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Quality screen that really does the job and does it well. Falls slightly below par on the control side of things.
on 27 February 2015
This is a really large screen that was the perfect size for me. The screen is matt white on a thick dark fabric with a metal rod along the bottom of the screen to keep it in place. The quality of the projector screen appears to be very reasonable for the price I paid and the delivery cost was also very reasonable for the size and weight. Although this wasn't an amazon prime item the delivery was very quick, I am guessing but I believe it arrived the following day or the day after (this was purchased over two or so months and was sitting in its box waiting for install).
The screen can either be attached to the wall via two holes or it can be hung from the ceiling with it's two hooks. I opted to use the hooks and created a specific frame to hang it on as it is a very weighty item. The screen is controlled either by the attached control box or via the provided remote control which works on radio frequency (433hz I believe). Be warned, on first install there is a strong chemical smell which is probably from the paint used to apply the screen. This quickly dissapates though and after a day or two the smell was completely gone.
Used alongside a budget optoma 1080p HD141x projector, the picture quality against this screen appeared very good so no complaints there. There is no memory function on the screen, you have to manually stop the screen once you get to the right position. Whilst this is not a huge issue, those who want to be able to control the exact drop of the screen will have to get creative. The screen moves slowly both up and down so you could program a timed stop with a third party transmitter and get relatively accurate results. Because it moves slowly you will be able to easily make adjustments to the exact drop you require as well. The screen has a large black space at the top which will allow you to clear things like curtains quite easily or get it to the exact drop length you need (exactly my install that has the screen hidden behind a set of curtains with a trim at the top so you wouldn't even know it was there).
I haven't given this item 5 stars for two reasons. Firstly, I would have liked to have been able to set the stop point automatically with the control box. Secondly, the control box I received had an issue with the wiring being loose to the screen itself. Whilst I haven't had to rewire it yet, I suspect that it will be something I will have to do to ensure that the screen works reliably. This will probably be a quick 5 minute job, but it is annoying as you'd hope things like this would have been picked up in the factory prior to shipping. I was stuck with the screen down for a good couple of stressful hours until I figured out the fault. Should you end up with a faulty screen that will not retract it would be extremely difficult to detact and roll up the screen without damaging the painted surface. The ABIS support team responded to my query very quickly however and I was assured that as long as I didn't damage the unit when inspecting the control box my warranty would remain in tact. Having to ship something this size back is something you'd want to avoid at all costs!
Control box aside, this feels like a quality screen and at this price point you can't really go wrong. I doubt very much that you would be able to find anything better than this without having to really hit the bank. I suspect you could replace the control box with another third party box but this would almost certainly void your warranty, especially since the supplied controller does the job.
I am slightly torn whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. If it were a more expensive item, it would certainly drop a star or two, but it was such a bargain at the price point I paid that I had to give it top marks.