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)
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.
If you are purchasing a projector screen for a TV room or primary viewing of HDTV channels/gaming, then we would suggest a 16:9 projection screen. However, when you watch a 2.35:1 movie, you will have black bars above and below your projected image.
WUXGA(1920X1200) are however non-intrusive. When watching a 4:3 content, you will have black bars on the sides of your projected image. However, modern days OTT platform adjust the content to 16:9 to suit flat screen TVs and laptop screens.
If you are purchasing a projector screen for a conference room, auditorium or anywhere that will be displaying computer monitors display, then we recommend a 16:10 widescreen PC format projection screen. When you watch a 2.35:1 movie you will have black bars above and below your projected image, or on the sides when watching 16:9 and 4:3 content.
If you are purchasing a projection screen for a Classroom, lecture hall or any place that requires a more flexible solution to accommodate various formats, then we recommend 4:3 formats, as long as it is not fixed in its location. With 4:3 projector screen, you can simple lower the screen to the appropriate position of the format you are displaying and move the projector back and forth to adjust the image.