Choose the Right Screen for Your Home Theater System

Pros and Cons of a Flat Screen or Projector

Bringing a home theater system into your Bethany Beach, DE living space will transform how you watch your favorite TV shows and movies from now on. But the installation process requires many decisions on the features and products you want to include.

You’ll have lots to consider: which brands do you want to work with, where will seats go, and which area will the system go in.

The most important component may be your screen. It’s what you actually watch your media on, so it’s a crucial product to think over.

A flat screen or a projector and screen combo both have advantages and disadvantages, but it’s key to find the one that works best for you and your space.

Keep reading below to find out more.


Hidden Technologies & Features

No matter what type of screen you choose, you, of course, want the best image possible. That’s why, regardless of which option you choose, we recommend a screen with a 4K Ultra HD resolution, so you always get that flawless look.

And whether you have a dedicated home theater set up or a multi-purpose media room, a flat screen can look perfect in either – while delivering that crisp and clear image.

Just by pushing a button, you can have your TV come down from the ceiling and go right back up when you’re through using it.

If you’d prefer to have the TV stay there even when it’s off, you don’t have to settle for a lifeless, black screen.

A wall panel can swipe over it to show off artwork, a picture, or even a mirror. This way you still have a centerpiece to your room even when a show or movie isn’t playing.

For a screen and projector, hiding these features is just as simple.

Use a smart device of your choice to move the projector and screen up into the ceiling or down again in a moment’s notice.

The projector duo can make any room you install your home theater system in feel more like a traditional cinema setup. So, whether you hide your equipment or keep it revealed at all times, when it is on display – you’ll feel geared up and ready for a movie marathon.

Installing high-end loudspeakers and a surround sound system will only add to this atmosphere. Place in-ceiling or in-wall speakers for your flat screen if you wish to accompany it with hidden technology as well.

Your Room’s Sizing and Lighting

When determining which screen you prefer, you’ll want to take the size of your home theater space into account.

A larger area will look better with an expansive screen that might be specifically for film-watching – as if you were at your local cinema. This type of screen is going to be more expensive, so knowing your budget is crucial.

At larger sizes, screens can actually be more affordable than flat screen televisions and they offer scalability that can adjust to the type of media you’re watching.

If your theater room has windows and other lighting fixtures you know you might want on often, you’ll need to see how well your projector and screen do with ambient lighting and glares.

This is where flat screens can come in handy. Their brightness usually does better with the sun’s rays. You’ll find this helpful if you are trying to watch shows or a big game in the middle of the day when the sun is shining brightly.

So which screen is best for your home theater system? It depends on all the factors that contribute to your media space, and what you personally prefer.

Want more help with choosing the right fit for you? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call or fill out our online form to learn more about this selection and process. We’d love to hear from you.