DLP Rear-Projection TV

If you like watching movies in your home theater but want to get the most out of your hard-earned cash, go for a DLP rear-projection TV. DLP stands for Digital Light Processing and a DLP rear-projection TV is basically at par with most high definition televisions in terms of image quality. Here are some things you need to know before heading out to buy yourself a DLP rear-projection TV.


When applied to television, size does matter. Television sets as well as computer screens are measured diagonally from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner. Common sizes of DLP rear-projection TV are: forty-two, fifty, fifty-five, sixty-one, and seventy inches. Now you might think that a bigger screen means a better viewing experience, but that’s not necessarily true. The closer you are to your screen, the fuzzier the images become. You should tailor your screen size to the distance between your screen and your couch. There should at least be ten inches of screen for every two feet of space between the TV and the couch. This rule should give you the best view.


When buying a DLP rear-projection TV, never compromise quality for price. In fact, this shopping rule applies to pretty much everything else you buy. Big names earned their reputation with the quality and durability of their products. Famous brands are also more likely to have better warranties and service centers. Some DLP rear-projection TV manufacturers have been around for a long time and made several generations of this product. Sticking to well-known brands will give you a measure of confidence that comes in knowing you’ll be purchasing a quality product.

Where to buy

The internet is a great place to find bargains, but you should also include brick and mortar shops before settling down to buy a DLP rear-projection TV. Stores have a slight advantage over the internet since you can actually test the product before taking it home. There are also salespersons available to answer any questions you might have about DLP rear-projection TV. Go to a store where the sales staff is paid based one the number of units they sell only when you have definitively decided on which unit to buy. This way, you won’t be wasting their time and they won’t pressure you to buy a DLP rear-projection TV that might not be the best model for you.

Tailor the unit to your needs

If you want to watch action films, get a DLP rear-projection TV with a fast processor. The processor speed is dubbed as the ‘refresh rate’. A DLP rear-projection TV will have images that look sharper and clearer. DLP rear-projection TVs also need to have their bulbs replaced and each bulb will set you back four hundred bucks, so pick ones that use long-lasting bulbs.

Remember that a DLP rear-projection TV comes with a lot of externals such as; cables, surround sound, BluRay player, etc. so try not to spend all of your budget on the DLP rear-projection TV alone.

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