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Home2 Series

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Q: Can I use my manual/electric Elite projection screen as a window shade to block the sunlight?
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: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?
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 for information about purchasing this product.

Q: I have a 16:9 (HDTV) home theater projector but I'd like to have a presentation that has a 2.35:1 (Cinemascope) aspect ratio on a 2.35:1 projection screen.  Do I need an anamorphic lens for this?
For the best possible results, an anamorphic lens is recommended.  However, it is possible to get a 2.35:1 screen format as long as you can live with the "black bars" created when a mismatched 16:9 native aspect ratio projecto is set up to fit a wider projection screen format.  It is simply a matter of personal preference.

Q: How can I extend my RJ-45 accessory such as my 5-12 v trigger, 3-way wall switch, and IR "eye" sensor?
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?
Elite strongly recommends using either a standard surge protector or a power conditioner on all electric projection screens.

Q: What is MaxWhite® FG material used on the Home2?
The MaxWhite® FG material is a matte white screen material with a final layer of Fiber Glass to reduce the curls standard non-tensioned screen materials develop over their lifespan.

Q: Will I void my warranty if I cut the power cord cable to hardwire my electric screen?
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 Home2 IR remote?
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?
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: What is the frequency of your RF remote?
The frequency of the RF remote is 433MHz

Q: Can I increase the Top Black Border on my screen?
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 Home2 Series?
Here is a full list of the model numbers for the Home2 Series: Home75IWH2, Home75IWH2-E30, Home90IWH2, Home90IWH2-E30, Home100IWH2, Home100IWH2-E24, Home120IWH2, Home120IWH2-E24, Home135IWH2, Home135IWH2-E24, Home150IWH2, Home150IWH2-E12, Home100IWS2, Home120IWS2, Home135IWS2, Home150IWS2, Home200IWS2, Home75IWV2, Home90IWV2, Home100IWV2, Home120IWV2, Home135IWV2

Q: How do you decode model #'s?
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.

HOME 120I W H 2 -E24

  • HOME: HOME Series
  • 120: 120” Diag.
  • W: MaxWhite® FG Material
  • H: 16:9 Format (S: 1:1 / V: 4:3)
  • -E24: Extra Black Drop 24”
  • 2: Version 2

Q: What is the power consumption and motor RPM for my Elite Electric screen?
  Please click here for the motor information of your Elite electric screen.

Q: What is the power cable length of the Home2 Series Electric Screen?
 The power cable length for all Home2 Series models is approximately 98.4" (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.