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Runco's top model, the SC-1, offers a minimum of 9,000 ANSI lumens. With its high light output, the unit is capable of producing theater-size images up to 40 feet wide.
The Sharp DT-100 projector utilizes Texas Instrument's DLP technology. With a resolution of 854 by 480, it boasts a 2500:1 contrast ratio and a brightness rating of 1000 ANSI lumens.
The Epson MovieMate 25, which sells for $1,200 and was the best-selling front projector during the fourth quarter of 2005, combines a DVD player and surround-sound system in one box. But its inputs accept only standard-definition broadcast television signals.