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:
- Matte White vs. ALR comparison table –https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/MatteWhite_CineGrey3D_CompVideo_Web.mp4
- Instructional Video on the “Sweet Spot” of ALR screens – https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/ALR_CLR_SweetSpot_VideoWeb.mp4
- Sable Frame CineGrey 3D® product page –https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/31
- Aeon CieGrey 3D® product page – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/37
- Aeon Series product page – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/142
- Sable Frame 2 Product Page – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/48
*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) https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/142 . Both use the same material that is Active 3D and 4K ready. The only difference the Sable Frame (ER135WH2) https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/48 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) https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/31 or the Aeon CieGrey 3D® edge free interior framework (AR135DHD3) – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/37 [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 https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/MatteWhite_CineGrey3D_CompVideo_Web.m 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 https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/ALR_CLR_SweetSpot_VideoWeb.mp4 [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.