[Introduction to purchase: three main types of projection screens] Projection screens
If you are looking for the right projection screen for your home theater, then there are three main screen types you should know.
The first is a fixed projection screen (picture frame screen). This is the simplest type of screen setup. All you need to do is to fix it to the wall. However, this is also the biggest flaw of this type of screen, because once installed, you cannot change the position unless you tear it off completely. The fixed installation of the projection screen also has the advantage that it is usually not prone to wrinkles, which can maintain a smooth and flat projection surface.
Another type is a tripod type projection screen. This projector is usually the most disliked screen type for most people because of its large size and the use of a tripod metal frame to lift the screen. However, the tripod screen is also the cheapest of all other screens, and this type of screen can also be folded and stored when not in use. The tripod screen usually uses the standard 4:3 format (this is not the most ideal home theater format at the moment).
The last screen type is the screen that the projector can be installed retractably. These types of screens can be wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted. They can be manual rolls (manual screens) or electric motors automatically control the lift (electric screens). The biggest disadvantage of this type of screen is its price. It is usually much more expensive than all other types, but people are still willing to pay for it, after all, it is worth the money.