CINETENSION2 SERIES REVIEW

The problems are most visible when what you are watching includes some slow panning of a scene. When we reviewed their first screen, we were impressed with the price, so far below the competition, that it had no competition. The Cinetension 2 can also be operated via a volt trigger for a truly hands-free presentation. It seems even the big-ticket brands are offering some sort of entry-level product to bring new customers into the fold. Page 1 Page 2. But what’s really amazing is that they typically price their products at a considerably higher value than some of the other major custom-installer-centric manufacturers. Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? January 31,

Home Theater Review’s Best of Awards ‘Tis the season for Home Theater Review’s annual best-of list, where we select the best products we’ve reviewed in the past 12 months. While every screen manufacturer worth its salt has an electric screen or two in its arsenal, none seem to be quite as affordable, or good in some cases, as the Elite Cinetension 2 reviewed here. The part number is the TE92HW1. The Cinetension 2 comes fully assembled, with a two-year warranty from the factory and is ready to simply plug and play in a matter of minutes. This keeps the screen from curling up along the edges as well as from waving in the middle and makes for an extremely flat and thus more enjoyable viewing experience. My current screen is a inch woven surface electric that retails for well over five grand.

It’s, as the name implies, a tab tensioned screen.

We’ve surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Compared with a home theater projector that emphasizes black level over Elite rates this screen as cinftension2 a gain of 1. In that way they have something for nearly any application you can imagine. Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? So that brings us to this review — the Elite CineTension projector screen.

That’s a tremendous value. So, what does one cost?

Introduction Elite Screens has produced an almost innumerable variety of screens. It comes equipped with an IR and RF remote control xinetension2 requires the use of a volt power source nearby.

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Basically, in reviewing this projector screen, my primary concerns are: So, finally here is an affordable motorized screen, that comes not only with remote controls yes, both infra-red and RF — choose the one you likebut tab tensioning to keep it flat.

Again, I consult my old Da-lite catalog. The part number is the TE92HW1.

Plans call for doing at least a half dozen more throughout the year. Latest Projector Screen Reviews Dec It’s not too difficult to find affordable fixed screens from a variety of manufacturers and in an abundance of styles these days.

Elite CineTension2 series TEHC2 – projection screen (motorized) Overview – CNET

This screen came with their matte white finish. Check out our list and see if your favorites made the grade. Click Image to Enlarge. This keeps the screen from curling up along the edges as well as from waving in the middle and makes for an extremely flat and thus more enjoyable viewing experience.

By Clint DeBoer — January 31, Available online from Elite’s own website, the Cinetension 2 is Elite’s top offering, yet keeps with Elite’s core business values: Elite Screens Performance Rating: Expensive — But Awesome. My current screen is a inch woven surface electric that retails for well over five grand. January 31, Multiply that by 1.

Elite CineTension2 series TE135HC2 – projection screen (motorized)

Page 1 Page 2. Projector Screem Gain brightness Color Accuracy does the screen reflect back the same color balance as the light hitting the screen Effectiveness of the tensioning — does the screen lay completely flat Roll-off of brightness as you move to the sides, and is the image darker in the corners than the center, due to the angle Installation, Ease of Use.

In the image immediately below, the Elite surface is on the top, the Carada on the bottom, with a good monitor you can just barely detect a difference in brightness — although the difference is definitely slightly greater if you were standing in the room with me looking as I took this picture. Cons Only 6″ black drop can be ordered with 24″ Not intended for hard wire applications.

I was especially interested in the CineTension because it does seem to be by far, the least expensive motorized screen with tensioning.

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Elite Screens Cinetension 2 Electric Projection Screen Reviewed

When we reviewed their first screen, we were impressed with the price, so far below the competition, that it had no competition. The Cinetension 2 is a cord tensioned retractable electric screen for on-wall or on-ceiling home theater installations.

Revies same cannot be said for remote-controlled electric drop-down screens. It seems even the big-ticket brands are offering some sort of entry-level product to bring new customers into the fold.

Continue to Page 2. Live you can not only pick up a slight difference in brightness, but also color. Elite CineTension Projector Screen: The Cinetension 2 can also be operated via a volt trigger for a truly hands-free presentation.

The other was their first motorized screen, the Home Series.

Perhaps more to the point, is the pricing of the Elite Cinetension compared to a non tensioned motorized screen from Da-lite and others. The problems are most visible when what you are watching includes some slow panning of a scene.

By comparison, our most recent review of their ezFrame HC Gray surface, proved to be far more impressive, not only still very affordable, but with good build quality, and the kind of general image performance that I would describe as good, or typical of mid-range major brand manufacturers.

The Cinetension 2 comes fully assembled, with a two-year warranty from the factory and is ready to simply plug and play in a matter of minutes. These prices are for While it was a decent screen, it left plenty of room for improvement. While every screen manufacturer worth its salt has an electric screen or two in its arsenal, none seem to be quite as affordable, or good in some cases, as the Elite Cinetension 2 reviewed here. Gain Elite rates this screen as having a gain of 1.

The equivalent from Elite, which do not offer a woven finish but does supply a perforated edition, would cost me well under a grand.

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