I feel your pain. But the comment about being an idiot?
That doesn't show much knowledge about how far some have taken the DIY ideal on this specific Forum your posting on.
The 140" Light Fusion linked to below is doing what no other Mfg Screen it's size can aspire to do:
Deliver a stunningly brilliant image at almost 12' diagonal
Exhibit NO view Cone issue AT ALL.
Offer up and deliver better ambient light performance than any such size screen Mfg.
(Only a Mfg Black Screen can top it 'ambient -wise' but will NOT give you the same image quality, it will restrict your veiwing area, and cost you more than a used car!)
It can be made for under $300.00 at that extreme size. Less for smaller sizes.
Of course, the spray gear is necessasry, but that stuff can be rented. Even purchased, at $7-800.00 totalfor 140" of Mfg Screen Killin' power, you cannot go wrong! Afterwards, Pimp Your Car with a new paint job!
But Painted Mirrors are not the only answer. Many here have developed DIY applications that turn Wall surfaces or Boards into Screens that easily top any sub-$1000 Mfg Screen, and more than a few + $1000.00 Mfg. Screens as well.
How appropriate it is to mention this on Tryg's thread? Well, I read his Threads before & during my own developement of SM/MM and Light Fusion applications, and the ideas, opinions and suggestions carried much wieght in my decision making processes. I did not agree with everything, and some things I tried despite being warned against, but the who gest of it was that the info gleaned did far mor good than harm.
Wanna sub $700 Screen that can do these things? Click on some threads and start reading.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post6296804