Projector resolution for video?

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  1. Sacha_C

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    Is a 800x600 projector enough for good quality DVDs or does a 1024x768 projector make a significant improvement in quality?

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  2. Neil Joseph

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    If you can afford the 1024x768 projector, or even a 1280x720 or 1366x768 projector then go for it. Of course, the more pixels/resolution, the less likely the pixel structure will be able to be seen and you will be better equipped when you feed it a high def image. What is your budget?
     
  3. Gabriel_Lam

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    One other thing to add to Neil's post (which is spot on, BTW). 800x600 is not enough to fully resolve DVD's. DVD's are 720x480 natively, in a 16:9 format. Because digital projectors have square pixels, this translates to about 854x480. In all fairness, those 54 pixels or so aren't a deal breaker to everyone, but it is an issue to some.
     
  4. JasonGarrett

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    More pixels will almost always result in a better picture. If you intend to primarily watch DVDs, I'd recommend a 16:9 projector.
     

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