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Screen Excellence RM2-T review

John Archer




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Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T
  • Screen Excellence RM2-T


Our Score:



  • Remarkably cheap for what it does
  • Scarcely degrades sound quality
  • No visible fabric 'structure'


  • Some brightness loss, noticeable with 3D
  • Cabinet on motorised model a little reflective

Key Features

  • Electronic projection screen
  • Acoustically transparent; claimed audio loss of 2dB
  • Specially designed weave for ultra HD compatibility
  • Surprisingly affordable
  • EN4K fabric also available in fixed screen format
  • Manufacturer: 2D Boy
  • Review Price: free/subscription

Review based on 100in motorised drop-down model - £4,860.96

Anyone who's tried to set up a home cinema projection system themselves will know all too well that one of the biggest hurdles can be keeping your surround sound system working to its best advantage.

After all, if you have a massive projection screen eating up much or maybe even your entire wall, where are you going to put your centre speaker so that dialogue still sounds like it's coming from the screen? In fact, if your screen really is a whopper you might find yourself also struggling to fit your main left and right speakers around it.

The obvious solution to this is to put your speaker(s) behind the screen. But this presents its own problems. For clearly if you have a big slice of projection screen between the speakers and your ears, it's going to disrupt the sound you hear.

Cue acoustically transparent screens. These use a perforated fabric, so that sound can pass through the screen from speakers behind it without losing too much volume or clarity. Great. Until you realise that perforated screens also tend to mess up your picture quality by introducing moire noise; display distractingly visible evidence of the perforations' and drastically reduce brightness levels, as the perforations let too much light through the screen, rather than bouncing it all back towards you.

These sorts of issues are especially common at the affordable end of the acoustically transparent screen market. So it was with a fair degree of cynicism that we took receipt of the Screen Excellence RM2-T: a drop-down motorised projector screen using a proprietary acoustically transparent 'EN4K' (Enlighter 4k) fabric that's allegedly capable of only reducing audio by 2dB while also delivering a flawless, 4k2k-compatible image. All from just £1788 (if you go for an 80in fixed frame version). With effective - and quite a few less than effective! - acoustic screens generally costing many times more than that, surely the EN4K fabric can't really be all it's cracked up to be?

In the motorised RM2-T configuration used for our test, getting hold of the EN4K fabric predictably becomes rather more expensive than going for the fixed screen option. You'll be looking at around £4,890.96 for a 100in version. But this is still by no means expensive for a motorised screen making the sort of claims Screen Excellence makes for the EN4K.


March 8, 2011, 3:19 pm

I admit screens are not my field of expertise, but over £3,000 extra for the motorised version strikes me as excessive to say the least. Or is there really something amazing going on here?


March 8, 2011, 4:51 pm

You'll be looking at around £4,890.96 for a 100in version
Hmmm, correct me if I am wrong here but you can get the latest 3D JVC Projector with a damm sight more 'technology' (and motors for that matter) than this piece of 'cloth'.

If nearly five grand for a 100" screen seems cheap then someone is being paid toooo much!

Michael G

March 8, 2011, 6:48 pm

I think giving a piece of glorified white cloth a 10/10 value rating when it costs near-on £2k is a just a little bit cheeky. Let's face it, that's more than a months pay after tax for most people.

Martin Daler

March 8, 2011, 7:28 pm

I guess these days you just have to cut your screen according to your cloth.

Patrice Congard

March 10, 2011, 1:47 pm

As a director of U.See Ltd, manufacturer of Screen Excellence, I would like to bring some explanations about the above comments regarding the prices:
A screen is much more than a piece of fabric, especially when it is to roll down remaining permanently flat and tensioned. If you look carefully at the pictures illustrating the review, you will see part of an adjustable tensioning system, most of which is hidden behind a black velvet border.
A no-compromise approach for and electric screen involves costs, which are reflected on prices.
A more cost-efficient solution is provided by our RF range of fixed-frame screens.


March 10, 2011, 5:22 pm

@Patrice Congard.
Thank you for stating your company's position. I wish more manufacturers were so interactive!
I appreciate your comment that a screen is more than a piece of cloth and you adopt a "no-compromise approach", and I have nothing against the desire to make a profit (That's how I work too), but still, more than £3,000 extra for the motorised version? Really?


May 14, 2011, 3:28 pm

I saw the fixed screen version at the Gadget Show in the JVC 3D demo room.
They had the X7 PJ, B&W in wall speakers and onkyo 609 receiver and playing back Tron3D.

it looked and sounded stunning!!!!!

The light cycle sequence had excellent black level but at the same time superb detail.
All three front speakers were behind the screen.
Sound was amazing!
You have to see the screen being used. The performance justifies the price.

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