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Portable Screen Reviews

"Well worth the money"

Currently using this CineGrey 3d screen with an optoma gt1080 short throw.
Yes, short throw. I know it's not recommended but I see absolutely no problems. No glaring, oversaturated spots, etc. The projector is only a little more than 4' away from the screen. In the pictures I have the celling fan light (literally a few feet away from the projector) on, as well as 2 table lamps and a reading lamp. If that doesn't speak for the ambient light rejecting (alr) properties of this screen I don't know what does.

The colors pop more and, after recalibration, much more realistic plus much better contrast in dark scenes.

Kevin
Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY3D 

"Totally Impressed!"

I rarely write reviews, but I'm totally impressed! This review is for Elite Screens Designer Cut, 135-inch 16:9 Acoustically Sound Transparent Projector Screen Cloth Fabric, ZRM-135HW-A1080P3. The screen is installed over in-wall speakers. First, the fabric is a finer weave and a brighter white than appears in the Amazon photo. There is no discernible loss of audio quality over the speakers. It is really quite amazing. The frame measures 120" x 71 1/2" and is made of 1" x 4" pine. The screen fabric was stretched (there is very little stretch to the screen fabric), and stapled to the frame. Four inch self adhesive black velvet was added for a high contrast border. The frame is hung using four 12" OOK Hangman french cleats (2 on the top and 2 on the bottom) for easy install and removal. All in all, for a DIY screen it has a professional clean look, was cost efficient, reasonably easy to assemble and install, and when the lights go down and the projectors lights up, the image and sound quality is amazing! We love it! Whether the source is BluRay, antennae TV, internet, whatever, this screen fabric is amazing. I wouldn't say it if I didn't do it and didn't mean it. Totally impressed.

DJR
Model Number: ZRM-135HW-A1080P3 

"110 edgeless screen with biased lighting."

Amazon seems to lump the cinegrey reviews together. So my review is for the CineGrey 3D®. I bought the 135 inch CineGrey 3D® designer cut. I built a 54 by 96 frame for a 110 inch diagonal.
My frame consists of a face frame made from #3 1x4's 8 feet long. These are pocket screwed in to a rectangle face frame that is then mounted to a base frame of 2x4's on edge. The base frame gives my face frame a 3.5 inch pop out effect.
I built an edgeless designed screen. I wanted the pop out out so I could mount bias lighting behind. The bias lighting helps a bit with image overspill. I bought a $17 projector mount on Amazon, it makes getting the picture perfectly dialed in, nearly impossible. I'll be watching for a deal on a peerless mount, and I'll update my photos then. But for now, the image does not center perfectly on my screen.
On to the cinegrey. It does a fair job of rejecting ambient light. Bright scenes look good in a lit room. But even my super bright Epson 2040 really struggles with dark scenes. It could be a combination of poor LCD contrast ratio, and a dark colored screen. Dark scenes look fine in a completely dark room, but I would not want to watch them in a moderately lit room.
If you want to watch football or most animated Disney movies you will be happy with this screen material in ambient lighting situations.
I do not consider this a down side. I think for movies to be immersive, you need a completely dark room. So just watch movies at night or close off all the windows. But for football and those types of programming you'll enjoy having lights on and still have a good picture. I'll update my photos as I get better ones. For now I've posted a screen shot from the replacements. It was in a fairly well lit room. And a scene from back to the future in a mostly dark room, except for biased lighting.
As to construction, it went as expected. I sanded all my edges of my frame to give a slightly rounded over effect. I had zero issues with my fabric ripping. The fabric stretched well, and the screen surface came out perfectly smooth. My only stapler is a hammer tacker. These are for stapling roofing felt and house wrap. They are not designed for accurate stapling. So I stretched my fabric, and then held with one hand while I placed the hammer tacker where I wanted it. Then I sort of pinned the fabric with the tacker and hit it with a rubber mallet to drive the staple. This was a little cumbersome, but 95% of my staples fired exactly where I wanted them. The other 5% were not an issue.
The corners were difficult to get right. But it's not real noticeable.
I'll let my photos do the rest of the talking. I would buy this again. I paid the full Amazon list price. I think it's a good value. I have under $175 in my full setup including biased lighting. The cinegrey base (non 3D) would probably be adequate for most folks. And it's $30 cheaper.

