My wife and I have been testing screen materials for a week now with more on the way and so far, we aren't impressed by any of them. We've been projecting on to standard painted walls (same color as the rest of the room) for the past 8 years and have been quite happy with the results. We just upgraded out projector to the Sony HW40ES and feel that we are missing out on some of the contrast that the projector is capable of.
There is ambient light 75% of the time is some form (window to the right of the screen, recessed ceiling lights, lights on in the room behind the main seating area, etc. along with the walls being painted the color of an overcast sky (grey with a high of light blue) and the ceiling being bright white.
Of all the purchased screens we've tested so far, the painted wall has won out so far for both dark viewing and ambient light viewing. I'm starting to wonder if there's an off-the-shelf screen sub $1500 that would work.
Anyway, I'm very interested in the Silver Fire DIY screen. I skimmed through a few of the posts (didn't read much in depth past the first two pages). I'd like to have a roughly 110" 16:9 screen. What are some of the recommended materials that are easily attainable for the backing? I saw a thin expanded PVC material that was mentioned at one point, but couldn't find a local supplier that had anything close to the size I need.
I will have to make this outside of the house and bring it in later as spraying paint inside isn't an option with the recent remodel we've done.
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