Top critical review
Poor quality control and horrible screen waves out of the box as well as misinformation on the product page.
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2017
The screen seems built OK overall, but when it arrived the case was bent outward in a small section, not inward like it would from impact during shipping. There are black spots dotted in several places on the screen which are visible when displaying light colored images and the bottom bar seems to bind slightly at the top when retracting the screen back into its case. The texture of the screen seems to cause a "sparkly" film grain effect that is mostly noticeable when displaying bright images. It really takes away from certain scenes and makes me feel like I'm watching shiny colored sand instead of a projected image. On top of all of that, while I expected waves in the screen, I didn't expect to be watching what looks like a video under wavy water with bubbles in the middle in panning shots or really anything that is supposed to be flat or straight that comes across the screen.
Overall, even considering the price, I am VERY unimpressed with the quality of this screen.
EDIT: There are a few more things I wanted to mention... The hexagonal tube that houses the screen when it is rolled up is twisted slightly, and even still a little when the screen is out. Presumably this is caused by the tension of the roller inside but I am unsure if this is normal or not.
I have also come to realize after looking at the product page more carefully that there is contradictory information listed about this product. The screen is advertised as having stops of .78 inches. However, after around 20 minutes of trying different methods of unrolling and retracting the screen, the best I could achieve were stops 5 inches apart. Moving on from that, under the initial description near the top of the page, this screen is listed as having a 160 degree viewing angle. Fine, 160 is enough. However, in the extended description farther down the page it is listed as having a 180 degree viewing angle. Which is it? Did I even receive the screen I ordered based on the issues I am currently experiencing or was I sent a reject by (hopefully) accident?
I have decided to include a few pictures showing that the screen is mounted level and also showing the bad rippling / bubbles.