General Projector questions

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  1. Jerry_

    Jerry_ Auditioning

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    I'm new to projectors and Im about to purchase one from dell. It states it's hdtv compatible. Does this mean i can use my progressive scan? Also i was looking into buying a Grey HD Projector screen but was wondering if that was really needed and if it cuts out quality from nonHD. Thanks!
     
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    Yes you can use your progressive scan DVD player. HD compatible just means it can accept 720p and 1080i signals, it does not necessarily mean it will display those signals in HD resolution. What model is it and is it a 720p projector?

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    It is supposed to improve black levels on all sources. I just finished building the frame for my 106" screen. I'm starting with plain black-out cloth but I may paint it one of the many gray formulas that are available over at AVS in their DIY screen section.

    -Robert
     
  4. Jerry_

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    the model is Dell 1100mp. I'm not really concerned with hd but i have a chance to get a grey hd screen at a good price just didnt know if it would affect the brightness or if i'm better off getting a white one
     
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    Jerry, that projector is a DLP correct? If yes, and your room will be dark when viewing projector, I would stick with a white screen.
     
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    Ok thanks thats what i'll do...It states the projector at 5ft from the screen the size diagonal is 40" so i would assume at 10ft away the size would be 80"??
     
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