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How Home Theater and HDTV Work by Michael Troller, Michael Miller

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Chapter 8. How Rear Projection Televisions Work

How Rear Projection Televisions Work

When you want a larger display for a bigger room (anything over 40” diagonal), you need to step up from a direct view to a rear projection display. For most home theater enthusiasts, a rear projection television (RPTV) is the best choice for their main video display. RPTVs present a good value in terms of price and performance and come in the right sizes for most living rooms.

Today’s RPTVs are much better than models sold even a few years ago. If you’re used to the fuzzy picture on the projection TV in your local bar, you’re in for a big surprise. The best RPTVs today deliver pictures that rival those ...

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