The Best Projector Screen (for most people)

The Best Projector Screen (for most people)

Our pick

Silver Ticket 100″

Silver Ticket 100″

Our favorite screen

This screen has comparable performance to those costing seven times as much, plus it’s easy to set up and install. It’s a huge bargain for what you get.

Buying Options

$190 from Amazon

We spent 90 hours building (and painting) screens, watching content on them, measuring image quality, and comparing them side by side—and we’re confident that the Silver Ticket is the best projector screen for most people. Even though it was the cheapest prebuilt screen we tested, it performed just as well as much more expensive options. It offers sharp image quality with a minimal amount of tint, and we found it easier to assemble than many of the other screens we tested.

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Runner-up

Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100" in CineWhite

Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100″ in CineWhite

Great performance, but more expensive

The Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100″ is our runner-up pick because its performance is comparable to our main pick, but it tends to cost a little more. It’s still harder to assemble, though.

Buying Options

$330 from Adorama

If the Silver Ticket is sold out, the Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100″ in CineWhite is a decent runner-up. It’s currently about $150 more and is harder to assemble than our main pick, but performance is comparable.

Also great

Goo Systems GooToob

Goo Systems GooToob

The DIY route

The GooToob offers the best measured performance of any screen regardless of price but is a huge pain to install and nearly impossible to move.

Buying Options

$300 from Goo Systems Global

May be out of stock

If you’re okay with a do-it-yourself project and want an even better image, the $300 Goo Systems GooToob tops the Silver Ticket in performance. In fact, this solution measured the best objective performance overall, regardless of price—though it was a small enough margin compared with our premium pick that they’re effectively the same. Whites are more accurate without any tint, and the image has a slightly smoother feel to it. It’s a small difference, but one that you can see without extra equipment when the images are side by side. It’s harder to set up and more expensive, but it looks wonderful.

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Our pick

Silver Ticket 100″

Silver Ticket 100″

Our favorite screen

This screen has comparable performance to those costing seven times as much, plus it’s easy to set up and install. It’s a huge bargain for what you get.

Buying Options

$190 from Amazon

Runner-up

Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100" in CineWhite

Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100″ in CineWhite

Great performance, but more expensive

The Elite Screens SableFrame 2 100″ is our runner-up pick because its performance is comparable to our main pick, but it tends to cost a little more. It’s still harder to assemble, though.

Buying Options

$330 from Adorama

Also great

Goo Systems GooToob

Goo Systems GooToob

The DIY route

The GooToob offers the best measured performance of any screen regardless of price but is a huge pain to install and nearly impossible to move.

Buying Options

$300 from Goo Systems Global

May be out of stock

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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