Edit: Carl refunded me entirely including my shipping... He claims I just got a bad piece that was coated differently than the rest or maybe was defective because it was at the end of a roll or something.
On his Ebay store... I bought it in November, hadn't had a chance to install my screen until now. I'm extremely disappointed. Hell... this stuff sucks
I'm sitting at the same distance as the projector is from the screen and I can see shiny specks all over the entire screen... it's like a patterns of it imposed on the picture. I feel like I'm watching the fabric (or maybe the paint) on this screen, and not the show... I can't even pay attention to the show it is so bad. The only good thing about this screen material is that it does a somewhat OK job of absorbing the ambient light, and I'm no longer blinded by the image like I was when I tried it on my white wall.
I have an Optoma HD20 if it matters... and it is mounted somewhere between 9' and 10' from the screen. Screen size is just over 80" diag.
The picture looked better on my white wall, except for not having any black levels and it being so bright I'd have to wear sunglasses to watch.
I'm quite annoyed actually... because it was $60 after shipping... plus I spent another $30 or so on materials at the hardware store for the project. (I made it so I could roll it up and put it on top of a huge bookshelf that's mounted against my wall.)
For this price I could have gotten an Elite Screens manual... for less after all I spent at the hardware store also.
Since I'm a complete noob when it comes to projector screens... I'd just like to know if this is common with cheap screens... or if I'm safe with pretty much any other grey screen besides whatever crap Carl sent me... I'm not that
picky... It's just I doubt a white screen will work well in this room with all white walls.
But... I might just end up buying a matte white Elite Screen if this is the quality I'm going to get after going through all the trouble of making my own screen.
If anyone knows this Carl guy, he should stop advertising this material "for HDTV", because it's not even good enough for SD. I hope I can get at least some of my money back, even though the top part of the screen material has staples in it, and the bottom has a strip of velcro on it. I was really looking forward to finally getting to enjoy my projector this weekend too... guess that's not happening now though. Edit: Carl refunded me entirely including my shipping... He claims I just got a bad piece that was coated differently than the rest or maybe was defective because it was at the end of a roll or something.