[TiG] Review: 106″ Fixed Frame Projector Screen Silver Ticket (STR-169106)

[TiG] Review: 106″ Fixed Frame Projector Screen Silver Ticket (STR-169106)


Hey, Shane here with a review of a Fixed Frame
Projection Screen by Silver Ticket Products. The particular model I’m reviewing today is
their STR Series 106-inch 16:9 screen, model STR-169106. Silver Ticket Products was kind enough to
send us a screen for our ongoing home theater build series, which we’ll have linked here. A few months back, I decided to move my home
theater setup and change the wall I was projecting onto. My original setup was projecting onto
a matte-white painted wall I that I flat sanded over a year ago. I didn’t want the image bleeding
onto the ceiling and front door, so it was time to move everything to a new wall and
upgrade the screen. I was originally looking at buying an electric
pull down screen with an infrared sensor so I could program a Logitech Harmony remote
to lower the screen and turn the projector on at the same. However, I found out the disadvantages of
inexpensive sub $200 screens of that style, and that is that they tend to curl up due
to the screen not being tensioned. A fixed frame screen seemed to make the most sense
within my budget. After doing some research on what type of
screen best suited my home theater setup, I came across an article on The Wire Cutter
on fixed frame projector screens. They recommended the Silver Ticket Products STR Series screens,
as they were easy to put together and the color quality and brightness was exceptionally
good. Their fixed frame projection screens come
in a variety of sizes and aspect ratios, including 16:9, 16:10, and 2.35:1. There’s even a
model that is curved. All you have to do is pick your aspect ratio and the size that best
suits your home theater arrangement. For reference, there is a THX guideline for the optimal viewing
angle that we’ll have linked in the video description below as well as on the written
review. For my situation, a 106-inch screen was perfect
for where the seats are going to be. Now I’d like to go over some of the specifications
on the projector screen. All the STR fixed frame models feature a
2-3/38” heavy duty beveled aluminum frame wrapped in black velvet for absorbing light As well as a tensioned screen, which is done
through their Tension Rod System. The 106-inch model reviewed today is nearly
97-inches wide, 57-inches tall, and weighs around 31 pounds. The screen itself is 92
by 52-inches. One of the the most important things that
helped me make a decision on this screen was how difficult it was to put the thing together.
I watched a few assembly tutorials a few weeks before deciding if this was the screen for
me and to see if other people ran into any issues. I didn’t find much on the assembly
of the screen, so we’ll have a full assembly tutorial for this screen later on in the week. After reading the assembly instructions, I
had a pretty solid feel for how to put everything together and where each piece was supposed
to go. You assemble the aluminum frame face down and slide in all of the support clips
and pieces. Once this is all completed, you roll out the screen material, slide in the
their tension rod. The rod keeps the screen flat as you start hooking the pockets down
onto the clips. I did the entire installation by myself, but I would highly suggest having
someone help you. You will have to put in some elbow grease to get the clips on the
far side into place. The hardest part was actually putting in the support rod that runs
vertically through the center of the screen, but I was able to improvise and get it into
position. I’d highly suggest watching the video tutorial before installing your screen.
I was able to put everything together and mount it in under an hour. I had to mount
the screen a week after assembling it due to some issues mounting my projector on the
low ceilings in here. The overall assembly was easier than I expected. With the projector finally mounted on the
ceiling, I was able to mount the screen and get everything hooked up. Compared to the
flat sanded painted wall I was using before, the black levels, the contrast, and the colors
were noticeably improved. For reference, I’m using an Optoma HD25-LV, which is a 1080P
3D DLP Projector. Before I moved the projector, I was able to put the STR screen below my
original setup and get a decent photo that represented the difference. With it properly mounted up, the difference
is far more drastic. There’s a huge reduction in light bleed on the ceiling and the image
is brighter and more vibrant. I already was impressed with the image quality on the wall,
but I knew the second I had these side by side that this was the screen I should have
gotten a long time ago. For the build quality, the ease of assembly
and installation, the image quality, and the great value the screen brings, I’m giving
this a 10 out of 10 and giving it a well deserved Gold Pressed Latinum Award. The screen has
more than exceeded my expectations and I have absolutely no hesitation recommending it to
anyone looking for a home theater. Be sure to check out the installation tutorial as
well as our ‘Home Theater on a Budget series. For more video reviews, tutorials, and news,
subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit us at ThatsItGuys.com. Thanks for watching.

6 Comments

  1. now I have my projector on a white wall freshly painted and looks really good. you say that this screen image can further enhance ??. Recommends fixed or roller screen? . good video, thank you from Argentina

  2. What ever you buy, get a stretch material fixed frame. Those cheap @ vinyl pull downs motorized or not will always give you problems believe me I know. Get it right the first time, it's the second most important piece of your home theater don't cut corners on it.

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