Projector Reviews

Reviews of DLP 3 Chip Projectors

The DLP 3 Chip projectors category includes the latest digital projector technology utilizing DLP three chip architecture. See below for a list of DLP 3 chip projector reviews and information pages.

These 3 Chip DLP technology produce maximum brightness output and spectacular images in large venue applications.
These 3 Chip DLP technology produce maximum brightness output and spectacular images in large venue applications.

DLP 3 Chip Projectors are used for high-performance, high brightness applications in large rooms such as lecture halls, digital cinemas (yes, in your local cineplex), and other large audience venues. 3 chip systems produce stunning images in almost any environment.

3 Chip DLP technology is currently considered the top of the line technology for digital projection.

The 3 Chip system is based on light passing through a prism that divides it into red, green, and blue. Each chip is identified with one of these three colors.

Micromirrors reflect this colored light, with their digital (on/off) mirrors. The light gets recombined, and out the lens to the screen.

Popular DLP 3 Chip projector brands include SIM2Christie,projectiondesign
and Runco.

DLP 3 Chip Projector Reviews

DLP 3 Chip Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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Epson Pro EX10000 3LCD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector Review

Epson Pro EX10000 3LCD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 31, 2021
  • MSRP:1299,99
  • Technology: 3LCD laser

Elite Screens Yard Master 2 Folding Frame Outdoor Projection Screen Review

Elite Screens Yard Master 2 Folding Frame Outdoor Projection Screen Review

  • Review Date: December 11, 2021
  • MSRP:$199 MSRP
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LG PF610P CineBeam Portable LED DLP Projector Review

LG PF610P CineBeam Portable LED DLP Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 7, 2021
  • MSRP:$849 MSRP
  • Technology: DLP (0.33" DMD)

Sony VPL-GTZ380 4K SXRD Laser Projector Review

Sony VPL-GTZ380 4K SXRD Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 29, 2021
  • MSRP:$80,000 (minus lens)
  • Technology: SXRD (3)

JMGO U2 Laser TV Review

JMGO U2 Laser TV Review

  • Review Date: November 13, 2021
  • MSRP:$2,999 MSRP
  • Technology: RGB Laser DLP

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review

  • Review Date: November 2, 2021
  • MSRP:$5,499
  • Technology: Laser DLP

XGIMI – Striving to Bring the Big Screen Experience to a Wider Audience

XGIMI – Striving to Bring the Big Screen Experience to a Wider Audience

  • Review Date: November 1, 2021
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XGIMI Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector Review

XGIMI Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 28, 2021
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

Panasonic PT-MZ880 3LCD SOLID SHINE Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-MZ880 3LCD SOLID SHINE Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 5, 2021
  • MSRP:7,499.00
  • Technology: 3LCD laser

XGIMI Halo+ Portable Smart LED Projector Review

XGIMI Halo+ Portable Smart LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 5, 2021
  • MSRP:$849
  • Technology: DLP (0.33" DMD)

BenQ GV30 Portable LED Smart Projector Review

BenQ GV30 Portable LED Smart Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 22, 2021
  • MSRP:$599
  • Technology: DLP LED

BenQ GS50 Ruggedized Portable 1080P Projector Review

BenQ GS50 Ruggedized Portable 1080P Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 14, 2021
  • MSRP:799
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source

AAXA M7 Portable LED Projector Review

AAXA M7 Portable LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 7, 2021
  • MSRP:$488.00
  • Technology: DLP (0.33" DMD)

Why Many Video Enthusiasts Still Choose Projectors

Why Many Video Enthusiasts Still Choose Projectors

  • Review Date: August 31, 2021
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BenQ V7050i 4K Laser TV Projector Review

BenQ V7050i 4K Laser TV Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 26, 2021
  • MSRP:$3,499
  • Technology: Laser DLP

XGIMI Elfin Smart 1080P LED Projector Review

XGIMI Elfin Smart 1080P LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 19, 2021
  • MSRP:$659
  • Technology: DLP (0.33" DMD)

Simplified MFG EXeARC1 18Gbps HDMI 2.0b Extender Review

Simplified MFG EXeARC1 18Gbps HDMI 2.0b Extender Review

  • Review Date: August 15, 2021
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ViewSonic X100-4K 4K LED Smart Home Theater Projector Review

ViewSonic X100-4K 4K LED Smart Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 9, 2021
  • MSRP:$1,816.99
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

Five Unique Ways to Use a Portable Projector

Five Unique Ways to Use a Portable Projector

  • Review Date: August 1, 2021
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Epson PowerLite 725W Ultra-Short Throw Education Projector Review

