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How do I choose an Electric Rear Projection Screen

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Buying the right screen material is important. Getting the right screen-shape (aka. Format or aspect ratio) is equally important. This discussion covers what you need to know when buying a projection screen.  It also foreshadows on a new dual-projection product that is in the works as of today (05.11.2018) Stay tuned…

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

Video – Yard Master 2 Dual (2-way) projection material -

*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.



[19:17]        Jaime : Hello, how can I help you?

[19:18] Customer: hello we are looking at a rear projection screen

[19:18] Customer: TE120HR2 and TE120VR2 have come up as options

[19:18] Customer: what are the differences?

[19:19]        Jaime : HR means it is 16:9 aspect ratio for HD viewing

[19:19]        Jaime : VR means that the aspect ratio is 4:3. This is for standard video watching in square format

[19:20] Customer: So, for an HD projector 16:9 would be better

[19:21]        Jaime : that is correct – the aspect ratio of the HD projector and a 16:9 screen match.

[19:21]        Jaime : if you are hooking up your cable box to the projector, you need to get 16:9

[19:21] Customer: Do you have any educational content on this? And what is the difference between Rear Projection and “Dual”?

[19:24]        Jaime : I do.  Here is a video on selecting screen materials - 

[19:25]        Jaime : Here is also a video that explains aspect ratios - 

[19:26]        Jaime : We currently have a dual material in a portable format and are expecting to now have a motorized dual series CineTension2 screen towards the end of the year. Nothing on the horizon for just the rear projection screens because our new dual material outperforms it.

[19:27]        Jaime : Here is a great tech tip on this new dual material - 

[19:29]        Jaime : Here is the product video -

[19:30] Customer: Cool, thanks for your time.

[19:34]        Jaime : I appreciate that.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.