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Looking for a screen, need recommendations.

I am looking for a ~120" acoustically transparent, retractable screen. At this point, I am looking at the Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe projector. With the way I just arranged my HT speakers, it opened up room for a screen (see pics here New speaker placement, great improvement for HT )

My plan is to mount my TV to the wall, and have the screen come right down in front of it. I'll put the center channel on a stand just beneath it.

Also, I plan on going with a 16x9 screen, but the 2.4 x 1 screens seem interesting. What would happen when you are trying to watch a blu ray that is actually 16x9? Also, do the retractable screens lower more than just the size of the screen?

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Apparently, acoustically transparent retractable screens are not very common... The reason I want AT is my main speakers are bipolar, and I don't want to block the rear radiating sound... Even with the screen about 8 inches off the wall, it would block a lot of it.

Home Theater: Emotiva UMC-200, Citation 5.1 running Mirage M-3SIs, Harman Kardon signature 2.1 running Mirage M-CSI (center) & 4x BIC V-52 (surrounds), 2 x Velodyne ULD 15 Series II Sub & Amp, PS3, PS4, XBOX 1, 2x Adcom ACE-515, Vizio E-701B-3

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OK, I am changing my mind about the transparent part. Also, I have decided 16x9 is right for me, no interest in 2.4. So, anyway, just looking for recommendation on a medium/good quality retractable screen or screen manufacture.

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I am having a real hard time finding reviews for screens. "Elite screens" are popular on amazon, but they are also entry level. What brand should I be looking for for a higher quality product?

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