How do I determine which screen is best for my home theater?

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Here is a good discussion about matching the right projection screen with projector in a home theater or residential media room.


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.


[16:31] Customer: I am trying to determine what screen would work best for my home theater

[16:33]        Rick Certainly, I’d be glad to help.

[16:34]        Rick: What screens are you looking into.

[16:34] Customer: I am thinking about a 135″ screen fixed

[16:34] Customer: I have the Sony vw295es projector

[16:38]        Rick: This is a standard “Long-throw” projector that is 4K with 1500 ANSI lumens. This can do well in a dark room with a matte white material or in a bright or dark room using an ALR (ambient light rejecting) material. We have a few models that will be best for this size if you have a dedicated home theater, for white screens, my choice would be either the ER135WH2 (with external framework) or an edge free design Aeon Series with matte white (AR135WH2) . Both use the same material that is Active 3D and 4K ready. The only difference the Sable Frame (ER135WH2)  has a black border and the AR model is an Edge free or thin Border option.  For ambient light rejecting, I suggest either the Sable Frame CineGrey 3D® (Standard exterior frame) Series (ER135DHD3)  or the Aeon CieGrey 3D®  edge free interior framework (AR135DHD3)  –

[16:38] Customer: So the Aeon series is better?

[16:39]        Rick: The Aeon series is aesthetically better and more popular with buyers.

[16:39] Customer: The ALR material is ambient light rejecting? Good picture in dark or light room environments?

[16:39]        Rick: Yes, that is correct. Here is a great comparison Video p4

[16:40] Customer: Anything special I should know about setting up an ALR material?

[16:40]        Rick: Yes, here is a great video on attaining the “sweet spot” for optimal picture performance

[16:41] Customer: So it essentially looks like a huge 135” flat panel screen?

[16:41]        Rick: That is correct.

[16:43] Customer: Very nice.  I see the benefits of going either way.  Okay, I’ll hook up with your shopping website and place my order.  Thanks for the help.

[16:47]        Rick: Thank you for choosing Elite Screens. I appreciate our discussion.




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