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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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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Be Amazed:  Using Panasonic Commercial Laser Projector For Higher Education and Houses Of Worship Applications.  And See Imagery of Panasonic Projectors  Doing  Incredible Things

Be Amazed: Using Panasonic Commercial Laser Projector For Higher Education and Houses Of Worship Applications. And See Imagery of Panasonic Projectors Doing Incredible Things

  • Review Date: June 22, 2020
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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

Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV Review: A Smart, 4K UHD Projector For The Really Big Screen Experience

Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV Review: A Smart, 4K UHD Projector For The Really Big Screen Experience

  • Review Date: June 5, 2020
  • MSRP:$6649
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ LH930 Business/Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

BenQ LH930 Business/Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: May 21, 2020
  • MSRP:$2999
  • Technology: Single chip, DLP

Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 15, 2020
  • MSRP:$33,999
  • Technology: 3LCD

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

ViewSonic LS625W Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

ViewSonic LS625W Education Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: April 17, 2020
  • MSRP:$1438.99
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ TH585 vs. Vankyo V630 Comparison Review

BenQ TH585 vs. Vankyo V630 Comparison Review

  • Review Date: April 12, 2020
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BenQ EW800ST Smart Classroom Projector Review

BenQ EW800ST Smart Classroom Projector Review

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

NEC NP-MC372X CLASSROOM PROJECTOR REVIEW

NEC NP-MC372X CLASSROOM PROJECTOR REVIEW

  • Review Date: March 31, 2020
  • MSRP:$509
  • Technology: 3LCD

Sony VPL-VW695ES Review: The Native 4K Home Theater Projector With Premium Performance

Sony VPL-VW695ES Review: The Native 4K Home Theater Projector With Premium Performance

  • Review Date: March 23, 2020
  • MSRP:$9999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)

CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review

CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 16, 2020
  • MSRP:$2,499
  • Technology: 3LCD

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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The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive:   “Affordable Lasers” for Business, Classroom!  Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!

The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive: “Affordable Lasers” for Business, Classroom! Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!

  • Review Date: March 1, 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

Epson Pro L1070U Commercial Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Epson Pro L1070U Commercial Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: January 21, 2020
  • MSRP:$8463
  • Technology: 3LCD

NEC’s Laser Projectors: With Great Performance, Plus Innovation – Comes Great Value!

NEC’s Laser Projectors: With Great Performance, Plus Innovation – Comes Great Value!

  • Review Date: January 19, 2020
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Look Out Competition: It’s Fun Time! Epson Is Shipping Their First, Smart, Under $1000  Home Entertainment Laser Projector – HD Res, and 2000 lumens!

Look Out Competition: It’s Fun Time! Epson Is Shipping Their First, Smart, Under $1000 Home Entertainment Laser Projector – HD Res, and 2000 lumens!

  • Review Date: January 6, 2020
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First Look Review Kaleidescape Strato S – Theater Quality Movie Download System and Home Server!

First Look Review Kaleidescape Strato S – Theater Quality Movie Download System and Home Server!

  • Review Date: January 5, 2020
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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

Optoma UHD52ALV Home Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Optoma UHD52ALV Home Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: December 16, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,799
  • Technology: Single chip, DLP

Christie LHD878-DS Laser Projector Review

Christie LHD878-DS Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 15, 2019
  • MSRP:$11,499
  • Technology: 3 LCD

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

Epson Home Cinema 3200 Home Theater Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 3200 Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 27, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,499
  • Technology: 3 LCD

Epson Home Cinema 3800 Home Theater Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Epson Home Cinema 3800 Home Theater Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: November 27, 2019
  • MSRP:$1699
  • Technology: 3LCD

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
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Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review

Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 15, 2019
  • MSRP:$3999
  • Technology: 3 LCD

ViewSonic Has A Full Range of Value Priced, and Fun, Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projectors

ViewSonic Has A Full Range of Value Priced, and Fun, Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projectors

  • Review Date: November 8, 2019
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Sony VPL-FHZ75 Business/Education Installation Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Sony VPL-FHZ75 Business/Education Installation Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: October 15, 2019
  • MSRP:$11,000
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma UHL55 4K UHD Home Entertainment LED Projector Review

