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General Wall/Ceiling Electric Screens FAQ’s

A: Yes, you can buy a screen material sample by clicking here.

A: There are a few possible things you could check:

  1. Make sure your wall plug has power and that the screen is properly plugged in.
  2. If the screen works well with the wall switch but not with the remote controls, ensure that fresh alkaline batteries are installed in the remote controls.
  3. Check your screen’s internal fuse. (Please call our Tech Support for location of fuse before tampering with the screen.)
  4. Our Home2, CineTension2, Kestrel, Raptor and VMAX Plus 3/4 screens feature a tubular motor equipped with a Thermal Relay.  This feature will automatically shut off the screen should your motor become too hot, thus preventing overheating of the motor.  To correct this, simply leave the screen alone for 20-30 minutes and try again.

A: Elite strongly recommends using either a standard surge protector or a power conditioner on all electric projection screens.

A: No, Elite manual and electric projection screens are not designed for use as a window curtain and should never be exposed to direct sunlight.  Prolonged exposure to solar radiation will destroy synthetic materials and such damage is not covered by our standard warranty.

A: No, Elite Screens understand the need to hardwire your electric screen and therefore will not void your warranty.

A: No, your screen’s Top Black  border has been set to deploy to its full extent. Attempting to increase will damage the motor and void your warranty with Elite Screens.

A:The ratings on our electric screens vary from series based on the motor they utilize.
Please Click Herefor 110v motor specifications.
Please Click Here for 220v motor specifications.

A: Curling is commonly caused when a non-tensioned screen is in a room temperature below 65°F, but will maintain a relative state of flatness between 65-85°F (18.33°C-29.44°C). Curling does not distort the image, but for those interested in reducing side curls, Elite offers “FG” or a fiberglass-backed material that greatly reduces curling.

A: The reasons why a customer would prefer the slower synchronized motor over the tubular is as follows:
The synchronized motors are silent. Many consumers prefer that all of their home theater gear operate silently.The synchronized motor consumes considerably less power per operation than a tubular motor making it more of a green-conscious product.Because the synchronized motor is produced at a lower cost than the tubular motor, we can forward the savings on to the consumer by providing a more aggressive price point.Because of its slow speed, the synchronized motor generates less heat allowing it to enjoy a long operational lifespan.Lastly, the synchronized motor has a drop speed that is roughly equal to a projector’s power cycle.

A: To ensure that your projector can support a trigger application, please be sure to:

  • Reviewing your projectors user manual.
  • Contact the manufacturer of your projector.

If you do find that your projector supports a trigger application, connect the Elite Electric Screen Trigger Adapter cable from your Screen to your projector’s trigger port (Please consult a professional installer for further details on wiring and installation). Since Elite Screens only provides the screen 5-12 volt RJ-45 adaptor, you will need to contact your projectors manufacturer for the trigger adaptor of the projector. Most projector manufacturer trigger ports use a mini jack plug and adaptor that may be obtained at most local electronics stores. Please consult with your dealer or projector manufacturer for further details concerning this trigger adaptor and installation.

A: For the instructional guide on synchronizing the ZU12V, please click here.
To watch the instructional video, please below.

A: Our IR remote controls have been evaluated and entered in to the databases of some control system companies including AMX and Crestron. Please contact the manufacturer of your control system to inquire about the ability to for the system to function with our Electric screen products.

A: Most of Elite’s electric screen products are compatible with Harmony remotes and are in their database. The only electric screens series that are not compatible with Harmony remotes are the Starling and Starling Tab-Tension Series (Versions 1 and 2).

New Elite Screens series may not appear in the Harmony database, but you can simply select the VMAX2 series as the IR codes are identical for all series.

Click here to visit the Harmony website for further assistance with programming your remote with our electric screens.

A: The frequency of the RF remote is 433MHz

A: Elite’s VMAX Tab-Tension Dual screen series is a motorized screen that accommodates both 16:9 HDTV and 2.35:1 Cinemascope aspect ratio images. To create a concealed in-ceiling installation, we offer a universal trim kit that is compatible with the VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series. Check out which models are compatible by clicking here.

A: Power cord for all the wall-mounted electric screens we produce will be on either left or right side depending on the series.

A: Please see this chart.

