A customer is looking for an exact fit and learned that an “exact” fit is not a “perfect” fit. Rick reminds the customer that it’s always best to round up by inch on the screen’s width/height while rounding down on the width/height of the installation space in the opposite manner. There must be some margin for error or the outcome may likely be a huge problem. Check out the video below for more information on how mount your projector screen
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*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.
[21:03] Joe: Trying to figure out the best screen for me. I am trying to get the largest I can fit in a particular area. I need a manual pull down and I have 103.25 inches wide to work with.
[21:04] Joe: 69.5 inch vertical
[21:04] Rick: Okay, one moment while I bring up some size charts. What is the aspect ratio?
[21:04] Joe: Great thanks
[21:05] Joe: Quality but not premium as not trying to break the bank here. I have a 16:9 Long-Throw projector.
[21:05] Joe: 16:9 (HDTV)
[21:06] Rick: how far is your short throw projector will be from the screen?
[21:06] Joe: I already have that sorted out. I need about a 106” size
[21:07] Rick: I have this model the M106UWH. Here is also a good video in how to best place your screen: https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/MountingScreen_RightHeight.mp4
[21:08] Rick: the case size is stated as 98.7 but I will cite 99”. Whenever you install, I recommend rounding up to the nearest inch of the size for the product installed and rounding down on the installation space. This unit is in a 16:9 format.
[21:08] Joe: is there a 110 or 120?
[21:08] Joe: might get too wide
[21:09] Rick: I’d avoid those sizes. It’s not going to fit your installation.
[21:09] Joe: Gotcha - does it come in white or black?
[21:10] Rick: This model comes only in black. But we do have a white case in the 100” size.
[21:10] Joe: Okay, let’s stick with the M106UWH
[21:10] Joe: Is that saying only Ultra or both Ultra and Short throw
[21:12] Rick: yes, you would want a tab-tensioned screen to work with a short throw or UST if you had one. We do have tensioned manual screens coming in.
[21:12] Joe: Okay, I’ll keep that in mind for later. No sense in spending more right now when I don’t need to.
[21:12] Joe: Thanx for the help.
[21:13] Rick: My pleasure sir, Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.