I had to give up on the idea of a laminate-based screen, but for a different reason: The door to the stairs leading up to my attic home theater is a standard 6'-8" tall, with the stairs starting immediately inside the door threshold and going upward at a 45Â° angle. Guess what--a 54" x 90" rigid frame won't fit through the @#$%! doorway! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/mad.gif
I had a feeling that would be a problem... I'm sure glad I tested it with a Visio computer model before I paid a local framing shop $400 to build me a laminated frame!
As it turns out, I built a blackout curtain material screen that was a lot
cheaper than the laminate solution. Yeah, it's not gray, but I'm probably going to upgrade to a real screen someday, so for now I am very happy with my el-cheapo Home Depot/JoAnn Fabrics solution!
By the way, I will soon post plans and the steps involved of how I built my screen on my website, for those of you who think a DIY project is too difficult. Not only was it ridiculously easy, I had fun doing it and I now get an inestimable feeling of satisfaction every time I fire up the projector, because I know that I
built that screen!
Another satisfied NEC VT540 owner--except for the remote ;)firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Scooterplex Cinema 1 Project X