightweight and probably aluminum. But they're doing their job so far, so I can't complain too much. The top and bottom brackets are held together by a couple of pre-measured fabric strips. So in the end all you theoretically have to level is the top bar, as the bottom mount piece is perfectly parallel with the top. The brackets themselves could use some more pilot holes in my opinion. When I started mounting the bracket to my wall studs, I was a tad frustrated that there were not enough holes to secure the outer 6" of each bracket to a stud. However, after four days, I haven't heard a giant crash from the theater yet, so I guess the screen won't be coming down on its own any time soon.
Overall I'm very pleased with this investment. The frame itself is a great showpiece on my theater wall and the image quality has exceeded my expectations. This is not a $2000 screen by any means, but it's exactly the type of high quality product at a reasonable price that you'd expect from Monoprice. I would recommend it.
PROS: Frame and panels are both completely covered in fabric.
Panel lifting mechanism is recessed and black.
Higher gain than stated.
CONS: Slightly larger than stated dimensions.
Instructions confusing, diagrams small.
Mounting brackets seems flimsy.
Immediately upon projecting an image with my Espon 5030UB projector, I was blown away. Even with the ambient light from a table lamp, the image quality was excellent with great blacks and brilliant colors.
PROS: Well built quality frame made of heavy gauge metal
Masking panels covered with felt
HD Gray screen color has excellent picture quality in a living room environment.
CONS: Assembly and installation instructions are pretty lacking. They have a few small diagrams that leave out some steps. I am a professional electronics installer and had some confusion when assembling the screen.
Some of the screen tension springs pop off easily at the hook end of the spring. The springs are easy to install, but could have more curve in the hook end to ensure a secure fit.
The felt on the frame edge near the masking mechanism is peeling slightly. I will have to use some adhesive and press the felt back into the groove.
The hanging brackets should be longer to ensure "stud-to-stud" fastening. With the average stud in a wall being ~16 inches, you will end up hanging part of the bracket with drywall anchors if the screen is centered on a stud. Longer brackets would allow a customer to ensure the brackets are screwed into a stud. As long as the brackets are shorter than the screen is wide, it should be fine.
PROS: Very well made Frame , it looks great on the wall, the multi-format just makes the movie viewing experience an even greater experience while watching movies that have the black bars (2:35.1) I will be enjoying this set-up for years to come.
CONS: The direction to set-up the Frame was useless. .it wasn't detailed enough.This is a complaint I read on a few occasion before I chose this Screen..I thought that problem must be remedied by now..right!.nope.
PROS: Good build quality and easy to install. The variable masking is what drew me to this screen and it works as advertised. I suppose having motorized masking would be better but this is a very cost effective way to eliminate the letterbox bars from your projected image.
CONS: The masking does not allow for extremely precise adjustment but unless you are very nitpicky and a half an inch here really bothers you....you should be happy with this masking.