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post #41 of 52 Old 06-19-13, 08:00 AM
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Re: Jamestown Home Theater Screen review

Ordered my screen 2 days ago... hopefully it'll be here in a few weeks...
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Congrats! Looking forward to hearing your impressions...
Got my screen this weekend and installed it. I have a few questions before I give my impressions. First, did you find the French cleat to provide enough support for the frame? Second, I still have several wrinkles and waves in my screen even though I stretched it twice (following the instructions provided) and many of the wrinkles seem to coincide with how the screen was rolled on the PVC pipe for shipping. Do you have any advice for getting these wrinkles/waves out? How did you stretch your screen to get out all the wrinkles?

Overall, the quality of the frame is pretty good. The wood construction is great and the velvet fabric is high quality. The screen itself is pretty awesome, including the innovative way that you attach it. However, stretching all the wrinkles out has proven difficult (see above questions) and many of the wrinkles are waves where the fabric was rolled. I have no idea how to get them out. I was disappointed by the support (French cleat) because it supports the frame at the weakest point (the seam of the wood frame), a better design would have two to three cleats supporting along the top edge. It wasn't about the weight of the frame because a French cleat will support a ton of weight but about creating stress at a weak point.

Overall I would recommend the screen (assuming the above two issues can be addressed). I would add two French cleats (one about a third of the way toward the middle from either end) and figuring out a better way to tighten/stretch the screen material. It looks amazing and high quality - I don't want this feedback to seem too negative as I don't have a problem adding more cleats (I wanted to anyway). The biggest issue is getting all the wrinkles out which I still have not found a way to do. All ideas are welcomed and appreciated.
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What size screen did you go with?

The waves will sometimes disappear after a week or so of it hanging in place. It takes some patience in getting them out, sometimes just a little finesse is all it needs.
My screen is 120" and has now been in place for three years and its never come loose or shifted from the cleat and I have removed it and put it back a few time without issues.

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What size screen did you go with?

The waves will sometimes disappear after a week or so of it hanging in place. It takes some patience in getting them out, sometimes just a little finesse is all it needs.
My screen is 120" and has now been in place for three years and its never come loose or shifted from the cleat and I have removed it and put it back a few time without issues.
I went with the 120 as well. I'm hoping the waves come out in a few days. I'm going to take the screen down and install two more cleats for my own peace of mind. When I do that, I'll try stretching the material again. The projected image is awesome. Just gotta figure out this whole stretching thing. Any tips for getting out the wrinkles? (not the ones from the tube as you said those would come out naturally, but the other ones) Start in the middle and work out?
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Yes, start in the middle but dont over do it or you will just stretch the material.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Have anyone tried to order the Jamestown screen material only and build your own frame?
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Just a heads up. Jamestown Screens is going to be offering a curved screen. I am excited.
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Have anyone order from Jamestown recently? What's their wait time these days for delivery?

I sent them an email couple days ago and still haven't receive a response.
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I'm considering a 110" 2.35:1 screen from Jamestown. The system for screen material attachment/stretching, which would seem to allow me to change to nearly any other material later, has me intrigued. I have two concerns and hope someone here can chime in.

First, from the photos in this review the outer frame corners appear to be butt joints instead of mitred joints (which provide a more finished appearance in my opinion). Is this noticeable when the room lights are on?

Second, does the interface between the outer frame and the screen provide a tight, straight screen border without casting any shadows (from the projected image) on the screen?

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