DLP vs. LCD vs. LCoS Technologies: Part 1 Video

This video briefly compares DLP, LCD and LCoS technology.

DLP vs. LCD vs. LCoS Technologies: Part 1

In part one of our 3-part video series, we compare the three major projector technologies, DLP, LCD and LCoS. This first video takes a practical look at some of the key differences between the various types of home theater projectors. The later videos will go into more depth.

Visit part 2 and part 3 (coming soon) of this video series.


This video was directed and scripted by Lisa Feierman, and features Art Feierman, editor of ProjectorReviews.com. It was created in October 2013.

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a topic to make a video of. In other cases, a request may come from a manufacturer or other industry organization. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer Permissions. With these paid Permissions, manufacturers and other industry professionals are permitted to post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores.

We try to make the videos fun, a bit less dry, with less technical detail than you might find in a written article on this site. Enjoy, but also check out the rest of our site for more information. Thanks! -art

News and Comments

  • Paul Vail

    Art – Good first video and always nice to put a face to a name. It will be interesting to get your take on the current rundown of DLP vs. LCD and how LCoS still fits into the mix considering the new sub $1,000 projector era that really seems to have taken hold. I love the RS46 myself, but could only swing a sub $1,000 projector at this time. Hopefully some considerations of image brightness with LCoS will be discussed as that seems to be a huge weak point for LCoS at this time. DLP seems to be the sub $1,000 king right now, but offers almost no models that truly compete with the Panasonic/AE8000 mid-tier products. That is, the $2,000-$3,000 range with CFI, long lens zoom, and good lens shift are almost non-existant products.
    While I understand that a lot of reviewers I read often tout their experience on their 80″ or 90″ projection screen, they often seem to miss that a flat panel LCD screen can be had for just a few thousand dollars now at those sizes… Okay, 80″ more than 90″, but the point being that many front projection users are in the 120″+ size range or larger. The need for brighter projectors has really become important.
    I see a failing within all three categories. Call it four if you break DLP into single chip and 3-chip versions. The continued statement that a 3-chip DLP can’t be made for less money strikes me as pointedly ridiculous.
    I love my projector, but I would spend more money for better contrast, more zoom range, and better lens shift (W1070), but that product doesn’t seem to exist unless I give up light output and good response time (seriously, LCD does NOT look as good as DLP in this regard). Perhaps it all does exist, but we jump from $1,000 to $10,000 or more to get there, which is amazing considering how close so many manufacturers have come in one area or another.
    I really liked the quality of the video work and look forward to your follow-up videos.