Brother, I feel your pain.
The 30-day return on my refurbbed projector came and went and I was still waiting for that dadgum Jamestown screen. And then. And then. And then.
Stupid newbie me, I didn't know there was no zoom on my Optoma projector. I didn't know that I couldn't mount it anywhere I wanted and zoom to the screen. I was about to drywall-in my my recessed projector mount box (HDMI and power) into the wrong place in the ceiling because I hadn't tested out the projection throw. My missus and I got in a little spat and I grumbled my way down to the basement to get away from her. Looking for something to do, I finally pulled the projector out of the box and tested it on a sheet stapled to studs. I was so close to disaster. My buddy was coming to help me hang the ceiling drywall the next day. I figured out my mistake and moved my recessed box. (Thankfully, the HDMI cable was still long enough and rewiring the electrical outlet wasn't too much of a pain.).
Disaster averted. When I think about what would have happened if my missus hadn't picked that moment in time to be WRONG... When I think about what would have happened when I finally received the screen and went to mount the projector and discovered my power outlet and HDMI were five feet away from where I needed them... Oh God. Sphincter clinch.
But it's a nice screen. Great value. My refurb projector has had no issues.
Truth be told, I ordered the screen so far in advance of my construction that the UPS man rang the doorbell the day after I drywalled the projection wall. As the poet said: "If you try sometimes... You get what you need."
Edited by cshawnmcdonald - 8/1/12 at 10:06am