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Screen Excellence RM2-T - Fine Weave but Reflective Cabinet

John Archer

By John Archer


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Screen Excellence RM2-T


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Before we find out if the EN4K fabric really is the answer to every cash- and space-strapped home cinema fan's dreams, though, we've got a niggle to report about the cabinet for the RM2-T package. For during our tests we quickly became aware of a slender line of light running along pretty much the whole length of the cabinet that stores the motors (and screen when you're not using it).

Thankfully, this distracting intrusion on our viewing was easily solved by just blu-taking a strip of black felt along the cabinet over the offending reflection. We're all about high-tech solutions, us... Plus, we guess the problem might not occur if your particular screen design gives you more blacked-out space between the top of the screen and the motor housing than our test configuration did. But still, it's something we couldn't help but feel a company as apparently as obsessed with AV quality as Screen Excellence should have spotted.

Thankfully, this niggle does not prove indicative of general sloppiness on Screen Excellence's part. In fact, in all other ways the RM2-T, or more specifically, the EN4K fabric it holds, proves to be almost unbelievably good considering the low costs involved.

Starting with the EN4K's video capabilities, it's apparent immediately that the fabric is exceptionally smooth and 'pattern-free' for an acoustically transparent screen. Even when we tried to be outrageously unfair on it, by just projecting onto it a full-screen expanse of a single mid-range colour, we had to practically have our noses pressed to the fabric before we could see even a hint of its weave or perforations. From normal viewing distances, therefore, the old acoustic issue of visible weave patterning just isn't an issue at all.

This picture shows the progression in weave of the various generations of the Enlightor (EN) fabric

The unusual density of the EN4K fabric that helps eliminate visible patterning also helps images in brightness terms, for the simple but key reason that the fabric doesn't allow nearly as much light to pass through it as average acoustically transparent screens do.

So more of the light from the projector is actually bounced back off the screen to boost the vibrancy and punch of the final image you see.

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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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