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

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Chapter 11. How to Choose a Video Display

How to Choose a Video Display

Now that you know about all the different types of video displays available, how do you choose the right display for your own home theater system? As you can tell, it’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all world.

The following pages will help guide you through this decision by comparing the pluses and minuses of each type of display. In general, however, each of the display technologies is best for specific uses:

  • Direct-view—. Good for smaller rooms or when you’re sitting only 5 or 6 feet away from the screen, when you have to deal with high ambient light levels, when you want the brightest possible picture ...

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