I'm definitely open to other screen options. I'm still thinking the Epson may be the way to go, looks like I can get about a 6" bigger screen with it due to bigger zoom and shallower projector.
My room will by predominantly light controlled, so I'm really interested more in the ability to leave overhead can lights on some to watch football. Also, I was very impressed by the Black Diamond video showing how little light splashes back onto the ceiling/walls.
In my last setup I had a JVC-550 shooting onto a Carada 126" BW and one of the things that bugged me was how much light it reflected back out into the room.
Any other screen I should be looking at to use the Epson at full zoom, gain a little contrast with the lights on, and help black out the front of the room with them off? I'm thinking my throw distance based on screen width will be about 1.35x