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We have two very nice projector screens to giveaway compliments of Elite Screens and the Shack.

EZ Electric VMAX100UWH2 100" 16x9 and an R100WH1 Fixed Frame 100" 16x9






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The qualification period is from October 1, 2009 until December 15, 2009... just in time for Christmas!
Qualifying members must be registered by November 30, 2009 in order to qualify.

You must have a post count of at least 10 posts in the forums.

Post in this thread as to why you need or want a screen and which one you would prefer. You can list either or both in order of preference.

Include a photo image of where you would install the screen.

Make sure your equipment is listed in the Home Theater Equipment forum.

After December 15, the staff will vote on the two members who will receive the screens.

Shipping will be taken care of for CONUS Lower 48 addresses, otherwise the winner will be responsible for shipping.

NOTE: Qualifying members must be registered by November 30, 2009 in order to qualify.

Qualifications are subject to amendment with notice posted here.

Good luck!


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This is the qualification thread only... no discussion here... use the discussion thread... Thanks!

 

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re: Elite Screens Giveaway Discussion Thread

Wow....talk about timing! I just posted looking for help with an electric screen that will cover an existing Plasma and Fireplace. I move in to the new place Friday 9/25.......Look for Pics of the space, renovation photo's and of course......pleading as to why you should give it to me! Here's a Pic of the existing fireplace.......can you say 1980?



This ain't my space yet so no funny comments on the Decor.......sliders are the first to go! along with the mirrors,carpet,etc.
 

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Hi, I will make a pitch for the EZ Electric VMAX100UWH2 100" 16x9. Our brand new theatre build included a DIY BOC screen and border. As this is our first threatre, the stage area doubles as a focal point for my wife to have our two little darlings "my rough and ready boys (3 and 5 yrs old)" to experience and express their inner artistic nature through singing/performing/watching photo slide shows etc. Works well with MOM, but Dad got in on the act... and before you knew it, the stage area was ground zero for sword fighting,:boxer: shadow battles, and pictures of birds of prey vs scenic vistas - you get the idea. The screen does not hold up too well to my... displays:hsd:. Shadow battles become full contact on the screen and a pic of a spider gets squashed sometimes. In any case, I am taking my better half's punishment well :foottap: and have learned my lesson:surrender:. I have replaced the BOC twice and repaired the frame on another occassion. In the interims I have resorted to the ultimate in disposable screens (see attached) sheets of 4x8 styrofoam. The ideal solution - other than therapy for the kids and I - is an electric screen!

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Jim Reid
 

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Well, I've got 5 girls:dumbcrazy: Aged 3-16 and we simply cant afford to take them all to the theater. My Wife is a full time stay at home mom (A very respectable job I might add) and I simply cant justify the cost to buy a real screen like this giveaway is offering so I have resorted to simply a low budget painted on 96" screen.
I just "upgraded" my projector from a Sanyo Z2 the a Sanyo Z4 but in order to do so I had to sell off some of my video editing equipment:rolleyesno: but I want to make this the best space possible within our budget.



My personal preference is the R100WH1 Fixed Frame 100"
Thanks for this opportunity Sonnie and Shack Staff.
 

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With 3 kids mouths to feed, sports to pay for and what not I find that I am having to DIY or hunt for deals on the used market for just about everything in my home theater. My current screen is made from matte white Formica and it's about 90" diagonal. I believe it was wbasset's meticulous thread on the subject that introduced me to "The Shack".

Since the screen cost under $80 and was relatively easy to build, it squeezed into my overall budget nicely. It was my first attempt and it does do a fairly good job but...

For starters my home made screen's border is just baseboard trim painted black. I used spray paint and it came out a little shiny. I measured twice and cut once, but there was about an extra 1/4 inch in height than their should have been. I can size the picture to fit the width but there is still 1/8 inch top and bottom that are exposed when viewing 16:9 content.

