Back in July I took pics. Here in December, I'm finally posting.
Anyhow, due to the backyard setup including where the equipment sits, I've got no fence, no back of house, no nothing to attach the screen to. Therefore, it's a stand alone screen using portable cement footers. The equipment sits underneath a deck and the seating is in the grass underneath the stars.
I run the wires everytime, and haul out the footers as well. I will probably stick the wires a couple inches into the ground and have a mini-outlet for the terminals behind where the screen goes so I can just bring the speakers out and plug into the terminals rather than have to unravel the wire and run it from the setup as you will see. The project sits on top of the old stereo rack furniture that houses the A/V equipment.
Yes, I was worried about the seam, but as soon as it's dark and movie is on - you can't see it at all. It's BOC and has no hot spots and provides excellent imagery.
For now, it's stapled to the 2x4s that get the screen attached and tight. I have pockets sewn into the top and bottom and plan to go 2inch PVC for next season. Not sure if I'll need side pockets as well if I get the top and bottom spacing just right and tight enough.
I think it's 25' from PJ to screen. Screen is 196" diag 16:9.
PJ is a Sony HS20 that I use for indoor movie theatre as well.
For the 20' of yard that we sit in (4 or 5' is a mulch bed) the screen size, I find, is perfect. We sit no closer than 7 or 8 feet from the screen. I've fit about 30 people within the 13 feet or so of grass spread out fairly wide - wider than the screen itself and no one complained about not seeing nor hearing.