121 Inch Diagonal ALR Projection Screens for Ultra Short Throw Projectors
121″ Screen Viewing Distance: THX’s recommended viewing distance from screen surface to eyes when seated for a 121-inch diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio projection screen is 13.53 feet for full immersion, while their max recommended viewing distance is 19.04 feet. SMPTE’s maximum recommended viewing distance for a 121-inch diagonal screen is 16.4 feet.
121″ Image Width and Height: The rectangular dimensions for an exactly 121-inch diagonal 16:9 aspect ratio projected image onto a perfectly-flat, vertical wall are 105.5 inches wide by 59.3 inches high.
Elite Screens offers electric motorized free-standing floor-rising and also wall/ceiling-mounted drop-down tab-tensioned 121-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. Therefore, the free-standing floor-rising models are a “portable” solution, if it’s acceptable to say that about something that’s nearly 10-feet long. 🙂
121" Electric Motorized Free-Standing, Floor-Rising
The top-of-the-line Elite Screens FTE121UH2-CLR (black case) and FTE121XH2-CLR (white case) 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 casing is 116.3″ and the fully-extended screen height is 78.6″ including the 12″ black bottom border. Screen weight is 66.1 pounds. Shipping package dimensions are 125.4″ x 10.8″ x 10.2″ and weight is 77.6 pounds.
The slightly lower-priced Elite Screens FTE121UH2-CLR3 (black case) and FTE121XH2-CLR3 (white case) 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.
121" Electric Motorized Wall/Ceiling Mount, Drop-Down
Prefer a wall/ceiling-mounted retractable projection screen solution? The top-of-the-line Elite Screens STT121UH-CLR 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 a 180° viewing angle. 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 black casing is 119.8″ and the overall fully-extended height is 72.1″ including top and bottom masking. Screen weight is 45.6 pounds. Shipping package dimensions are 128.6″ x 8.5″ x 7.7″ and weight is 63.5 pounds.
The slightly cheaper Elite Screens STT121XH-CLR3 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 white casing is also 119.8″, but the overall fully-extended height is 79.9″ due to more top masking.