We have used this twice and both times it's been wonderful! What a statement this thing makes in the yard. It's huge. My husband always says movies look better on the big screen and I have to say I beleive him now. We haven't had any problems with it inflating. There are a few wrinkles in the screen but are not even noticeable when the movie is playing. This was worth every penny! I don't have any complaints about this item other than it's going to be impossible to fit into the carry bag that's provided. You will likely need a big tote to store it in.
I own a rental company and purchased this to do movie nights for apartment complexes, special events at restaurants and birthdays in the back yard. The first line in the instruction manual states: "Not recommended for outdoor use." Really!! We had to modify how we would tie down the screen and even how to support the screen. The fans are not quite strong enough to fully blow up the screen tightly. We added side supports to the screen. We also need to tie down the screen poolside and with no bottom tie down points made it some what difficult.
With all this said, for the price this is a good product. I would like to see the screen with bottom tie straps and a larger fan and increase the cost accordingly. $50.00 would make a significant improvement to the product.
I am a youth pastor and have all kinds of outdoor movie nights at my house. We used to just hang up a giant sheet for a screen but have made upgrades each year to our setup. This screen is great. It is not commercial quality... but the price is not either! I was satisfied with everything and expect it to last me for a few years. I have already used it three times with no problems at all. It held up well in a little breeze also (which my sheet never did!). This is a must have for outdoor events. It is a piece of cake to set up and take down. I would recommend a plastic container to store it in as opposed to the original bag.
Made the 1st Outdoor Movie Night @ "June's Cineplex 1" a huge hit
The size & ease of use of this product has gotten it put on it my very short "Best Purchases Ever" list. I coupled it with an Epson 8350 projector & a single powered Gemini GVX-SUB18P sub woofer & a single powered Gemini RS-12. Placing the speakers directly behind the screen definitely added to the experience & made a stereo setup unnecessary. The clarity from the blu-ray through the projector on the screen was excellent. It has been used to entertain groups of 20-50 with no problems of clear viewing. I was worried about getting the screen back in the provided carry bag when I was done, but discovered that putting the fans in 1st at either end of the bag with the feet facing towards the center & then folding the rest of the screen in the empty center worked great. Removing as much air as possible beforehand is a given. The only issue I have is that I was unable to discern a dot gain for the screen itself prior to purchase on my own or with the help of a cust. service agent. I discovered the cost, clarity & quick setup made it more than worth the risk. Most memorable comment by one guest was "June, that's gangsta!" Which I decided to take as the highest compliment.