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The big picture: Projection screen basics

TECHWICK

Thinking about getting a projector? Don’t forget the screen!

TVs are great and all, but if you want really epic entertainment, you need a projector. One-hundred-plus inches of high-definition awesomeness.

Projectors, though, are a two-piece system. There’s the projector that gets all the attention, and the lowly screen that actually lets you see an image.

There are many choices when it comes to screens. Here’s what you need to know.

Size
This is the important bit, obviously. Every projector creates a limited amount of light. As you increase the image size, you decrease the overall brightness. Most modern projectors can easily create a bright 100-inch image (pocket/pico projectors notwithstanding).

Here’s a handy article I wrote on calculating brightness from the measurements in reviews.

Before you get caught up in lumen/footlambert/screen-inch minutia, consider your room. Presuming the average 8-foot ceiling, screen height is going to be the…

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