[quote]Originally posted by oldredtop
[b]Newbie lurker here...
Couple of questions...
#1 - What do you guys recommend for lightweight, stable (non warping) material as the screen surface?
#2 - If it is not an "off the shelf item" at HD or Lowe's, where would I look for that kind of material in the Atlanta area?
Thanks in advance.
If you want a 110" diagonal screen (96" x 54.5") you will have to either special order a piece of 5' x 10' Parkland Plastic "Polywall" sheet, and cut it to size ($80.00 @ http:www.parklandplastics.com
Building a rigid Black Out frame and supporting the Parkland within it is all that's needed.
But at that price & size, your just a short hop into a $97.00 piece of 5' x 8' sheet of Mirrored Plastic (ie: Light Fusion ) ...and Brother, as good as Silver Screen is, Light Fusion is...., well, Light Fusion!
Another viable option, if possible, is to use your wall itself. Less limitations on size, no need for a trip to HD or Lowes, and you probably have it already paid for. Only the prep-work such as smoothing and priming needs to be done. In my experience, individuals are amazed over mirrored Light Fusion, but are Flabbergasted that a mere "Wall" can become a great screen".