Here's what you want:
1/4" X 49" X 97" Do-able white vinyl panel mfg by Do-able Products and sold at HD. UPC(DP #) 718793630365, SKU(HD #) 174278, model # 63036.
As I have always said, if you have a dedicated room(light control), can live with a 100" dia.(16:9 AR, 49" X 87", even wider if you go 2.35:1) or smaller, don't need a perf screen, don't want to spend/waste a sh!t load of time frame building, stretching, stapling, gluing to stiff backing, mixing, rolling, spraying, etc and don't want to spend $ on the many versions of the latest ingredient mix(I did this 2 years ago and found it to be quite the PITA!) and the substrate to be painted(poly-wall, board or stretched fabric over frame), then Do-able is for you! Hell, HD will cut it for you right there!
I've helped set up 3 HTs with this panel. All are very happy with their screens. I hand-picked each board myself as you need to go through the entire stack to make sure they are mark/scratch free. None of them have reported any hotspotting, glare or reflectivity viewable.
Do-able Products, CA (used to be Davidson Plywood), as any reputable company, wouldn't allow this type of inconsistency to ever leave their mfg plant.
Are there similar boards in the same area that ppl could easily mistake for Do-able? Sure, easy mistake to make...
If your HD doesn't have this SKU and model numbered product then don't buy something "similar" and think you're buying Do-able. Simple as that.
And no, you don't need to paint it.
Bottom line: It is the easiest, quickest and cheapest diy screen option with amazing PQ to boot. The H&E (Hang & Enjoy) solution.
Info, specs and data from Garry (Prof55):
The graph shows the gain of Doable vs Dalite Matte White and Stewart StudioTek 130, from straight on to 60 degrees off axis. Doable compares favorably to both; its slight sheen is responsible for the above unity gain. Gain is 1.13.
The RGB color is 229/223/233. This is very close to true white, as close as virtually any commercial screen. The slight excess in blue should cause no problems.
The surface texture is light enough that I doubt it is visible unless one is very close to the screen on bright panning shots, and is very similar to commercial screen textures.
Great write up by KillRob here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8786225
Also, KillRob has used Goo Gone as a cleaner for Do-able and received very good results.
Now for the downside: [u]Do-able is NOT available east or south of the CO borders]
Just added 3 more states to the list. Unfortunately, in the wrong direction, west. Do-able is available in only 12 states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA & WY. Below you'll find the actual HD store locations where we've purchased our do-able white vinyl panels.
Rahl: HD Great Falls, MT
Skyman00: HD Longmont, Boulder, Superior & Evergreen (El Rancho Rd), CO.
SovKnight: HD Midvale, UT. found this stuff all over Salt Lake City.
homer1963: HD Riverdale, UT 84405 & Ogden, UT. 84401.
MaximAvs: HD Aurora, CO.
robertmeldrum: HD Edmunds, WA. north of Seattle.
thrash64: HD Olympia WA.
fugueness: HD Berkeley, CA.
Devedander: HD in zip 95492
redcorvette_85: HD Bothell, WA.
Jizzay1: HD Colma, CA.
jeepster360: HD Lewiston, ID.
mbonikow: HD Mt Vernon, WA.
Allen: HD SF Bay Area
bobpdx: HD Portland, OR.
pierceoscar: HD La Mirada, CA & Whittier, CA.
fasi22mob: HD Spokane, WA.
Xavarri: HD Salt Lake, UT.
phisch: HD Westminister, Broomfield, CO. 88031
diycomment: HD Sacramento, CA.
BlackFire: HD SF Bay Area - South Bay near the Great Mall in Milpitas/ East Palo Alto, CA.
stjohnh: HD Palo Alto, CA.
jw2431: HD (408) 492-9600 2435 Lafayette St. Santa Clara, CA.
bahsura: HD #615 435 W Katella Ave Orange, CA. 92867 (714)538-9600.
SiC FoX: HD South Jordan, UT. Salt Lake City 90th South and Redwood.
typh92: HD Spokane, WA. near Liberty Lake.
pcrx: HD Tacoma, Bonney Lake & Puyallup, WA.
amtctt: HD Scottsdale, AZ.
rikdin: HD Santa Barbara, CA.
jomari: HD San Jose, CA.
nolig: HD 16800 Roscoe Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818)780-5448
jgriffin: HD Redmond, WA. (East of Seattle)
icer: HD Henderson, NV. So. Nevada, the East Charleston HD (Charelston and Lamb) and the Eastern HD (by Super WM--on Eastern)
sakamadison: HD Bozeman, MT.
mebedaman: Las Vegas, NV Pecos HD (I believe this was the "Eastern" HD.
amisam: HD Bothell, WA.
chesterdad: HD Foster City, CA.
JustinJDog: HD Provo, UT.
ravencr: HD Severence, CO.
kenf729 :Portland, OR Hillsboro (tv highway) HD
watsonusn: HD Aurora, CO.
frankie_v: HD Portland, OR.
saurav: HD Portland, OR.
roelm415: HD Stockton, CA
Axia: HD Van Nuys Location, Roscoe and Balboa (Los Angeles)
Castle Rock, CO
There is hope for those that want Do-able available east of the Rockies; see below: -j
Help get Do-able into all US HD stores. SKU# 174278. Contact your local HD management first, then call HD HQ:1-800-553-3199 (7), make a product request and provide your store's #.