Hi everyone, I have had my new Epson projector for over a month now. I had been waiting years before finally getting one so when it arrived i had a grin bigger than a Cheshire cat! For the 450 pounds i paid for it i have to say i am very happy indeed with its performance and it comes with a 3 year guarantee to peace of mind is there too. I was a little wary before purchase as to if i'd actually be dissapointed with the image, especially having read all the wonderful posts about these new generation projectors, but i have to say i was pleasantly surprised. The colours produced are very vivid and the image nice and sharp which is good considering its relatively low resolution. Now, contrast ratio, which has a big influence on the overall image quality and depth is quoted at 800:1 for this PJ. Since this is my first PJ i have no basis for comparisson but generally speaking it's fine. it's only in dark scenes that i feel the limitations of the CR affect the depth of the image. Although again, for 450 quid its amazing! I am therefore looking to get the best out of this PJ and to improve the perceived contrast ratio. So far i haven't really tinkered with the settings of the PJ - it's still at the factory preset parameter values. I have built an 80" white screen so i project it onto that and the room i use is in complete darkness. I have been thinking about experimenting with a grey screen as i have read that these can improve the contrast of the image. Having searched on Google i know that grey screen material is commercially available but is ridiculously expensive! Having built my own 80" screen for less than a tenner which is just great, i want to go down the DIY route. I was wondering if any of your guys have experimented with grey screens and if you have any tips for me? I thought about going to the local DIY shop and getting a few shades of grey paint mixed and painting a peice of flat board just to see what the results would be like. I have looked in vain for cheap grey material which is why i'm thinking about toying with shades of grey paint. Any help / comments appreciated!