Outdoor Screen Reviews

Pop-up Cinema Series Review

"good quality screen for movie projection"

Large, good quality screen for movie projection. Easy setup and durable.
-K Wood
From an Amazon.com Customer Reivew
Pop-up Series
Model Number: POP84H?

Yard Master Series Review

We knew we needed a durable screen that could withstand the desert elements for our Desert Outdoor Movie Pop-up Party, so after researching online and reading reviews, we went with the Yard Master, Model # OMS150H from Elite Screens. It was the only screen that seemed to be the size (12 feet) that we wanted without the hassle and noise of being plugged in the entire time to an outlet.  It came packaged in a flight case with easy-to-understand instructions for assembly. We had 5 people on the setup because of its size and we didn’t want the screen fabric to touch the dusty ground, but it came together quickly. Due to the weather elements, we had to secure the whole stand and screen against the rock wall of the Anza Borrego mud caves. Luckily the screen came with the ability to stake it down and it withstood the very high winds overnight. Our movie was executed flawlessly and the screen worked better than we anticipated. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even if they aren’t using it outside. It’s extremely portable and would be great for conferences and business presentations too. We will use again at all of our events. It’s a fabulous product!

Stacie Daigle
Co-Founder | The SD Collective


“Well made. Commercial Quality. Time-Intensive, 2 person Setup. May 26, 2014 - Yard Master Series-I bought this for an outdoor movie theater. It works beautifully and really makes an outstanding impression. Nice reflective screen gives really crisp picture. It comes in a very heavy professional box with rollers :). It requires a large clean area to set it up, because this screen is absolutely huge. Metal tubes are labeled with sticky labels with numbers (that peel off). One person simply can't assemble it (I usually ignore this advice when I buy things requiring two people to build, but trust me, one person just can't). It's about 12 feet tall and 16 feet wide when assembled. Threading the pipes through the fabric screen sides seems simple, until you try to connect them under tension. Because the fabric is tight, you need two people, one to apply substantial tension pulling the pipes apart just enough to snap them together (without pinching and cutting the fabric...or your fingers). Two people needed to stand it up and put it in its support feet. Anchor ropes/ties and weights are needed to keep the wind from blowing it over while one person holds it up. Took one hour to assemble with two very focused people, so don't have a backyard party and start the setup during the party. Not sure how it holds up in the rain. Kind of dread setting it up and having to do a rapid take-down due to rain or wind. Because of the difficulty in setup, I sadly can't say I look forward to using it very often, but I do love it."
From an Amazon.com Customer Reivew
Yard Master Series
Model Number: OMS180H1


"Great screen and excelent portibility-This screen is of very good quality in my opinion, not that I can afford to purchase a bunch of these and compare them side by side. I have yet to test it outdoors but works great to set up inside for movie nights. I have found that I set up the frame, pull the screen over the frame, steam out the wrinkles with a fabric steamer and then tighten up the Velcro straps on the back to make the screen taught. That seems to work best so that you don't have wrinkles on the screen. If you pull it taught first then steam it, you end up with saggy parts of the screen."
-Nate Ratcliff, May 6, 2014
Model Number: OMS100H

Yard Master 2 Series Review

"Great screen"

Fantastic screen!! We bought this last year combined with a LED projector. Awesome!! Movie under the stars at home! Very easy to set up and put away. Reflective properties of screen really enhance LED picture quality.

Todd B
Yard Master 2 Series
Model Number: OMS100H2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"You can't see it during the day but when the sun starts to go down around 630 or so it's perfect."

I plan on doing a video review soon. I have a 3000 lumen projector and it works extremely well. You can't see it during the day but when the sun starts to go down around 630 or so it's perfect. At some point I probably will get a more powerful projector, but this thing is amazing. You can use a rear projection in more light than you can a front. This is insanely bright on the front of the screen. I don't understand why it looks so good but I'm impressed. It's bright and looks amazing. I was a little worried about how long it would take me to set it up but I've timed myself now and I set this thing up in about 11 minutes. Just by myself. I keep the stakes, rope, and eyes on and already tied up so all I have to do is screw on the eye and stake it which is quick. The hardest part is stretching the screen but if you do it the way the instructions state then you won't have a problem. Taking it down is even easier. 8 minutes really to take it down. Literally the best item I've purchased for my pool. You don't need a powerful projector either. I have a 200 lumen that works perfectly with it, it of course it needs to be probably 730 or so in order to see that one well. I really would recommend this. Especially over a front projection. I use this with my pool and this protects the projector and I don't have to worry about the screen. It's plastic and if it gets wet I just wipe it off later. I highly recommend this.

