Glossary

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PALsearch for term

A European and international broadcast standard for video and broadcasting. Higher resolution than NTSC.

Pinsearch for term

The connectors used in computer/projector cables. Cables are often identified by the number of pins they contain. A typical computer video cable has 15 pins, and is called a 15-pin video cable.

Pixelsearch for term

Contraction of picture element. The smallest element of data in a video image.

Plasmasearch for term

Flat-panel display technology that ignites small pockets of gas to light phosphors.

Progressive Scansearch for term

A type of display in which all the horizontal lines of an image are displayed at one time in a single frame, unlike an interlaced scan in which a frame consists of two separate fields with the first field consisting of odd horizontal lines and the second field even horizontal lines (. For example, 480p means that each image frame is made of 480 horizontal lines drawn vertically). Progressive scan is used by projectors, computer monitors, some TVs and HDTV systems, and some digital camcorders.

Projection Systemsearch for term

Display that projects image onto a screen.

Projectorsearch for term

A projector is a device that integrates a light source, optics system, electronics and display(s) for the purpose of projecting an image from a video device (VCR, DVD player, etc.) or computer onto a wall or screen for large image viewing.