I purchased a house with a "bonus room" years ago and am FNALLY getting around to getting my 1st HT together (the room was flooded from a hurricane a few months ago, so being someone that likes to find the "silver lining" in things, I figured it was a good time to get the project underway) Construction is FINALLY nearing completion, and I am about to start ordering my "toys".
The room is roughly 18ft. deep, 13ft wide, with 10.5 ft. ceilings. The wall where the screen is going is 10.5' w x 7.5' H. I haven't yet bought my projector, but have narrowed it down to a couple in the 1500.00 range. Looking to spend around 300-500 on the screen.
That being said, here's my predicament- It is HIGHLY probable we will be moving in the next 12-18 months. (one of the reasons i am not going "all out" on my first build...). I was originally looking at an Elite manual pull down, since the re-location/portability seemed to make more sense. BUT- I am also concerned with the "waves" and wrinkles people talk about. I have been reading here on the forums, and doing some searches, and have read a lot about the "D-Lite" screens, specifically the "Model C, HP".
Anyone have any experience moving a fixed frame screen? That is my biggest concern, really, and why I am leaning towards the pull down- it doesn't ever NEED to be retracted- the room is a dedicated HT room. (also, the pull down has the added bonus of being a little more flexible if we DO move somewhere where I don't have the luxury of a dedicated wall for a 120" screen. (the size I am THINKING I am going to go with. Still doing testing to decide on that...)
But again- the wrinkle/wave thing will drive me NUTS, if after all these years I get everything together and that's what i have to contend with. Can anyone help push me one way or the other??
Thanks for any advice. I am an avid movie/game buff, but this is my first real foray into a true dedicated HT.