Focupix Projector Screen – Does These Cheap Projection Screens Make the Cut?
The Focupix projector screen brand appears to be gaining traction through word of mouth advertising by online home theater enthusiasts. Focupix is a newer discount projector screen company that claims to offer high quality cheap projector screens. From what I have seen these cheap projection screen brand definitely makes the cut. Let us explore this in more detail.
Here are a few things I have seen that make me like Focupix projection screens.
Availability Of Multiple Screen Surface Types
1. The screens are available in both white and grey display colors. Often discount brands will only have white screens, but Focupix also offers high contrast grey. As the name suggests this color offers a higher level of contrast by making the dark colors darker. Grey also tends to provide a better viewing experience when there is more ambient light around. They also offer high gain glass bead coated which is atypical of projector screen material provided by cheap projection screen brands.
A Black Fabric Border On All Sides
2. The screens offer a black fabric border on all sides. A black border on the sides of the projector screen improves perceived contrast by making the lighter colors appear brighter. With some brands this is reserved for only the more expensive screens, and often consumers add a border on their own when they buy a projector screen, but it appears as though Focupix places a black fabric border on all screens. They also have screens with a silver border outside of the black border to make the screen look better.
No Hidden Charges For A High-Definition Size
3. Focupix does not seem to be charging an extra premium on screens designed for high-definition projectors. An HDTV projector screen will have a 16:9 ratio, often manufacturers charge a large premium when the only difference is the screen ratio because HD projection screens are in much higher demand. I have always been bothered with seeing prices sometimes hundreds of dollars more for the same brand of screen simply because of the display ratio while the display surface size may actually be even smaller.
A Nice Touch Shows They Understand Their Customers
4. Some models (if not all) come with very long cords. I am not sure if all their electric projection screen models offer this, but some models come with power cord extensions included as long as 32 feet. A common peeve among projection screen buyers is that the power cords are not long enough sometimes extending only a few feet. Including a longer power is a nice touch and shows that this company understands their consumers.