101 Inch Diagonal ALR Projection Screens for Ultra Short Throw Projectors
101″ Screen Viewing Distance: THX’s recommended viewing distance from screen surface to eyes when seated for a 101-inch diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio projection screen is 11.29 feet for full immersion, while their max recommended viewing distance is 15.89 feet. SMPTE’s maximum recommended viewing distance for a 101-inch diagonal screen is 13.69 feet.
101″ Image Width and Height: The rectangular dimensions for an exactly 101-inch diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio projected image onto a perfectly-flat, vertical wall are 88.0 inches wide by 49.5 inches high.
Elite Screens offers electric motorized free-standing floor-rising and also wall/ceiling-mounted drop-down tab-tensioned 101-inch diagonal CLR (Ceiling Light Rejecting) projection screens designed specifically for an ultra short throw projector which produce contrast levels that are up to 100 times greater than standard matte white screens. Each of them arrive at your home fully assembled, but must be plugged into an AC outlet for power, properly aligned with the projected image, and in the case of the wall/ceiling-mounted models must also be permanently attached to the wall or ceiling. Akia Screens, subsidiary of Elite Screens, offers a wall-mounted fixed-frame 101-inch diagonal CLR projection screen which will need to be properly assembled and hung on the wall.
101" Electric Motorized Free-Standing, Floor-Rising
The top-of-the-line Elite Screens FTE101UH2-CLR (in black casing) and FTE101XH2-CLR (in white casing) Kestrel Tab-Tension 2 CLR Series electric motorized floor-rising screens [manufacturer’s link] [available in black] or [white at Amazon] utilize StarBright CLR lenticular screen material which features a 0.6 gain, absorbs up to 95% of overhead ambient lighting, and provides an amazing 180° viewing angle. Screen rises and lowers at the push of a button using a scissor-backed spring riser to provide a tab-tensioned taut, flat, and ripple-free projection surface ideal for UST projectors.
Includes both IR and RF remote controls as well as a wireless 12v trigger to sync with UST projector’s power cycle. The width of the screen housing is 98.9″ and the fully-extended screen height is 65.4″ including the 8″ black bottom border. Screen weight is 57.3 pounds. Shipping package dimensions are 107.9″ x 10.8″ x 10.2″ and weight is 70.6 pounds.
The slightly lower-priced Elite Screens FTE101UH2-CLR3 (in black casing) and FTE101XH2-CLR3 (in white casing) Kestrel Tab-Tension 2 CLR 3 Series electric motorized floor-rising screens [manufacturer’s link] [available in black] or [white at Amazon] utilize Elite’s step-down CLR 3 lenticular screen material which features a slightly-higher 0.8 gain, absorbs up to 90% of overhead ambient lighting, and provides a 170° wide viewing angle.
101" Electric Motorized Wall/Ceiling Mount, Drop-Down
Do you prefer a wall/ceiling-mounted retractable projection screen solution? The top-of-the-line Elite Screens STT101UH-CLR (in black casing only) Starling Tab-Tension CLR Series electric motorized drop-down screen [manufacturer’s link] [available at Amazon] uses StarBright CLR material which features a 0.6 gain, absorbs up to 95% of overhead ambient light, and provides the maximum possible 180° viewing angle. The screen lowers and rises on command to provide a tab-tensioned flat, taut, and ripple-free projection surface.
A pair of wall/ceiling mounts permit wood stud installation and allow the screen to slide left or right for proper centering. Also included are IR and RF remotes, wall switch keypad with UP/STOP/DOWN, and wireless 12v trigger. Width of the screen’s casing is 101.6″ and the overall fully-extended height is 62.3″ including top and bottom masking. Screen weight is 40.0 pounds. Shipping package dimensions are 110.1″ x 8.5″ x 7.9″ and weight is 56.4 pounds.
The slightly cheaper Elite Screens STT101XH-CLR3 (in white casing only) Starling Tab-Tension CLR 3 Series electric motorized drop-down screen [manufacturer’s link] [available at Amazon] uses their step-down CLR 3 screen material which features a 0.8 gain, absorbs up to 90% of overhead lighting, and provides a 170° wide viewing angle. Width of the screen’s casing is also 101.6″, but the overall fully-extended height is 71.9″ due to more top masking.
101" Wall-Mounted, Fixed-Frame UST ALR Screen
The ISF certified Akia Screens AK-NB101H-CLR4 CLR 4 Series wall-mounted fixed-frame projection screen [manufacturer’s link] [available at Amazon] rejects up to 90% of overhead light, features a 0.8 gain, and provides a wide 170° viewing angle. Frame width is 0.4″. DOES NOT INCLUDE LED back-lighting kit. Screen dimensions after assembly are 88.4″ wide by 50.1″ high by 1.3″ deep, and it weighs 19.3 pounds. Shipping dimensions are 59.3″ x 11″ x 8.3″, and its gross weight is 24.4 pounds.