Stereowise Plus is an Audio-Video (AV) website that gives insightful feedback on the latest and best in consumer electronic product and industry trends. It focuses on product evaluation while promoting awareness of high tech items and their value to AV consumers. Jeff Roy and his team had a chance to go over our ezFrame fixed projection screen with its Award-winning WraithVeil rear-projection material.
Elite Screens ezFrame 100 Inch Fixed Frame Screen Review
More and more people are bringing the movie theater to their home. Front projectors have come down in price significantly, and now one can enjoy a 100" or more picture in their home. When I got my first front projector several years ago, at first I used a large white sheet. But to get the best picture, you need a screen. Up for review today is the 100" 4:3 Elite Screens ezFrame R100V.
There is a lot to be said of the elegant look that you get from a fixed mount frame. And a standard CineWhite or CineGrey material does not work with every application. That is why today we are reviewing the ezFrame with Wraith Veil screen material. It's features and specs include:
- Award winning Home Theater Screen with full tension uniformity
- Models available with CineWhite 1.1 Gain, CineGrey 1.0 gain, Wraith Veil (rear) 2.2 gain, and AcousticPro1080 (sound transparent) 1.0 Gain material
- Anodized black aluminum frame with black velour surfacing to enhance the appearance with the stylish masked border that absorbs projector light overshoot
- Easy to assemble and install in minutes
- Sliding wall mounts ensure the installation is properly centered
- Available in 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios
- Diagonal sizes ranging from 84" - 226"
- Custom sizes are available
- 2-year manufacturer warranty
The Elite Screens ezFrame R100V came well packaged. Opening up the packaging showed a high quality product in both fit and finish. The included instructions were also easy to follow. I was able to put it together by myself in less than an hour, taking my time.
The frame itself comes in 6 pieces, and held together with 6 joints. Tension rods slide into the sleeves on the edges of the screen. The rods then fit into a groove in the frame and are held in place with plastic clips. To make it even easier, there are red marks on the frame to know where the clips should go. It was quite ingenious actually. The product was a good looking screen that was well tensioned.
The Wraith Veil screen material is a clearish material that is designed for rear projection. The image is projected from behind the screen. It is quite different from the traditional white or grey screen, but then again, those screens don't work in all installs. The Wraith Veil material does fill a need.
The Wraith Veil material works well in bright lit rooms. The 2.2 gain did help to brighten things up. It's surface coating allows the screen to make the colors look more brilliant. Black levels are also improved. You may have seen this material used at your local movie theater hallway to show previews.
Watching on the screen also did not disappoint. Images were quite brilliant and bright. Color uniformity was also excellent. The 1080p resolution of my blu-ray came through beautifully with all of it's visual glory. Black levels and shadow details also came through well. The Elite Screens ezFrame with Wraith Veil screen proved to be a necessary tool to provide the eye candy I was expecting.
With all said and done, there is no better way to get the best image possible than using a dedicated screen. And a fixed mount screen just gives a better look. With the velvet finish on the ezFrame, you get on elegant one. It's quality was great, and the assembly was simple. Once completed, the built product looked stunning! Based on its design, features, and quality, the Elite Screens ezFrame R100V has earned our Editor's Choice award. While the Wraith Veil screen material included in the review is not for everyone, as it is for rear projection, the ezFrame has multiple fabric options to work with your particular install needs. At an MSRP of $579.00, it is also a good value. They also have all the formats: 4:3, 16:9, as well as 16:10. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at http://www.elitescreens.com/.