Today, one of the must have home accessories are home theater projection screens. They make watching TV a memorable experience, they not only give the impressive look.

For your home theater, the screen you choose, of course rather can be a plasma or LCD TV then have to be a projector screen. On projector screens, let us focus now. The front projection screen versus the rear projection screen is the most basic way of categorize.  Fixed flat screens can divide into by front projection screens further. Each of these have certain advantages for example, curved screens are lightweight and hence easy to install.

Flat screens are ideal for front projection on the other hand. When not in use, there are retractable flat screens which can be simply rolled up or motorized roll-down screen which can be rolled up or down using switch mechanism as another interesting option. Then, there is the floor-mounted motorized screen which fits into a small square box when retracted.

From view, the projector completely is hidden. Many preferences are there that you can choose rear projection screens which provide more image clarity and sharpness. The common screen usually has ratios 4:3 and 16:9 and they have range from 29” to 70”. Various factors such as the kind of projector you use, the placement of the home theater screen and the projector, the size of the room, distance of seating of the audience, these are all that you should to consider to make the ideal type and size.

As you would in any other room but on a bigger screen, you rather have the convenience of a TV style screen you just turn on and play the DVD in, as the preference is not deal with projectors and screens for many viewers. It is recommended to view in the 4:3 setting if you want a TV as part of your home theater system.

Once you have gotten the basics of your home theater setup, and in the room you want to go a bit further and create an atmosphere, you should too consider home theater lighting. By using lighting in any room, it is one of the best ways to create the right atmosphere. As the added advantage, home theater lighting actually improves the quality of the image on a screen.

Most home theater screens these days have a 3-inch wide and 1½ inch deep frame that keeps the screen strong and smooth. They are covered with velvet trim to absorb any light from the projector. The best choices for your room are sconces that produce soft light on wall and recessed lighting.

Before committing to a purchase, try to be aware of the various advantages of each given the size of your chosen room, whether you choose a projector and screen or a TV as part of your home theater system is your own personal preference.