I'd like to make a custom screen for my beamer, mostly because I'm unhappy with the quality when the room has some ambient light. When it's dark is mostly fine but I wouldn't mind some gain there either atm.
I read that the beamer, the room and the use affect what the best solution might be, so I'll try to be as exhaustive as possible. Sorry if it's too much details
I would guess that half of the time I watch it with (some) ambient light, while the rest at night in the dark, so I assume I have to go for a sort of all-round solution. It doesn't need to be the very best, I'm mostly looking for a good compromise between effort, cost and results.
The room is wide, white walls, ambient light coming from the side (windows go throughout the whole "wall", which is 2m (~6ft) far from the projection area , distance beamer-wall around 4m (13ft) and as mentioned the beamer is an Epson TW-2900 from 4 years ago. I'm aiming for around 110".
Since I live in Europe, I have the feeling that my options are a bit limited compared to being in the US. I stumbled upon this website selling this projection screen material (maybe simply a BOC with screen ambitions?) and its price seems fine to me (51 pounds delivered, around $85): http://www.projector-screen-material...maxiwhite.html
This would actually be a fine solution price-wise for me, therefore my idea was to start off ordering this screen, set it on a simple wood frame and see where to go from there, if it's already enough for my use or apply SF (I guess?) later on, but the mentioned "Projector Screen Gain 0.9" pulls me off a little.. they have other materials with higher gain, but the delivery is too expensive for me (it's fine for UK, but in my case it would be Europe, the MaxiWhite is delivered for 11 pounds, while for the others I'd have to pay a hefty 40 pounds) What do you guys think? Would you suggest a different approach?
I was also considering backlight using a led strip (http://www.amazon.co.uk/YAGGU-SET-Ch.../dp/B007H39XLA
), in that case should I go frameless?