However, front projectors and rear projection displays are a different story.They make it very easy to obtain large screen sizes.Resolution is 4th on the list and plasma is generally superior to LCD in all of the other areas (but much more prone to reflections/glare.) So pick your display size, then measure your seating distance, and then use the charts above to figure out if you would benefit from the larger screen size. This time I wanted to cover other types of questions that have sent people here. Unfortunately, doesn’t reveal who is a paying member and who is not.I’ve read various articles debating the importance of the 1080p.I want to set the record straight once and for all: if you are serious about properly setting up your viewing room, you will definitely benefit from 1080p (and even 1440p.) Why?If you are a videophile with a properly setup viewing room, you should definitely be able to notice the resolution enhancement that 1080p brings.However, if you are an average consumer with a flat panel on the far wall of your family room, you are not likely to be close enough to notice any advantage.
It’s based on THX and SMPTE specifications for movie theaters; the details are available in the Home Theater Calculator spreadsheet.For me and many people with large projection screens, 1080p is the resolution you’d want. It is part of the HDMI 1.3 spec, along with 48-bit color depth, and will probably surface for the public in 2009 or so.In fact, you could probably even benefit from 1440p. You’ll partially be able to see the benefits of 1440p at the and the resolution benefits will be fully apparent if you are just a little closer.Plus, LCD and Plasma displays are constantly getting larger and less expensive.In my home, for example, I have a 123-inch screen and a projector with a 1280×720 resolution. 480p starts to become apparent at viewing distances closer than 36 feet .