Note: These measurements are accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Series Name Model Sizes Length of Power Cord
Spectrum All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)
Spectrum Tension All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)
Spectrum2 All Size 125.9″ (3.2 M)
VMAX2 150″ below 70.8″ (1.8M)
150″ above (150″) 98.4″ (2.5M)
Home2 All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
CineTension2 All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker 150″ below 70.8″ (1.8M)
150″ above (150″) 98.4″ (2.5M)
Saker Tab-Tension All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)
Saker Plus All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce B All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce Tension B All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce Tension All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
Evanesce Plus All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)+ with extra control box
VMAX Dual® All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)
VMAX Tab-Tension Dual All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling 2 All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Starling Tab-Tension 2 All Other Sizes 98.4″ (2.5M)
92″ in CineGrey 5D 70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel Tab-Tension All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)
Kestrel Stage All Size 70.8″ (1.8M)
Kestrel Home All Size 98.4″ (2.5M)

A: The adaptor can easily be made by using a CAT-5 networking cable and a RJ-45 networking connector. See image below and please note that the RJ-45 is exclusively designed to be compatible with only a  projector’s trigger output. Any other type of device’s trigger output that you choose to  utilize with our product is to your own discretion and is not covered under warranty should there be any malfunction. Please contact Elite Screen’s technical support department for further information.

Circuit board layout of CineTension2, Home2, VMAX2, Spectrum, Kestrel series screens

A:Elite Screens offers a wireless Universal 5-12 volt projector accessory (Part# ZU12V) for projectors that do not have a trigger output. Contact your preferred Elite Screens reseller or visit shop.elitescreens.com for information about purchasing this product.

A: You can extend the length of your cable using the ZSP-12V-50B. This 50 feet RJ-45 cable includes an extender plug coupler to allow you to join connections to your existing accessory.

A: For the best possible results, an anamorphic lens is recommended.  However, it is possible to get a 2.35:1 screen format as long as you can live with the “black bars” created when a mismatched 16:9 native aspect ratio projecto is set up to fit a wider projection screen format.  It is simply a matter of personal preference.

A:  Please click here for the motor information of your Elite electric screen.

Home2 Series

A: The MaxWhite® FG material is a matte white screen material with a final layer of Fiber Glass to reduce the curls standard non-tensioned screen materials develop over their lifespan.

A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.
Up: 1111 0000 0001
Stop: 1111 0000 0010
Down: 1111 0000 0100

A: Here is a full list of the model numbers for the Home2 Series: Home75IWH2, Home75IWH2-E30, Home90IWH2, Home90IWH2-E30, Home100IWH2, Home100IWH2-E24, Home120IWH2, Home120IWH2-E24, Home135IWH2, Home135IWH2-E24, Home150IWH2, Home150IWH2-E12, Home100IWS2, Home120IWS2, Home135IWS2, Home150IWS2, Home200IWS2, Home75IWV2, Home90IWV2, Home100IWV2, Home120IWV2, Home135IWV2

A: Each Elite Screens’ model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

HOME 120I W H 2 -E24

  • HOME: HOME Series
  • 120: 120” Diag.
  • W: MaxWhite® FG Material
  • H: 16:9 Format (S: 1:1 / V: 4:3)
  • -E24: Extra Black Drop 24”
  • 2: Version 2
A: The power cable length for all Home2 Series models is approximately 98.4″ (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

VMAX2 Series

A: Yes, the VMAX 2 has a RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger input.

A: Check your projector’s manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output. If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your VMAX 2.

A: Yes, the VMAX 2 includes an RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger.

A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.
Up: 1111 0000 0001
Stop: 1111 0000 0010
Down: 1111 0000 0100

