Projectors are unique devices and there’s a different type of projector tech jargon associated with them. Unlike computers or mobile phones, where terms like RAM, OS, megapixels etc are commonly understood by kids and elders alike, the language used to describe projectors can even confuse teenagers. It would thus help to understand terms like DLP, LCD, aspect ratio, contrast ratio, lumens etc. as they would help you make a better purchase.
We have a detailed article on how DLP projectors function and everything you need to know about them. The present article goes into the projector tech jargon usually used to describe mass-selling projectors.
The first thing one needs to consider before making the purchase is to choose the type of projector to get. There are three basic type of projectors available in the market: