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EliteProjector® Ultra-Short Throw Projector


The Spectrum Tab-Tension Series 2 is part of Elite Screens CE-Retail line of electric projection screens. It’s tab-tension reinforced CineWhite® UHD-B material provides enhanced material flatness. This feature allows ultra/short throw projectors to reflect a flat ripple-free image. The CineWhite® UHD-B projection material is ISF certified for superior color reproduction with no color shift.

Screen Material

  • CineWhite® UHD-B 1.3 Gain front projection material 
  • Wide diffusion uniformity allows viewers to enjoy a clear bright picture from any angle
  • Compatible with Ultra/Short/Standard “long” throw Projectors
  • Black masking borders absorb projector overshoot while enhancing visual picture contrast
  • Black backing eliminates light penetration for enhanced brightness and color reproduction
  • 4K/8K Ultra HD, Active 3D, and HDR Ready
  • ISF Certified for Accurate color points, Dynamic Range, and Color Temperature
  • Available in the following diagonal sizes: 100" and 125" in 16:9 format


Design and Installation

  • Endcaps have durable tabs for flush wall mounting and loops for ceiling hook attachments
  • Tab-tension features provide uniform flatness over the entire screen area
  • Ultra-short throw compatibility prevents foot traffic from passing between the projector and screen (Check EliteProjector® Ultra-Short Throw Projector)
  • Ships fully assembled with standard 3-prong power connection ready to plug and play
  • Installation kit includes wood screws, drywall anchors and a bubble level
  • Optional 6” & 12” wall/ceiling brackets - sold separately


Control System

  • Internal Radio Frequency/Infrared receivers with IR/RF remotes included
  • Detachable 3-way wall switch keypad for UP/STOP/DOWN manual operation
  • Integrated 5-12-volt wire trigger (via RJ45) port synchronizes Drop/Rise operation with the projector’s power cycle
  • Wireless RF 5-12-volt projector trigger included
  • IR extended “eye” sensor included for concealed ceiling installations


Quality and Reliability

  • Tubular motor provides fast up/down operation with low power consumption and extended operational lifespan
  • AMX and Crestron Certified
  • 2-Year / 3-Year ENR-G Manufacturer's Warranty by Elite Screens, an  ISO9001 manufacturer since 2004
  • Lifetime Tech Support by Elite Screens Professional Service Team through Email or Web Chat.


  • Spectrum Tab-Tension 2 Electric Wall/Ceiling Projector Screen Product/Testimonial

  • Comparison Video of Elite's New Tab-Tension Electric Screens

  • How to Properly Mount a Projection Screen

  • Selecting a Screen Size Educational Video

  • ANSI Lumens and Screen Gain Educational Video


Dimensions Table

The listed measurements are for general reference only.  Please contact Elite Screens to verify product design and dimensions before attempting to integrate its products with any structural or furniture modification.  Although a manufacturer may offer product advice, it may be taken or disregarded at the integrator’s discretion. Elite Screens will not be held responsible or be otherwise liable for faulty installations.

Decoding the Model Number
Model Number = Electric100HT
Electric = Electric Screen
100 = Nominal Diagonal Size
H = HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio
(V = 4:3 / X = 16:10 / S = 1:1 / C = 2.35:1)
T = Tab-Tensioned

Spectrum Tab-Tension 2 Series Dimensions Table
Model Numbers Diag. SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen MaterialCase ColorGainView Width (A1)View Height (A2)Screen Width (B1)Screen Height (B2)Case Height (B3)Case Width (B4)Overall Case Length (C1)Weight Bar Length (C2)Overall Height (C3)L/R Borders (D1)Bottom Border (D2)Top Border (D3)Power Cord Length (E5)
Model Numbers Diag. SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen MaterialCase ColorGainView Width (A1)View Height (A2)Screen Width (B1)Screen Height (B2)Case Height (B3)Case Width (B4)Overall Case Length (C1)Weight Bar Length (C2)Overall Height (C3)L/R Borders (D1)Bottom Border (D2)Top Border (D3)Power Cord Length (E5)
Electric100HT100" 16:948.8"x87.0"CineWhite® UHD-BBlackGain 1.387.048.889.461.83.33.3107.998.466.
Electric125HT125" 16:961.4"x109.1"CineWhite® UHD-BBlackGain 1.3109.161.4111.474.44.13.9129.9123.479.

Spectrum Tab-Tension 2 Series Packaging Dimensions
Model Numbers Diag. SizeAspect RatioN.W. (lbs.)G.W. (lbs.)Net Wt. (Kgs)G.W. (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
Model Numbers Diag. SizeAspect RatioN.W. (lbs.)G.W. (lbs.)Net Wt. (Kgs)G.W. (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
Electric100HT100" 16:931.3 lb35.8 lb14.2 kg16.2 kg106.5"x4.9"x5.3"
Electric125HT125" 16:932.0 lb39.1 lb14.5 kg17.8 kg133.2"x5.6"x5.8"




"It’s huge!!!! Owned for 9 years, love it."

