Originally Posted by sn1ffb0
Do you buy pieces and somehow combine them or is it one single piece? Also, can you order online?
You'd purchase a 5' x 10' x 6mm sheet, and have them cut it to your specified size.
I feel obligated to suggest a 114" screen (56" x 100") and the sheet be cut to 60" x 104". The 2" extra all around is to accommodate either Screws into a wall, or mounting onto a Frame
Lens at 13' -10" = 15 Foot Lambert off a 1.4 gain S-I-L-V-E-R
If 120" diagonal is sacred cow, the sizing the sheet at 60" x 107" = 122".
At a 14' throw (Lens to screen) you'll still have 15 foot lambert
What do you get for the additional 8" diagonal difference? 8" = approx 3.5" extra on one side and across the top.
Personally, mounting a screen ranks up there with painting as being something I want to be both simple and flawless. With Sintra, I try to use any overage (ie: the 2 extra inches above)to let me simply screw the Sintra to the wall, then place my Trim over that area, covering the screws as well. If I go up to 122", I either Glue the Sintra to the wall and butt trim up against the edges, or construct a Frame that the Sintra is glued to and screw the Frame to the wall...then cover the Frame with the trim.
It's all about how big you want....or in your case, how big you can go effectively. Secondly, your available mounting options.
Right Paint + Right Size will mean unexpectedly great results. Right Paint, Bigger sizes mean acceptable performance under ideal circumstances, but a quicker descent into image dimming as the Lamp ages.
Now for many, replacing a dim but working lamp equates to just being a Luxury Tax owed because they opted for maximum screen size, sooooo..... the PJ must run on Normal lamp mode, and in extreme cases, Dynamic or Living Room modes. As a Lamp dims to any degree noticeable, replacing the Lamp at that time and keeping the used Lamp in reserve is what prudent Enthusiasts do when they must drive the PJ into a big screen.
You should also consider this....you probably won't continue using a "2nd generation" PJ much more than 24 months....so the urge to replace it with a newer more proficient model will probably grip you about then, and your choices at that time will be plentiful and cheap. S-I-L-V-E-R
will provide you with a screen you can easily let any PJ upgrade provide enhanced performance at lower lamp levels.
(...what did you pay for that HC9000D ? )