wonderful, but smells terrible and mechanism is tricky
adam sah, Amazon
2 April 2010
Summary: This screen is wonderful with a few caveats: - the screen is giving off *terrible* fumes like a cheap carpet. It's been a few days and we've had to put it outside until the smell subsides-- if it doesn't we're going to return it. - the pull down/up mechanism can be hard to use (by comparison to typical blinds, for example). - the black border is quite thick-- I wished it were thinner, or ideally there was none.
Summary: I've had this screen for a year and a half using it multiple times a week and it still unwinds and retracts smoothly (even after my kids have let it snap back up without holding it a few times, boy that is loud!). I bought this 4x3 screen rather than the 16x9 because it was cheaper at the time, not sure if that is still the case. Even so, it works just fine 16x9, because you don't have to roll it all the way out and it has plenty of "stopping spots" to choose from.
Summary: I've been using this screen nearly 2.5 yrs. We pull it down and up nearly 3-4 times a week. I am expecting a lifetime of 2-3yrs after which springs and rollers inside will start loosening up. It's still going good. Video looks good. No artificial reflections. Please be aware the 16x9 picture shown on the product page is wrong. Actual screen is 4x3.
Summary: This gives a crystal clear picture!! Very nice. The CSR works perfectly. It did not come with hardware(hooks to secure it to the ceiling ect). I got them from a hardware store for less than a buck however.
Summary: The Da-lite Model B Manual Pull down screen is an excellent screen for a first time projector owner looking for an affordable projection screen. The Model B 100" diagonal has nice black borders all the way around and the matte white surface provides a smooth even picture. It is very easy to install and since it is retractable, you can put it away when not in use. I also like that the matte white surface is cleanable with a soft cloth.