With the growing availability of high-end technology coupled with the explosion in quality content in recent years, the consumer electronics market has seen a corresponding uptick in the pool of sophisticated buyers. With knowledge gathered from a wide array of sources, these consumers have shown a discerning eye when picking and choosing their next purchase. For some, though, this has led to a single-minded focus on product specifications and the numbers used to express them. In the home theater market, and for projectors particularly, one such number that many consumers have increasingly latched onto is contrast ratio. The basis for this fascination with contrast is the idea that the higher the contrast ratio, the more precise the projector’s images are thus allowing viewers to see more detail in the projected image.