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-Geeked Out Reviews
From an Amazon.com Customer Review
Yard Master 2 Rear Series, Model Number: 

"Ingenious design, easy set up, great product!!!"

WOW!! This thing is awesome. Starting with the packaging, the black zip up carry bag in and of itself is very well designed with multiple compartments for each component and a separate zip up bag for the screen when its properly folded up. All of which is very light weight for transporting. Setting the screen up can be done by one person in less than 10 minutes. Its primarily 4 pieces. The screen frame unfolds out in to its large rectangular shape without effort and locks easily in to place at all of its hinge points. Next, unfold the two legs and attach. Then just snap on the screen to the frame and you're set. There is some securing hardware and tent stakes with rope in the box as well were you to need that. Snapping the screen on the frame had just the perfect amount of tension, not to difficult to stretch in to place and snap and yet keeps the screen very taunt. Taking it back apart is just as easy, fold up the screen correctly and its back in its protective pouch without issue. Some people state that they see the creases from the folds when images are projected, but I did not have that issue at all. All in all, for design and quality this is it!!

Yard Master 2 Series
Model Number: OMS120HR2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"We are using this fantastic screen for our non-profits powerful messages & stories about the dangers of substance abuse, and to have the audio/visual flow seamlessly is crucial to our success of having the students listen intently.
This rear projection screen (which we already have had to use as front projection) is easy to assemble. Sure, the snap on screen part is a bit challenging at first, but with two people it's very easily done. We all know it will loosen over time and be a bit easier to work with.
The clear image and resolution of our presentation is thanks in part to the quality of the screen. It's light enough for one of us to carry it in the carry bag. And the BEST part we love about this is we can hide all of our cables and wires from the LCD projector, the sound system, and the microphone receiver behind the screen. One of our volunteers fabricated a piece of velcro-on fabric to act as a skirt at the bottom of the frame."

Amazon Customer
Yard Master 2 Series
Model Number: OMS135HR2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

 "Terrific product. Lightweight, easy to assemble. Screen comfortably stretches on frame and presents a terrific image. Have used in large and small indoor environments (haven't been outside yet), and am fully satisfied with the purchase."
Yard Master 2 Series
Model Number: OMS120H2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"Incredibly easy to assemble. No noisy blowers either. Definitely a bit hit with the neighbors. I can't believe how the frame folds down into the small carrying case. Love it!"
Kyle David Knaup
Yard Master 2 Series
Model Number: OMS135H2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"Honestly, I should be a bit more hush, hush about this screen, but happy to report that it has been a great purchase.

I am in the A/V and DJ business and around this type of gear on a regular basis (Da-lite, Draper . . etc/
For the price I decided to give it a shot and utilize it for family and/or business outdoor movie nights.
Knock on wood, but I am exceptionally pleased with this item. The Wraith Veil screen really makes the image Pop.
I am using a 4500 lumen Projector (Vivitek DW868) and have run Blu-ray and standard DVD with success.

Grant it that I do this type of a thing for a living, BUT believe that the average home user will have little to no problem
putting this together.

1) Fold out the screen frame and make sure all buttons are clicked into place.
**Tip - do not push the corner braces tight until you have the screen on
2) I personally put the screen on next - snap one corner, then the opposite and work around
3) Keep front of screen facing up.
4) Add Legs and flip front legs up so that the leg and screen are at a right angle L
5) Get helper to lift screen on leg and lock back let into place

**Do utilize the black contrasting borders to help align your image**

Cons - The frame, although more robust than expected, this is not as sturdy as a Da-Lite or Draper screen.....however it's at 1/4 the cost
and with a little care should last for many years."

Amazon Customer
Yard Master 2 Rear Series
Model Number: OMS120HR2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

DIY Wall 2 Series Review

"Great Bargain!-Easy to put together and the picture looks great!"
D Long
DIY Wall 2 Series
Model Number: DIYW116H2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"Very happy, definitely recommend."

Easy to put together and easy to set up. Shows crisp, clear picture. Quality material, solid and sturdy. Here are pics w/ and w/o flash.

Amazon Customer
DIY Wall 2 Series
Model Number:
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

"Elite Screens DIY - a great screen for certain needs"
This is a great screen depending on your needs. It fit my needs perfectly, I have a portion of my deck with a roof over it and I wanted an outdoor screen that would withstand the elements and also one that I could hang that would be somewhat inconspicuous. See picture below taken in the daylight - you can barely see the screen rolled up (I did buy 2 Velcro straps to keep it rolled up when not in use).This screen met all my needs, I have a 1200 lumen Led projector and the quality of the picture on this screen is excellent. (See picture below = 10 ft diagonal)

William M. Felton
DIY Wall 2 Series
Model Number: DIYW100H2
From an Amazon.com Customer Review