I am new here but I have been reading this section for a while now. I have MW519 pj and right now I am deciding what screen I should build. The screen will be in living room with ambient light that can't be totally blocked. It should be hanging over a couple of shelves but I am not worried about that. Projecting distance 3m (10ft), screen size little less than 2m, 78".
I have narrowed it down to 2 options:
1. Spandex on frame: I live in Canada, Alberta and local Fabricland sells 1m of spandex like fabric for $28. So getting 4m of spandex in total is more than having it shipped from spandexworld. Also not sure if miliskin or moleskin is better for screen with ambient light. Anoter issue is getting the screen tight here as I don't want to staple it to the frame permanently. I would like to have the option of changing the spandex and experiment a bit with it. But getting screen tight in Canada is impossible, at least so far for me.
2. Second option is retractable BOC. BOC is cheap here ($9 - $19 a meter) and quite a lot of white and grey tones. For my setup the grey/silver is probably the best choice right? I am thinking about doing something like in here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1106028/diy-retractable-screen-ideas-development
but I am worried about the horizontal waves and I don't want to spend 10 minutes setting the screen every time I want to watch a movie.
Any ideas are welcomed. So far I am using double folded white flat bed sheet pined across a few shelves, no waves but it's not thick enough and some light goes through. Also the the image is too bright so that's why I am thinking about grey/silver screen.
Thank you very much for any advices.