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What Material Should I Get For a UST Projector

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

This discussion covers the different types of projectors from Standard to short throw to UST and which materials work best for them. 

*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.



[19:10] Mick: I’m looking to buy a motorized projector screen that will work with a short throw projector. I would like an electric roll-up but is there a particular material I should buy? I'd like it to be 150" - 160" diagonal sixe

[19:11]        Rick Hello Mick, I would gladly assist you with this. You are right about the material.  Since a short throw projector spreads out a light signal over such a short distance, anything but a flat-taut surface will give a distorted image. If it is a roll-up format, I recommend a tab-tensioned PVC material.

[19:12]        Rick: We have a few series that will work with this type of projector but I have a favorite and it’s not the most expensive we have either.

[19:13]        Rick: Our  Cinetension B series is especially popular.

[19:13]        Rick: 

[19:13]        Rick: the biggest model is 150"

[19:16] Mick: so the tension is designed for short throw projectors?

[19:17]        Rick: yes.  It keeps the screen surface perfectly flat so that the UST projector can thow an even image.

[19:18]        Rick: For a roll-up design, it needs the tab-tensioning to  provide you with the flattest surface possible.

[19:19] Mick: if I went with a fixed frame model what would you recommend?

[19:19] Mick: I’ve got the Optoma EH320 UST

[19:19]        Rick: between the motorized screen?

[19:20]        Rick: Fixed frame is the absolute best solution. Any of our matte white designs would work best but my favorite is an ALR/CLR material specially made for UST projectors,  It is called the Aeon CLR

[19:21] Mick: Sounds good.  Do you have a link?

[19:22]        Rick: I do. Here it is.  check out the video:   here is a recent article our marketing manager did 

[19:23] Mick: ok thank you, appreciate your help

[19:23]        Rick: you're welcome, thank you for choosing Elite Screens.