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Unconventional Technology Makes Home Theater Even Better

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2008-06-25 04:38:51     
Article by Nicole M Evans

When people shop around for HDTV equipment, all too often they fall prey to the idea that they need certain types of HDTV sets, while in reality there are a lot of different options that most people consider. Part of this is caused by media hype of certain types of products, but a lot of it is caused by simple ignorance of the existence of any alternatives.

The case of flat panel HDTV screens is an excellent example of this. Flat panel TV sets are the stereotypical HDTV display technology and are extremely stylish because of the fact that they can be hung on walls like pictures or simply set on a table for an extremely clean look. The major technologies that flat panel screens employ are LCD technology and plasma display technology. One of the reasons for the popularity of flat screen TV technology is that the displays that use it are so versatile. Flat screen HDTV sets can provide a much larger screen in smaller rooms than cathode ray tube or projection screen technologies could simply because they aren't nearly as deep.

While flat panel HDTV sets are undeniably popular and stylish, they're far from the only alternative when it comes to choices for a screen in a home theater system. For example, DLP projection screen HDTV sets can provide a better picture under a greater variety of conditions and at a lower price than most flat panel HDTV sets. That's because digital light processing and produce brighter pictures than plasma screens with deeper blacks and faster response times than LCD screens. Of course the obvious disadvantage is the space that any projection screen TV needs in order to produce an image.

DLP technology also provides another interesting option for HDTV displays in the form of projectors. With DLP projectors, the DLP chip and the light source are contained in one unit which projects the image onto a screen across the room. While such a system needs a minimum amount of distance for the light to travel in order to project a decent size image, it will also make a much more effective use of space than a single unit DLP projection screen TV set.

Another advantage of a DLP projector is that- while this type of HDTV display tends to be more expensive than others- it also offers the best value in terms of the screen size that it can produce for the money. It's not unusual for a relatively moderately priced projector to be able to display a picture that's seven feet across. And the higher end projectors can produce a picture that's a full fifteen feet across! DLP projectors are also good for displaying the graphics from video games and computers as well as HDTV.

When it comes to the set top boxes that will make up a home theater system, it's also a good idea to think outside of the box. For example, instead of getting a separate DVD player, DVR, and receiver; you could get a media center computer that combines all three of those devices. Media center computers can also access the Internet and download video and music, as well as be used to play a variety of computer games. Plus, many media center computers can record video from the TV signal and then burn it onto DVD's that can be played in other devices. When you picture that kind of versatility combined with a DLP projector, you could have a very unconventional but functional home theater system.

N.Evans writes articles for consumers who want to find the best Satellite TV offers currently available. She has written for many major publications about the latest Directtv Offers and Direct TV Specials

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