"It’s huge!!! Be prepared to impress your friends. I’ve owned this since 2009 and have had no problems with it. The mechanics of it still work perfectly. Be aware that it doesn’t come with mounting hardware or brackets. I mounted it into a black painted piece of baseboard molding, then attached it to the ceiling studs. Its hanging from a 7’ ceiling in the pic. It’s a great price for a good product! I’d buy it again in a heartbeat. Highly Recommended." - Zach


From an Amazon.com Customer Review

Spectrum Tab-Tension Series



"Great screen."

This is my first in home theater setup. I've done a lot of research and sat through a few demos with some reputable companies & I decided to go cheap because my budget changed during the holidays. The tension technology almost ensures zero wrinkles & waves. The motor is super quiet. I have this paired with a Epson 2045 & I must say that my picture quality is better than the $3000 setup they had in the BestBuy demo room.

From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Spectrum Tab-Tension Series, Model Number Electric125HT


"Tab-tension for the win! Great screen."

I'm really happy with this 100" tab-tension screen. I had to dial up the tension a bit when I first got it, but that was easy and it's holding the tension great. I've had it for several weeks and have had it up and down a couple dozen times - it's quiet and works great. It arrived via FedEx and the box was in great condition. The screen had some very, very minor "memory lines" that are barely noticeable in the daylight with no image on the screen, and not at all noticeable during movie viewing. The paperwork that came with it says this is normal and will go away, but even if it doesn't, I don't really care. Also, if you look at my photos, you'll see I have an unusual ceiling, and therefore had to use some screws and chains to hang it from the wood beams. With careful measuring, this turned out great. I've also added it to my Harmony remote (which was easy) so I'm really happy with this and totally recommend it to anyone looking for a screen. Spend the extra and get the tab-tension model.

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-Brian N

From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Spectrum Tab-Tension Series, Model Number Electric100HT

The screen is even better than expected. Looks and works great. Set and install is very easy and there is no need for extra mounting brackets. Very happy with purchase and nothing comes close to this quality at this price.

-JSprint "Only1" (Colorado)


From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Spectrum Tab-Tension Series, Model Number Electric125HT



Q: What screens do short throw projectors work with?
Elite's non-tensioned screens are great with standard throw projectors, but just like any non-tensioned projector screen, we don’t recommend using it with an ultra/short throw projector.  Non-tensioned screens are not completely flat and while it may have little, if any, perceivable effect with a standard projector’s image, it can distort ultra/short throw imagery. We recommend purchasing Elite's tab-tensioned screens utilizing the CineWhite® or CineWhite® UHD materials or any of Elite's fixed frame screens if an ultra/short throw projector is required.

Q: Can I buy a small screen material sample?
Yes, you can buy a screen material sample by clicking here.

Q: How do I synchronize the ZU12V Universal 12 Volt Projector Trigger to my Elite electric screen?
For the instructional guide on synchronizing the ZU12V, please click here.
     To watch the instructional video, please click here.

Q: Is the black top drop also “acoustic” material on the acoustically transparent models?
The entire material is made of the AcousticPro UHD, so it is transparent.

Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?
A: No, Elite manual and electric projection screens are not designed for use as a window curtain and should never be exposed to direct sunlight.  Prolonged exposure to solar radiation will destroy synthetic materials and such damage is not covered by our standard warranty.

Q: Should I go with VMAX2 or Spectrum Tab-Tension for my home theater projection screen?

A: Both products have been designed to accommodate the various needs of DIY commercial and residential applications. The Spectrum Tab-Tension covers the basics on what is needed for a professional grade theater/office/classroom electric projection screen.  The Spectrum Tab-Tension has tensioned matte white material in addition to an infrared remote & 12V trigger control package. The VMAX2 is a slightly enhanced package that features a more durable fiberglass-backed matte white screen material along with an additional radio-frequency (RF) remote that has a superior control range. Both are designed for professional-grade applications; one simply offers more features while the other covers the basic essentials at a more competitive price point.

Q: If I install a Spectrum Motorized Screen into the ceiling, what are my possible methods of controlling it? 
A: Since the Spectrum’s Infrared (IR) Sensor is hidden within the ceiling, there are a few options in which to control a ceiling installed Spectrum Screen:

  1. IR Eye Extender (ZSP-EYE&12V):  With the need of line of sight, the IR signal will not be sensed by the IR receiver built within the housing of the Spectrum.  By using an IR eye extender that attaches via the Spectrums all purpose RJ45 port, the extended sensor provides a solution to this problem.
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Remote (ZSP-RF-B, ZSP-RF-W): The Spectrum, unfortunately, does not come with an RF remote.  It does, however, have an RF receiver built into the housing.  Without the need of direct line of sight, an RF remote would be a good control option.
  3. In-Wall Switch (ZIW-B, ZIW-W, ZIW-W1):  The spectrum comes with an all purpose RJ45 port.  By routing a cable within the wall, the In-Wall Switch provides a close proximity control option.  In addition, you can create your own in-wall switch by purchasing only our ZIW-Module.
  4. Wireless 12V Trigger (ZSP-TR01):  Use your projector as a screen control option by hooking up this simple device to your projector’s output trigger port.  If your screen doesn’t have an output trigger port, the Universal Wireless 12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V) works just as well for all projectors.

