Last Updated on April 5, 2021 by Dion Lewis
A projector screen is simply a display surface where the projector project or shoots images to. Projector’s screens are usually white, but others are grey. They come in different designs, aspect ratios, and sizes, and they are made with the ideal fabric to meet the specific demands of all presentation settings.
Projector screens are ideal for the best display surface and quality pictures from the projector. These screens are suitable for both home and office use. They make for an awesome movie-watching experience at home and are ideal for high-impact office presentations. A projector isn’t as easy to install and start using as a TV, it isn’t plug-and-play, but these projectors can be more fundamental at home and more affordable than big screens.
The setting up of these projectors and their screens is a bit tacky, and some things need to be considered for the best experience. A projector looks very simple from the outside, but setting up takes time, as it requires you to set the projector specifically according to the size of your working space. There are a few steps that, if followed carefully, will guarantee a successful setting up f your projector screen.
Projectors are competitively priced than big, high-end Televisions, which makes them ideal for bringing home the cinema experience without necessarily stretching your finances. Projectors also deliver bigger images than those televisions, so it is important to know how to set up one.
Setting up a projector screen
Projector screens have optical coatings that guarantee a better image reflection. Their pictures have more color saturation and contrast, and they are sharp and brilliant as well. If you want to have the best home theatre experience, go for a big screen with a larger image display. Most people are hesitant to set up projector screens because they are afraid of a big budget, but it doesn’t have to drain your pockets out. Setting up your own home theatre helps save on cash that can be later used to get better equipment, and it takes the experience of movie watching to a higher level. The most important thing to remember is to choose the right screen fabric and to find the perfect screen location. The following tips help you to flawlessly set up a projector screen.
Choose the right location
It is vital to determine the location you want the projector screen mounted first, depending on the screen size and the building material used. The right location is paramount, so take time to consider factors like the projector’s location, the projector’s zoom range, the arrangement of speakers, and the distance o your seats from the screen. The projector screen’s right location ensures you don’t get eye and neck fatigue, so the projector should be positioned at an ideal distance from the screen. An ideal location for a projector screen would be a place that is easy to view from the existing furniture, located at a place where the projector displays against well.
The screen shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight, as long exposure to this light destroys the screen’s material, which affects image quality. This is why it’s advised against substituting projector screens for curtains or other covers. Remember that projectors are more effective and with the best image quality in dark environments, preferably after sunset.
Decide whether to ceiling-mount or wall-mount
After picking the most suitable location for your projector screen, it’s time to decide where to mount it, depending on whether there are any obstructions beneath the screen on the wall. If the projector screen is mounted on the wall, it retracts and pulls down.
Drilling the holes
If you want to make the projector screen installation easier, start by creating a template to mark the predrill holes. The screen is between 30-60 pounds, so the template is essential in ensuring even spacing of the holes between each other and the wall. Using the template to predrill the wall is easier and more accurate when installing the real screws.
Raising and installing the screen
This step might be a little challenging to do by yourself, so an extra set of hands is advised. You need to put two stools or ladders beneath one of the sets of the holes you predrilled. Then have your partner help you to raise the screen to the ceiling. The screws are used, together with the drill, to attach both ends of the projector and tighten the screws on both ends alike. You can alternate sides with your partner to secure and tighten down the screws, taking care not to over-tighten till the mount is even with the ceiling. When buying a projector, there is a string or rope included in the delivery box to ease the handle’s reaching. This string is used to align the projector screen for a fun and enjoyable watching experience.
Adjusting the settings
After positioning the projector, adjusting the settings is important to ensure the pictures’ size and quality are right. If the picture size is wrong, use Lens Shift or Keystone Correction to correct this error. The latter is not advised unless the projector is set at an angle as it deforms the pictures when manipulating them to fit the screen digitally. You then need to check whether you will require zoom for filling out the screen, then focus on ensuring the images are moderately stable and clear. The mode and pre-set settings are important, depending on the content you are watching, i.e., 3D content, gaming content. The color settings can be adjusted depending on your preference, as long as the picture is sharp and expressive enough to retain detail and punchy color.
If you are looking for a projector to use for movie night at home, certain things are important. The environment you plan to install the projector, the type of screen you are using, and the projections’ purpose are some of the important factors. When it comes to the type of screen, a blank, white canvas is the best for projecting images on white walls for casual watching, but if you want a better experience, invest in a screen and have a dedicated space for it.