Optoma UHL55 4K UHD Home Entertainment LED Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 7, 2019
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

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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Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review

Maxell MP-TW4011 Ultra Short Throw Interactive Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 27, 2019
  • MSRP:$4,239
  • Technology: 3LCD

Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 24, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma HD27HDR Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Optoma HD27HDR Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: September 15, 2019
  • MSRP:650
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ HT5550 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Comparison Review

BenQ HT5550 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Comparison Review

  • Review Date: September 9, 2019
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Sony’s VPL-VW295ES – The Only Native 4K Projector under $5K, Will Rock Your World – And There’s More…

Sony’s VPL-VW295ES – The Only Native 4K Projector under $5K, Will Rock Your World – And There’s More…

  • Review Date: September 1, 2019
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JVC DLA-NX7 4K Home Theater Projector Review

JVC DLA-NX7 4K Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 31, 2019
  • MSRP:$8,999
  • Technology: DILA, 3Chip

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:5999
  • Technology: DLP

Vankyo Leisure 3 Mini Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Vankyo Leisure 3 Mini Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: August 12, 2019
  • MSRP:$99.00
  • Technology: single-chip LCD

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

NEC NP-PX1005QL Laser Projector Review

NEC NP-PX1005QL Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 24, 2019
  • MSRP:$24,000
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ HT5550 Review – A Very Impressive 4K UHD Home Theater Projector – Under $2500!

BenQ HT5550 Review – A Very Impressive 4K UHD Home Theater Projector – Under $2500!

  • Review Date: July 22, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • 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

Sony’s Exceptional Laser Projector Line-up:  Mainstream and Affordable Models for auditoriums and classrooms, 4K Specialty Projectors for Simulation, Entertainment, more – and Great Picture Quality

Sony’s Exceptional Laser Projector Line-up: Mainstream and Affordable Models for auditoriums and classrooms, 4K Specialty Projectors for Simulation, Entertainment, more – and Great Picture Quality

  • Review Date: July 1, 2019
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NEC NP-MC382W Business/Education Projector Review

NEC NP-MC382W Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 1, 2019
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: LCD

DVDO AIR 4K Wireless HDMI

DVDO AIR 4K Wireless HDMI

  • Review Date: June 20, 2019
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BenQ InstaShow Review

BenQ InstaShow Review

  • Review Date: June 19, 2019
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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

ZIGEN ZIG-POEPRO-70A HDMI Extender Review

ZIGEN ZIG-POEPRO-70A HDMI Extender Review

  • Review Date: June 7, 2019
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NEC NP-P525UL Review: An Affordable 3LCD Laser Projector

NEC NP-P525UL Review: An Affordable 3LCD Laser Projector

  • Review Date: June 3, 2019
  • MSRP:$3099
  • Technology: 3LCD

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 HT5550 4K UHD Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

BenQ HT5550 4K UHD Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

  • Review Date: May 16, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: DLP

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Review – An Extremely 4K Capable Home Theater Projector

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Review – An Extremely 4K Capable Home Theater Projector

  • Review Date: May 12, 2019
  • MSRP:$2999
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson LightScene EV-100 Laser Projector Review

Epson LightScene EV-100 Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 8, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived – Turns Out It Is Even Better!

The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived – Turns Out It Is Even Better!

  • Review Date: May 7, 2019
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Meet the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – This New Ultra Black Projector Raises the Bar

Meet the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – This New Ultra Black Projector Raises the Bar

  • Review Date: May 1, 2019
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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)

BenQ HT3550 Review – The 4K UHD Home Theater Projector with Better Black Levels

BenQ HT3550 Review – The 4K UHD Home Theater Projector with Better Black Levels

  • Review Date: April 24, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,499
  • Technology: DLP (1)

The Laser Projector Revolution is Upon Us – And Epson is  Leading the Charge

The Laser Projector Revolution is Upon Us – And Epson is Leading the Charge

  • Review Date: April 19, 2019
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Maxell MP-WU5503 Laser Education Projector Review

Maxell MP-WU5503 Laser Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 17, 2019
  • MSRP:$6299
  • Technology: 3LCD

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.

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