This an A-to-Z discussion on getting the right screen. It addresses screen sizes, materials and types.
- Resource page for deciding how to select a projector screen: https://elitescreens.com/support/how-to-select-your-projection-screen
- Advanced search for any type of screen by elite: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/advancesearch
- Video – How to select a projection screen material – https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/Selecting_a_screen_material_for_my_home_theater_cc_720.mp4
*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 https://elitescreens.com/support/how-to-select-your-projection-screen [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 – https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/Selecting_a_screen_material_for_my_home_theater_cc_720.mp4
and here is a good source for searching a screen precisely to your specs – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/advancesearch[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.