Whether you use CRT or today's
digital displays (LCD, DLP, DILA), the HTPC will meet and exceed the resolution
requirements to bring life to the big-screen. Pixel for pixel, no other
technology gives your the flexibility to make your display sing like the HTPC.
Listed below are the benefits of each technology used with the RKR HTPC.
CRT Rear and Front
By far still the most popular
displays type in today's home theater, this traditional display technology still produces
some of the best images available today. The reward for the CRT equipped theater is
rich and vibrant color with full range details and true black output, resulting in the
most pleasing picture with flexibility to be configured to multiple scan frequency ranges.
DVD video can be played at non-standard resolutions to fit the screen format
whether you use standard or wide screen. Whether you use 7", 8", or
9" CRT, the RKR HTPC can feed it the optimal resolution or "golden scan
frequency" that produces the best images optimized to your needs.
LCD Front or Rear Projection displays
Today's LCD front projections
systems are much lighter and smaller but offer extremely high resolutions. The
weakness of these displays for the Home Theater is often the very poor scaling permance of
these lightweight units. To make the video shine, the best solution is to feed the
display images in it's native format. Whether it's SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768)
SXGA (1280x1024), or even the unusual UXGA (1366x768), you can easily customize the output
to meet your projector's needs. The HDTV tuner/decoder in the HTPC can output
down-converted 480p, standard 1080i, or standard 720p resolutions, whatever your LCD
projector can handle.
DLP Front or Rear
This is indeed a very exciting
time for those considering DLP (Digital Light Processing) displays. Texas
Intstruments technology has catapulted to phenomenal popularity in the Home Theater,
offered by variety of companies from Yamaha, Seleco, Sharp, Runco, InFocus, NEC,
Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Panasonic, the list goes on. Offering perfect convergence with
edge to edge image fidelity, the advancements in the DLP benefits today's digital Home
Theaters. Ideal for limited space with simple installation and maintenance, the PC
compatible DLP is poised to take the Home Theater world with vibrant and rich colors as
well as it's ability to display spectacular HDTV images.