Elite Screens 120-inch EzFrame Series Projector Screen Review

Posted: Feb 15 2011, 1:46pm CST | by , in I4U Gadget Reviews


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The Elite Screens ezFrame I used is 120-inches diagonally and is model R120H. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and measures 109.4" wide overall and 63.4" tall overall. The screen has a black aluminum frame about 2.5" thick that is covered in black velour to absorb light overspill. My screen has the CineWhite 1.1 gain material. You can get the ezFrame series in 84" to 226" sizes. My 120" screen retails for about $360.

In Use

I expected the box the Elite Screens 120-inch ezFrame Series showed up in to be large since the frame is 120". The box was actually quite small since the aluminum frame is shipped in six pieces for the 120" size. The bottom and top lengths are made of two long sections that connect in the middle with an attachment beam and screws. The sides are in one piece.

The construction of the frame took me about 30 minutes and was very easy to do. The only hard part was when I pushed the "L" connectors on the end in too far and the other pieces didn’t line up. That is easy to fix and didn’t slow me down much. The frame is covered in black velour to prevent the light from reflecting back into your eyes. It looks really good hanging on the wall too.

Since the frame is made from aluminum, it was easy to handle by myself, even though it was bulky and awkward to move. The screen surface is a plastic material that comes rolled in a length of PVC pipe for protection. Unrolling the screen was simple and the back of the white material is black to keep light from going through when you are using the screen.

The screen is attached to the back of the frame by slipping long and flexible plastic tubes into pouches on the sides of the screen. Those long tubes once in the pouches slip into little indentions on the back of the frame and are held in place with plastic clamps that press in. As long as you follow the attachment pattern on in the instructions, the screen is easy to tension and installs easily.

The part I had a hard time with was the metal support bar that goes on the back of the screen width wide between the top and bottom sections where the frame rails attach. The instructions weren’t clear on which way that pole goes in and I tried the wrong way in frustration for a while before realizing I had the pole backwards. Once I got the direction sorted, it was a snap to install. I was also confused in the fact that the directions show steps for installing a black silk backing that my screen didn't come with. Apparently, that part is optional even though the directions say nothing about it not being included. I ended up digging in the boxes looking for the black material for a while.

Once the screen material was installed it was time to hang the screen on the wall. Hanging the screen involves attached a pair of aluminum brackets to the wall with included screws. At least one of the screws on each bracket must go into a wall stud and the other is secured with a hollow wall anchor. You will need a level and a line marker of some sort for this. I whipped out my trusty laser level for the deed.

Once the brackets were installed, I picked the frame up by the middle by myself and slipped it onto the wall mounts. The entire process took me a bit more than an hour alone. You could shorten that time considerably with a second person. The only other thing that bothered me is that three days after I hung the frame the strong plastic smell of the screen material still lingers in the house. It smells like a 120" pool toy.



  • Easy to build
  • Great quality


  • Plastic screen material smells bad for days after unpacking
  • Instructions are a bit poorly written in parts


In the end, the Elite Screens 120-inch ezFrame Series is a fantastic screen for the home theater fan looking for a gigantic image. The frame is easy to build and install for the DIY home theater fan.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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