The Silver Ticket is a sturdy fixed-frame screen that provides really good image quality at a competitive price.
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Pro Sturdy construction
The build quality of the frame is very good. The corners are reinforced with corner brackets that prevent swaying. The top and bottom bars are reinforced with slide rods that ensure they don't break in the middle. And the vinyl screen stretched across the frame helps pull the components together.
Pro One of the best combos of great image and fair price
This screen was originally introduced in 2014, yet it remains one of the best deals in terms of image quality (good light reflection, lack of creases and waves on the fabric, wide viewing angle) and reliability (it's sturdy, as well as water, flame, and mildew-resistant). If the Silver Ticket doesn't meet your needs, you have to be ready to pay over $500 at the least for a real upgrade.
Pro Perfectly smooth screen surface
The vinyl material of the screen is stretched to the edges of the frame from all sides, resulting in a perfectly even surface. There are no waves or wrinkles that deform the image as it sometimes happens with retractable screens.
Pro No motor or retracting mechanisms to worry about
It's a fixed-frame screen, which means there is no motor or retraction mechanism that could break. Although this type of screen may be inconvenient for some, it does save the time and money that you would likely have to spend at some point to fix a retractable model.
Pro It's easy to adjust the horizontal position
If you place the screen a little bit off during the installation, you can just slide it 6 inches to the left or right to fit the image.
Pro No shadows fall on the screen from the frame
The aluminum frame contours down to the screen so that unwanted shadows don't fall on the image.
Con The installation can be tricky
Although the process itself is quite straightforward, it does require some physical force and preferably some help from a friend. You can find some helpful tutorials on the internet, for example here.
Con It doesn't retract
Once you install it, you can't easily hide the screen or retract it while it's not in use.