[TiG] Tutorial: How to Install a Fixed Frame Projection Screen – Silver Ticket STR Series


Hey, Shane here with That’s It Guys. If you’ve been keeping up with our Home
Theater on a Budget Series, we recently reviewed a fixed frame projection screen from Silver
Ticket Products. This video is going to cover how to assemble
that projection screen. I watched a few assembly tutorials and read
the instructions prior to putting my screen together, so I had a pretty solid idea on
how to do everything. The first thing you want to do is assemble
the aluminum frame face down. Lay out all of the pieces as shown here. Start sliding in the support clips, which
are used to hold the screen onto the frame. Make sure you slide in the number of support
clips specified for your screen as requested by the manual before bracketing everything
together. Now add in the upper and lower mounting brackets
in as shown here. These are the top brackets, these are the bottom brackets. The keyhole
slots with the smaller end should be on the top when the screen is mounted. Once all the clips and mounting brackets are
in place, start bolting the brackets into the frame, making sure you use the correct
screws. The screws with the flat heads go into the straight brackets. And the screws
with the round heads go into the corner brackets. Just work your way around the frame and get
everything assembled. After the frame is completely assembled, roll
out the screen material onto the frame. Line up the clips to the notches on the screen
as best you can, then start sliding in the tension rods around the perimeter. The rods
will keep the screen flat once everything is stretched out onto the frame. Once all the support rods are in place, start
hooking the pockets down onto the clips starting with the center on one end of the frame. Attach
the the screen to the center on the sides perpendicular to the starting point. Now comes the difficult part – clipping the
far end down. You’ll have to stretch the screen one to two inches to clip onto the
far side of the screen. This took quite a bit of effort to get clipped down when I did
it, but once it’s finally on there, you can work your way around the perimeter. Try
to do opposite ends as you clip the screen down to keep everything even. You may have to adjust the position of the
clips as the screen starts to even out, just make sure that every pocket is secured down. After the screen has been secured, the hardest
part of the installation has to be done, which is putting in the support rod that runs vertically
through the center of the screen. It is recommended to have someone help you out with this part,
but I’ll show you how to solo it. Initially, I thought you had to bend it into place, but
that would require an inordinate amount of work. The aluminum rod itself is about and
inch and a half longer than the opening of the frame. They actually state to go in diagonally
and to bend it to get it into position. I ended up doing this and then tapping it
into place with a hammer. If you have two people, you should be able to put your foot
on the frame while pulling up on the center of the rod until it clicks into the slot. If you are running into issues with this part,
I’d suggest taking a break and returning back to it. It will go into the slot, it just
requires a bit of patience and a lot of force. Once everything is assembled, now it’s just
a matter of aligning your projector and bolting the screen to the wall. For this, refer to
your manual for the minimum and maximum distance the mounting brackets can be apart and then
find the studs on the wall within that range. Get out your measuring tape and a level and
you’ll be set. Just remember to take into account the position of the bracket with the
elevation you want the screen at – it’s approximately 2.5” above the edge of the
screen. Mounting the screen is straightforward; Get
a friend to help you lift the frame onto the wall. Line the top mounting brackets up with
the screws on the wall and get the screws into the keyhole openings. Once the screen is mounted, you can make the
minor adjustments to the projector to get everything lined up. The nice part about this
projector screen is if you are off horizontally, you can slide it left and right several inches. So that covers the entire assembly and mounting
process for the Silver Ticket Products STR series frames. If you have any questions or
need help, comment below or head over to our forums in the link below. If this video helped
you out, leave us a thumbs up and some feedback below. For more tutorial videos and reviews, subscribe
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