Hey guys, I have a few questions that I figured you guys could help with. I am somewhat new to projectors and screens, but I will be getting a Optoma HD20 in a couple weeks, and I want to get the best possible screen for it, without spending a lot of money (less than $150, less than $100 is preferred). I was originally going to go the Blackout Cloth route, until I found some threads, including this one, about the Wilson Art Laminates. I will be setting all this up in the living room of an apartment, so if laminates arent the best option for that, are there better ones?
Anyway, there is only one window in the room it will be placed it, and I can block most, if not all, of the light if needed, and the same with a small one in the kitchen. However, there will be some times where I would like to have a little ambient light on to see, etc like when watching football and other tv during midday (movie viewing would be as dark as possible). Because of the ambient light issue, I was wondering if one of the Gray options would be better, or if the Designer White is still the best option? I also ask because according to reviews, the only real noticeable issue with the HD20 is its black levels can be a little weak, and I read that the grays could possibly help with this? The projector will be placed 12'-12.5' from the wall and screen, in case that helps.
Also, is there a best way to mount and frame the laminate? So basically my main questions are (based on the HD20 and my usage settings):
1) Is a laminate screen my best, yet still affordable, available option right now? (I'm in the midwest, so no Do-able boards or whatnot)
2) Should I go with a Gray or DW?
3) If I get the laminate, what is the best way to mount and frame it (especially if I will probably need to move it in about a year or so)?
I think that's about all I have for now, but I am sure more questions will surface. Thanks for any help and input.