A great projector is only one part of an awesome home-theater experience. The projector needs some place for its image to land, and unless you're just wasting electricity, that place is going to be a screen. Obviously, you'll want to make sure your the screen you buy actually fits on your wall. But even after knowing that, there are still some differences between projector screens.

Here are the best projector screens!

Your wall

You don't need a dedicated screen for your projector, just some surface to actually catch the light it's putting out. The cheapest option is to just use the wall that you'd mount the screen on. The projector you're buying may have different modes to compensate for different wall colors, or you can paint your wall to a certain color. There are specific blends of paint that will make your wall the same color as a projector screen, but you can also experiment with cheaper mixes

Silver Ticket Projector Screen

This will be our most expensive option, but it's not without merit. This screen is securely mounted to your wall, and the kit includes the drywall anchors needed to keep everything in place. There's a sturdy metal frame to keep the screen taut, and a black border around to make the whole thing look classy. This screen is available in a variety of sizes and aspect ratios, so you can get a quality screen that perfectly matches the media you're watching. The screen material is matte, meaning none of your projector's light will reflect and ruin the image.

The Silver Ticket Projector Screen is available in a variety of sizes and aspect ratios, between $175 and $770.

Silver Ticket Projection Screen at Amazon

Owlenz Projection Screen

A much less expensive — but still good — option comes from Owlenz: they have a 120-inch, 16:9 screen that can be set up in a cinch. The screen itself only weighs 2 pounds, so it can easily be held up by standard nails, plastic hooks, ropes and even double sided tape. This would be perfect for an apartment renter who doesn't want to damage their walls. The screen doesn't crease, so no need to worry about damage if you fold or roll it for storage. Because of the light weight and easy set up, this would be perfect if you need a temporary screen somewhere.

The Owlenz projection screen is available for $38.

Owlez Projection Screen at Amazon

VIVO Pull Down Screen

Another option for easy setup is a pull down screen. Just like when you were in grade school, the screen is hidden most of the time. When it comes time to watch movies or make a presentation, just pull the screen down and turn on your projector. The whole assembly does weigh about 20 pounds, so you'll need some nails or drywall hooks to keep it from falling down. The screen itself is matte, so images will look nice and crisp.

The VIVO Pull Down screen is available at either 80-inches or 100-inches, for $60 or $69.

VIVO Pull Down Screen at Amazon

Homegear Motorized Projector Screen

If you want a pull down screen, but don't want to deal with the effort of actually pulling it down, there are motorized models available. This one from Homegear features a 110-inch, 16:9 screen, and includes a remote. It all weighs 20 pounds, so you'll need something heavy duty to keep it mounted on your wall. You'll obviously need a spare electrical outlet to power the motor, but the power cable doesn't look too bad.

The Homegear Motorized Projector Screen is available for $100.

Homegear Motorized Projector Screen at Amazon

What do you think?

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