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Better for an 84" Elite Screen: rolled up or down?

Old 02-05-09, 06:36 PM
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Better for an 84" Elite Screen: rolled up or down?

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Hey guys, I have a question that is bothering me about my 84" Elite Screen. My home theater system is in my basement and I can't figure out which is better: keep the screen down or roll it up after every use. I don't want to end up with ripples or folds in the screen due to the humidity, so which way is the best to avoid this?

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Old 02-05-09, 07:19 PM
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Re: Better for an 84" Elite Screen: rolled up or down?

I think leaving it down is better. I have to roll up my 110" one and got ripples. They get less pronounced if I leave it down for a while. Of course mounting the screen on a backing would get rid of them altogether.

I really want to get a tensioned screen to get rid of the ripples.
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Old 02-05-09, 11:43 PM
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Re: Better for an 84" Elite Screen: rolled up or down?

Leave it down. Rolling it usually results in waves. If the screen material is heavy I'd expect most of the waves to flatten out over time.
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Re: Better for an 84" Elite Screen: rolled up or down?

I find that keeping it rolled up does eliminate waves, even if it's just for an evening. But the screen does tend to curl a bit on the sides where the black border is when it's rolled up.

I never see the waves when watching content, so I usually keep it down.
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