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Thanks Neekos. I really thought about going with a Carada Brilliant White which I'm sure is a quality screen as everyone that has one claims, but $600 for an 80" is steep. As stated, I am impressed by the cheap Infocus pulldown I got with my IN72, so virtually anything is a step up. I did like the Carada Criterion screen with the beveled edge and would have pulled the trigger if it was around $300-$400, it was over $600. I was about to settle on an Elite E-Z Frame but even that was over $300 and from what people are saying, these Focupix screens are virtually identical. Mine has shipped, so it should be here in a few days and then I will start work on the wall and give a review. I decided to spend a tad more on my projector by upgrading to a HC6500 instead of an HC5500, mainly for the better black level. I ended up getting a great price on it and stayed under my $2500 budget. I'm not knocking the 5500 as it's an outstanding unit as well. Since my mount shipped today as well, it should arrive on or within a day of the screen. This will be a busy week. My only real concern was the mention of the velvet being in rough shape. Maybe possible you got a defect or mis-packaged unit that was rubbing during handling. My other consideration was a Maxsuma off eBay, but the dimensions just didn't seem right and the seller couldn't confirm. There should be a large market for budget screens and so far these seem to fit the bill.
8/30/2013 - Time Warner Liberation Day!