I would highly recommend this screen to anyone
“I ordered the TE106HW2-E24 model with the extra 24” black drop, but Amazon sent me the regular TE106HW2 by mistake. Fortunately, I don’t actually need the extra black drop for my installation, I just wanted it for flexibility in case I change the location or move to a new house. So I kept the TE106HW2.
The screen arrived doubled boxed, with very good foam padding, the packaging is very impressive and minimizes the possibility of shipping damage.
This screen comes fully loaded with all the options most people would ever need:
- The Screen in CineWhite 1.1 gain with tab tensioning
- IR Remote
- RF Remote
- Wall switch
- IR receiver/extender dongle
- 12-volt trigger with dongle
- mounting brackets, screws
- a really nice bubble level
It really amazes me that it comes with all these options as most other “high end” screen companies sell you each one of these at an extra charge even though their starting price is several thousand dollars. The Cinetension2 is an AMAZING value in my opinion.
The mounting was very easy. My wife and I did it ourselves. The mounting brackets are very easy to install and come with all the screws you need. Also, the screen comes with three velcro straps tied around the screen box, this is very handy, you leave these on during the installation to prevent the screen’s weight bar from flapping around during installation. The screen is not very heavy, but you do need two people to lift it up to the mounting brackets. The sliding mounting bolts are very neat in that you don’t have to line anything up ahead of time, just lift the screen, hook the back to the bracket, slide the bolts into position, and tighten with a wrench… all very easy, and can be done in ~20min.
Whether you use the remote, the wall switch or the 12-volt trigger, the up and down motion is very smooth and relatively quiet and pretty fast compared to other brands (check out other brands on YouTube and you will see how slow they are!!). I’m using the remote at the moment, but intend to connect the 12-volt trigger to my projector. I found this handy wiring diagram for the RJ45 port
I have read reports that some people have received screens that have waves or are not perfectly rectangular. Luckily, I did not have any issues with mine. My screen surface has no waves, is uniform and perfectly rectangular. The tab tensioning works very well so far. The whole thing appears to be a high quality piece of equipment.
Now this is where the fun starts. This is my first ever projection screen. I paired it with a Panasonic PT-AE4000 which I also bought here at Amazon. I have a 14′ throw distance and ceiling mounted and 13.5′ viewing distance. The first movie we watched was Avatar! It was absolutely amazing! The color, contrast, everything… just amazing.
I’ve only had the screen for a couple days, so it remains to be seen how it will withstand frequent use. But at this point, I see no reason to pay thousands of dollars more for the “high end” brands. I would highly recommend this screen to anyone.”