I recently bought an optoma hd20 and have just been projecting the picture onto my living room wall for until I decided what I wanted to build for a screen. At first I was planning on doing a screen with sintra foam board and panting it but I figured I would give the spandex a try. I built a 126" diagonal 16:9 aspect screen. I made the frame out of 3"x3/4" mdf preprimed molding from home depot. Used aluminum angle brackets to attach them together. Then attached the frame to a 2"x4" and used some dowels to hold it onto my mantle above my fireplace. I live in San Diego so haven't used my fireplace and don't really intend to but if I decide to the screen is easily removeable. Anyway I used 2 yards of each matte white and moleskin matte silver. I used the silver over the white. 2 yards was just enough to do this size of screen. It was a pretty good pull to stretch the fabric the length of the screen but not overly tough. All and all I am very happy with the spandex. Ambient light performance is quite a bit better than a white wall. The blacks are much better as well. I painted my living room in between building the frame and wrapping it as well not exactly colors that are great for controlling light. The walls are green apple green and the ceiling its a reddish orange. Here are a few screenshots from the movie Sunshine as well. Sorry for the lopsided photos. I put my camera on a tripod and didn't realize it was crooked.
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9/6/12 at 7:55pm