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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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
Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review
  • Review Date: April 13, 2019
  • MSRP:$2999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 31, 2019
  • MSRP:$33,000
  • Technology: 3LCD
Saker Tab-Tension Series 120″ Diagonal – Elite ProAV Projector Screen Review Saker Tab-Tension Series 120″ Diagonal – Elite ProAV Projector Screen Review
  • Review Date: March 27, 2019
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Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 12, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT3550 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review BenQ HT3550 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review
  • Review Date: March 11, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,499
  • Technology: DLP
NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance
  • Review Date: March 8, 2019
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Epson PowerLite 5520W Business/Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 5520W Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 7, 2019
  • MSRP:$2199 street
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review Optoma EH330UST Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 26, 2019
  • MSRP:$1599
  • Technology: DLP
Epson PowerLite 109W Business/Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 109W Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 29, 2019
  • MSRP:749
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-VW995ES Projector Review:  Sony’s New Flagship: Expensive – But Awesome Sony VPL-VW995ES Projector Review: Sony’s New Flagship: Expensive – But Awesome
  • Review Date: January 21, 2019
  • MSRP:$34,999
  • Technology: LCoS

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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