When building a home or commercial projector set-up, there’s typically a lot of effort put into choosing the right projector, for good reason. However, there’s an important aspect of home cinema systems that is often overlooked: the projector screen. You could have the best projector in the world but if your screen is lacking, so will the quality of your image. Projector Installation Swansea can answer anything and everything related to projector screen needs for your home or commercial media system. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make an educated decision on the right projector screen.
Types of Projector Screens
There are several types of projector screens, each with their advantages and disadvantages. You’ll need to decide whether you want a retractable screen or a fixed frame. Fixed frame screens provide the highest quality viewing experience for your media system, but they can’t be hidden which can be problematic depending on your exact needs. If your screen needs to be disguised or taken out of view when not in use, then a retractable screen is better. Within retractable screens, there’s the further decision between electric screens and old-fashioned pull-down screens. Electric models come first in convenience, but are pricier and require cable connections.
Choosing the Right Size
After making your decision on what type of projector screen you’d like to go with, the next choice is about sizing your screen. Bigger is better, right? Well, it’s not always quite so simple. The most obvious limitation is your available space, which our projector fitter Swansea can measure for you and give a recommendation. For a comfortable viewing experience, there must be enough space between the seats and the screen. There’s no use in having a large screen if you have to crane your neck awkwardly and scan around to see the whole picture! Let us check out your space and we’ll recommend the best size for your needs.
Projector Screen Gain and Colour
Two key factors of the projector screen material are its gain and colour. These variables must be matched closely to your choice of projector to ensure the best home cinema experience. Gain refers to how much light the screen reflects. Higher gain means a brighter image, but this often comes at the cost of a diminished viewing angle – meaning the brightness isn’t as good when viewing from the side. Colour-wise, the usual choices are white or grey. White screens will be brighter and are suitable for fully darkened rooms, but grey screens are better at hiding reflected light that may bounce off the screen and worsen your image quality.
There’s a lot of variables at play for selecting the best projector screen for your needs, but Projector Installation Swansea is here to make things simple for you. We’re happy to involve you in the process as much as you’d like to be, but either way, our experts will deliver a result that you’re happy with. After consulting with you and choosing the right kind of screen, we’ll bring the screen to your home and mount it for you. We do this with great care to ensure a neat and clean installation.