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Screens with 4K and Black Level Performance

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Here is a great discussion for an enthusiastic customer building the home theater room of his dreams. The discussion covers room brightness, selecting the right projection screen size and why a white screen material will be best under these circumstances.

Here are the links used in the discussion that are for some favorite UST projector-friendly screens:

*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.



[19:00]        Rick: Hello, How may I help you?

[19:00] Customer: Hi there! We're looking for a 150" screen...and I have NO idea which screen I’m looking for! LOL

[19:01] Customer: We're building our new home. We've built a dedicated theatre room...with stepped seating etc...

[19:01] Customer: No windows..everything has been thought out.

[19:01] Customer: We'd liked a fixed-frame screen and budget is an issue.

[19:02]        Rick: Okay for a dedicated home theater I recommend the fix frame screen ER150WH2

[19:02]        Rick: Here is the product page

[19:02]        Rick: 

[19:03] Customer: Fantastic! How would this be with 4k and black levels in general? Assuming the proper projector?

[19:04]        Rick: Newer projectors have better black white dynamic range and even color contrast so as long as you have control over your room lighting, a white material should serve you well.

[19:05]        Rick: We also have a few screens that use a grey material that assist to bring a good balance in black and white.

[19:06] Customer: In your opinion...for a home theater like ours...we have a concession stand...and stepped seating so we're not fooling around LOLOL what would you best recommend?

[19:06]        Rick: Since you have a dedicated theater room I recommend the standard white material.

[19:06]        Rick: Also do you have your projector selected.

[19:07] Customer: No not yet! Hoping you had some ideas! LOL I currently have an epson but it's on the lower end and 5 years old. That's staying with our current house.

[19:09] Customer: I would take any and all advice you're giving!

[19:09]        Rick: Generally, I recommend a mainstream brand with about a 2500-3000 lumen output for a screen your size.

[19:10]        Rick: Also, I want to make sure that you’re happy with your installation so I have a few educational videos for you. To make sure you are not getting a screen that’s too big, here is a tutorial on selecting the best screen size:

[19:10]        Rick: Here is also a video on room brightness: 

[19:10]        Rick: Lastly, here is some advice on proper screen placement: 

[19:11] Customer: Ok thanks for the help! I’ll take it from here.

[19:12]        Rick: It was my pleasure; thank you for choosing Elite Screens.