I would love to switch to a solid surface as well but I won’t be able to fit it in my basement if I went that route. I thought about calling Stephen and asking for an upgrade but after measuring, there is no way I can get a 120” screen down my stairs or through my window. Ultimately I am just going to keep working it till I am happy with it. At this point it is about 80% there. Hopefully another round with a hair dryer and adjust the brackets that actually hold the frame will get me to at least 95%. The screen performance is incredible. I would really like to see someone try and take pictures of the same setup with the Dark Abyss (the one I have) and the Pulsar. Just curious to see what the difference in gain actually looks like. My projector is on ECO and its plenty bright.Ahh thanks for the reply both FNwoz and MississippiMan, that is actually what I had been doing all along. I was able to get out some of the vertical lines but not all. I've also been dealing with an issue where the carabiner pull system didnt work for me from day 1 - just pulled out the grommets. Stephen so far has been awesome to work with offering tips and tricks at all hours, etc.. However for me at this point I am asking for a return or to swap out to solid surface since the material is great from an ALR / color perspective..
Pictures attached showing the lines I can't seem to get out and the grommet pulling issue. For folks just starting with their's I would HIGHLY recommend having a second person to pull tension / close the tie. Also be super careful if using the carabiner. We had better luck when pulling by my fingertips then having my wife ziptie. You can see below thought that still resulted in the grommet issue.