 

trbizwiz
Model Number: ZRM-135HW-CineGrey5D 

"amazing results ! now I have a 6sqm screen with a 7.1 dolby surround home cinema and all my speakers are hidden...quality of picture is amazing and for full 3D HD really amazing"
Saison Damien
Model Number: ZRM-135HW-A1080P3 

"CineGrey 5D®, just do it"

"I needed a screen that could combat ambient light. My livin area has a sliding glass door leading to an outside patio/pool area on one side that just about covers about 12 ft, so I have an very amble amount of ambient light that pours in during the day light hours. I previously had an Elite Screens pull down matte white screen that looked beautiful during evening hours, but was washed out quite a bit during the day, so much so it really wasn't worth using. I did some research and found out that most ambient light rejecting screens were astronomical in price and I could not justify $3500-$5000 for a screen (my projector was sub $1500) so I thought I was doomed to only evening big screen glory UNTILL, I stumbled upon Elite Screens "new" CineGrey 5D® screens and material. I wanted to give it a shot, but I still didn't want to pay $800-$1400 for a screen when I could easily build one for less that $200 (well less actually) so I scoured the ends of the Internet and found a company that sold the CineGrey 5D® material WITHOUT the screen. I purchased a swatch of the material large enough for anyone to build up to a 135' screen (I cut mine down to about 120'). After taking some measurements, I went to my local Home Depot, and bought the hardware I needed to build the frame and border. I then went to a local fabric store and bought about 3 yds of black felt for the border pieces (more than enough) and I built my screen. Once it was complete, I hung it on the wall and fired up the projector. I was amazed at the difference. ambient light and all, I was viewing 120' of big screen joy in the middle of the day and it looked wonderful. Even in the evening, the CineGrey 5D® material really brings out the detail in the picture. If you have the know how and the "Tim the tool man" ability, I recommend you do exactly as I did and save yourself a ton of money buy building your own. If you are not comfortable to take that on, then by all means, purchase one of these screens with the CineGrey 5D® material, you will not be disappointed, it works like a champ at the fraction of the cost of competitor solutions. Take a look at my photos and see for yourself!!"

Marine0369
Model Number: ZRM-135HW-CineGrey5D 

"Couldn't Be Happier"

Brought CINEGREY, for my Epson 2040. I built a 110" wood frame screen and stapled the material it to the back. I couldn't be more pleased. What I can say is that it does look washed out when all the lights are on and I have the blinds opened during the day.
The good thing for me is I never have the blinds open, only did that to test the ambient light rejection feature, and my room has a modest amount of light control. Bottom line i couldn't be happier.

LUCIEN O WRIGHT
Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

This is for the CineGrey 3D®, and since there is not one review on amazon for this material I figured I would write one. The ambient light rejecting aspects of the material is amazing, much better then carls place alr sample I have because it doesn't reduce the amount of briteness and in fact it makes the colors more vibrant and rich because it adds a much better level of contrast which is the one thing most projectors lack.. Trust me it's awesome and you won't be disappointed with it, the 3d is ridiculous. . I can only say how good it is with my projector which is an Epson 2040... Trust me it's pretty sick..

Ronnie
Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY3D
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

 

"The ezCinema not only worked great for our Pokémon release but it was huge a success overall. Our guests were able to watch their favorite movie while waiting for their favorite game. Not only was the ezCinema easy to set up but the visuals were clear and great. It truly lit up the night!"

