Electric projector screens are screens that work on a motor. The motor makes it possible for the screen to roll and unroll with the touch of a button.
One of the main advantages is that the units are more comfortable than the portable units which often require to be pulled down manually. An electric screen also saves space as you can easily roll it back into its casing when you need to.
Types of Electric Projector Screens
Just like everything else, electric projector units are of different types. The common types are:
Accuscreen HDTV units: these units come with diagonal dimensions of 100, 106, and 119 inches. The good side with them is that they give high quality pictures and great home theater experiences.
To enhance the overall experience, the motor used in controlling the screen makes very little noise. To lower the screen with the touch of a button, the screen comes equipped with a RF receiver which is easily controlled with the help of a remote control.
The RF controls can be directed anywhere and they can control a screen that is located 25-30 feet away. The infrared control on the other hand requires you to direct it towards the receiver on the screen for it to control the screen.
The screen also comes in two types of screen materials: matte white and high contrast grey. The matte white material distributes light evenly across the surface and due to this it’s mostly used in movie and video viewing using a DLP projector.
High contrast grey on the other hand is used for high output projectors. The color of the units gives perfect results when used with video or movie LCD projectors.
Factors to Consider When Buying Projector Screens
Screen material: the quality of the image viewed depends on the quality of the image source, and the distorting and reflective properties of the screen. For high quality images, you should go for a unit with a good screen material.
Front and rear projections: if you are going to place the projector on the same side as the viewers, you should go for a front projector screen; however, if you are going to place the projector on the rear of the screen, you should go for a rear projector unit.
Portable or permanent installation: portable screens are usually less expensive and can be easily carried from one place to another. Permanent screens on the other hand are expensive and are designed to be mounted on a wall or suspended on external surface. You should choose a screen that meets your ideals.