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Front Projection HDTV Front Projection Setup

Introduction

If you’re looking for a TV screen measured in feet and not in inches, then front projection HDTV is for you. The large and flat screen size of front projection will give you the most movie theatre like experience out there. However, like the movie theaters, stray light can significantly reduce the quality of video. This is why basements and rooms with no windows are ideal for setting up a front projection TV in a Home Theater Network.

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What To Look For

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The What to Look For information in the HDTV section can also be applied to front projection television too. One notable difference is that a front projection’s resolution is measured using computer terminology. See the chart below for a detailed description of what the resolution terminology stands for.

Acronym Description Resolution
SVGA Super Video Graphics Array 800 x 600
XGA Extended Graphics Array 1024 x 768
SXGA Super Extended Graphics Array 1280 x 1024
UXGA Ultra Extended Graphics Array 1600 x 1200
QXGA Quad Extended Graphics Array 2048 x 1536
WVGA Wide Video Graphics Array 852 x 480
WXGA Wide Extended Graphics Array 1366 x 768
WSXGA Wide Super Extended Graphics Array 1600 X 1024
WUXGA Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array 1920 X 1200
WQXGA Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array 2560 x 1600

Different Projection Technologies

Similar to rear projection HDTVs, multiple display technologies exist in front projection HDTVs. They include:

The front projection HDTV technologies mentioned above work the same as their rear projection counterparts. The differences are only in how the video is projected. Use the links above to see how the different technologies work, and what their upsides and downsides are.



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