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native resolution

The maximum resolution of a monitor or printer. In a flat panel display, the native resolution is significant because, unlike older CRTs, which could display several resolutions (800x600, 1024x768, etc.) at the same quality level, the highest resolution (native resolution) of a flat panel generally provides the best quality, especially in earlier monitors.

However, as screen pixels (ppi) increasingly become denser, this is no longer a hard rule. In order to display everything larger on a big screen (27" and higher), a 4K or 5K monitor can be used. The screen resolution can be set lower than the maximum native resolution, and the quality is excellent. See ppi, dpi, 4K monitor and 5K monitor.
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Epson PowerLite Home 20: This entry-level 480p native resolution projector comes equipped with everything necessary to enjoy big screen movies, video games, televised events, PC use and more, for $999 (estimated street price).
The Nighthawk product line, made famous for its flexible designs and highly reliable usage, includes three XGA native resolution projectors: the XT4100, XT5000 and XT9000, and three SXGA native resolution projectors: the SX4000, SX6000 and SX10000.
NEC Display Solutions is offering two LCD monitors - the 17-inch ASLCD72VX-BK-TA and 19-inch ASLCD92VX-BK-TA with a sharp, native resolution of 1280 x 1024 and brightness at 250 cd/mU.
Our ClearVue processor accurately maps all incoming signals pixel-by-pixel to the display's native resolution, hence providing higher resolution than a Broadcast CRT monitor at a fraction of the price.
4-pound portable multimedia projector features a 2,000 ANSI lumens, a 500:1 contrast ratio, SVGA (800 x 600) native resolution and Epson's three LCD system, which offers a wider color gamut, letting the projector reproduce better color accuracy and deliver images with richer overall cover saturation.
Additionally, each of the three D-ILA chips has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 allowing the projector to fully display a full HD 1080p signal without scaling.
The XG1 offers XGA native resolution and a reduced audible noise of 33 dB.
The new display is also the first in the 10 series line to feature a 1920 x 1080 native resolution and a 900:1 contrast ratio.
The VX2035wm offers 1680x1050 native resolution, 300 nits of brightness (typ) and 800:1 contrast ratio (typ) while the VX1935wm delivers a native resolution of 1440x900, 300 nits of brightness (typ) and a 700:1 contrast (typ).