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Choose the Right Screen for Your Venue

Posted: May 05, 2016

General Theatrical Supply provides screens for all types of venues from large cinema to home theater, with materials ranging from Matte White to 2.2 Silver 3D. We can accommodate any type of screen from flat to curved.

The type and size of the screen is based on your environment, the projector that you intend to use, viewing angles, and ambient light. In some cases screens may need perforated areas to allow sound channels coming from behind the screen to penetrate into the room, i.e. cinema theatre.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a screen:
First: Start with the projector and lens you intend to use.
Second: Pick the aspect ratio that is right for your application. i.e. 4:3, 16:9, 16:10, etc.
Third: Choose a diagonal size to fit your venue and needs.

The diagonal size may depend on individual preference, and viewing angles. One school of thought is to choose a diagonal screen size that is less than or equal in measurement to the distance from your front row seating to the projection surface. This may or may not work in your space.

Many cinemas choose to have optimal size screens that show as much of the picture in its filmed format as is possible.

In boardrooms, classrooms, and other rooms its wise to choose a screen based on the size that fits the viewing area, height, mounting location, and manual or electric screen operation that is right for you.

General Theatrical Supply has many screen vendors and we offer to provide a wide variety of options in choosing the best screen for your application. Please contact us for more assistance.
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