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What Kind of Screen Should I Install in This Room?

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Choosing the right projector screen for your installation can be a daunting task.  You’ll be glad to know that we offer a web page dedicated to helping you find precisely the screen that will work best for you. (Here is the link: )  In addition to asking about features, our service team is here to help you during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

*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”.



4:00:00 PM               Johnny - Thank you for contacting Sales department, this is Johnny, how may I help you?

11:10:35 AM       Customer - Hi, we are working on a small AV install for a non-profit and need to verify screen characteristics. Here are the details I have:

11:10:55 AM       Customer - Room is 25x40 with ceilings at 13.5ft

11:10:56 AM             Johnny - I’d be glad to help. What type of screen are you thinking about getting?

11:11:17 AM       Customer - we are thinking of a rear wall mount  with front projection at a 25' throw distance

11:11:37 AM       Customer - screen size we were thinking based on application is 120" diagonal or so

11:11:49 AM       Customer - question is how much drop do your screens have?

11:12:20 AM       Customer - if we mount at 14' high and want the bottom of the screen to end at 36" above the floor, that leaves ~70" of drop

11:13:16 AM             Johnny - Sounds like you are well on your way with the measurements.  The top drop borders range from 4 to 36 inches depending on the model you select.

11:13:30 AM             Johnny - Here is a tool that can really help you:

11:13:40 AM             Johnny - Punch in all the information about what size/type of screen and you’ll get the full list of what we have.  Make your first search just the type, size, and aspect ratio then work from there.

11:13:55 AM             Johnny -  Although SMPTE recommends that the recommended level line of sight be aligned with the bottom 1/3 of the screen, you may want to set the screen higher for commercial applications. That said, here’s an article you may want to read:

11:14:14 AM       Customer - do you have other options for a recessed ceiling projector?

11:14:59 AM             Johnny - recessed projectors don’t require a specialized screen per se but we do offer in-ceiling projector screens to match the look of your in-ceiling projector.  

11:15:40 AM       Customer - Perfect.  You’ve given me a lot of tools to use here.

11:15:53 AM             Johnny - I’m glad to do it and will help you navigate through it every step of the way.

11:19:03 AM       Customer - ok, thanks.  I see a few screens to check out.  I see that the screen drop settings  can be adjusted with the help of the service department.

11:19:16 AM             Johnny - That’s correct. I’m glad to help. If you need to adjust the drop settings, I’ll gladly walk you through it.

11:19:30 AM             Johnny - Was there anything else I can assist you with?

11:19:45 AM       Customer - all good - thank you

11:20:26 AM             Johnny - It’s my pleasure.  Thank you for reaching out. If you need anything else, my team and I will be around.