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Projection Screen Sizes

Once you have decided the type of screen and the type of fabric you want to use, then comes selecting the size and aspect ratio of the screen. Aspect Ratio of the screen is defined as the ratio of the width of the screen to the height of the screen. For example, a screen with width of 16 feet and height of 9 feet would have an aspect ratio of 16/9 or 16:9. Similarly a screen with width and height of 8 feet and 6 feet respectively will have an aspect ratio of 8/6 = 4/3 or 4:3. The two most common aspect ratios in home video segment are 4:3 (also known as 4×3, 1.33:1 or standard video format) and 16:9 (also known as 16×9, 1.78:1, wide-screen or HDTV format)

Projection Screen Sizes

Manual Projection Screens
Electric Projection Screens
Fixed Frame Projection Screens

HDTV Format (16:9) HDTV format projection screens have a width to height ratio of 16:9. They are optimal format for home theatres as they offer the best matched fit for a widescreen viewing experience. These types of projection screens match up with projectors offering native 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 720p HD (1280 x 720) resolution.

Widescreen PC Format (16:10) This type of format in increasingly common with the rise of widescreen PCs. This 16:10 aspect ratio projection screen pairs with projectors that offer a native WXGA (1280 X 800) resolution, WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) resolution and WUXGA (1920 X 1200) resolution.

Video Format (4:3) Video format projection screens have a width to height ratio of 4:3. This aspect ratio is in use since the inception of television and many computer monitors still use this aspect ratio. The 4:3 aspect ratio projection screens pairs well with projectors offering a native XGA (1024 X 768) resolution, SXGA+ (1400 X 1050) resolution, UXGA (1600 X 1200) resolution and QXGA (2048 X 1536) resolution.