A: Here is the full list of model numbers for the VMAX2 Series: VMAX99UWS2, VMAX99XWS2, VMAX113UWS2, VMAX113XWS2, VMAX119UWS2, VMAX119XWS2, VMAX136UWS2, VMAX136XWS2, VMAX153UWS2, VMAX153XWS2, VMAX170UWS2, VMAX170XWS2, VMAX84UWV2, VMAX84XWV2, VMAX84XWV2-E30, VMAX92UWV2, VMAX92XWV2, VMAX100UWV2, VMAX100XWV2, VMAX100XWV2-E24, VMAX120UWV2, VMAX120XWV2, VMAX120XWV2-E24, VMAX135UWV2, VMAX135XWV2, VMAX135XWV2-E24, VMAX150UWV2, VMAX150XWV2, VMAX150XWV2-E24, VMAX165XWV2, VMAX200XWV2, VMAX84UWH2, VMAX84XWH2, VMAX84UWH2-E30, VMAX92UWH2, VMAX92UWH2-E30, VMAX92XWH2, VMAX100UWH2, VMAX100XWH2, VMAX106UWH2, VMAX106UWH2-E24, VMAX106XWH2-E24, VMAX110UWH2, VMAX110UWH2-E24, VMAX120UWH2, VMAX120UWH2-E24, VMAX120XWH2-E24, VMAX120XWH2, VMAX135UWH2, VMAX135UWH2-E24, VMAX135XWH2-E24, VMAX135XWH2, VMAX150UWH2, VMAX150XWH2, VMAX150UWH2-E24, VMAX166XWH2, VMAX200UWH2, VMAX235UWH2, VMAX106UWX2, VMAX106UWX2-E24, VMAX128UWX2, VMAX128UWX2-E20, VMAX142UWX2-E24

A: Each model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

VMAX 128 U W X 2 -E20

  • 128: 128″ Diag.
  • U: Black Case (X: White Case)
  • W: MaxWhite® Screen Material
  • X: 16:10 format (V: 4:3 / H 16:9 / S: 1:1 )
  • 2: Version 2
  • -E20: Extra Black Drop 20″
A: The power cord on the VMAX2 series is located on the left side of the unit. This applies to all screens in the VMAX series, as well as all of the wall-mounted electric screens that we produce.

A: The power cable length for VMAX2 Series models below 150″ is approximately 70.8″ (1.8M), for models 150″ and above is 98.4″ (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Spectrum Series

A: Since the Spectrum’s Infrared (IR) Sensor is hidden within the ceiling, there are a few options in which to control a ceiling installed Spectrum Screen:

  1. IR Eye Extender (ZSP-EYE&12V):  With the need of line of sight, the IR signal will not be sensed by the IR receiver built within the housing of the Spectrum.  By using an IR eye extender that attaches via the Spectrums all purpose RJ45 port, the extended sensor provides a solution to this problem.
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Remote (ZSP-RF-B, ZSP-RF-W): The Spectrum, unfortunately, does not come with an RF remote.  It does, however, have an RF receiver built into the housing.  Without the need of direct line of sight, an RF remote would be a good control option.
  3. In-Wall Switch (ZIW-B, ZIW-W, ZIW-W1):  The spectrum comes with an all purpose RJ45 port.  By routing a cable within the wall, the In-Wall Switch provides a close proximity control option.  In addition, you can create your own in-wall switch by purchasing only our ZIW-Module.
  4. Wireless 12V Trigger (ZSP-TR01):  Use your projector as a screen control option by hooking up this simple device to your projector’s output trigger port.  If your screen doesn’t have an output trigger port, the Universal Wireless 12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V) works just as well for all projectors.
A: The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

A: The viewing angle of the MaxWhite® material is 180°.

A:  Yes, the Spectrum has a RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger input.

A:  Check your projector’s manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output.  If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your Spectrum.

A: Yes, the Spectrum includes an RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger cable.

A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.
Up: 1111 0000 0001
Stop: 1111 0000 0010
Down: 1111 0000 0100

A: Here is a complete listing of all of the model numbers in the Spectrum series:
Electric84V, Electric100V, Electric120V, Electric84H, Electric100H, Electric110H, Electric125H, Electric150H, Electric180H, Electric85X, Electric90X, Electric106X, Electric128X, Electric142X, Electric100H-A1080P2, Electric125H-A1080P2

A: Each Elite Screens’ model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

ELECTRIC 128 X

  • Electric: Spectrum Series
  • 128: 128” Diag.
  • X: 16:10 Format
A: The power cable length for all Spectrum Series models is approximately 70.8″ (1.8M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Spectrum 2 Series

A: The power cable length for all Spectrum 2 Series models is approximately 125.9″ (3.2 M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Spectrum Tab-Tension Series

A: This product is equipped with a Synchronous motor. It is slower than a tubular motor, but much quiet, power saving, and longer operational lifespan. In most cases, the projection screen will fully deploy at the same time the projector fully turns on to display a picture.

