- Product: Yard Master Electric Tension (OMS135HT-ELECTRODUAL) – 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- Projector: Epson Home Cinema 3800 4K PRO-UHD
- Reviewer: John Sciacca, Residential Systems
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As we approach summertime, many people start thinking about outdoor entertaining; perhaps even more so now after they have been cooped-up indoors for an abnormally long period of time! And when social distancing guidelines are finally over, what better way to get back to normal than by throwing an outdoor party with a giant movie presentation in your backyard?!
As our customers expand living and entertaining beyond the four walls of their homes, they are seeking higher performing outdoor entertainment solutions. And as the party moves outside, it’s no longer enough to just have some background music and a little TV mounted up in a corner showing ESPN. While outdoor audio systems are available from nearly every manufacturer, outdoor video systems are a far rarer commodity.
If you want something bigger and more impressive than just a big outdoor TV, and find yourself with a more, umm, reasonable budget, the Elite Screens Yard Master Electric screen might be the perfect solution.
Elite Screens offers a surprisingly large array of offerings in its outdoor screen series, and for this review the company provided a sample from its flagship line, the Electric Tension Series. As the name implies, this is an electric screen with tensioning to retain a flat viewing surface, available in four screen sizes ranging from 100- to 150-inches diagonal in a 16×9 aspect ratio. After taking some measurements, I determined I could install the second largest size, the 135-inch model.
About the Yard Master Electric Tension
The Yard Master Electric Tension Series is an electric screen with 2-way projection material that is IP33 rated for wind/rain penetration for outdoor applications. The tab-tension design supports a front/rear projection surface with perfect uniform flatness. This allows you to use either a standard, short throw or UST projectors. The WraithVeil® Dual material provides superb image clarity from in-front or behind and its diverse projector compatibility makes it a must for outdoor home or commercial video applications. It is ideal for nighttime movie presentations. The screen comes with a Radio Frequency remote control that doubles as a wireless 12-volt projector trigger that coordinates the screen’s drop and rise with the projector’s power cycle.