When selecting projector screens you find two main categories, fixed and motorized screens. Which one you need will depend on your use requirements, personal preference and room layout.

Fixed installation screens are those that you set up permanently and are commonly easier to install. These screens are perfect for dedicated home media rooms where watching movies and TV shows is the main objective.

Then motorized screens are perfect for spaces where protecting the screen from anyone wrinkling it is a reasonable concerned such as a kid’s school classroom or in a conference room with a whiteboard where the screen will occasionally need to roll down, or even when simply choosing a motorized screen is a personal preference since the aesthetics and having a screen rolling up and down is what is required and the person has no concerns about the price gap between motorized and fixed screens.

However, considerations concerning screen aspect ratio (16:9, 16:10, 4:3, 2.35:1) are always critical whether the screen is for a home or a business. Aspect ration simply explained is the space between the width and the height (WxH). And most projectors now days come with settings that can be toggled depending of the screen aspect ratio necessary to make the image fit all the screen surface. Normally the rule of thumb goes like this: If the projector screen is for a residence then the recommended screen is a fixed screen with aspect ratio 16:9 and when the installation of the projector screen is for a business the recommended screen ratio is 16:10n since most laptops and mobile devices use this format.