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Hi, I'm new to projectors, and did some research and have decided to buy the "Formovie Theater UST Projector".

What is the best performing and economical screen that I should buy?

95% of my viewing will be in a very dark room at night (at home), I have blackout blinds on the windows, and am able to turn off all the lights.

I'm also considering a 130" screen size, is an ALR screen overkill for my kind of setup? If so, what type of screen should I buy? The many options (matte grey/white...) are very confusing.

I have the space to hang a fixed screen, so I don't need any moving screens.

thanks!
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What color are your walls and ceiling? If they are white, you would see some benefit from a UST/ALR screen. They run the range from Wemax to Spectravision. But, at the 130" size, you are running into very limited manufacturers regardless of budget or desires. They (manufacturers) have decided that 100" and 120" is the size for the common man. At 130", you are not in that group, therefore must pay a massive premium to get what you want.

You can reach out to ProjectorScreen.com and see what is available from them, but companies like Wemax make very affordable UST/ALR screens which are pretty darn solid for the money. They just don't go up to 130" in size for a UST/ALR screen.

https://www.wemax.com/products/wemax-120-inch-rollable-ultra-short-throw-alr-screen?variant=44457394438303

They do have a 150" screen, which will set you back over $1,000 more than the 120" screen.

If you want to try a more basic screen, I would go with the Silver Ticket matte grey. They have them at 128" and 135" diagonal...
https://www.silverticketproducts.com/collections/all/category_projection-screen+frame_thin-bezel+ratio_16-9+style_matte-grey
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Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post, I appreciate it!

I guess I'll stick with the 120" size and a UST/ALR screen.

Quote (AV_Integrated on Nov 19, 2023 2:25 PM):
What color are your walls and ceiling? If they are white, you would see some benefit from a UST/ALR screen. They run the range from Wemax to Spectravision. But, at the 130" size, you are running into very limited manufacturers regardless of budget or desires. They (manufacturers) have decided that 100" and 120" is the size for the common man. At 130", you are not in that group, therefore must pay a massive premium to get what you want.

You can reach out to ProjectorScreen.com and see what is available from them, but companies like Wemax make very affordable UST/ALR screens which are pretty darn solid for the money. They just don't go up to 130" in size for a UST/ALR screen.

https://www.wemax.com/products/wemax-120-inch-rollable-ultra-short-throw-alr-screen?variant=44457394438303

They do have a 150" screen, which will set you back over $1,000 more than the 120" screen.

If you want to try a more basic screen, I would go with the Silver Ticket matte grey. They have them at 128" and 135" diagonal...
https://www.silverticketproducts.com/collections/all/category_projection-screen+frame_thin-bezel+ratio_16-9+style_matte-grey