Solved

Projector, XGA or WXGA?

Posted on 2014-04-22
3
416 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-22
Hi all,

We have a large white screen which is 12 feet wide and 8 feet high.

I'm looking to buy a projector which will fit most of this screen.

I think I should be getting a XGA (4:3) projector.  But I wasn't sure if a WXGA (16:10) projector would be better.

Thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:mr-frank
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 40015227
Hi Frank,
12x8 is a 1.5 aspect ratio; 4x3 is 1.33; 16x10 is 1.6. So neither is perfect for that screen, but I would go with WXGA, which is typically 1366x768 (1.78) or 1280x800 (1.6). Regards, Joe
0
 

Author Comment

by:mr-frank
ID: 40015309
Thanks Joe!  The WXGA projector I'm looking at is 1280x800 so I guess I'll go with that.
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
ID: 40015417
Frank,
You're welcome. The world has moved to widescreen format (rather than the old 4x3 standard) so I think that a 1280x800 (1.6 aspect ratio) projector is a good choice and will work very well (although not perfectly) on your 12'x8' screen. Regards, Joe
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Win XP Blue Screen Dump Files - Interpretation required.. 14 106
Monitoring remote TV's? 12 42
asset tags - importance 3 52
Surface Book- cannot detach screen 1 20
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question