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Better Picture: DLP Projector or DLP Rear-Pro?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Welwynnick, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Welwynnick

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    Sorry to ask such a basic question. There are always interminable threads debating the various display technologies - CRT vs DLP, plasma vs LCD etc (and they never reach any resolution). But I couldn’t find one comparing DLP front projectors with DLP rear projectors.

    Looking around, it seems that if you compare like-with-like (same resolution), front projectors seem to be more expensive than rear pros. So I was wondering if this is reflected in the performance that can be achieved.

    Forgetting the usual “it-depends-what-you-want”, I particularly want to take screen size, brightness, viewing angle etc out of the equation, and just concentrate on picture quality. What do you think, and why?

    Nick
     
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    I dont think its possible to start at the end product and work your way backwards to the means.

    If your going for a living room set up where there are windows and lots of ambient light then go for Rear Pro.

    If you want to specialise your viewing to just DVDs and Games and have the space then I would go for Front projection.

    Once youve answered these questions I would then look at the products in the field.

    At this point in time I'm converting the loft and will be looking to get an AE900 later this year. I think the resolution/screen door/contrast and the fact HD-DVD is here, the PQ warrants the size of a 6' screen.
     

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