Q: I know that all Elite Screens motorized screens include a built-in 5-12 volt trigger RJ45 input port, but what if my projector does not have a 5-12 volt trigger ouput port.  How can I take advantage of the automatic down/stop synchronizcation of my Elite motorized screen and my projector?
A: Elite Screens offers a wireless Universal 5-12 volt projector accessory (Part# ZU12V) for projectors that do not have a trigger output. Contact your preferred Elite Screens reseller or visit shop.elitescreens.com for information about purchasing this product.

Q: How can I extend my RJ-45 accessory such as my 5-12 v trigger, 3-way wall switch, and IR "eye" sensor?
A: You can extend the length of your cable using the ZSP-12V-50B. This 50 feet RJ-45 cable includes an extender plug coupler to allow you to join connections to your existing accessory.

Q: What preventative maintenance does Elite Screens recommend for electric screens?

A: Elite strongly recommends using either a standard surge protector or a power conditioner on all electric projection screens.

Q: How can i clean the MaxWhite® (matte white) material on the Spectrum screen?

A: The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

Q: Does the Spectrum have a 5-12 volt trigger input?

A:  Yes, the Spectrum has a RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger input.

Q: How do I know if my projector is compatible with the 5-12 volt trigger?
A:  Check your projector's manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output.  If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your Spectrum. 

Q:  Does the Spectrum include a 5-12 volt trigger cable?

A:  Yes, the Spectrum includes an RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger cable.

Q: Will I void my warranty if I cut the power cord cable to hardwire my electric screen?
A: No, Elite Screens understand the need to hardwire your electric screen and therefore will not void your warranty.


Q: Where can i find the IR codes for my Spectrum IR remote?
A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.

Up: 1111 0000 0001
Stop: 1111 0000 0010
Down: 1111 0000 0100

Q: Are Elite Screens compatible with Harmony Remotes?

A: Yes, Elite's electric screen products are compatible with Harmony remotes and in their database.

Please visit the Harmony website for further assistance with programming your remote with our electric screens. 


Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?

A: No, your screen’s Top Black  border has been set to deploy to its full extent. Attempting to increase will damage the motor and void your warranty with  Elite Screens.


Q: What are the model numbers for the Spectrum Series?

A:  Here is a complete listing of all of the model numbers in the Spectrum series:

Electric100HT, Electric125HT

Q: How do you decode model #'s?

A: Each Elite Screens' model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.


Electric: Spectrum Series

125: 125” Diag.

H: 16:9 Format

T: Tensioned 


Q: What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?

A:  Please Click here for the motor information of your Elite electric screen.


Q: How does the Saker Tab-Tension Series differ from the Spectrum Tab-Tension Series?

A: Both the Saker Tab-Tension and Spectrum Tab-Tension screens series will provide an excellent viewing surface and superior flatness levels. However, the Saker Tab-Tension series’ design and accessories enhancements make it an overall better screen. The first benefit is that the Saker Tab-Tension has sleeker design and finish. Its aluminum casing makes it more durable and resistant to moisture when compared to the steel casing found on the Spectrum Tab-Tension. Additionally the Saker Tab-Tension’s housing allows for the use of sliding wall/ceiling brackets making it easier to line up the brackets with the studs of a wall. On the other hand, the Spectrum Tab-Tension is only able to be mounted using the keyholes located on the endcaps. In regards to control options, the Spectrum Tab-Tension includes an IR remote that requires a direct line of sight with the sensor embedded in the screens end cap. The Saker Tab-Tension comes standard with both an IR and RF (radio frequency) remote control. The RF remote does not require a direct line of sight and has a longer range (100 feet) than the IR remote (30 feet). Lastly, the Saker Tab-Tension utilizes Elite’s MaxWhite™ Fiberglass (FG) which is an improved version of the MaxWhite™ screen material that is found in the Spectrum Tab-Tension. This is beneficial as the embedded fiber glass improves rigidity which results in a more stiff material. Thus, the MaxWhite™ FG provides the flattest possible surface a non-tensioned screen can offer. Additionally, the fiber glass backing eliminates any side curling non-tensioned materials are susceptible to, especially under cold temperatures. Finally, the MaxWhite FG is also flame retardant and complies with NFPA 701 Standards.


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