VividStorm’s 120” riser screen has about 14 inches of black “rise” material and black metal case combined when the screen is open. What is rise, you ask?
The "rise" material (called drop on a screen that opens downward) is limited, requiring raising the frame (my temp stand).
Well, it’s probably the right term, and the same as “drop” which would be the black – non-screen material between the case, and the screen surface, on a motorized screen mounted to the ceiling. That amount of rise and case is the same for all of the VividStorm's riser screens except the 72" diagonal (which is very small), and which should be considered a tabletop screen. After all, who would want the bottom of a 3 foot high image to start only 6 inches of the floor?
Having so little "rise" material, is my biggest issue about this screen, and therefore, also for the Elite's version. Here’s the story: Most laser TVs or commercial UST’s when placed below the screen, sit 12-18 inches below the bottom of the actual screen surface.
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Note that the screen case itself adds about 4 inches so that the bottom of the screen surface in this picture is just about 14” off the ground. If I put a laser TV (or UST projector) on my low console, for example, the image would start about 32” off the floor (depending on the particular UST projector’s actual throw) +/- 4”.
Screen dimensions for all VividStorm screens in this series
I would have to put the projector, basically right on the floor for it to work, and on a projector like the Optoma P1 which sits a bit further below the screen than most of the competition (about 18" for a 120" image), the P1 would have to be a couple of inches below the floor!
What this all means is that with a riser type screen like this, you need to have the screen’s base raised up enough to match your projector’s throw, especially taking into consideration the table it sits on. That can b accomplished with extra “rise” material but that's not an option at this time (nor expected), or a stand to raise the screen up, which will be the go-to solution.
Note there are consoles hitting the market designed to place a screen like this, inside.
Here’s a photo of the lower right of the screen when fully extended before I added a stand. You can see the foot of black “rise” below the screen surface, and above the VividStorm logo on the metal base:
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