Choosing the Right Projector Screen: Part 2 Video

Choosing the Right Projector Screen: Part 2

In addition to choosing a projector, you must also carefully consider what kind of projector screen you intend to use with that projector. This 2-part video series will show you what you need to look out for when projector screen shopping. We will cover screen surfaces, screen size vs. lumens, your environment, acoustic materials, motorized vs. fixed screens and command and control of your screen.

For part one of this vide, click here.


This video was directed and scripted by Lisa Feierman, and features Art Feierman, editor of ProjectorReviews.comPR_TV_logo

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News and Comments

  • andrew brandt

    What screens should I look at for a family room with ambient light from the right side and 6 can lighting with a dimmer switch that is 110″ to be mostly used for tv and sports but also movies at night. No 3D and a VPLHW65ES projector to go with it.


      Andrew, how’s the budget? If you need motorized the only real game so far is Screen Innovations with their Slate (which is the one in my Bright Room demonstration video. But at 110” even the Slate (less expensive than their Black Diamond, probably lists for close to $5000.

      If you can go fixed wall screen, Elite makes a good one (haven’t had it here, but seen it enough at shows), for about $1000. Da-lite also now has an “ALR” screen (ambient light rejecting) as do others. Failing any of those, go with a good high contrast gray screen, which will provide some help with ambient light but not as much as one of these new “optical” screens. -art

  • Deepa Bheemu

    I am looking for a projector screen material for my unfinished basement, but painted walls with gold shimmer color. Also I have two 22″ * 41″ windows in my basement with blinds. So which color is best for my DIY project, White screen or Grey screen ? Please advise me.