-Zeneida - Store Leader
GameStop #2436
ezCinema Model #: F80NWH

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"Solid case, super easy to setup and raise to desired height, major upgrade from the classic tripod pull up screens."
Edmund Bardi
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
ezCinema Series
Model Number: F100NWV

"Exactly as described. Hight quality at a low price. It'll last years and it only seems heavy if you're an unusually frail person (regardless of gender). Based on its size it's actually quite light. It's obviously going to require care when carrying due to its length so that you don't clobber someone accidentally but that's as expected with large equipment such as this. Anyway I love it for my professional presentations at work, as I regularly address large audiences and my kids and guests love it in the backyard during barbecues to project movies and music videos onto (really adds a cool element to any outdoor party). One of the best purchases I've ever made! ...I repeat....One of the Best purchases I've EVER made!"
Johnny Bravo
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
ezCinema Series
Model Number: F84NWH

 

"This screen is awesome and it got here super fast!! I'm very impressed. I can't believe it was priced so I can afford it. Ready to watch some Seahawks Superbowl Victory action!! Thank You!! *the photo is a daytime shot... the screen makes the image even brighter and more vivid than projecting onto a white wall :)"
THE DOTKU
From an Amazon.com customer review
Tripod Series
Model Number: T100UWV1

"Very strong construction, arrived in two days, great quality. Definitely recommended, good value for the $$."
khalidcz
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Tripod Series
Model Number: T113NWS1

"After buying a new BenQ projector, I had to replace my old Da-Lite silver screen which served me well for 15-years. Its glass beaded coating created a silk screen effect that deteriorated the picture quality. I wasn't sure of the largest sized screen that would fit comfortably in a 12x12 room, so I rented a Da-Lite Versatol tripod from a camera store. It was the matte white version with a 1.0 gain. I was struck by how pancake flat the picture appeared; plus, it caused for an overly warm picture hue in which I personally do not like.
So I ordered from Amazon the Elite screen hoping for better results. And to my surprise, it reflected a perfect picture. The images really popped out with Elite's 1.1 gain. It had beautiful depth and contrast to the images with a more natural color hue. The Elite also performed better with ambient light; and the added bonus was its ability to swivel the screen around so that it can be positioned near the back wall. Da-Lite couldn't do that. That's a huge plus within a small room as you gain nearly 2-feet of distance for a bigger picture. Well, who knew there was a big difference between the screens? I found out by accident."
Rich Vergo (The Jersey Shore)
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Tripod Series
Model Number: T85UWS1

"This is a very large screen. It is exactly what we needed. It requires a long space to transport it. It does fit in a small SUV and even a car with the seats down, running front to back. So if you have to move it from place to place, Measure to make sure it fits.
It is easy to put it up and take it down."
-Melissa McGavick, May 7, 2014
Model Number: T136UWS1
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

 

"Perfect Solution"

"The screen is a perfect solution for business presentations. It fits in my backpack briefcase, sets up in a few seconds and allows me to use a typical low lumen pico projector with high resolution!"
J. Perry
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Pico Sport Series
Model Number: PS18WG4

 

"Excellent portable screen"

"Awesome portable screen. Perfect size to put at the end of a conference/dining table. Folds up nice and compact. Relatively light for carrying around, and the screen reflective qualities are very good. I use this with a small portable projector for movies while travelling, for work presentations, and for gaming with my friends. The big advantage with this one over another brand I saw was that this opens vertically. The other one I saw opens only horizontally, and if not fully extended, the spring inside wants to pull it closed. This can be a problem if the table you're using is too narrow for that screen to open fully."
Genthar
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
PicoScreen Series
Model Number: PC45W

"I prefer this one even it is only 45 inches vs 50 of the Epson 50 inch. Very easy to setup and can just put on any size table. It is light weight and with a carrying bag."
-Lion Micheal "Dreamtoys"
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
PicoScreen Series

 

"We have purchased two of these and we have no complaints what so ever. Great price and great product."
-marcia
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Reflexion Series; Model Number FM120V

 

"Super fast screen setup, really is a 5 second setup."

"This projector screen is the absolute easiest and fastest screen I have ever used. Works exactly as you would expect, just open box and lift screen out. The accordion style structure in the back pops up and allows adjustment to any height between minimum and maximum.
TIP: This will not work with a short throw projector as it is not tensioned like the framed screens that were discontinued.
Keep in mind that this thing with the case is as long as the width of the screen. I was not able to get mine into my building as we don't have a freight elevator, so its staying in the garage."

-Kalen von Olnhausen