I am a first time projector buyer, and I've already done some turn arounds in what I thought about what I was going to do and what I am doing. I was going to shelf mount my Panasonic AE500, now I'm going to ceiling mount. I was going to project on to a pointed surface, but now I've come around to the idea of using a proper screen. I am stuck though between making one using screen material and a wooden frame and a manual pulldown one. As you can imagine based on the fact I was going to use a painted surface, budget is rather tight now. What I did want is a fixed screen, but they all look prohibitively expensive for some reason... are they "special" in some way. My current projected image (on the wall at the mo) is 75" x 42.5" approx, which looks about the right size. I had a look around links for the various threads here and found DRH (http://www.drhscreens.co.uk/index.html) seem to do good value screens, so I could pick up the screen material for about £86, or a proper manual pulldown for £158. Money wise that is fine. I'm thinking the manual pulldown would be a better made screen (as I wouldn't be making it) - but on the other side of the coin, I am worried having seen the odd ripple in manual pulldowns's I've seen - so really am not sure about jumping in and attempting to build, or going with the pull down one. Any advice ? Ideally I'd like a good, but cheap (wouldn't we all) fixed screen - so if anyone knows any place where I might look, that would be really helpful.