This is our first projector and we've only had it for less than a week so far, but it's definitely met our aspirations for bringing a theater experience into the living room. The picture quality is amazing, does not feel like there is any compromise coming from a relatively new 65" LED TV and that alone exceeded my expectations. On the other hand, the size just transforms the experience whether it's live sports, movies, or just binge streaming a series - everything feels significantly more immersive and it's a real pleasure to watch.
Setup of the projector itself was very straight forward, it updated to the newest firmware without a hitch and configured the wifi and settings from my android phone smoothly. I have it connected via eArc to a Sonos ARC, sub and surrounds again without any issues. I'm also using a Shield Pro with it primarily for streaming and that transferred from the TV to the projector without any issue hdmi-cec worked for both without any work. Still tweaking the picture settings but have no real complaints with the image out of the box. Dolby Vision seems to work fine from the Shield, I kinda like the notification tag it adds to the screen for a few seconds when starting compatible content (vision and atmos). Haven't played with streaming games over the Shield too much yet but looking forward to messing with that next.
The Spectra screen was definitely more work to assemble, but the mounting mechanism with the height adjustments in the brackets made that easier than I had expected too. The finished product looks great and works really well even with reasonably high ambient light. I do have blackout shades for the wall of windows facing the Arizona sun next to it, but it's still entirely usable in less than ideal lighting conditions.
Couple of quirks that I've also seen documented on the AVSForums too, but willing to live with them and hoping they get addressed in future firmware releases.
-WIFI periodically cuts out entirely - the unit can't see any available networks until reset/rebooted. With the Shield on a Gig LAN connection it doesn't impact me much, but would be more of an issue if you were relying on the built in media apps for everyday use.
-If you disable the built in speakers it throws an alert window you have to close every time the unit is brought out of sleep asking you to confirm the setting.
I can live with those quirks, but it would be nice to see them addressed down the road.
As you can see from the pics, I have the projector mounted inside an Ikea Besta TV stand and that took some modifications such as adding a TV slide unit and cutting holes for a pair of USB fans to help with air circulation, but the final result is pretty clean and the projector slides away neatly and is protected when not in use.
Joe was great putting together the order quickly and helping me deal with some unique shipping challenges. Felt much better making the decision to give the Formovie a try based on their reviews, participation in public forums, and hosting events such as the projector shoot-outs. Strongly recommend working with the ProjectorScreen team if you're thinking about making the plunge like we did!