What are the most important specs of a projector?

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I'm trying to compare projectors, but there are so many specs I don't know
what to compare.  Basically all I am interested in is the look of the
picture (that is sharp and everything, etc.).  Lumens are one thing that's
important for this, but what else?

Also, I have a nice white wall.  Will that be fine instead of a screen?


Thanks, Brad




Re: What are the most important specs of a projector?
Bradley Burton wrote:
> I'm trying to compare projectors, but there are so many specs I don't know
> what to compare.  Basically all I am interested in is the look of the
> picture (that is sharp and everything, etc.).  Lumens are one thing that's
> important for this, but what else?
>
> Also, I have a nice white wall.  Will that be fine instead of a screen?
>
>
> Thanks, Brad
>

  Try this web site.


  http://www.optomahometheater.com/howto/beginner_p1.asp



Re: What are the most important specs of a projector?

> I'm trying to compare projectors, but there are so many specs I don't know
> what to compare.  Basically all I am interested in is the look of the
> picture (that is sharp and everything, etc.).  Lumens are one thing that's
> important for this, but what else?
>
> Also, I have a nice white wall.  Will that be fine instead of a screen?
>
>
> Thanks, Brad
>

screens are reflective, designed to return more light to your eyes.  not
only that, if you're using
a white wall and your room isn't completely pitch black, all the blacks in
your video will be the
color of your wall.  there are darker colored screens designed to help
remedy this (sony
apparently has some new screen that's actually black that they claim to be
releasing in 2005).
basically no, a wall wont replace a screen as you'll lose much of the light
return.




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