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Written by Mike Levy   
Thursday, 01 September 2005
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This list of often confusing or misunderstood terms should set a base of knowledge for you to be able to talk video with the geekiest of geeks at your local retailer. If you were to set down a list of definitions of these terms in front of many AV salespeople, it’s likely you might know more terms than they do.

Remember video is like computers in that there will always be the next latest-and-greatest format. The time to pull the trigger is when you find a picture that you can live with for a good number of years at a price you can afford. Changing out your TV or projector every six months is too costly for even the most rabid videophile. Make sure you get the brightest, highest contrast and overall most lifelike-looking video display you can afford and you simply cannot go wrong.

Terms
4x3 Brightness Fluorescent Colors Painted Screen
16x9 Contrast Gamma Perforated Screen
Absolute Black Contrast Ratio Gray Scale Plasma
Analog Projector Convergence Gray Screen Rainbow Effect
Anamorphic Screen CRT Hot Spots RGB
Aspect Ratio D-ILA Keystone Roll-Down Screen
Auto-Masking Digital Projector LCD Throw Distance
Big Screen DLP LCOS Tint
Black Level Dot Crawl Masking Video Screen
Blooming Fixed Screen Moire Widescreen






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