What Screens Do Short Throw Projectors Work With

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Ultra short throw projectors are a very specialized piece of gear for AV environments. Such a specialized piece of gear needs the right screen material or it’s not going to work. This discussion says a lot about UST projectors and the right materials to use with them.


*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.



  • [19:30]        Rick: hello, how may I help you.
  • [19:31] Customer: Hi… I’m wondering if the CineGrey5D material is compatible with Ultra short throw projectors…
  • [19:31] Customer: or, what options I might have for UST (ultra-short throw) that are retractable
  • [19:33]        Rick: no, this material’s ambient light reflective properties will filter out a UST projector. Here is a screen material that is specifically made for UST projectors.
  • [19:33]        Rickhttps://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/154
  • [19:33]        Rick: This sheet is an example how it performs.
  • [19:33]        Rickhttps://elitescreens.com/images/download/material/userguides/StarBright_CLR_Installation_Tip.pdf
  • [19:35] Customer: Looks nice, but this is fixed frame, right?
  • [19:36]        Rick: The design has the same aesthetics as a flat panel TV and to date, needs to have perfect flatness to work right.  For that reason
  • [19:36] Customer: So Cinegrey materials are only good for long-throw projectors
  • [19:36] Customer: Correct?
  • [19:43]        Rick: That is correct.
  • [19:43]        Rick: Here is a video on how this screen performs in the day.  It is undoctored and sent in by one of our customers.
  • [19:43]        Rickhttps://elitescreens.com/elitetube/AeonCLR_testimonial_TJ_ArizonaWeb.mp4
  • [19:45] Customer: Awesome, thanks for the help.
  • [19:47]        Rick: Thank you for choosing Elite Screens
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