Manual screen needed....Sapphire, Optoma or Grand view?

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    I need a manual screen, no larger than 84" diagonal to replace my returned electric eBay 'cheapie'.

    I've seen the following screens:

    Optoma DS9084PMG+ (84" screen) .... £90 (1year warranty)

    Sapphire SWS180WSF-ASR2 (77" screen)... £120 (6 year warranty)

    Grandview cyber 77" manual... £270 (2 year warranty)

    The dilemma is whether its worth the extra to buy the Grandview screen, or opt for the Sapphire. But then the Optoma is a slightly bigger screen. Am I going to notice the difference sitting 3.5 metres away though? The extra size is important to me only if the quality of each screen is similar.

    Any advise/help before I order one of these screens .
     
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    Hi pistolpete,
    I have a 92"Sapphire motorised screen and am very pleased with the quality for the price I paid. Assuming the manual and motorised have similar screen quality, mine has a solid, uniformed surface, no noticeable edge curl when viewing and performs well. :)
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    Thanks for your post cableguy.
    I've been told that the manual and motorised sapphire screens use the same screen. The extra cost is purely due to the motorised feature.

    Sapphire screens do sound good to me. It seems many are happy with them judging by posts I've read on here. Not much info on the other two though.

    Is that a converted garage in the picture?
     
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    Look very impressive indeed! (Cost a bit to do no doubt!?!) Definitely heading towards the sapphire screen I think. The good price and 6 year warranty is too tempting and the smaller screen will mean I won't have to re house my KEF Q100's either.
     
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    I ended up 'pushing the boat out' and getting a Sapphire 77" electric screen (for £238 including 5 year warranty). First impressions are very positive indeed.
    The screen is clearly better than the original eBay screen I purchased, and at just over double the price it's worth every penny more.
    Even the wife noticed the improvement straight away......One very happy guy here! Roll on FA Cup Final.....
     
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    I had a manual screen for years in my old house. However, there's something awesome about the screen appearing by itself. I'd recommend the trigger feature of your projector has it. :)
     
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    I didn't get the one with a trigger feature as my harmony remote will be set up to switch the projector on and drop the screen at the same time.....as well as other things!
     
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    Yep, Harmony remotes are pretty great. :)
     

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