First off, let me say I've now spent the past 3 days digging through the forums here, and the amount of information I've picked up is just staggering. Amazing forum you have here. I just purchased the InFocus X1, which should be in my hands tomorrow. I've owned projectors in the past, though nothing high end. (think the first was a SharpVision UX10 or something like that) Pretty much I used them for kicks until the bulbs burned out, then sold them to friends dirt cheap. ALways just shot on a white wall, blown up to a floor to ceiling size...you know, everything you shouldn't do with a projector. Anyway, the one complaint I had with them was that the picture only looked decent, and I stress just DECENT, in a pitch black room. I am almost positive the Sharp was only rated for somewhere around 600 Ansi Lumens though, along with being a 640x480 early generation LCD. So I'm thinking the X1 will be more impressive. First question would be, I've read several threads on DIY screens, and I think that is the route I want to go. But as you guys seem to all be in the UK, any links to dealers to get supplies are useless to me. I've been searching around for US dealers, but I've come up empty. I'm hoping the reason is just that they are calling the items something slightly different here. Black out material could be....curtain something. I just don't know. FOr that matter, I can't quite figure out what this black out material everyone is talking about should look like....is it almost a vinyl type stuff, or a really thick cotton? And while on that topic, I'm still trying to decide if I want to go for just a 1x screen, or purchase something with more gain. The goal would be to be able to watch TV and movies with SOME ambient light, without trashing the picture quality. 90% of the time, the only two viewers watching would be directly in front of the screen, so the angle limitations shouldn't be an issue. Hot Spotting is though. But like the black out fabric, I've struck out finding ANY screen material sold on it's own here in the states. The closest I've come to something decent, is that Crutchfield is selling a 16:9 92" InFocus branded screen, made by Draper. Details on it are limited, but I am pretty sure its the low end Luma line, 1X gain. They want $200 for it. That might work, but paying $200 for something that will look no better than a white painted wall seems silly to me. Anyone have suggestions? US Dealers? Anything I've missed? Thanks in advance for any replies.