I also messed up and a little glue squeezed out onto the screen. I managed to clean it up reasonably well but construction adhesive is nasty stuff. It's only noticeable if you get up close though and it's in that 1/8" gap so it doesn't affect the picture. There is also a finger print somewhere in the middle that causes color variation in bright scenes. Kids and their greasy hands. I've tried quite a few different products but it will not come off.

I also cheaped out and used regular spruce/pine/fir 1x2 for the frame and it warped slightly so it doesn't hang flat on the wall. I should have used kiln dried poplar or hardwood. I've been toying with building a new one, but time, budget and WAF get in the way even though it would only cost around $100 if I did it right.

The motorized Elite screen would give that extra sense of awe in my theater room. I could control it with my harmony remote or I could also use the trigger out on my projector or receiver to lower it also. It would also prevent "The Kids" from touching it. I can hide the remote, but hiding a fixed screen...thats what retractable ones are for. Of course I wouldn't mind the fixed screen either as it would clearly blow away my cheap laminate model. I'd be sure to do some side by side comparisons to prove it.

Here's my current screen and where the Elite 100" screen would reside. It would almost take up the full width of the room with a little over a foot to spare on either side. That still leaves room for some 12x12x17 bass traps on each side which I plan on adding towards the end of November.

I'll get some more pics up soon of the "lessons" I learned not to repeat when making a screen.

 

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This is just what I needed! We are getting an Epson Proj in the next few months and have been trying to figure out what to do for a screen. The electric would be my preference, but either would work well. I'll post the family room where the screen would live (the tv wil go to the bedroom).
 

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I am qualified and would love to be entered into this drawing. I don't have a dedicated space, so I'm having to use my living room as my theater. I currently have a WilsonArt DW DIY screen in place, but unfortunately it has a crack from being mounted into place (the bad part about laminate screens...very finicky). I would love to have a real screen and these look amazing. Here is a picture of the space it would go.

 

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I'd like to regester and win either Elite screen. Preference would be the electric drop-down screen to go above and in front of the fireplace in the room pictured below. To make the electric screen drop low enough, I'd build a shelf out above the plasma TV rather than mount it on the ceiling, unless the screen is able to drop low enough for optimal viewing height.

The fixed screen could work in that same place too, or be placed upstairs in the game room where I'd start a dedicated theater build and then turn the downstairs more into general TV viewing and music.

Ahhh, so many possibilities and plans - fortunately my wife is into this hobby as well and enjoys music and movies the same.

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i would love to win a fixed frame screen.
it would complete my theater.
here are some pics of where it would go
and thank you for the chance.
my equipment:
infocus projector
ht computer powerdvd video card for blue ray and revo 7.1 sound card
sony 6.1 receiver
jordan jx92 fullrange across the front
css fr125s fullrange in the rear
adire audio shiva 12 with a bash 500w plate amp
this is an on going project i plan to finish this winter


 

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Motorized or pull down screen could go where this pic is. Fixed screen I'd have to turn the stuff in my room around 90 degrees, but I'm not against that!!! May have to get rid of that fan too. I don't have a projector yet, but this would give me the kick in the butt that I need to get one.

 

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Hi Everyone.
Just wanted to Thank The Shack for a very nice giveaway offer! Thanks Shack!

I'm interested in the Elite Electric Screen. I'm getting very close to ordering my very first PJ and the Elite Electric is on my short list. My plans would be to mount it in front of my current old Toshiba 51" CRT for movies and sports. Its been a long haul getting to the point where I am now with my current setup. I have no stories to offer why I deserve the screen other than it has taken me a long very time to obtain what I have now. Extra things like a HT are a luxury in my family so obtaining things like this is hard to come by. Ive always hoped my gear would not become obsolete before I got everything. Kinda like the Champagne taste on a beer budget theory. If it wasn't for the DIY community here at The Shack I would not be where I am today nor would I have what I currently own. I don't believe in posting alot of the same questions over again and prefer to use the Search Button as much as possible, hence my low post count. But if it wasn't for all the experts here taking their time to post such wonderful information, id be lost. Especially in the REW and DIY Sub forums, where I spent alot of time researching.

