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2017/02/28,

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Terminology

Definition

Diagonal Size The diagonal measurement of a projection screen. This measurement typifies individual product names (eg. 100" Screen, 150" Screen, &etc.)
Diffusion Uniformity This is also typically described as "viewing angle" whereas the brightness is equal over a given range .  The most common application is "wide diffusion uniformity" meaning that there is equal brightness over the full 180° from which the image can be seen.
DLP "Digital Light Processing" Acronym for Digital Light Processing - a technology developed by Texas Instruments that uses hundreds of thousands of microscopic spinning mirrors for image reflection and is considered by many to be the best technology for accurate color reproduction.
Edge Blending The process of synchronizing multiple projectors to link their individual projected images to form one seamless, continuous picture.
Flat Panel Display The most common (non projector) video display used as television/video displays, computer monitors, etc. Typically they use an LCD and/or LED technology Ride profile is less than 10cm and are either a *Often erroneously confused with Flat Panel (CRT) Television Sets.
Flat Screen Typical name for a CRT that achieves a flatter side profile by using multiple electron guns as opposed to a single electron gun as was used in antique TV sets. Also used interchangeably with "Flat Panel Display".
Focal Length Distance between the lens and focal point (center of projection).
Format Commonly used to describe either the screen's aspect ratio or the actual model type (eg. Manual, electric, portable, fixed-frame, etc.)
Front Projection The projection layout where the projector is set up in front of the projection screen's front (viewing surface).  This is the most common projection array.
Front Room Position Typically refers to placing a short throw projector within a distance that equals 75% to 120% of the screen/image's actual size (diagonal measurement).