THE MOST FROM YOUR SYSTEM REQUIRES THE RIGHT HOME THEATER PROJECTION SCREEN

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Home Theater Projection Screens

FUNCTIONS OF A HOME THEATER PROJECTION SCREEN

The function of a home theater projection screen is quite simple - it displays the image from a projector. The projector can be mounted behind the screen - rear projection - or in front of it - front projection. Rear projection is rare but can be helpful in situations with high ambient light.

Most screens are fixed; they have a frame - usually a velvet wrapped aluminum extrusion - supporting a tensioned piece of screen material. Another common screen type is the motorized retractable, where the material extends and retracts from a wall or ceiling-mounted screen casing.

Screen materials come in many varieties, from plain white vinyl to woven acoustically transparent fabrics to ambient light rejecting (ALR) materials using optical coatings. White materials are typically used in dedicated rooms with complete control over light from windows, whereas ALR materials are often utilized in living spaces functioning as media rooms. Our favored materials are acoustically transparent (AT) and allow the center speaker to be placed behind the screen as it is in a commercial theater.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A HOME THEATER PROJECTION SCREEN

  • Acoustically transparent screen materials that have minimal impact on audio (frequency response) and video (color shift). As a bonus, materials that have no minimum viewing distance.
  • Ambient light rejecting (ALR) materials supporting ultra-short-throw (UST) projection, motorized retractable configurations, and available in acoustically transparent versions.
  • Light absorbing velvet borders to absorb image overscan on both fixed and retractable screens.
  • Constant image height, constant image width, four-way, and manual masking options. 

WE HAVE

  • Extensive knowledge of what home theater projection screens are available on the market.
  • Knowledge of the measured performance and operational / installation quirks of the projection screens we sell.

WE KNOW

  • How to select a projection screen to meet the standard and high dynamic range image brightness targets
  • The best projection screens to use for different room ambient light situations

Our Home Theater Projection Screen Recommendations

SEYMOUR AV PRECISION FRAME, XD MATERIAL

Seymour AV's Precision frame is our go-to front projection screen for home theaters on a tight budget.The Precision frame features high-performance Baritone velvet and is available with our preferred XD screen material. The XD is a woven vinyl material that couples acoustical transparency to relatively high gain and color neutrality. Its only downside is a 10' minimum seating distance. A frequently used screen is the F130 - their 130" wide / 2.35:1 aspect ratio model. With the XD material this goes for an economical $1325. Magnetic image masking panels, a product not widely offered by manufacturers, can be manually added or removed from the frame, are an additional $390.

STEWART DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, STUDIOTEK100 MICRO-PERF X2 MATERIAL

For reference class home theaters, a four-way masking screen is the way to go. The Director’s Choice is a native 2.0 aspect ratio that can mask virtually all aspect ratios in existence, such as 1.37:1 for the Wizard of Oz or 2.77:1 for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Stewart offers a range of reference class projection materials to go with this screen, including the Microperf X2 acoustically transparent StudioTek 100 and 130 G4. All this performance isn’t inexpensive, but if you want the best, you’ll find pricing for a 130” wide unit around $43600.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.

1

CONSULTATION

We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best audio experience for you.

2

SYSTEM DESIGN

This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact audio performance in your space to ensure you get the best performing system for your budget.

3

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT INSTALLATION & CALIBRATION 

We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.

4

ENJOY YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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