Epson PowerLite 725W Ultra-Short Throw Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 1, 2021
  • MSRP:$1,890
  • Technology: 3 LCD

LG PROBEAM BU60PST LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

LG PROBEAM BU60PST LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: July 19, 2021
  • MSRP:$4499.99
  • Technology: DLP

OPTOMA CINEMAX P2 LASER TV REVIEW

OPTOMA CINEMAX P2 LASER TV REVIEW

  • Review Date: July 15, 2021
  • MSRP:$3,299
  • Technology: DLP Laser

LG – The Optimal Business Partner For Your Projection Needs

LG – The Optimal Business Partner For Your Projection Needs

  • Review Date: July 8, 2021
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BENQ TK700STI 4K SMART GAMING  PROJECTOR REVIEW

BENQ TK700STI 4K SMART GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: July 7, 2021
  • MSRP:$1699
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

SONY VPL-VW1025ES 4K SXRD LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

SONY VPL-VW1025ES 4K SXRD LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: July 2, 2021
  • MSRP:$39,999.99
  • Technology: SXRD (3)

Best Outdoor Projectors

Best Outdoor Projectors

  • Review Date: June 25, 2021
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ELITE PROAV WHITEBOARDSCREEN THIN EDGE CLR® 2 SERIES REVIEW

ELITE PROAV WHITEBOARDSCREEN THIN EDGE CLR® 2 SERIES REVIEW

  • Review Date: June 25, 2021
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ELITE PROAV® WHITEBOARDSCREEN™ THIN EDGE VERSAWHITE WHITEBOARD SCREEN REVIEW

ELITE PROAV® WHITEBOARDSCREEN™ THIN EDGE VERSAWHITE WHITEBOARD SCREEN REVIEW

  • Review Date: June 16, 2021
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SONY VPL-VW325ES 4K SXRD PROJECTOR REVIEW

SONY VPL-VW325ES 4K SXRD PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: June 6, 2021
  • MSRP:$5,500
  • Technology: SXRD-3

Sony Focuses on Four Key Elements to Deliver Industry-Leading Projection Picture Quality

Sony Focuses on Four Key Elements to Deliver Industry-Leading Projection Picture Quality

  • Review Date: June 5, 2021
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XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Smart LED Projector Review

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Smart LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 27, 2021
  • MSRP:$1,699.00
  • Technology: Texas Instruments™ 0.47” DMD

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – SHARP NEC PROJECTORS CAN DO SO MUCH MORE FOR YOUR INSTALLS

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – SHARP NEC PROJECTORS CAN DO SO MUCH MORE FOR YOUR INSTALLS

  • Review Date: May 24, 2021
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Optoma UHD35 Gaming Projector Review

Optoma UHD35 Gaming Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 19, 2021
  • MSRP:$1,299
  • Technology: Texas Instruments™ 0.47” DMD

PANASONIC PT-FRZ60 LASER DLP INSTALLATION PROJECTOR REVIEW

PANASONIC PT-FRZ60 LASER DLP INSTALLATION PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: May 15, 2021
  • MSRP:$4,299
  • Technology: DLP

XGIMI Introduces the Horizon and Horizon Pro Home Entertainment Projectors First Look Review

XGIMI Introduces the Horizon and Horizon Pro Home Entertainment Projectors First Look Review

  • Review Date: May 10, 2021
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XGIMI Halo Portable 1080P Android TV Projector Review

XGIMI Halo Portable 1080P Android TV Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 5, 2021
  • MSRP:$799.00
  • Technology: DLP (0.33" DMD)

AAXA P6X PORTABLE PICO PROJECTOR REVIEW

AAXA P6X PORTABLE PICO PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: May 2, 2021
  • MSRP:$359
  • Technology: DLP

Epson Brightlink  1485Fi Business/Education Projector Review

Epson Brightlink 1485Fi Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 28, 2021
  • MSRP:$3,390
  • Technology: Solid State Laser Diode

Maximize Your Theater’s Performance with Kaleidescape

Maximize Your Theater’s Performance with Kaleidescape

  • Review Date: April 1, 2021
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Epson Home Cinema 880 Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 880 Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 23, 2021
  • MSRP:$599
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma UHD50X Cinema Gaming Projector Review

Optoma UHD50X Cinema Gaming Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 18, 2021
  • MSRP:$1599 MSRP
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

VIEWSONIC M2 SMART LED PROJECTOR REVIEW

VIEWSONIC M2 SMART LED PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: March 17, 2021
  • MSRP:$549.99
  • Technology: DLP LED

