Your Home Theater System Bible

Front Projection for Your Home Theatre

front projectionViewing larger sized images can be a lot more fun than viewing movies on a standard television. Images seem to pop off the screen (especially if you are viewing 3-D movies), every time images are flashed on a bigger screen, hence would be more beneficial especially if you have a larger audience to consider.

If in case you are searching for bigger sized screens or those in excess of 100 inches, perhaps it’s time for you to consider front projection TVs. This is not a TV in the real sense of it though. Front-projection TV (FPTV) works like the projector that you normally see at any standard movie house, wherein a distinct projection device projects the image onto a dedicated screen on the adjacent wall.

It is much like a film or slide projector in that each accepts a source, and also casts the image from the source onto a screen. The difference is that inside a video projector there is a processing circuitry that converts an analog or digital video input signal into something else that could be cast onto a bigger screen. The projector unit, that is normally mounted on the ceiling (can also be on installed on a lift, a floor mount, or in the rear wall) and a separate screen. The video sources, which can either be DVDs, cable, and satellite TV, are channeled onto the projector, which then converts these signals into light. After this, the light is cast onto a separate screen that has been mounted on a wall just right at the front of your home theatre.

If you have a really big room that can be kept dark enough to use a front-projection system, then front projection is the best way to get that amazing movie theater-sized picture. However, the dark room is a definite must to get the most out of a front-projection system. Also, don’t forget that you’ll need an unimpeded path between the projector and the screen in a front-projection system.

Three basic types of video projector technology have already been identified as follows: CRT, LCD, and DLP. Moreover, there are distinctions in these three types such as D-ILA and LCOS.  Even though the CRT video projector is no longer available for the general consumer, it is still being used in some commercial and also industrial settings.

As always, you would need to do all the necessary research or communicate with a trusted installer or home theatre specialist for some expert advice on how you can locate the best priced as well as make the most of a desired front projection device that you are thinking of using for your home theatre set up.

However, if you are really think that you are a great handyman and could also get your hands to fix your very own front projection, I found a good site, were you can get help and guide you through the installation. Check out this link for the instructions.



Brien, Will. “How-To: Build Yourself a Front Projection Home Theater.” Accessed on 13 September 2013 via


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Alphonso Soosay, an accomplished musician and sound recording specialist has been in the industry for more than 30 years. In this blog Alphonso shares all his experiences and knowledge in the recording and home theatre industry. Alphonso Soosay's Blog

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