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I am building a video room for my kids

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Here is a great holiday story about a man building a home theater experience for the kids.  Elite Screens is dedicated to providing theater grade projector screens with a wide variety of white, to acoustically transparent, to ceiling and ambient light rejecting solutions.  Below is a discussion demonstrating how easy, assembling such an array can be.

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.



[20:03]        Jaime: Hello, how may I help you?

[20:04] Customer: I am building a home theater for my kids for Christmas. I need to get a screen. I am thinking about something between 125 and 150 inch.

[20:04]        Jaime: Sounds like a great plan. What type of screen did you want to get?

[20:04] Customer: That is what I am trying to figure out.

[20:05] Customer: What options do I have?

[20:05] Customer: I was thinking of a 16:9 format… Maybe motorized that I would hang from the ceiling.

[20:05]        Jaime: Are you going to conceal the screen into your ceiling?

[20:06] Customer: No

[20:06] Customer: You almost have too many screens to chose from

[20:07]        Jaime: We’ll find the right one for you. How much is your limit to spend on the screen?

[20:07] Customer: Would like to stay around/under $600

[20:08] Customer: Unless a strong reason to go above it.

[20:08]        Jaime: How high is the ceiling from the floor?

[20:08] Customer: 88 inches

[20:09] Customer: Width is not a limit.

[20:09] Customer: the back wall from the screen goes to about 22 feet. I have a Epson 5040 UBE projector

[20:11]        Jaime: Here is a great link that will allow you to choose your screen - load all of your requirements and it will give you a listing of screens to choose from.  

[20:12] Customer: what size screen should I use?

[20:14]        Jaime: I believe that a 100" diagonal will work fine for a kid's room, but you can choose the size by projecting on the wall and find something you are comfortable with. Measure the diagonal size and you will have a number to work with.

[20:14]        Jaime: Another method is to add your projector’s make and model into our screen calculator - this will tell you how much throw distance is required to get a certain image size.

[20:14]        Jaime: It is more a matter of preference but 100” is about right for the price point you seek.

[20:20] Customer: what is the difference in gain of 1.0 and 1.1?

[20:20]        Jaime: It is how bright the screen’s reflectivity is.

[20:20]        Jaime: 1.0 gain is the industry standard for matte white. 1.1 is 10% more reflective.

[20:21] Customer: Is that good or bad?

[20:22]        Jaime: If you have a new projector with over 1500 lumens, go with the white.

[20:22]        Jaime: It gives your projector’s performance a little boost.

[20:23] Customer: How fast does it ship?

[20:24]        Jaime: It ships out 48 hours after you submit the order. 

[20:24]        Jaime: It takes up to 7 business days for you to receive

[20:31] Customer: Sounds like I have all I need.  I am finding a good deal on the Spectrum electric in 16:9 to match the projector.  Thanks again.

[20:31]        Jaime: Excellent! Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.