So here is a pic of where id like to put the Elite Electric screen. A place where we get lots of family time. And thanks alot for your consideration to have a chance at owning it.

Cheers,
Andy

 

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I have been wanting to move to a projection system for a long time! Either one of these screens would be perfect for my room. If I was to receive the Fixed Frame screen I would just give away my RPTV and if I were to get the drop down screen I would set it up to drop down in front of the RPTV and continue to use it for TV only. :sn:

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I would love to win the EZ Electric VMAX100UWH2 100" 16x9. Our kids are (mostly) gone and my wife and I remodeled our HT this year. Unfortunately, we did it based on a plasma, when in retrospect, we should have gone with a full blown projector system.

If I win the electric screen, I believe I can convince her to let me purchase a PJ and set up the room properly. We are currently trying to purchase theater seating, so our budget for a video upgrade is limited. As you can see from the photos, the electric screen would be perfect droping down in front of the plasma for a real theater experince.

Our son and daughter may even stick around to watch movies with us once in a while! The screen would go a LONG way toward promoting family bonding. (Even our dogs would be happier.) Thanks for this opportunity and please help us with this goal!

Steve in S.C.
 

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Well forget Burger King, I love THIS place. Thanks for the great opportunity at a new screen.

Here is my entry for the 100" fixed screen. As you can see there is much work to be done. The dedicated theater is in the back left corner of the house, behind the third car garage, and will be 12'x18' with a 9' ceiling. The screen would be mounted on the back wall of the house. In our current house I'm projecting onto a wall painted with Behr paint, but a new screen would be a much improved addition to a new theater.
I'm also planning some audio upgrades, and we just purchased 6 theater seats for the new room.
 

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:help: Ever since my back surgery my theater room has been left unfinished. Now 7 months have gone by and my wife and my daughter are ready to burn me at the stake. Everyday I am asked when it will be done. They keep threatening to watch the movies I was saving for the theater room on our 27 inch TV. (NO!!! THE HORROR!!!) :yikes: They forget that I was not capable to doing much during my recovery.

You would be really helping a guy out if you deside to select me as one of the screen winners. Money is tight from being off work for so long. The money I save can help me finish the room. If I hang a screen on the wall I think they will see that it is all coming together.

The fixed screen is my first choice. However, I will take either.
 

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I'd definitely like to throw my hat in the ring for this one! I would be happy with either screen as the centerpiece of my home-theater room, but my preference would be the electric one.

I've performed most of the work for my home theater. From the design, framing, sheet rock, painting, wiring, electrical etc. Even the shelves and AV rack. Most of my gear was bought 2nd hand, or after some time waiting for sales. On a one income family of 4, there wasn't any choice!

I was on track to replace my "screen" (which is currently a white bed sheet); I had the base material (a white doable 4x8 board) and all the correct wet ingredients to mix a Scorpion DIY mixture (a combination of Cream&Sugar and Black Widow), care of the friendly DIY screen experts here. Unfortunately, my 4 year old jumped on it while it was rolled up and now the doable board has a crease down the middle. Thankfully this contest showed up!

I would really like to have a nice screen and not spend a lot more time on this crowning part. Most importantly, the WIFE would really like to see an end to the home theater project that has now consumed my life for the past ?? years and spend some time with the family and friends enjoying the room rather than working on it. I'm sure they will be even more impressed with an Elite screen than the extra bed sheet I currently use.

Note: IF I were to win one of the screens, I would then have no need for my DIY Scorpion wet ingredients. I'd be happy to spread the holiday joy by forwarding on what ingredients may be hard to come by for others (assuming they are shippable by UPS).
 

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Yeah... we had a few hanging chads, so we have to recount. :whistling:

Actually we are waiting for all the votes to come in. We will cut these off in the morning and announce the winner tomorrow. :T
 

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this will be interesting = who will win !?

i would enter, but :

i never win anything.
i allready have a descent screen, diy.
i want a 120"ish.

good luck to those who entered :T
 
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