Front Vs. Rear Projection
Front-projection TVs require a separate screen several feet from the unit, while rear-projection TVs are self contained. However, front projectors can create a much larger image than rear-projection systems, and the screen size is flexible.
High-End Home Theater
Ceiling-mounted, front-projection units are used in the most elaborate home theaters and display the largest images possible.
Front Projection with CRTs
The first projectors, both front and rear, used CRTs, and although mostly abandoned, they continue to provide excellent quality. In 2000, this home theater was built by a serious video enthusiast, who enjoys tweaking the system and sees no urgency in replacing the CRTs as of 2009. He is the author of a very informative article on video calibration at www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10457. (Images courtesy of Kal of CurtPalme.com)
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