Originally Posted by mariokrt64
Larrimore...just to thank you for your evaluation and comments regarding the 6800. They were very insightfull, particularly the side by side with the epson....Also to comments from Santa which are always very good.......and others on the board....Also one of the guys with the comment "Life is short, do it now"....All you guys provided the final push I needed to jump in....I just got my 6800, although only fired it just once, since I was coming from a trip...Got it from BB New York at a very good deal based on what I heard on this board (<$2K). I made a DIY screen with a white board from Home Depot for now, until I am able to either, do a better DYI, or buy a more profesional screen.....Will report later on my impressions...thanks again, guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad to have you aboard!
FWIW, I would look around for a real screen. Early in my projector life, I used a white board and then a homemade screen from a cheap material. I was astonished when I found a real screen, even a cheap one, made a big difference. Now, if
you get into painting with some of the available screen paints or making your own out of real screen material, you may be able to get similar quality and you can get any kind of special size you may want, but usually to do it right, the price difference is minimal if you are aiming for a standard size.
Just my $0.02
I do applaud you getting something to give you time to decide on the screen, though. That will be almost as hard a decision as the projector was!