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Visual Apex VApex Fixed Frame Screens First Look

Visual Apex VApex Fixed Frame Screens First Look

Visual Apex has released a new line of fixed screens that are easily assembled at home and are quite affordable. Sporting a CinemaWhite high gain fabric (1.1 gain, 80 degree viewing angle), the VApex (get it, Visual Apex = VApex) screens come in 92, 100, 106, 120, and 135 inches diagonal for $329, $339, $349, $399, and $499 respectively. It's hard to imagine that you could DIY a screen for less than the cost of the VApex screen. Assembly looks to be a snap, the materials all look to be very high quality, and you can go from box to watching a movie in less than an hour (it seems). If you've had your eye on a projector to bring your home theater to the next level, the Visual Apex VApex screens should be in the back of your mind.

Visual Apex has released a new line of VApex fixed screens that are easily assembled at home and come in 92, 100, 106, 120, and 135 inches diagonal for $329, $339, $349, $399, and $499 respectively.

— March 16, 2011 02:15 in Projector Screen Reviews

Stewart Filmscreen Intros Couture Collection

Stewart Filmscreen Intros Couture Collection

Stewart Filmscreen announced a new designer fixed screen product line, the Couture Collection. The company has forged a partnership with Swarovski Elements, a company that is known for manufacturing loose cut crystals. Together they have created a signature product in the new Couture Collection. The first screen introduced within the Couture Collection will feature an elegant, sculpted fixed frame design accented with these loose cut crystals by Swarovski Elements. The Couture Collection is designed with the discriminating consumer in mind.

Stewart Filmscreen announced a new designer fixed screen product line, the Couture Collection. The company has forged a partnership with Swarovski Elements, a loose crystals manufacturing company.

— September 21, 2010 22:15 in Projector Screen Reviews

Elite Screens Raptor Module First Look

Elite Screens Raptor Module First Look

Elite's Raptor Module is an elegant, free-standing projection screen for custom furniture installations when wall or ceiling screen placement is not practical. The unit is fully contained and ready to be integrated with custom media furniture. Elite's screens have always been of the highest quality so that's not an issue. Not to mention that there is the cool-factor of having a screen pop up out of nowhere. If you are looking for that classic, jaw-dropping, "where the heck did that come from" reaction, the Raptor is for you. The Raptor Modules may offer a discount over the finished cabinet Raptor series but you'll still be forking out well over $3000. That's a chunk of change for a screen but hey, this is not exactly a "price is an object" solution.

Elite's Raptor Module is an elegant, free-standing projection screen for custom furniture installations when wall or ceiling screen placement is not practical.

— September 18, 2010 01:30 in Projector Screen Reviews

Da-Lite Multi Format Imager Masking System Preview

Da-Lite Multi Format Imager Masking System Preview

Da-Lite introduced a new addition to its comprehensive line of home theater projection screen options with the launch of the Multi Format Imager masking system. The new design is a response to the home theater market demand for screens that can display optional format choices while maintaining a constant height, Da-Lite's new Multi Format Imager allows for sizes up to 16' wide and can support 4:3, 16:9, and the popular 1.85:1 aspect ratios among others.

Da-Lite introduced a new addition to its comprehensive line of home theater projection screen options with the launch of the Multi Format Imager masking system, a 2.5:1 native constant height screen.

— September 17, 2010 15:23 in Projector Screen Reviews

Elite Screens Starbright7 First Look

Elite Screens Starbright7 First Look

You may not want a 7.0 gain screen in your home theater, but you would in your church or store floor. Elite Screens has put a lot of technology in the Starbright7 screens without charging an arm and a leg. Of course, if you need the gargantuan 206" monster, you're probably thinking sub $5000 is a pretty good price. For a comparison that the general consumer can better identify with, the 76" 16:9 screen is only commanding $819. That seems very reasonable for a fixed screen with a multi-layered matrix for increasing brightness and contrast in rooms with high levels of ambient light and a surface coating to maintain color balance and fight "hot-spotting" artifacts.

Elite Screens' Starbright7 is a fixed screen with a multi-layered matrix for increasing brightness and contrast and a surface coating to maintain color balance and fight "hot-spotting" artifacts.

— September 14, 2010 03:00 in Projector Screen Reviews

Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol Projection Screen Review

Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol Projection Screen Review

While it may be hard for some enthusiasts to get excited about a projection screen, the fact is that they can play a huge part in making (or breaking) your viewing experience. The Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol screen was quiet, wrinkle and blemish free, and frankly a breeze to set up. With the number of options at your fingers and Da-Lite's ability to provide custom screens in short order, they are a company that we have no problems recommending.

The Da-Lite Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol screen was quiet, wrinkle and blemish free, and frankly a breeze to set up.

