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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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
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: July 31, 2019
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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
Epson’s HC4010 and PC4050 Take Off – Combining 4K Capabilities, Features and Value Epson’s HC4010 and PC4050 Take Off – Combining 4K Capabilities, Features and Value
  • Review Date: January 15, 2019
  • MSRP:
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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
Epson PowerLite L400U Installation Laser Projector Review Epson PowerLite L400U Installation Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 12, 2018
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 4010/Pro Cinema 4050 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 4010/Pro Cinema 4050 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 6, 2018
  • MSRP:$1999/$2399
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 5, 2018
  • MSRP:$899
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Sony VPL-VW295ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-VW295ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 21, 2018
  • MSRP:$4999.99
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector Review ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 20, 2018
  • MSRP:$1216
  • Technology: DLP
The Award-Winning LG CineBeam HU80KA is On Sale Black Friday Thru Cyber-Week! The Award-Winning LG CineBeam HU80KA is On Sale Black Friday Thru Cyber-Week!
  • Review Date: November 19, 2018
  • MSRP:
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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
Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000! Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000!
  • Review Date: November 1, 2018
  • MSRP:$4,999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR
  • Review Date: October 23, 2018
  • MSRP:$2,399
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 22, 2018
  • MSRP:$785
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Combines 4K Capabilities, Performance, Features with a Focus on Value Epson Combines 4K Capabilities, Performance, Features with a Focus on Value
  • Review Date: October 21, 2018
  • MSRP:
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Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 13, 2018
  • MSRP:$899
  • Technology: 3 LCD
Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 9, 2018
  • MSRP:$2599
  • Technology: 3 LCD
JVC DLA-RS3000 First Look Review – With 8K Resolution JVC DLA-RS3000 First Look Review – With 8K Resolution
  • Review Date: October 9, 2018
  • MSRP:$17,999
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
LG HU80KA Review  – A Laser Powered, Smart, Home Entertainment Projector LG HU80KA Review – A Laser Powered, Smart, Home Entertainment Projector
  • Review Date: September 29, 2018
  • MSRP:$2999 MSRP/$2698 Street price
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-FHZ61 Commercial Laser Projector Review Sony VPL-FHZ61 Commercial Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 28, 2018
  • MSRP:$9000
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ MW535A WXGA Business Projector Review BenQ MW535A WXGA Business Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 27, 2018
  • MSRP:
  • 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
JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: August 20, 2018
  • MSRP:$3999
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel
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
Panasonic PT-MZ670U Business and Education Projector Review Panasonic PT-MZ670U Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 23, 2018
  • MSRP:$11,999
  • Technology: 3 LCD
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
The LG CineBeam HU80K – A 4K Laser Projector That Gets It The LG CineBeam HU80K – A 4K Laser Projector That Gets It
  • Review Date: June 29, 2018
  • MSRP:$2999
  • 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
Viewsonic PX727-4K Review: An Affordable 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Viewsonic PX727-4K Review: An Affordable 4K UHD Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: June 11, 2018
  • MSRP:$1499
  • Technology: DLP
Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A – 4K Capable Projectors Well Under $2000 Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A – 4K Capable Projectors Well Under $2000
  • Review Date: June 8, 2018
  • MSRP:
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Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 7, 2018
  • MSRP:$7999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
First Look Review of BenQ TK800 4K UHD Projector – Is Better For You Than The BenQ HT2550? First Look Review of BenQ TK800 4K UHD Projector – Is Better For You Than The BenQ HT2550?
  • Review Date: April 27, 2018
  • MSRP:$1,499
  • Technology: DLP
Optoma W460 Business and Education Projector Review Optoma W460 Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 11, 2018
  • MSRP:$849
  • Technology: DLP
Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 9, 2018
  • MSRP:$599
  • Technology: 3LCD
InFocus IN2128HDx Business and Classroom Projector Review InFocus IN2128HDx Business and Classroom Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 6, 2018
  • MSRP:$1847
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 2, 2018
  • MSRP:$749
  • 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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