Please help me undertand projectors

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  1. Rob Brown III

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    Hi all!

    I'm REALLY new to home theator.. all I know is, I want one! I'm looking at a catalog and I have no idea what I'm looking for.. I will be using my projector mostly for X-box and DVD.. and some HDTV (watching football and hockey).

    I understand lumens.. but I can't figure out contrast ratio (I see 400:1, 1100:1 and 2000:1) .. is bigger the better?

    Also, I see SVGA and XGA as the 2 different types of resolution.. what type do I want?

    Thanks in advance!

    Rob
     
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    Rob,

    Contrast ratio is the measurement of the difference in light intensity between white and black. It will make a difference. The higher the number the better.

    The numbers are are not written in stone, at least not in HT. However, my computer geek (their term) friends tell me these are the numbers in monitors.

    VGA 640 X 840
    SVGA 800 X 600
    XGA 1024 X 768
    SXGA 1280 X 1024
    OR UVGA
    SXGA-W 1600 X 1024
    UXGA 1600 X 1200

    Basically, it's like anything else in HT. Find the best product you can afford. Make sure it has enough inputs for all of your equipment.

    Check out Sony, Samsung, Epson and Runco websites to start out.

    Good Luck,

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  5. Rob Brown III

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    thank you for all the replies.. the information will help greatly!

    Rob
     

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