Tusy 14 foot Outdoor Inflatable Movie Projector Screen Review

Tusy 14 foot Outdoor Inflatable Movie Projector Screen Review

Hey, how’s it going guys, Phil here and this is a review for the TUSY 14 Foot Inflatable Movie Screen. When opening the box, be sure not to use
a utility knife across the top. If you do need to cut the tape, use scissors or
face the blade up and away from the interior to prevent damaging the screen,
as there is a gap in the middle. In the box you’ll receive a large polyester
canvas tote. Inside, you’ll find a smaller drawstring bag,
a set of setup instructions, and the inflatable movie screen. Inside the small drawstring bag are 6 aluminum
lawn anchors that measure 7 inches in length. You’ll also find 6 lengths of tie down ropes,
which each measure about 12 feet long. The recommended knot for use with the anchors
is a tautline hitch which will allow you to slide the knot
to adjust the length of the rope. Here’s how you tie one. Start with about 10 inches of rope
at the end, folded back. Go over the top portion once to the left,
and then over a second time. Then pass in front of the bottom loop and go over from the back before passing through the end to make a half-hitch. Pull tight and this three looped section should
slide freely along the main rope allowing you to lengthen or shorten it. Then this loop will go around the hook
of the lawn anchors. The screen comes bound up with extra strips
of the polyester canvas that it is made out of. These ties aren’t all that great and can be
discarded. When rolling out the screen, make sure to
keep the white screen facing up. The feet of the screen will have the motor
of the air pump on one side. The air pump is in a zippered section so unzip it to get to the power cord. Once the power cord is out, you’ll want to
zip the compartment back up. Note that when you plug the motor in
it will start inflating instantly as there is no on/off switch. The screen takes about 1 minute to fully inflate
so it comes up quickly. Make sure the air pump is not blocked at any
time so it can get enough air flow. When the screen is fully inflated, it can
be a little challenging to maneuver with one person which is why I recommend placing the anchors
at the front and back of each foot before inflating; there will be a loop
at each end. On the sides of the screen are two anchor
points where you can tie the ropes using the knot I showed you earlier. Then you’ll want to plant the anchors,
angling them away from the screen and then hook the ropes onto them. I found the screen is the most stable with
two ropes on either side, and with one anchor at the front of each foot. You may need to adjust a couple times
to get it square and level. The fully inflated screen has the following
measurements. It is 9 feet tall, 11 feet wide
and has about a 14 foot overall diagonal and a viewable screen diagonal
of 10 feet with a 16:9 ratio. When projecting onto the screen,
the white fabric provides a clean, even surface for the projected image to render true colors
with deep saturation. There is a slight border effect because
the center of the screen is translucent, while the edges, held on by Velcro are opaque. The fan does produce a little bit of noise [fan noise] however, during our viewing
with the loud speaker on we didn’t really notice it. Because the screen is translucent,
you can project from behind the screen or from in front. Just remember to flip the image horizontally if projecting from the back so text will be readable from the front. When you’re done with the screen,
it deflates as soon as you unplug the pump, so be prepared to catch the screen
and control the collapse. I try to keep the white part of the screen
off the ground and between the two black sections to avoid getting it dirty or stained. However, if it does get soiled, it’s easily
removable and machine washable as it is attached with Velcro. Packing the screen away is as easy as
rolling it up from the side opposite from the pump rolling towards the pump end and takes only a couple of minutes. It fits neatly into the canvas bag
for storage or travel and is fairly lightweight at only 11 pounds. Overall, the quality of the screen is good
and the construction durable. It sets up and breaks down in minutes
and can make any space that can accommodate it an instant movie theater. I hope you enjoyed this review. You can ask me any questions
in the comments. I’ll put a link to the product
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  1. Our screen came with black smudge marks _ probably from being packed with the black supports. How do we machine wash this screen? Can it go into a dryer? Thank you

  2. I've been wanting a screen similar to this for a long time. I have a 110" inside and want to go much bigger, so 14' would never do. Many of the models of different companies on Amazon with 15, 16, 17 feet claimed are shaped in such a way that the screen of another's 15 could be smaller than this tusy 14'. So I've had to be a little picky about the model – (*fyi, models that sit higher are made to wave more by the strength of winds, which is annoying on a projector screen) – and I have been held back by the $200-$300 prices for the ones of sufficient size, quality, and shape for me since I've been dropping into Amazon to check since pre-Christmas 2017. the few times I have checked since just before Christmas 2017 – but:

    A few minutes ago, after selecting "used" condition on the left of the screen to filter the amazon results, I was able to find one of these for $123. The 16' model with a 156" screen. An important note on "used" equipment for any and all readers:

    I was not in the market for a used screen, so why would I filter for "used"? I have bought many items, in the ballpark of 5 – 10, which are listed as used and sold by the seller named "Amazon Warehouse" and have a quality listed as "Like New." In my experience, that just means "new, or else at least as far as we can see, indistinguishable from new." If the box of a brand new item gets scratched in transit which disrupts the pretty picture on the front, that item goes straight into this file.

    I bet you thought that when you bought those fancy Bose headphones, wore em for a day, then decided they weren't quite good enough to justify the price tag so you sent them back for a refund, an Amazon employee looked it once over, tried em on to make sure they worked, wiped em down and put them right back in the box or into a new box to be resold at an open-box discount. Nope . They were sent straight off to liquidation with the rest of the returns. Those headphones wouldn't be good enough for "Like New" as far as Amazon is concerned. So keep your eyes peeled for these particular items.
    When I receive this $123 screen the day after tomorrow, it's going to be in a box still taped and sealed, with one of its corners dented in or some other such nonsense that (as a sane person), I would not pay $75 to fix.

    Cheers, and thanks a lot for the video.

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