Manual wall or ceiling projector screens are designed to be permanently mounted on a wall or ceiling and are operated manually by pulling the screen material down from the housing barrel.
They are the perfect budget option for use at home, at the office or in an educational environment. We offer various different brands, sizes and shapes, suitable different types of projection.
You can use the filters to help you make the right choice, Read More in the buying guide below, and if you need any advice on selecting the right screen for your use our team would be happy to assist. Click to Chat, call us on 0161 850 9696 or email us.
Wall Mounted Pull Down Projector Screens
Manual wall ceiling screens are designed to be permanently wall or ceiling mounted and manually pulled down for use. These types of screens are very popular as they are great value, not too expensive and hard-wearing. Green Monkey only select good quality brands that will give you years of use. All our manual pull-down projector screens come with a manufacturer warranty for peace of mind.
Manual screens have a projector screen fabric that rolls up and is stored inside an aluminium case. All our manual screens come fully supplied with fixing kits for mounting on the wall or ceiling, with full instructions. The screen fabric normally has a weighted bar at the bottom, so when the screen is in use, the fabric is kept taut. Most manual pull-down screens can be locked at the desired viewing height.
When selecting a projector screen you will need to consider what size of screen is going to be best suited to your needs, what aspect ratio you need, and whether to opt for a premium slow-retract manual screen or a basic entry-level version.
Whilst all manual pull-down screens are operated by the screen fabric being housed in a casing with a roller action, some of our projector screens have a built-in mechanism to slow down the retraction of the fabric when you have finished using the screen. Without this, you need to guide the fabric back into the casing after use, but with a slow-retract screen you can pull it down and let go, and the screen will automatically roll back up into its casing. This protects the inner mechanism of the screen barrel and offers a smoother manual operation. These screens are usually higher quality and if budget allows, we would recommend opting for one of these for heavier usage.
Aspect ratio is the shape of the viewing area of the projection screen. We offer our projector screens in a Square shape (1:1), Video Format (4:3), Widescreen (16:9) and WXGA (16:10). Square format and Video format projector screens used to be very popular, but the introduction of high-definition has pushed more users to opt for 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratios. It's best to match the aspect ratio with the native resolution of your projector and video source.
For example, if you are mainly using your manual pull-down projector screen for a home cinema experience, most home cinema projectors will be Full HD (1080p) as this is the standard format of modern TV sets, SKY, blueray etc. Therefore we would recommend a 16:9 projector screen to match the image shape. The black borders will add contrast and improve the image quality.
If you are using your projector screen to present presentations from your work laptop, and your business projector is a WXGA projector, it's likely that a 16:10 projector screen will be the best fit.
Square projector screens allow you to project any image shape, which is great for flexibility, however, because the image is not matched with black borders, the picture quality does suffer.
Finally you need to think about the size of pull-down manual screen that will best fit in your location. As well as looking at the overall projector screen width (commonly shown in meters - for example, 2.0m wide), you also need to look at the viewing area dimension and the case dimension. The Viewing Area is the blank white space between the black borders. This is the dimension that the actual projected picture will be. This is often shown in millimetres or diagonal inches. The case that the screen is housed in, is often quite a bit wider than the screen fabric itself. Therefore you do need to check that this case dimension will fit where you want to mount the projector screen. Especially if you are looking to mount the projector into a small space or an alcove.
Widescreen 16:916:9 Widescreen Manual Wall Screens
FOR 1080P & 4K UHD PROJECTOR RESOLUTIONS
• Typically used for Home cinema and full HD viewing
Widescreen 16:1016:10 Widescreen Manual Wall Screens
FOR WXGA & WUXGA PROJECTOR RESOLUTIONS
• Typically used in offices or educational settings
Video 4:34:3 Video Manual Wall Screens
FOR XGA PROJECTOR
• Most common in older business projectors