Elite Screens Aeon CLR® 3 Series Screen Review

Elite Screens Aeon CLR® 3 Series Screen Review

  • Review Date: March 14, 2021
  • MSRP:
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Overcoming Seven Common Projector Installation Challenges

Overcoming Seven Common Projector Installation Challenges

  • Review Date: March 1, 2021
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BENQ X1300i GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW

BENQ X1300i GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: February 17, 2021
  • MSRP:$1,299
  • Technology: DLP

LG AU810PB CINEBEAM 4K LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

LG AU810PB CINEBEAM 4K LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: February 15, 2021
  • MSRP:$3999
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

BenQ TK850i 4K SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR

BenQ TK850i 4K SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR

  • Review Date: February 12, 2021
  • MSRP:$1699
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

NEC P506QL 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

NEC P506QL 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: February 8, 2021
  • MSRP:$4299
  • Technology: DLP Laser

Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art Designs Ultra-Immersive Contemporary Art Space with State-of-the-Art Native 4K Laser Projection

Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art Designs Ultra-Immersive Contemporary Art Space with State-of-the-Art Native 4K Laser Projection

  • Review Date: February 2, 2021
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Smart Projectors Simplify How We Access Streaming Content At Home

Smart Projectors Simplify How We Access Streaming Content At Home

  • Review Date: February 1, 2021
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EPSON EF12 SMART LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

EPSON EF12 SMART LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: January 31, 2021
  • MSRP:$999.99
  • Technology: 3LCD laser

Screen Innovations 5 Series Fixed Frame Projection Screen

Screen Innovations 5 Series Fixed Frame Projection Screen

  • Review Date: January 18, 2021
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LG HU85LS 4K UST SMART BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

LG HU85LS 4K UST SMART BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: January 12, 2021
  • MSRP:$5,999
  • Technology: DLP (.66” DMD)

LG GRU510N 4K Laser Projector Review

LG GRU510N 4K Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 4, 2021
  • MSRP:$3999
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

Custom Integration Report and Information

Custom Integration Report and Information

  • Review Date: December 23, 2020
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Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review

  • Review Date: December 15, 2020
  • MSRP:$1299
  • Technology: DLP

Panasonic PressIT TY-WPS1 Wireless Presentation Review

Panasonic PressIT TY-WPS1 Wireless Presentation Review

  • Review Date: December 15, 2020
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Epson EpiqVision LS500 Laser TV Review

Epson EpiqVision LS500 Laser TV Review

  • Review Date: December 11, 2020
  • MSRP:$4999 (100" Screen) $5999 (120" Screen)
  • Technology: 3LCD

Sony HDR Projection Reimagined

Sony HDR Projection Reimagined

  • Review Date: December 1, 2020
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Panasonic PT-LRZ35U RGB LED DLP Projector Review

Panasonic PT-LRZ35U RGB LED DLP Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 28, 2020
  • MSRP:$2999 MSRP $1699 ASP
  • Technology: RGB LED DLP

HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW

HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW

  • Review Date: November 14, 2020
  • MSRP:$3,999
  • Technology: DLP

LG BU50NST 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

LG BU50NST 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: November 11, 2020
  • MSRP:$4499
  • Technology: DLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)

JVC DLA-RS3000 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW

JVC DLA-RS3000 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: November 9, 2020
  • MSRP:17,999
  • Technology: DILA, 3Chip

Philips PicoPix Max Projector Review

Philips PicoPix Max Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 6, 2020
  • MSRP:$899
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ Defines The Gaming Projector – It’s The Future of Projector Gaming

BenQ Defines The Gaming Projector – It’s The Future of Projector Gaming

  • Review Date: October 29, 2020
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ViewSonic LS700HD Laser DLP Home Projector Review

ViewSonic LS700HD Laser DLP Home Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 23, 2020
  • MSRP:$1499
  • Technology: Laser DLP

Maxell MP-JU4001 3LCD Laser WUXGA Business Projector Review

Maxell MP-JU4001 3LCD Laser WUXGA Business Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 22, 2020
  • MSRP:$1829
  • Technology: 3LCD

Sony’s Powerful Video Processing Delivers A Better HDR Picture

Sony’s Powerful Video Processing Delivers A Better HDR Picture

  • Review Date: October 5, 2020
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Sony VPL-VW715ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review

Sony VPL-VW715ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 19, 2020
  • MSRP:9999.99
  • Technology: 3 LCoS panels (SXRD)

Sony VPL-VW915ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Laser Projector Review

Sony VPL-VW915ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 8, 2020
  • MSRP:$19,999.99
  • Technology: 3 LCoS panels (SXRD)

The Compelling Case for Projectors with Integrated Smart Capabilities

The Compelling Case for Projectors with Integrated Smart Capabilities

  • Review Date: September 1, 2020
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Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review

Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review

  • Review Date: August 20, 2020
  • MSRP:$6,999
  • Technology: DLP

Kaleidescape Strato System Review

Kaleidescape Strato System Review

  • Review Date: August 4, 2020
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TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!

TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!

  • Review Date: August 3, 2020
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Sony Introduces Flagship 4K SXRD Laser Projector for Professional Applications

Sony Introduces Flagship 4K SXRD Laser Projector for Professional Applications

  • Review Date: July 28, 2020
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Epson PowerLite U50 Business and Education Projector Review

Epson PowerLite U50 Business and Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 27, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,149.99
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson BrightLink 735Fi, PowerLite 750F, and PowerLite L200SW Education Projectors: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Epson BrightLink 735Fi, PowerLite 750F, and PowerLite L200SW Education Projectors: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: July 27, 2020
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VividStorm 120” Projector Screen Review:  An Ambient Light Rejecting, Motorized Floor Screen  For Laser TVs and UST Projectors

VividStorm 120” Projector Screen Review: An Ambient Light Rejecting, Motorized Floor Screen For Laser TVs and UST Projectors

  • Review Date: July 6, 2020
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BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 5, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,699.00
  • Technology: DLP

VAVA’s Laser TV Delivers An Affordable 4K Viewing Experience For Your Home: Whether in your Theater, Living Room, or Family Room, Immerse Your Family With the Wow Factor of a Movie Theater

VAVA’s Laser TV Delivers An Affordable 4K Viewing Experience For Your Home: Whether in your Theater, Living Room, or Family Room, Immerse Your Family With the Wow Factor of a Movie Theater

  • Review Date: July 1, 2020
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About DLP 3 Chip Projectors

The DLP three chip design is the most sophisticated technology for high-brightness applications in large venues. Maximum ANSI lumen output is a result of larger reflective surface area within the architecture of this 3-Chip system. Basically, this means more light can reach the large projection screen resulting in massive, vibrant images.

DLP 3 Chip Projectors will commonly be used in award ceremonies, concerts, large events, and even on Broadway. Overall, the 3 chip DLP design seems to be considered to offer the best color overall, when extremely high brightness projectors are called for.

3 Chip DLP’s can start from under $10,000, but most out there are 5 digits. $20,000 and up. There is also a nice assortment over $100,000 for those with the will, the need, and the pocketbook.

DLP Projector Technology

What is a DLP projector? Let’s start with DLP itself.  It stands for Digital Light Processor, and that’s the type of “chip” used in almost half of the world’s projectors.  DLP, as in DLP projectors is the marketing term.

The actual technical term for the “DLP” chips themselves is DMD, which Texas Instruments (creator of the technology, and manufacturer of the chips) called DMD, or digital micro device.

You’ve probably already heard about those million or so tiny mirrors.  Probably you heard about them on those DLP commercials TI likes to run on major TV events.  I’ve seen their ads on the Oscars, key sporting events, and other programming.  (You know, the cute little curly headed girl the box, the elephant and the beam of light!)

DLP projectors have often been the ones pushing the industry forward.  Due to their design strengths, they led the charge to smaller, lighter projectors.  Even today, (let’s forget those tiny pico projectors for a moment), the smallest regular projectors are DLPs.

Their single chip design makes it easier to build a smaller, lighter projector than one using three chips, such as LCD projectors, LCoS projectors, and even the big expensive DLP 3 Chip Projectors (which are in a whole other world in terms of price).

When it comes to 3 chip DLP projectors though, their design is very similar to LCoS in that they use 3 reflective “panels” one for each primary color, and then recombine the light.

Note: LCD is the same, but uses 3 transmissive panels – the light passes through them instead of being reflected.

More recently, DLP projectors have been the first to hit the market 3D ready.  This is doubly true for the 3 chip DLP projectors. The major players, such as Christie, Digital Projection, and projectiondesign have been showing 3D projectors as far back as a year ago.

Whether you are looking for a $70,000 Runco 3D projector for home cinema, or a similarly priced 700 lumen Christie 3D projector for business applications, the 3 chip DLP companies, are at the forefront.

Why?

It’s the big bucks applications. There are so many scientific and business applications where 3D improves data comprehensibility, that where big bucks are involved (oil exploration, military, scientific research on campuses), there will be demand for medium and large venue 3D applications. The 3 chip DLP projectors so far, are the only game in town if you need larger room 3D.