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Best Motorised Screen For <$2500 ?

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A good fixed screen would be better.

Use a hoist for your TV :phone:

Or hoist the TV out and use the projector full time :P

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LOL. Not a chance. The quality of SD or even HD TV in this country is hopless for blowing up big with a projector. Is only just watchable on a 46" Sony Bravia let alone anything bigger.

And when playing computer games on a massive screen can you say Motion Sickness ? :sick:

Leave the big screen for Movies. Anything else its the TV all the way. WAY better picture on the TV for that kind of stuff.

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yep well for many a motorised screen is a handy thing. for us most of the time for everyday tv we use the plasma. its mainly for movies the motorised screen comes down. we do watch a bit of tv at times on the big screen, eg some movies that might come on now and then and also some events suited to big screen eg sport like the recent olympics etc. but yeah tim as you say the PQ of fta TV leaves a lot to be desired. theres no HD as such ....pretty much upscaled bit starved SD and the bigger screen just makes that all the more obvious :rolleyes:

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I had this same problem, and found the most cost effective solution for myself was to get a EliteScreens tab tensioned screen off Amazon, shipped to a US mail forwarder (I use Shipito) and then on-shipped to Australia. The shipping to Australia was about $300 from memory. I used a voltage converter with the screen (which ws $30 off ebay), which isn't a big deal in my set up. For my 92" screen, it finished up being a bit over $1000. Am pretty happy with the screen.

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Apologies for chiming in so late. I managed to snare a LP Morgan 100" motorised rondo screen at a bargain price on gumtree. I actually saw both the Screen Technics and LP Morgan at a HT specialist. Both were motorised and I couldn't believe how flat they both sat ie no waves at all. The Selby screens are a budget screen. I have owned a motorised 100 inch version but they are full of waves.

The LP Morgan is flawless but like Al said if you have young children may pose a problem as the material is very thin. Noticed on the Screen Technics on bright white scenes that there was a bit of " screen material grain " visible but not annoying. I would have gone for either make in a heart beat but the bargain was on the LP Morgan at the time.

Don't know why but the Screen Technics motor is a lot quiter than the LP Morgan's. I noticed this in the store display. I think they both use the French Somfy motor so it may be the way they differ in the motor housing.

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I also picked up LP Morgan 100" motorised screen fr bargain price from AV shop when they were having the renovation sale.

Apparently this screen was sitting in their demo room to be installed but somehow forgotten.

It comes down flat with no curving at the corners and also it reflect the RF signal well enough so I can turn on/off the ceiling mounted projector with no control wire up there - saving me from waving the remote up and down to turn on the projector and then rest of gears in the cabinet.

Anyhow got it for 1/2k when normally it sells for 2.3k+ so no complaint from me. :P

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Apologies for chiming in so late. I managed to snare a LP Morgan 100" motorised rondo screen at a bargain price on gumtree. I actually saw both the Screen Technics and LP Morgan at a HT specialist. Both were motorised and I couldn't believe how flat they both sat ie no waves at all. The Selby screens are a budget screen. I have owned a motorised 100 inch version but they are full of waves.

The LP Morgan is flawless but like Al said if you have young children may pose a problem as the material is very thin. Noticed on the Screen Technics on bright white scenes that there was a bit of " screen material grain " visible but not annoying. I would have gone for either make in a heart beat but the bargain was on the LP Morgan at the time.

Don't know why but the Screen Technics motor is a lot quiter than the LP Morgan's. I noticed this in the store display. I think they both use the French Somfy motor so it may be the way they differ in the motor housing.

I also picked up LP Morgan 100" motorised screen fr bargain price from AV shop when they were having the renovation sale.

Apparently this screen was sitting in their demo room to be installed but somehow forgotten.

It comes down flat with no curving at the corners and also it reflect the RF signal well enough so I can turn on/off the ceiling mounted projector with no control wire up there - saving me from waving the remote up and down to turn on the projector and then rest of gears in the cabinet.

Anyhow got it for 1/2k when normally it sells for 2.3k+ so no complaint from me. :P

So jealous of both of you. Have been waiting to see what happens to prices as I am looking at 120" screen and feel $2500 is a bit much especially as I had a sneaky peak at Big Picture People's Wholesale price and saw it comes in at around $1500 Wholesale price.

Still procrastinating, but might end up biting the bullet soon now, rest of the house is pretty much done and will be awaiting Custom AV Cabinet.

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