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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Panasonic PT-FRQ50 4K DLP Business/Education Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-FRQ50 4K DLP Business/Education Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: June 14, 2022
  • MSRP:$4,999 MSRP
  • Technology: DLP w/ XPR (Single-Chip DMD)

BenQ TK700 4K HDR Short-Throw Gaming Projector Review

BenQ TK700 4K HDR Short-Throw Gaming Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 23, 2022
  • MSRP:$1399
  • Technology: DLP w/ XPR (0.47” Single-Chip DMD)

JMGO O1 PRO UST Smart LED Projector Review

JMGO O1 PRO UST Smart LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 13, 2022
  • MSRP:$1,699.99 MSRP
  • Technology: DLP LED

Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

  • Review Date: March 10, 2022
  • MSRP:3,999.99 MSRP
  • Technology: RGB Laser DLP

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Laser TV Review

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Laser TV Review

  • Review Date: February 14, 2022
  • MSRP:$6499
  • Technology: DLP (.66” DMD)

LG CineBeam HU710PW Hybrid LED Laser 4K Projector Review

LG CineBeam HU710PW Hybrid LED Laser 4K Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 13, 2022
  • MSRP:$2,499 MSRP
  • Technology: DLP Laser and LED Hybrid

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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
  • MSRP:
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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)

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)

NEC P506QL 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

NEC P506QL 4K LASER BUSINESS PROJECTOR REVIEW

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

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)

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review

Elite MosicGO 360 Portable Cinema System Review

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

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

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)

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
  • MSRP:
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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

BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

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

Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Business and Education Projector Review

Casio XJ-F211WN Laser/LED Hybrid Business and Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: June 16, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,049.99
  • Technology: DLP

Epson’s Laser Projectors Transform the World We Know in Entertainment Venues and Other Large-Scale Environments

Epson’s Laser Projectors Transform the World We Know in Entertainment Venues and Other Large-Scale Environments

  • Review Date: May 1, 2020
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BenQ EH600 Smart Business Projector Review

BenQ EH600 Smart Business Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 27, 2020
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ EW800ST Smart Classroom Projector Review

BenQ EW800ST Smart Classroom Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 1, 2020
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ HT3550 vs BenQ TK850: Choose the Best Home Projector for Your Room and Viewing Preferences!

BenQ HT3550 vs BenQ TK850: Choose the Best Home Projector for Your Room and Viewing Preferences!

  • Review Date: March 5, 2020
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ViewSonic X10-4KE Home Entertainment Projector Review

ViewSonic X10-4KE Home Entertainment Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 28, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,499
  • Technology: 3 Chip DLP

HT9060 Projector Review: BenQ’s Flagship 4K UHD Home Theater Projector

HT9060 Projector Review: BenQ’s Flagship 4K UHD Home Theater Projector

  • Review Date: February 15, 2020
  • MSRP:$8999
  • Technology: DLP

LG HU70LA CINEBEAM THINQ 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW

LG HU70LA CINEBEAM THINQ 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: January 26, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,799
  • Technology: DLP

JVC LX-NZ3 4K Laser DLP Projector Review

JVC LX-NZ3 4K Laser DLP Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 31, 2019
  • MSRP:$3,699
  • Technology: DLP

Vivitek DH3660Z Business/Education Laser Projector Review

Vivitek DH3660Z Business/Education Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 13, 2019
  • MSRP:$2,499
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma ZU506T-W Professional Installation Laser Projector Review

Optoma ZU506T-W Professional Installation Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 10, 2019
  • MSRP:$2799
  • Technology: DLP

VAVA Laser TV Review:  2500 Lumens of 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector For The Whole Family

VAVA Laser TV Review: 2500 Lumens of 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector For The Whole Family

  • Review Date: December 2, 2019
  • MSRP:$2,799.99
  • Technology: DLP

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000

  • Review Date: November 22, 2019
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2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

  • Review Date: November 22, 2019
  • MSRP:
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Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

  • Review Date: October 2, 2019
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BenQ HT5550 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Comparison Review

BenQ HT5550 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Comparison Review

  • Review Date: September 9, 2019
  • MSRP:
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Aaxa 4k1 Home Entertainment Projector Review

Aaxa 4k1 Home Entertainment Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 15, 2019
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

LG HU85LA CineBeam ThinQ 4K Projector Review – UST Design Brings Quality Home Theater To Your Living Room

