I am about to purchase the JVC DLA-X35 as my theater projector (paired with an Oppo BDP-103D). This is my first new theater (new home) since 2009, where I installed a Wilson Art DW laminate sheet for my 120" screen - paired with a Panasonic AE4000. I was very happy with the picture in my completely light controlled room, but not as happy with the lights on - i.e. for football parties, etc...although I'm hoping the JVC will give me a step change in contrast.
With the JVC, I was considering investing in a "real" screen (i.e. Stewart or Da-Lite), but after reading this and other threads it sounds like the DIY route has improved dramatically and may actually rival these expensive alternatives? I will have a light controlled room that is completely dark (i.e. wall treatments) for 95% of my viewing, but would like to still have some "pop" with a few lights on during sports or social gatherings. For this projector and situation, what would be your suggestion? I am comfortable with a spray gun and the DIY patience required if that gets the most out of my projector.