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Matching a short throw projector with a large screen

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

This customer was looking for the largest screen within reason to accompany his short throw projector in his enclosed screening room.  In this case it’s a short throw projector with massive 16:9 200” screen.

Here are the links used in the discussion:

*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.



[18:02]        Johnny: Hello how may I assist you today

[18:03] Customer: What model can we order for about a 180-200" diagonal 16:9 format and usable with a short throw projector in a dark screening room?

[18:04]        Johnny: Certainly, I have a tech tip on short throw projectors that I recommend reading -  Are you interested in a motorized or fixed frame screen?

[18:04] Customer: I’d like to hear about motorized retractable but am leaning more favorably toward a fixed frame screen.  Are there suggestions on size-to-viewing distance?

[18:06]        Johnny: For a short throw projection screen, it really should be tensioned.  The most ideal is a fixed frame screen.  The largest we have for motorized tab-tensioned screen is a 180" diagonal size. I have a short instructional video that  defines recommended screen sizes

[18:07]        Johnny: Our fixed frame screens come in the sizes you specified. Which would be best? 

[18:08] Customer: 200" please. My seating will be about 20 feet from the screen.            

[18:08]        Johnny: ok that would be model R200WH1PLUS

[18:08] Customer: Thanks.

[18:08]        Johnny: from our ezFrame Plus Series. Here is the product link - 

[18:09]        Johnny: is there anything else I can assist you with today

[18:09] Customer: No, thanks.

[18:10]        Johnny: Thank you for your interest in Elite Screens, and hope you have a great day.