I agree with you that DIY screens can rival 95% of store bought screens, the problem is that not many people have the experience, nor the patience to create a flat area suitable for a painted screen.Personally I think spending a lot of money on a screen is a waste, but I'll respect those who desire to do so. Eyes are different for everyone. Some painted DIY screens have hung in there well with some very expensive screens with quite a few people
Very true... you have to be willing to do it and you have to have the right situation. Probably dedicated HT rooms would be more suitable. Of course that still doesn't always work out either. I had one guy who was using an upstairs space for a dedicated HT room and the screen was over a window. They ended up wanting a roll up to be able to continue to use the window, however up until the time they sold their house, according to him, they never rolled it up. It had to meet the WAF though, so we installed the rollup.Steve Williamson said:the problem is that not many people have the experience, nor the patience to create a flat area suitable for a painted screen.
Plus you cannot roll up a painted screen into the ceiling to stop kids wiping their dirty hands along the wall.