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I have a ruddy cinema in my house!
on 19 June 2015
After a *lot* of searching I bought this for my new home cinema set up. Other people have provided much more detailed reviews, so I'll keep this brief.
Mounting: The parts baffled me a little and the instructions are crap. I decided to use my own screws and plugs - two each side and it has been up there without movement for a couple of months now. Definitely a two person job!
Action: It extends and retracts very smoothly and with very little noise. The attached control and the remote control both work very well. Adjusting the maximum and minimum extents is also simple and is achieved using a plastic key that is provided.
Screen: My screen is actually suspended between my back room and extension - honestly it's not as weird as it sounds and it actually looks very good. I do notice that the image bleeds through the back of the screen, so obviously not all the image is being reflected back (losing some brightness). I have noticed a few ripples and curves developing, but they don't really bother me. As many other people have stated, the chemical smell is really quite strong, but this does go in time.
Summary: I honestly don't know how something like this can be manufactured and sold at this price for any kind of profit. It is a solid unit that feels very well built. Yes the screen is pretty entry level, but the next step up will cost somewhere in the region of triple the price so I really can't complain. I'm using it with my Optoma GT1080 and am very happy with he setup and would certainly recommend it. If you're a videophile with lots of money spare, you'll probably want something more premium, but honestly, this is a very good product for the money.