How to Choose the Right Projector Screen for Your Projector

Author:Jake | TIME:January 16,2018


So you have just bought a quality projector and can’t wait to project the image and video somewhere to view. We know that it is also OK if you blast the image onto a white wall, but if you want to have an optimized experience from the projector, it’s better to match the projection device with a quality projector screen. As a matter of fact, front projectors should go with the rear projection screen.

 

So how to choose the right projector screen for your projector? The process is more than simply getting a white sheet; instead, you will need to think about a variety of factors, including pricing, size, shape, type, aspect ratio, and so on. And below are some of the most important things to consider while buying the best screen.

 

Important Factors to Consider While Choosing A Projector Screen

 

Your Budget

Though in general projector screens of higher price are better than those that are cheaper, it doesn’t mean that you have to choose the most expensive ones. Some models at affordable price also offer the same effect. You may check out our selections in the following part of this article.

 

Screen Type

Depending on different usage, projector screens can be divided into different categories. But they can in general be classified in wall/ceiling screens and portable screens, each of which can be subdivided into several types.

Wall/Ceiling Screens include: manual pull down screens, fixed frame screens and electric/motorized screens.
Portable Screens include: tripod screens, ezCinema floor pull-up screens, ezCinema plus floor pull-up screens and quickstand folding screens.

 

Screen Size

When it comes to the size of the projector screen, you may need to take the room/wall size/distance into consideration. Besides, you need to make sure the image can be fully cast onto the screen.

 

Aspect Ratio

There are several aspect ratios to choose.

  • 1:1 - This offers a perfectly squared screen format for overhead projectors (OHP) and it is largely used in Educational/Classroom environments.

  • 4:3 - This aspect ratio is the same as a standard television (Non-High Definition) or computer (SVGA, XGA, UXGA) resolution.

  • 16:10 - This ratio is widely used for the latest WXGA or WUXGA notebooks.

  • 16:9 - This is the High Definition Television (HDTV) format and is the most popular aspect ratio for the latest television designs.

  • 2.35:1 - This is the Widescreen Cinemascope format that works perfect with the new anamorphic lenses on the market today.

 


5 Good Projector Screens You Should Look Into

 

Having a right projector screen can upgrade your current theater system. Now you’ve read above and you should know what to look for while choosing a projection screen. So just have a look at our selections to see if any of them meets your needs.

 

projector-screen-1.jpgVIVO 100" Portable Indoor Outdoor Projector Screen 

· PORTABLE PROJECTION SCREEN STAND with 100" diagonal (60" x 80"), heavy duty tripod frame perfect for home, business, and school use

· CRISP VIEWING ANGLES up to 120 degrees with a matte white surface diffusing light in all directions

· SCREEN MATERIAL 1.1 GAIN with standard black backing to eliminate light penetration. Four side black borders enhance picture contrast

· AUTO LOCKING MECHANISM easily adjusts the height of the screen at the press of a button. Twist the handle to lock the height into place

· UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE with majority of LED, LCD or DLP projectors on the market

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projector-screen-2.jpgVIVO 100" Manual Pull Down Projector Screen

· DURABLE METAL CASING for Dual Wall and Ceiling Installation Design perfect for home or business

· CRISP VIEWING ANGLES up to 120 degrees with a matte white surface diffusing light in all directions

· SCREEN MATERIAL 1.1 GAIN with standard black backing to eliminate light penetration. Four side black borders enhance picture contrast

· BUILT-IN MOUNTING which can be utilized for an easy ceiling or wall mounting process

· UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE with majority of LED, LCD or DLP projectors on the market

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projector-screen-3.jpgBest Choice Products Manual Pull Down Projection Screen

· Experience bright, beautiful images with this 1:1 high gain black-border matte white screen

· This projector screen is easy to mount and maintain, featuring a lightweight case and an anti-fabric, anti-static screen

· This manual operation screen features a built-in self lock mechanism: simply pull the screen and it will stay put

· This screen is perfect for homes, businesses, and classrooms

· Screen Dimensions: 92.5“(L) x 74.5“(H); Case Dimensions: 92.5”(L) x 4.75”(W)

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projector-screen-4.jpgVonHaus 100 Inch Manual Pull Down Projector Screen

· Create the perfect Home Theater, Movie Night, Gaming, Live Sports Experience or Office Presentation Screen

· 100 Inch HDTV Ready Projection Screen - Suitable for Wall or Ceiling Mounting or outdoor viewing if under cover

· Viewing Size 49" (H) x 87" (W) - perfect for watching sporting events, movies, television and presentations. Complete your home entertainment setup ready for Superbowl LII

· 1.1 Gain Rating for Low light Reflection - Matte White Screen with Black Edging for Improved Contrast Ratio and enhanced visual experience.

· 16:9 Aspect Ratio - suitable for LED, LCD and DLP Projectors. Perfect for gamers' or watching your favorite movie

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Silver Ticket 120" Diagonal 4K Ultra HD Ready HDTV Projector Screen

projector-screen-5.jpg· Watch the online videos on manufacturers website and video websites

· The screen surface provides a 1.1 gain and an exceptionally wide viewing angle at 160 degrees with no resolution loss at any viewing angle

· 2 3/8" heavy duty beveled aluminum frame wrapped in light-absorbing black velvet material for a beautifully crisp viewing image; Enjoy beautiful movies, pictures, and games in FULL HD and Active 3D

· Quick and easy assembly with tensioning rod system ensures that you can bring cinema-quality entertainment to your home in just a few minutes

· Secure top and bottom mounting brackets that allow horizontal adjustment

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