I'll be purchasing my first PJ very soon and I'm looking at my screen options. I have no problem with DIY but after considering the $ I'd spend there and the time to construct, I figure if there's a viable $200 option for my rather smaller screen I'd consider it worthwhile.
12-13' feet away
pretty bright room (want to watch some sports during the day with the curtains drawn a bit), although very controllable in the evening for movies
Likely, a benq 1070 PJ, ~8' from screen
Here's the (3) issues I seem to be running into:
1. I've found some $200 (and less) options, but none seem to offer AT which I REALLY need as it (the screen) will be hanging in front of THIS:
2. Even some of those options seem to have (according to some reviews, anyway) considerable "flex" to them if not mounted to a wall. This of course would be an issue for me as I'll be hanging mine from the ceiling in "free air" so to speak, so the frame flexing under tension really isn't an option.
3. I suppose I'm open to a manual/motorized pull down, but I've really been discouraged by a lot of reviews in this price range re waves/lack of tension. Am I wrong? I hope I am because I'm open to it even though I think I'd prefer the look of a fixed screen that I could simply hang/remove when needed.
All this is rather temporary...I'll almost certainly be moving to a larger screen in my future space, that's why I have a low budget.
Kinda surprised me that more people don't do this in smaller spaces like (at least I didn't find many in my journey).
I was going to check today with jamestown screens re one of their 92" with AT material...although I didn't see anything on their site as to whether they even offer it (I'd think they do, though).
Any other options?
thanks a load!