A: The Tension cords on the side of the screen do perform its pull effect to reduce side curving/curling, but Starling Tab-Tension and Spectrum Tab-Tension use a weaved fabric. Unlike a flexible PVC fabric that allows for stretching and pulls to create a flat and taut projection surface, such as the one used on our CineTension B Series.

A: The entire material is made of the AcousticPro UHD, so it is transparent.

A: Both products have been designed to accommodate the various needs of DIY commercial and residential applications. The Spectrum Tab-Tension covers the basics on what is needed for a professional grade theater/office/classroom electric projection screen.  The Spectrum Tab-Tension has tensioned matte white material in addition to an infrared remote & 12V trigger control package. The VMAX2 is a slightly enhanced package that features a more durable fiberglass-backed matte white screen material along with an additional radio-frequency (RF) remote that has a superior control range. Both are designed for professional-grade applications; one simply offers more features while the other covers the basic essentials at a more competitive price point.

A: Since the Spectrum’s Infrared (IR) Sensor is hidden within the ceiling, there are a few options in which to control a ceiling installed Spectrum Screen:

  1. IR Eye Extender (ZSP-EYE&12V):  With the need of line of sight, the IR signal will not be sensed by the IR receiver built within the housing of the Spectrum.  By using an IR eye extender that attaches via the Spectrums all purpose RJ45 port, the extended sensor provides a solution to this problem.
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Remote (ZSP-RF-B, ZSP-RF-W): The Spectrum, unfortunately, does not come with an RF remote.  It does, however, have an RF receiver built into the housing.  Without the need of direct line of sight, an RF remote would be a good control option.
  3. In-Wall Switch (ZIW-B, ZIW-W, ZIW-W1):  The spectrum comes with an all purpose RJ45 port.  By routing a cable within the wall, the In-Wall Switch provides a close proximity control option.  In addition, you can create your own in-wall switch by purchasing only our ZIW-Module.
  4. Wireless 12V Trigger (ZSP-TR01):  Use your projector as a screen control option by hooking up this simple device to your projector’s output trigger port.  If your screen doesn’t have an output trigger port, the Universal Wireless 12V Projector Trigger (ZU12V) works just as well for all projectors.

A: The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

A: The viewing angle of the MaxWhite® material is 180°.

A:  Yes, the Spectrum has a RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger input.

A:  Check your projector’s manual to see if your projector has a 5-12 volt trigger output.  If it does then your projector has the ability to synchronize with your Spectrum.

A:  Yes, the Spectrum includes an RJ-45 5-12 volt trigger cable.

A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.

Up: 1111 0000 0001
Stop: 1111 0000 0010
Down: 1111 0000 0100

A:  Here is a complete listing of all of the model numbers in the Spectrum series: Electric100HT, Electric125HT

A: Each Elite Screens’ model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

ELECTRIC 125 H T

  • Electric: Spectrum Series
  • 125: 125” Diag.
  • H: 16:9 Format
  • T: Tensioned

A: Both the Saker Tab-Tension and Spectrum Tab-Tension screens series will provide an excellent viewing surface and superior flatness levels. However, the Saker Tab-Tension series’ design and accessories enhancements make it an overall better screen. The first benefit is that the Saker Tab-Tension has sleeker design and finish. Its aluminum casing makes it more durable and resistant to moisture when compared to the steel casing found on the Spectrum Tab-Tension. Additionally the Saker Tab-Tension’s housing allows for the use of sliding wall/ceiling brackets making it easier to line up the brackets with the studs of a wall. On the other hand, the Spectrum Tab-Tension is only able to be mounted using the keyholes located on the endcaps. In regards to control options, the Spectrum Tab-Tension includes an IR remote that requires a direct line of sight with the sensor embedded in the screens end cap. The Saker Tab-Tension comes standard with both an IR and RF (radio frequency) remote control. The RF remote does not require a direct line of sight and has a longer range (100 feet) than the IR remote (30 feet). Lastly, the Saker Tab-Tension utilizes Elite’s MaxWhite® Fiberglass (FG) which is an improved version of the MaxWhite® screen material that is found in the Spectrum Tab-Tension. This is beneficial as the embedded fiber glass improves rigidity which results in a more stiff material. Thus, the MaxWhite® FG provides the flattest possible surface a non-tensioned screen can offer. Additionally, the fiber glass backing eliminates any side curling non-tensioned materials are susceptible to, especially under cold temperatures. Finally, the MaxWhite® FG is also flame retardant and complies with NFPA 701 Standards.

