Do rear-projection TVs have a higher resolution than direct-view TVs?

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  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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    Well?
     
  2. Dmitry

    Dmitry Supporting Actor

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    In short, yes, when comparing an HDTV RPTV do an HDTV direct-view. There could be exceptions, of course, but generally that is the case.
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Most RPTV's clock in at about 1100 to 1300 lines of Horizontal Res. edge to edge.

    Most directview tubes are at about 700 to 1000 lines ... if that.

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  4. Jack Briggs

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    Besides having larger (7- and 9-inch) CRTs to work with, well-designed, ATSC-based RPTVs are not encumbered by the inclusion of a shadow mask (or, in Sony's case, an "aperture grill"), which inherently limits resolution on direct-view sets.

    On the other hand, because direct-view sets possess higher light output and a greater contrast ratio, they can appear to be sharper and more resolved. But that's an illusion.
     

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