— October 29, 2009 07:50 in Projector Screen Reviews

SI TPM80 Performance Series Motorized Projector Screen Review

SI TPM80 Performance Series Motorized Projector Screen Review

After the marathon installation of our projector lift (another story, for another day), we waited with anticipation as to what SI Screens had to offer. Prepped for a full night of demolition and construction, we were pleasantly surprised soon after the TPM80 electric drop down screen arrived. The mounting system that was included made the job extremely easy, and efficient; therefore it was no time at all before we were watching a very exciting PowerPoint presentation on our new electric screen.

the TPM80 electric drop down screen's mounting system made the job extremely easy, and efficient; it was no time at all before we were watching a very exciting PowerPoint presentation.

Tim Johnson — August 31, 2009 07:00 in Projector Screen Reviews

Screen Excellence Performance Series "Budget" Screens

Screen Excellence Performance Series "Budget" Screens

Screen Excellence launched a new value-oriented line. North American distributor, StJohn Group, announced the immediate availability of the fixed frame “Performance” Series in four sizes – 70”, 80”, 87” and 95” (width of viewing area). The Performance Series by Screen Excellence is designed from the ground up for today’s rapidly growing group of value-conscious digital home theater projectors. Retail pricing for the 16:9 (1.78) native aspect ratio projection screen begins at $1,630 for a 70” wide viewable area. Not the cheapest screens we've seen but definitely not the most expensive.

Screen Excellence launched a new value-oriented line. North American distributor, StJohn Group, announced the immediate availability of the fixed frame “Performance” Series in four sizes – 70”, 80”,

— January 09, 2009 02:30 in Projector Screen Reviews

Da-Lite Fast-Fold Drapery Surround

Da-Lite Fast-Fold Drapery Surround

Da-Lite Screen Company showed off an innovative addition to its Fast-Fold Drapery product offering. The Fast-Fold Drapery Surround is the perfect solution for concealing equipment areas, tables and workstations. Basically, it is a portable scrim that makes hiding your equipment a snap - even on the road!

Da-Lite Screen Company showed off an innovative addition to its Fast-Fold Drapery product offering. The Fast-Fold Drapery Surround is the perfect solution for concealing equipment areas, tables and

— January 09, 2009 01:20 in Projector Screen Reviews

Seymour AV Center Stage Screens

Seymour AV Center Stage Screens

Seymour AV was showing off their Center Stage projection screens at the Audioholics State of the CE Union event. Seymour AV is primarily interested in making sure you don't have to compromise with a horizontal center channel and instead can use a vertically oriented speaker (preferably identical to your mains). To do this they offer acoustically transparent screens.

Seymour AV was showing off their Center Stage projection screens at the Audioholics State of the CE Union event. Seymour AV is primarily interested in making sure you don't have to compromise with a

— October 30, 2008 08:51 in Projector Screen Reviews

Focupix HDVio Electric Screen with RF Remote

Focupix HDVio Electric Screen with RF Remote

We were more than skeptical when we first heard of the Focupix electric screens. Their retail price hovered around $799 for a 104-inch screen, however the typical street price was just $329.99. With a retail drop-off that steep we wondered how on earth anyone could pack enough equipment into the box to make this screen actually function. It turns out these electric screens must be easier to make than I thought. The overall quality and performance of the Focupix HDVio screen had us rethinking what an electric screen should truly cost the average consumer.

We were more than skeptical when we first heard of the Focupix electric screens. Their retail price hovered around $799 for a 104-inch screen, however the typical street price was just $329.99. With

— May 05, 2008 08:10 in Projector Screen Reviews

Elite Screen's HOME2 Projection Screens

Elite Screen's HOME2 Projection Screens

Elite Screens, Inc. showed off its award-winning HOME2 Home Theater Projection Screens at CES 2008. Elite Screen's HOME2 Series are easy-to-install non-tensioned electric retractable screens that create a sophisticated home theater experience with the touch of a button. HOME2 screens have aspect ratios for both commercial and residential markets. They have a wide viewing diffusion angle of 160 degrees allowing presentations to reach a large audience regardless of room proximity.

Elite Screens, Inc. showed off its award-winning HOME2 Home Theater Projection Screens at CES 2008. Elite Screen's HOME2 Series are easy-to-install non-tensioned electric retractable screens that

— January 11, 2008 14:12 in Projector Screen Reviews

Stewart Filmscreen StarLift

Stewart Filmscreen StarLift

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation showed off the StarLift, a motorized mechanism designed to raise and lower the StarGlas rear projection screen. StarGlas takes a thin image layer and sandwiches it between two pieces of glass.

Stewart Filmscreen Corporation showed off the StarLift, a motorized mechanism designed to raise and lower the StarGlas rear projection screen. StarGlas takes a thin image layer and sandwiches it

— January 08, 2008 12:12 in Projector Screen Reviews

Da-Lite Silent Motor

Da-Lite Silent Motor

When you're trying to hold an important meeting, a loud motor could be just the thing to ruin it. Well, Da-Lite is now offering their Silent Motor standard on the Tensioned Advantage Electrol screen line. Now you can lower your screen from the ceiling without being interrupted by motor noise.

When you're trying to hold an important meeting, a loud motor could be just the thing to ruin it. Well, Da-Lite is now offering their Silent Motor standard on the Tensioned Advantage Electrol screen

— January 07, 2008 00:05 in Projector Screen Reviews