Finding the Right Frame Screen By Process of Elimination

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This an A-to-Z discussion on getting the right screen.  It addresses screen sizes, materials and types.



*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.

[16:49] Jaime: Thank you for contacting Elite Screens, how may I help you?

[16:49] Customer: Looking for screen 100-inch screen.

[16:49] Customer: Not sure if fixed screen is better or manual pull down

[16:50] Jaime: That is a choice which is entirely up to what you need.  There are a lot of strong opinions out there as to which one is right but the science is definitely not settled on it.

[16:50] Jaime: The fixed frame will have the smoothest surface to project on

[16:50] Jaime: fixed frames are also more economical while any roll-up screen definitely allows you to use the wall space for other things.

[16:51] Jaime: If it was up to me, I’d say to get a fixed frame, but you have to make the choice.  Here is a great resource to use in searching from the ground up

[16:57] Customer: Okay

[16:57] Customer: what about the material

[16:57] Jaime: There are a lot of materials to choose from.  Here is a good tutorial –

and here is a good source for searching a screen precisely to your specs –

[16:57] Customer: Okay, I’m thinking fixed frame

[16:57] Customer: What is ALR Fixed frame ?

[16:57] Jaime: Ambient light rejecting screens are for when you cannot control the light in the room

[16:58] Jaime: ALR materials are quickly becoming the preferred material.

[16:58] Jaime: If the room is dark, you use white material to make your set up easier

[16:58] Customer: I can control the light

[16:58] Jaime: In that case, use the white. It will be more economical and you can achieve reference-grade quality.  ALR materials are really good for boosting color contrast and black/white dynamic range if you are a real videophile.

[16:58] Customer: Aspect ratio should 16:9

[17:00] Customer: CineWhite: (matte white) or AcousticPro UHD (acoustically transparent)?

[17:02] Customer: I see you have different series while searching .

[17:03] Jaime: I would go for need CineWhite.

[17:03] Jaime: Acoustically transparent  is for in-wall speakers behind the screen

[17:04] Customer: Okay and what does different series mean or differ ?

[17:08] Jaime: you’ll  notice that we have a few different models, but they all have the same reflectivity when purchasing the white material

[17:08] Jaime: you can go with the SableFrame B2 series that can be bought from Amazon. It does the trick and is very economical.

[17:08] Jaime: it will save you money and provide you with the same quality as any other standard white material in the market

[17:09] Jaime: Do you know what size screen you want diagonally?

[17:09] Customer: I have width available is 100 inch

[17:10] Customer: And height 58 inch

[17:13] Jaime: You can get SB120WH2. Enter this model in to Amazon’s search field

[17:13] Customer: ER100WH2 – This screen for 3d and 4K

[17:13] Customer: ok

[17:13] Customer: SB120WH2

[17:13] Jaime: You will then see the price for this model for you to compare to others posted on Amazon

[17:13] Customer: Works for 3d and 4K ?

[17:14] Jaime: Yes, the material works fine for active 3D and 4K.

[17:14] Customer: thanks so much

[17:14] Jaime: sure thing

[17:14] Jaime: thank you for contacting us today

[17:15] Customer: have a nice day and week ahead

[17:15] Customer: thanks

[17:15] Jaime: My pleasure.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.



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