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Same scenario, still no rear projection pull down screens?

I found a da-lite for $2500 but seems a little silly compared to the price of a $200 elite front projection screen..

Anyone solved this problem or know of a rear projection pull-down or electric that's under $1000 for around 100"
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Quote (zachd on Dec 5, 2018 4:08 PM):
Same scenario, still no rear projection pull down screens?

I found a da-lite for $2500 but seems a little silly compared to the price of a $200 elite front projection screen..

Anyone solved this problem or know of a rear projection pull-down or electric that's under $1000 for around 100"

So, I sent an email to Elite to find out why they don't manufacturer such a product, and the response is really quite simple. Rear projection screens need to be tensioned. They 'must' be in order to work right. This is why almost all roll down screens have a backing to them. It's because the material needs to be heavier and thicker to maintain flatness for as long as possible.

With rear projection surfaces, it would basically be somewhat wavy or worse right out of the box, and then get even worse over time, which wouldn't be acceptable for most customers. They have looked into making it in a manual tensioned screen, but the cost difference, on a lower use fabric like that, in a manual screen, didn't make it worth while for them to put into production.

There are some options out there, like using a fixed frame screen and flipping it up when not in use, but nothing as straightforward as a manual roll up/down screen that I have found at this time. Yes, it would be nice if someone could figure something out.
[Edited by AV_Integrated on Dec 6, 2018 at 1:17 PM]
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