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Reviews of the Best Home Theater Screens

Updated on January 17, 2018

The Best Home Theater Screens For Every Budget

When choosing a projection screen it's always advisable to buy the best home theater screen that you can afford whether that's $100 dollars, a few hundred or a thousand or more. For the most part, the higher the price of your screen, the better the picture quality you can enjoy.

This is due to the types of screen fabric used, the types of optical coating the screen utilizes, the gain (reflectivity) of the screen and tensioning of the fabric, which all contribute to the overall image quality and the width of viewing angle.

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Most projection screen manufacturers offer screens at various levels of quality and at a range of prices so that it's easy to find the perfect home theater screen for both your budget and the level of quality you desire.

Here you'll find the very best projector screens for each price level as rated by customers, as well as some fantastic discounts and deals from Amazon. Save hundreds of dollars on your home theater screen and be assured of quick delivery and excellent customer service.

Elite Screens Sable Frame

3 Highest Rated Projector Screens Under $100

There are some fantastic entry level screens for those looking for a low cost home theater screen and here are the very best of the bunch.

Elite Screen with Tripod -This large 100" home theater screen with 4:3 aspect ratio and tripod, is a perfect choice for those that want portability and require a home theater screen on a budget. The gain on this one is slightly better than the Da Lite at 1.1 and so images have good contrast, sharpness and depth of color.

The image quality is enhanced by a black frame. It has a great auto locking feature so the screen can be set at any width and it comes with it's own carry case.

The Da Lite Model B in matte white, is a favorite choice of projector screen for an inexpensive home theater and is also perfect for the workplace. Available in sizes 70", 96", 100" and 120" and in 4:3 or 16:9 ratio, it's a big screen, that's retractable and so is easy to hide away.

This screen has many stopping spots which means it can be extended to the optimal length for the media you are watching. With a gain of 1.0 and black border, images are enhanced, smooth and even.

Epson 80 inch - For just a few more dollars you can buy this innovative Epson 80 inch dual aspect home theater screen. Enjoy your media in either standard 4:3 ratio or in 16:9 widescreen. Wall mountable or use with a tripod for portability.

One screen - two sizes. The first ultra portable projection screen to offer both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) formats, the Duet ultra portable projection screen from Epson provides the perfect solution for both business presentations and home theater applications.

Best Projector Screens Under $200

It hard to choose the best one between these two HD, matte white, home theater screens from Favi and Draper Accuscreen. Both are exceptionally well priced at just under the $200 mark and each one offers great quality for the price tag. Either option allows you to sit back and enjoy the electrically controlled screen via remote control (both IR and RF) and either can be fixed to the wall or ceiling.

The only difference between these two great projection screens is the size. The Favi is 120" and the Accuscreen is 106" (diagonally), so not a great deal of difference, but most of us prefer to buy the largest home theater screen we can. The Favi also benefits from a 1.3 gain, whereas the AccuScreen utilizes their patented BalanceView viewing surface which displays brilliant colors and also has a fantastic viewing angle. It really is time to flip a coin to choose between these two!

Back to Da Lite and Elite!

Here we have a great selection of three of the best home theater screens in the $300 - $400 price bracket all with slightly different features. One is motorized, one is a fixed screen model and the last is portable.

The Elite with Sable Frame is huge at a whopping 120" which is a heck of a lot of screen for the money. This is a motorized model, controlled via remote so it can be hidden away when not in use if required. It benefits from a very wide viewing angle of 160 degrees and a 1.1 gain. A fantastically large projection screen with excellent picture quality and a real snip.

The Elite EzFrame fixed frame home theater screen shown here is the 84" model and what a brilliant projector screen it is. (Also available in 100" and 120".) Its construction is of superb quality. Strong and durable this screen was built to last. The image quality is also nothing to be sniffed at. With a black lining at the back which stops light getting through, the images it displays are sharp, clear and well saturated in color. This is definitely the best fixed frame projector on the market at this price range.

Da Lite HD Portable- For those of you that require a quality portable projection screen this one from Da Lite is exceptionally lightweight yet rigid when erected and a fabulous choice. It works equally well in bright spaces and is definitely the best choice of portable screen in this price range. The high resolution image quality is superb, but is best viewed within a 45 degree angle.

Best Mid Range Home Theater Screens

The very best fixed frame projector screen in the $400 - $500 price range is the Elite EzFrame in 16:9 ratio. It deserves every single one of the rave reviews it has received. With a 100" screen size and of top quality construction, it benefits from a perfect 1.1 gain and ultra taut tensioning for a fantastically crisp picture. This home theater screen will grace any wall you put it on and it's easy to assemble as well. A must buy!

If you prefer a quiet electric home theater screen then the Favi 150" projector screen in 16:9 ratio and with 1.3 gain is a top quality bargain. The screen size is a massive 150 inches and can be manufactured relatively cheaply due to the unique coiling system used to create a perfectly smooth screen. With built in mounting brackets it's very quick and easy to install.

Best Theater Screen $500 - $1,000

For those with a bit more cash to spend, here we have a selection of the best projection screens in both fixed frame and motorized models.

The STR 135inch fixed frame model has a very wide 160 viewing angle, 1.1 gain and delivers a very clear and sharp image. All housed in a very robust high quality aluminum, black velvet covered frame it also looks fabulous up on the wall. A great price for the quality you get!

Best Screens in the $1000 - $2000 Price Range

The second screen here, also from Screen Innovations, is a motorized model. As with their fixed frame models, the screen fabric quality is impressive. With a rigid tensioning system the electric model creates a super flat screen with absolutely no sag. 110 inches of pure home entertainment joy!

The Da Lite fixed frame HD home theater screen is a true delight in workmanship and quality. The Da Mat screen material is the perfect surface for showing off your media to the best and will reproduce images as they were meant to be seen. Choose sizes up to a massive 240 inches for the true sensation of being at the movies.

The Best of the Best

If money is no object, then you are going to want to buy the very best home theater screen available. Here are two top spec projection screens that are sure to delight your senses and provide that feel of real luxury to your home theater as well as give you the ultimate in image quality.

The Stewart Firehawk and the Da Lite Pro Screen are two of the highest quality screens available.

So there we are. An excellent range of home theater screens whatever your budget. Enjoy!


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    • 1remote profile image

      1remote 6 years ago from Mississauga, On.

      Now that's the infotmation that Home Theatre owners need.

      Thank you great post

    • scarletquill99 profile image

      scarletquill99 7 years ago from Australia

      Such a great overview - thanks.

    • Susana S profile image

      Susana S 7 years ago

      Yeah, I think for $500 it's definitely one the best screens around. :)

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      Elsie Nelson 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Oh my goodness, I would like one. The EliteEZ Frame would do it for me. Sigh. :)

    • Susana S profile image

      Susana S 7 years ago

      Thanks guys :)

      These home theatre screens are the best to choose from to make that home theatre the best you can afford!

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      Pro Design Source 7 years ago

      These are awesome to use in a basement for a great movie room!

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      ediggity 7 years ago

      Nice hub.The inflatable screens are pretty cool also. Great for parties.

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      G L Strout 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Great information. Thanks

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Great hub and good selection. Thank you.