Can you help me choose a screen for my living room?

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This discussion covers everything involved in choosing a projection screen.  From material, to aspect ratio, to screen size, or screen type such as fixed frame screen.


Here are the links used in the discussion that are for some favorite UST projector-friendly screens:


*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy.   An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number   to “Customer” or a generic name.


  • [19:36] Customer: Hello,
  • [19:36] Jaime: Hello, how may I help you?
  • [19:36] Customer: I looking for projector screen for my living room.
  • [19:36] Customer: What are your recommendations for size i am looking for 130 to 160
  • [19:37] Jaime: A safe bet is to go with a 135″ here is a great video on selecting the right screen size.
  • [19:37] Jaime: 16:9 aspect ratio. Here is a video on aspect ratios
  • [19:37] Jaime: You now have to choose the type of screen you want based on design and price.
  • [19:37] Customer: There are multiple screen options on your website which is little confusing.
  • [19:38] Jaime: All you have to do is choose one based on your needs and budget. Here is a great source for finding the right screen for you and here is a wizard that can actually walk you through the selection process
  • [19:38] Customer: I am looking for celling mount
  • [19:38] Customer: Another  thing i am looking it should deal with a little ambient light
  • [19:38] Jaime: we provide specifications for each model so that you can see the functionality of each different model
  • [19:38] Jaime: Is motorized what you’re looking for?
  • [19:39] Customer: yes, i am looking for motorized.
  • [19:40] Jaime: my recommendation is this model Starling Tab-Tension 2 Cinegrey 5D® series:
  • [19:40] Customer: How much does it cost?
  • [19:40] Customer: and where to buy?
  • [19:40] Jaime: You can get prices from our dealers and here is an easy way to find them.  or you can buy it from our store
  • [19:41] Jaime: Simply choose the model number and then plug it in to your search filed on Yahoo or Google. You will then get a list of dealers with their prices
  • [19:41] Jaime: You choose the best price, just be sure to buy the screen new so that you get a full warranty.
  • [19:41] Customer: Is there any difference between 3d grey screen and 5d, If yes please do share information
  • [19:42] Jaime: the 5D is what’s offered on the motorized screens.
  • [19:42] Jaime: the only difference is that it is slightly higher reflective
  • [19:42] Jaime: the material is embedded with particles that reject ambient.
  • [19:42] Customer: one last question
  • [19:43] Customer: ambient light rejection is only from ceiling lights.. or that will reject windows light on side also
  • [19:43] Jaime: This material is ambient light rejecting, not ceiling light rejecting. Here is a comparison video –
  • [19:43] Jaime: it helps with light all around the room
  • [19:44] Customer: ok great Thankyou!
  • [19:44] Jaime: sure thing
  • [19:44] Jaime: thank you for contacting us today
  • [19:44] Jaime: have a good day
  • [19:44] Customer: have a wonderful day thank you!
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