Affordable Projectors for Non-Dedicated Home Theater Rooms - Mitsubishi HC5500 & Elite Cinema Screen
- Written by Ross Jones
- Published on 27 December 2008
- Affordable Projectors for Non-Dedicated Home Theater Rooms - Mitsubishi HC5500 & Elite Cinema Screen
- Page 2: Design and Setup of the Mitsubishi HC5500
- Page 3: The Elite ezCinema Plus Portable Screen
- Page 4: Using the Mitsubishi HC5500 Projector and Elite ezCinema Plus Screen
- Page 5: The Mitsubishi HC5500 Projector on the Bench
- Page 6: Conclusions about the Mitsubishi HC5500 Projector and Elite ezCinema Plus Screen
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The Screen: Elite Screens ezCinema Plus Portable Screen
The Elite Screens ezCinema Plus is a portable, pull-up screen designed for traveling presentations or portable home theater applications. The Cinema Plus series uses a spring scissor mechanism for lifting the screen, rather than a telescoping pole found in the regular ezCinema series.
The ezCinema Plus comes in various sizes; in a 16:9 configuration up to 100” diagonal inches. The screens are available in white (1.1 gain) or grey (1.0) material, with ¾” black top/side masking. The bottom masking is adjustable, depending on how high you lift the screen material out of its housing. The 84” screen is available for $389.99.
- Design: Manual Pull-up Projection Screen
- Material: MaxWhite, 1.1 gain
- Screen Size: 84" Diagonal
- Dimensions: 80" H x 71.2" W
- Weight: 22.3 Pounds
- MSRP: $389.99 USA
- Elite Screens
Setting up the screen is really easy: first pivot the two rotating feet 90 degrees for stability, flip up the latches, then open the lid and pull up on the screen handle. The screen lifts up easily, without bunching or balkiness, and stays put when you let go of the handle (no locking required). I did not notice any folds, wrinkles, or waves on the screen. Storing the screen simply involves reversing the above-process, which takes less than minute from start to finish. I left the screen in front of the RPTV when not in use. This is really a no-hassle, spouse-friendly way to have a projection screen in the room without installation hassles.
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