Rear Projection: LCD/Front Projection: LCD

Rear Projection: LCD
LCD big screens TVs are becoming more prevalent. LCD projection works like a slide show by directing light through a silicone chip and then magnifying it for projection.


Photo courtesy Panasonic and Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
A rear-projection LCD

Pros:

  • They produce an excellent picture.
  • They have a slim profile.

Cons:

  • They are expensive.
  • They have a poor black level.

Front Projection: LCD
LCD projectors are outboard versions of the projectors used in the rear-projection models. Out of the box, this design allows for larger screen size than its RPTV equivalent.

Pros:

  • They produce a bright picture.
  • They produce strong, vibrant colors (except very dark colors).

Cons:

  • They are very expensive.
  • They have poor black level.