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 - https://elitescreens.com/front/front/advancesearch 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 - https://elitescreens.com/front/front/cms/slug/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.