Title: Home Theater Projectors for the Cine phile in You. Word Count: 458 Summary: Is a 50" plasma too small for your grand home theater plans? A project ion display may be just what you're looking for. Find out what you nee d to know when bringing your new ho me theater to life. Keywords: dlp projectors, display types Article Body: Over the years, I have grown really attached to my home theater system . I must say, of all the rooms in the house, my own little movie thea ter is the one I could not live wit hout. I am absolutely in love with my home theater system and, if you are anything like me, I am sure yo u will love yours too. I found, wh en I was initially building my syst em, that there was so much informat ion to absorb. Every product out t here seemed better than the next, a nd I found myself unsure about whic h to buy. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a n ew home theater projector. There are two main types of project ors on the market; DLP and LCD. DL P stands for digital light processi ng. It was invented by Texas Instr uments, and utilizes a microscopic array of over 2 million mirrors. D LP has a higher contrast than LCD, but there are some unfavorable cons umer reports that note something ca lled the "rainbow effect". The "ra inbow effect" is noticeable when lo oking from one side of the screen t o the other, and is characterized b y a sudden burst of color. LCD stands for liquid crystal displ ay. These projectors have three di stinct glass LCD panels inside; one for each component of the video si gnal (red, green, and blue). While DLP chips reflect light, the LCD p anels allow light to pass through t hem. LCD projectors produce bright er images, and they are known for h aving excellent color saturation. In the end, you will be hard-presse d to notice a great difference betw een the two types of projection sys tems. When shopping for a new projector, keep your particular needs in the f orefront of your thoughts. As I me ntioned above, it is really easy to lose yourself in the minutiae of e ach particular system. Connectivit y is a definitely something to be m indful of. Make sure that you are able to connect all of your compone nts, including your gaming system. Nothing beats playing Halo in real -life size! Contract ratio is anot her important factor; the higher th e ratio, the better the picture wil l be. The brightness of your projector is another thing to consider. Light output is measured in ANSI (America n National Standards Institute) lum ens. You will want to avoid a proj ector that produces anything shy of 1000 lumens. As you are likely aw are, the projection resolution is e xtremely important. This refers to the number of pixels that can be d isplayed on the screen. Go for som ething that is no less than 1024x76 8, as this will allow you to fully appreciate the depth and quality of HDTV. In the end, you should buy the projector that is in line with your needs and your budget. Sopran o's is coming on right now! Time to go!