Consumer Electronic Information: The Basics of the DLP Projector

Written by Simon Canfield

Projectors have come a long way inrepparttar past few decades. The desktop fossils that were once used to show home movies or classroom filmstrips are a thing ofrepparttar 137721 past. With today’s technology, you can now experience a projected movie that emulates a full-blown theater flick, withoutrepparttar 137722 time, effort and hassle of standing in line atrepparttar 137723 local cinema.

DLP projectors – also known as Digital Light Processing projectors – have broughtrepparttar 137724 proverbial silver screen to repparttar 137725 home front. The fact that some theaters actually use this type of technology for feature movie projection makes this truer than you might imagine. After being digitally converted and placed on an optical disk – much inrepparttar 137726 same way as DVD technology is produced –repparttar 137727 images are fed intorepparttar 137728 projector and sent torepparttar 137729 movie screen. The main difference is that DLP projectors offer a high definition experience, as opposed to that of a DVD. The result is a picture that very nearly rivalsrepparttar 137730 quality of a 70mm projection, but withoutrepparttar 137731 imperfections.

The color accuracy ofrepparttar 137732 DLP system is outstanding, with an end result that beats LCD technology. Some ofrepparttar 137733 advantages that make a DLPrepparttar 137734 projector of choice are its low power consumption, compactness, micro-mirror construction (which is responsible forrepparttar 137735 high level screen resolution), high contrast and brightness. All in all, this isrepparttar 137736 closest that anyone can come to having a bona fide cinema withinrepparttar 137737 confines of their home.

With every set of pros, you’ll always find some cons lurking inrepparttar 137738 shadows. Such isrepparttar 137739 case withrepparttar 137740 DLP projector. For those who are particularly sensitive to certain visual effects,repparttar 137741 DLP design produces a type of “rainbow effect,” which could serve as a distraction when looking from one side ofrepparttar 137742 screen torepparttar 137743 other during viewing. This will play out as a brief splash of colors, which is simply a result ofrepparttar 137744 type of technology that’s used inrepparttar 137745 production ofrepparttar 137746 DLP. Most people don’t even notice this color display, but those who are in tune to that sort of thing may see it as an annoyance.

EDTV: What You Should Know Before You Make That Purchase

Written by Simon Canfield

Enhanced Definition Television – also known as EDTV – is one ofrepparttar many modern viewing technologies of our time. Often confused with HDTV capability, this is actually a compromise between standard TV and HDTV. In fact,repparttar 137720 visual benefits are at least twice that of standard television, since EDTV technology offers a minimum resolution of 480p when used on a monitor. As a result, you’ll find that this type of system is more expensive than standard television, yet cheaper than HDTV technology.

While there’s been a hew and a cry to purchaserepparttar 137721 more expensive – and higher quality – HDTV, there are actually some advantages torepparttar 137722 “second best” EDTV version. First, there can be as much as a $1200 price difference between repparttar 137723 two, and – in some scenarios –repparttar 137724 viewing quality of EDTV is superior to that of its pricier counterpart. For instance, there’s only a 10% difference in quality when you’re viewing two plasma TVs that have been produced by repparttar 137725 same manufacturer, butrepparttar 137726 EDTV soars above HDTV when repparttar 137727 incoming picture has a lower resolution thanrepparttar 137728 monitor’s regular resolution. This is because EDTV technology allows it to align better withrepparttar 137729 incoming signal.

If you have an extensive DVD collection, or simply prefer watching movies via DVD, thenrepparttar 137730 EDTV will offer a better video experience. Why? Simply becauserepparttar 137731 DVD, which offers a 480p picture matches perfectly with that of EDTV – which is also 480p. That, in addition torepparttar 137732 fact that most content isn’t high definition, but happens to have a pixel count that matches beautifully withrepparttar 137733 “lower quality” EDTV system, makes this a better buy. Higher contrast ratios are also better inrepparttar 137734 EDTV arena, which makesrepparttar 137735 viewing of darker scenes more superior. In fact, even high definition quality transmissions only suffer a 10% difference in quality between EDTV and HDTV – yet,repparttar 137736 price ofrepparttar 137737 former is significantly less.

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