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The Best Projector Screens on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews, and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written about mini projectors and the best home projectors, and ran a primer on why you should buy a projector in the first place, here we’re investigating the best projector screens on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best projector screen overall

STR-169120 Silver Ticket 120” Diagonal 16:9 4K Ultra HD Ready HDTV (6 Piece Fixed Frame) Projector Screen
$250 at Amazon

“This screen is amazing! I had just been projecting onto the wall before, but once I put this gray 120-inch screen up, it easily looked 20 times better! Better definition, better color contrast, and it looks way better with lights on. I went with the gray material because this is now my main TV setup in my room where we do have a floor to ceiling window. The gray really makes a difference in not letting the picture get washed out with ambient light. Plus it just looks great on the wall even when you’re not watching anything.”

Best pull-down projector screen

Best Choice Products 119in Ultra HD 1:1 Gain Indoor Pull Down Manual Widescreen Wall Mounted Projector Screen
$57 at Amazon

“The screen is huge!!! Installation is a no-brainer. Two screws and it’s already mounted. I would say the quality for me, as a new projector owner, is A+++. It’s cheap, huge, and high-quality. I was ready to purchase a three-year-old screen on Craigslist for $50 and here I found a brand spankin’ new screen for only $20 more and I got me a bombiznitz projector screen. Very happy.”

Best portable projector screen

JaeilPLM 100-Inch 2-in-1 Portable Projector Screen
$85 at Amazon

“Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! This is so easy to put up. Not quite as fast as described, but I put it up by myself in 20 minutes. Very easy. The screen is scrolled around a cardboard tube, so it has no wrinkles in it to mar the view. If it gets a little dirt on it, it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. I set it up outside when there were some winds at about 10 mph. Had a backyard movie night and it worked wonderfully. Looking forward to bringing this on camping trips.”

Best motorized projector screen

Homegear 110” HD Motorized 16:9 Projector Screen W/ Remote Control
$120 at Amazon

“Really solid value, here. At this point, the motorized raise/lower function works very well. It is not silent, nor is it loud at all. I was able to adjust the location of my projector to all but fill the available screen-space. I could have spent far more money for something similar but at this point, I do not know why I would. I bought it specifically for the large format it offers and have been very happy with the experience it enables.”

Best rear-projection screen

Elite Screens Yard Master 2, 120 inch Outdoor Projector Screen with Stand 16:9
$141 at Amazon

“I can’t even begin to express how pleased I am with this product. First, assembly/disassembly is so simple and easy — almost too fast. Also, the fact that it’s so portable is so convenient. The screen itself is amazing. Even though we have a high-end projector, the picture is amazing (from both sides, since it was a rear projecting screen). You can’t detect a fold. I am beyond happy with this purchase and it made for an incredible fight night the other night!”

Best retractable projector screen

Elite Screens Manual B, 100-INCH 16:9, Manual Pull Down Projector Screen
$210 at Amazon

“This screen is great. Skip the sheet, skip the do-it-yourself screen material, and skip those goofy blow-in-the-wind blow-up things. This screen is durable, the retractor mechanisms work well, and the material is plenty thick. I hang mine from hooks on my eves, and store it in a 4-inch PVC tube with end caps. It works great for a crowd of 4 to 15 people in my backyard and I’d recommend it.”

Best folding projector screen

Visual Apex Projector Screen 120” 4K Portable Indoor/Outdoor Movie Theater Fast-Folding Projector Screen
$250 at Amazon

“I’ve only put it up and taken it down twice so far but it’s truly amazing. I did a lot of research on the best projector screens. I guess I can’t swear this is the best one for you, but for me, this is it. It’s very portable and easy to put up and take down. We had a Super Bowl party and projected the game on this outside … You just haven’t had a better Super Bowl viewing experience unless you were there in person! We’ve watched a few movies on it indoors, and it’s great for that, too.”

Best tripod projector screen

celexon 80” Tripod Projector Screen Ultra Lightweight, 16:9 Format
$79 at Amazon

“Excellent screen and setup. I wanted a lighter screen that was portable. This fits the bill. Not only is it easy to set up, it’s a high-quality screen, as well. The screens that are pulled from a casing with a spring have a lot more weight. This screen package eliminates the weight of the enclosure and spring. The screen comes rolled up around a spindle and is stored in a tube. The frame is easy and fast to put together.”

Best inflatable projector screen

Outdoor Projector Screen - Blow Up Inflatable Movie Projection
$245 at Amazon

“This is the best purchase I have ever made. I used to get an old sheet and rig it up, only to have it blow around in the wind, making the watching experience less than pleasurable. With this inflatable outdoor movie screen, we are enjoying our evenings on the patio much more. Roll it out, connect the fan, and stake it down. And it’s easy to move once inflated. You can project onto it from the front or the back.”

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The Best Projector Screens, According to Amazon Reviews