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Drop down screen in the middle of the room?

Hi there, I'm planning to get myself a projector & screen for the first time. Pretty excited, but I want to get it right.

I'd like to have a drop down screen attached to the ceiling more or less in the middle of the room, cause I don't have a free wall to put it next to. What should I look out for? How can I make sure that the screen won't be wiggling? Are there stiffer variants that don't move too much, how are they called?

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Movement of the screen not likely an issue as all drop screens hang freely. For a quality drop screen Tab Tensioned is what is desired and is designed to keep the screen from curling/rippling so you get a distortion free image.

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Thanks for the input. I've looked into those tab tensioned screens and they look great but they're quite over my budget, it doesn't sound sensible to spend as much in the projector as in the screen

What should I look out for in a <100$ drop down screen?
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Thanks for the input. I've looked into those tab tensioned screens and they look great but they're quite over my budget, it doesn't sound sensible to spend as much in the projector as in the screen

What should I look out for in a <100$ drop down screen?
You are probably looking at a manual pull down like this - https://www.legrandav.com/en/product...creens/model_b
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Would something like this be good enough or would quality suffer much? eltec.pl/PROJEKTORY-I-EKRANY-PROJEKCYJNE/Ekrany-projekcyjne/Ekran-projekcyjny-260x150cm-169-manualny-scienny-sufitowy.html
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To clarify, I plan to use the projector & screen to watch films, from bluray or DVD.
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You get what you pay for, it's up to you to decide if it's good enough. Waves in the screen cause both shadows and distortion especially in slow pans across the screen, some barely notice, others can't stand them.

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