Love watching movies on the big screen? Then a home theater room in your house is one thing you will love. Setting up a home theater is easy if you know what you need and how you need to set it up. The projector screen is one of the most important things you should have to set up a home theater. Choosing a screen is not as easy as it seems. There are a number of things to consider before you choose a screen, whether it is for your home theater room, and a boardroom in your office or a convention center.
Too Big or Too Small
This is one of the common mistakes that you can make when setting up a home theater for eh first time. If you go shopping without considering the size of the room, your projector’s native resolution and the viewing distance, you are most likely to end up with a screen that is either too big or too small. That is enough to ruin your home theater or movie watching experience. Even it boardrooms, your audience can become uncomfortable paying attention to your presentation with the wrong screen.
The projector resolution is a very important aspect you need to consider when buying a screen. The resolution is what determines the distance at which the best quality picture can be projected and how big the picture will be. You can of course zoom and change the resolution, but the pixelation becomes visible and the image will not be as sharp. This can certainly ruin the viewing experience. For example, if you have a 720p projector, then the viewing distance should be about 1.5 times the width of the screen for best quality images.
Room Size and Height
The size of the room and the height of the ceiling are the other factors you should consider before buying a projector screen. Based on the seating arrangements in the room, figure out where you will place the screen. Then see if the projector screen you have in mind will fit comfortably in that area. Also consider how far the audience will be from that screen. The wrong sized screen can definitely ruin the experience for the viewers. And if you are buying the screen for presentations in your board room, you may want to go for the suspended models. Otherwise, you may also want to consider the space the screen occupies in the room, to ensure that you get to move around it freely during the presentation.