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I am in the planning stages of my basement and have been going back and forth about weather or not FPJ is the route for me. I was recently able to view a fellow avs member's set up and was extremely impressed with the PQ of dvd's but was less than impressed w/ PQ of television. I was wondering if screen type could have an impact on this. In the system I saw, he had an NEC LT260 and a painted wall for a screen. Again the dvd's were impressive but tv was very soft. I certainly know that I can't expect perfection with SDTV. Unless I can improve on this I am afraid that I will have to steer clear of FPJ until HDTV becomes more of a reality. Any suggestions??
 

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Run a wider aspect ratio screen thus resulting in a smaller, sharper 4:3 display that's less revealing of the low resolution (soft), noise, DBS compression flaws, etc. that are common with such sources.


IMNSHO, the low quality of most (DBS/most cable/VHS) 4:3 sources means that a 4:3 screen is Right Out(tm). If window-boxed 4:3 isn't small enough on a 16:9 screen and you don't feel like moving your seat, try something wider like 2.35:1.


Also note that "smaller" is relative. On a 87x49" 16:9 screen (100" diagonal), the smaller 4:3 area still has an 82" diagonal which is bigger than any consumer RPTV that I've seen.
 
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