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XGA proj. (1024x768) which compress 1280x1024. Are they all HDTV (1080i) compatible (1080 - 1024 seems too close) or at least 720p. I'm new at this and want to buy an HDTV proj. however at projectorcentral.com they list many XGA 's with 1280x1024 as not HDTV and some with the same specs as yes.


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Many XGA projectors can NOT display HDTV signals.

The projectors are 1024x768 usually, and are designed for attachement to a computer, or to an s-video connection for normal NTSC.


If you use a home theater PC, you can convert the HD to 1024x768 and display it, but you cant sent the HDTV direct from a STB to the display.


Newer projectors often CAN take HDTV, and will convert 1080i or 720p to be displayed. Some also support 480p (but not always!).


You MUST check the specs on the projector!
 

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Originally posted by Chuck_McDevitt:
Many XGA projectors can NOT display HDTV signals.

The projectors are 1024x768 usually, and are designed for attachement to a computer, or to an s-video connection for normal NTSC.


If you use a home theater PC, you can convert the HD to 1024x768 and display it, but you cant sent the HDTV direct from a STB to the display.


Newer projectors often CAN take HDTV, and will convert 1080i or 720p to be displayed. Some also support 480p (but not always!).


You MUST check the specs on the projector!


Early single chip DLPs and LCDs usually give very disappointing visual results. More recent DLP models have reduced artifacts. If you go with an LCD, look for 3-panel versions with panel sizes over 1" inch. My experience with a smaller 3-panel LCD projector was disappointing.
 
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