A: The power cable length for all Spectrum Tab-Tension Series models is approximately 70.8″ (1.8M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series

A: No, the VMAX Tab-Tension Dual does not have a 5-12 volt trigger input.

A: The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water

A: Elite provides binary codes for the IR remote, see below.
Up: 1111 0000 0001
2.35:1: 1111 0000 0010
16:9: 1111 0000 0100

A: Each Elite Screens’ model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

VMAXT 117 C 94 H -E16

  • VMAXT: VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series
  • 117: 117″ Diagonal
  • 94: 94″ Diagonal
  • C: Cinema 2.35:1 / H: HDTV 16:9
  • E16: Extra Top Black Drop 16″
A: The power cable length for all VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series models is approximately 98.4″ (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

VMAX Dual® Series

A: Yes, you can buy a MaxWhite® screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy an AcousticPro UHD screen material sample by clicking here.

A: The AcousticPro UHD performs at its best in a light controlled environment, not in a room that will have ambient light. The material is a fabric with a special weave pattern for projection use. It is suggested to go with our standard CineWhite material if a matte white screen is needed. Or better yet, our very best CineGrey 3D or CineGrey 5D material will perform better with a higher gain and Angular-Reflective front projection with ambient light rejecting technology.

A: The power cable length for all VMAX Dual® Series models is approximately 70.8″ (1.8M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

A: The 16:9 aspect ratio screen is programmed to drop/rise when using the wireless 5-12 volt projector trigger.

A: Unfortunately, the wireless 5-12 volt projector trigger for the VMAX Dual® cannot be reprogrammed and only controls the rise/drop of the 16:9 aspect ratio screen.

Starling 2 Series

A: The screen material can be cleaned with mild soap and water.

A: The power cable length for all Starling 2 Series models is approximately 98.4″ (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.

Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series

A: The Tension cords on the side of the screen do perform its pull effect to reduce side curving/curling, but Starling Tab-Tension, Saker Tab-Tension and Spectrum Tab-Tension use a weaved fabric. Unlike a flexible PVC fabric that allows for stretching and pulls to create a flat and taut projection surface, such as the one used on our CineTension B Series.

A: Here is the full list of model numbers for the Starling Tab-Tension Series: STT100UWH2-E24, STT100XWH2-E24, STT120UWH2-E14, STT120XWH2-E14, STT135UWH2-E6, STT135XWH2-E6, STT150UWH2-E6,STT150XWH2-E6

A: Each Elite Screens’ model number starts with the product series name. Follow by case color (if applicable, certain models only available in one color), screen material, screen aspect ratio and product series version. Lastly, extra black drop and its length (if applicable). Here is an example.

STT 120 X WH 2 -E24

  • STT: Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series
  • 120: 120” Diag.
  • X: White Case
  • W: Spectra White FG material
  • H: 16:9 Format
  • 2: Version 2
  • -E24: Extra 24″ of Black Drop
A: The binary codes for the Starling and Starling Tab-Tension 2 are as follows
UP: 1101 00001000
STOP: 1101 00010000
DOWN: 1101 00100000

A: The Starling Tab-Tension 2 does not currently include a wall box. The only methods of controlling the screen would be through the IR/RF remote controls, the manual up/down controls on the exterior of  the case, or the 12 volt trigger cable. The wall box part numbers ZSP-WB-W or ZSP-WB-B are not compatible with the Starling Tab-Tension 2 as this series utilizes specialized circuitry that is different from other Elite Screens models.

A: The power cable length for Starling Tab-Tension 2 Series model STT92UHD5-E12 is approximately 70.8″ (1.8M), all other models is approximately 98.4″ (2.5M). Note: This measurement is accurate for USA only, other countries may be equipped with different lengths for each model.