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Buying a Projector Screen

Buying a Projector Screen

Most people think that any large white object will do for a projector screen. If you are one of them, then you could not be more wrong. These screens are specially made, and to get the true experience of projected movies, you should buy a screen. Here we give you some tips that will help you choose the right one.
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The first few movies that I saw on a projector were 'Tom and Jerry' and 'Charlie Chaplin'. It was a beautiful experience that is still fresh in my mind! As I moved on in life, I came across other kinds of projectors that have come into the market and was really taken aback with the changes in technology.

Types of Transparency Projectors
  • Movie Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Magic Lantern
Types of Video Projectors
  • LCD Projector
  • CRT Projector
  • DLP Projector
  • LCOS Projector
  • Handheld Projector
  • Opaque Projector
Projectors screens are usually uniformly white or gray in color. Depending on the optics used to project the image, and the desired geometrical accuracy of the image production, flat or curved screens may be used. Of course, there are screens that can be designed for front or back projection also.

Buying Tips
  • When you decide to buy a projector screen, you should know the different types that are available. The most common ones are the collapsible, the tripod, and the fast folding. If you would like one that is durable and portable, you can opt for the tripod. Fast folding screens are portable too, but the only thing is that they require a lot of time to set up.
  • Once you have decided on the type, you need to consider the mount. Here you can select screens that are permanently mounted in a certain spot, or the ones that are painted onto a wall.
  • It is important to know about the surface of the screen too. Basically, matte gray and white are the two most common types of screens. The matte gray surface reflects more light and has a wide viewing angle. It also offers better contrast, which is very useful when used with a projector that produces a lot of brightness.
  • When selecting a screen, remember to check out the sizes available. There are some designs that only measure 40 inches diagonally from one corner to another, and there are screens that measure up to 15 feet. You can determine the size after taking into consideration the seating arrangements of the room, and the distance the projector needs to be from the screen. This needs to be done because the projector will require enough brightness to generate a quality image on the screen.
  • You will also be required to know the aspect ratio. The choice of aspect ratio is either 4:3 or 16:9. The most popular is a screen with the aspect ratio of 16:9; however, standard aspect ratio used by TV and video is 4.3.
This was some information on buying a projector screen. These are used in offices, parties, and social gatherings. So, if you are planning to buy one, rest assured that you are making a smart investment.
Modern Office Meeting Room
Projection Screen
LCD Projector
Overhead Projector
Slide Projector
Movie Projector