LG HU85LA CineBeam ThinQ 4K Projector Review – UST Design Brings Quality Home Theater To Your Living Room

  • Review Date: August 13, 2019
  • MSRP:4999
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma HD243X Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Optoma HD243X Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: July 30, 2019
  • MSRP:$499
  • Technology: DLP

Casio XJ-S400UN Business/Education Projector Review

Casio XJ-S400UN Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 11, 2019
  • MSRP:$1949
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ TK800M Projector First Look Review — 4K UHD HDR Optimized for Sports Fans

BenQ TK800M Projector First Look Review — 4K UHD HDR Optimized for Sports Fans

  • Review Date: July 5, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,299
  • Technology: DLP

LG CineBeam HU85LA First Look Review – 4K UHD and Ultra Short Throw

LG CineBeam HU85LA First Look Review – 4K UHD and Ultra Short Throw

  • Review Date: June 13, 2019
  • MSRP:N/A
  • Technology: DLP

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector – Is this The Game Changer…

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector – Is this The Game Changer…

  • Review Date: May 31, 2019
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AAXA 4K1 – 4K LED Projector – A First Look Review

AAXA 4K1 – 4K LED Projector – A First Look Review

  • Review Date: May 20, 2019
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ LK953ST 4K UHD Laser Business/Education Projector Review

BenQ LK953ST 4K UHD Laser Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 29, 2019
  • MSRP:$5,099.00
  • Technology: DLP (1)

Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review

Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 12, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: DLP

NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance

NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance

  • Review Date: March 8, 2019
  • MSRP:
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Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review

Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 26, 2019
  • MSRP:$1599
  • Technology: DLP

Hisense 100″ Laser TV Review – A 4K UHD, Smart Projector with Screen

Hisense 100″ Laser TV Review – A 4K UHD, Smart Projector with Screen

  • Review Date: January 2, 2019
  • MSRP:$7,999
  • Technology: DLP (1)

Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review

Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 14, 2018
  • MSRP:$349.99
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 5, 2018
  • MSRP:$899
  • Technology: DLP (1)

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector Review

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 20, 2018
  • MSRP:$1216
  • Technology: DLP

ViewSonic PX747-4K First Look Review – Now for $999!

ViewSonic PX747-4K First Look Review – Now for $999!

  • Review Date: November 13, 2018
  • MSRP:$1,261
  • Technology: DLP (1)

Acer S1386WHN Short Throw Business and Education Projector Review

Acer S1386WHN Short Throw Business and Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 9, 2018
  • MSRP:$649.99
  • Technology: DLP (1)

ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound

ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound

  • Review Date: November 6, 2018
  • MSRP:$337
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source

BenQ LU950 Installation Laser Projector Review

BenQ LU950 Installation Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 1, 2018
  • MSRP:$2799
  • Technology: DLP

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 22, 2018
  • MSRP:$785
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ MW535A WXGA Business Projector Review

BenQ MW535A WXGA Business Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 27, 2018
  • MSRP:$550
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma UHL55 First Look Review – Compact, 4K and Full of Smarts

Optoma UHL55 First Look Review – Compact, 4K and Full of Smarts

  • Review Date: September 27, 2018
  • MSRP:$2,999
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source

Casio XJ-A257 Portable LED/Laser Projector Review

Casio XJ-A257 Portable LED/Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 17, 2018
  • MSRP:$1509.99
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma ProScene ZU660 Business and Education Projector Review

Optoma ProScene ZU660 Business and Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 14, 2018
  • MSRP:$9999
  • Technology: DLP

Acer C200 Pico Projector Review  – Travel-Sized and LED

Acer C200 Pico Projector Review – Travel-Sized and LED

  • Review Date: August 20, 2018
  • MSRP:$199.99
  • Technology: DLP

AAXA P300 NEO Pico Projector Review – Pocket Sized Fun

AAXA P300 NEO Pico Projector Review – Pocket Sized Fun

  • Review Date: August 16, 2018
  • MSRP:294.99
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma UHD51A A Smart 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review – With Alexa

Optoma UHD51A A Smart 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review – With Alexa

  • Review Date: July 29, 2018
  • MSRP:$3199
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review

BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 19, 2018
  • MSRP:$799
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ TK800 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projector Review

BenQ TK800 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 9, 2018
  • MSRP:$1499
  • Technology: DLP

Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review

Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: June 22, 2018
  • MSRP:$3999
  • Technology: DLP

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.