DLP Projectors – Meet the Beast Among Projectors
DLP, or digital light processing is a device that has its origins all the way back in 1987. During its development, DLP has seen a number of different iterations and changes. Today, it is the absolute best the projector world has to offer, providing the user with an unparalleled viewing experience.
How Does It Work?
DLP actually works in two completely opposite states – on and off. Imagine millions of mirrors that reflect light into a single lens (on state), or completely the opposite, all those mirrors being at an angle which doesn’t direct the light into the lens (off state). This technology provides a really high contrast, and it operates way faster than LCD or LCoS technologies, though they are much pricier as well. The key advantage over the LCD and LCoS is that they are smaller and lighter. These projectors are used in large movie theaters, high-end home theater systems, auditoriums, etc. The advanced versions of DLP projectors work with three chips which area used for covering large venues, so these are not used in home entertainment systems. These super performance projections are able to cover entire stadiums thanks to its ridiculously high brightness outputs and unparalleled picture quality.
Benefits of DLP Projectors
First and foremost is the picture quality. No other projector is capable of providing picture quality as DLP. Thanks to the advanced technology, the DLP is able to provide the best contrast ratio and brightness levels, ultimately resulting in a picture quality that can only be described as being out of this world. Fastest performance is probably the second reason. The DLP has a response time of 16 microseconds and can support refresh rates up to 120 Hz. All this combined delivers a razor sharp image with no lag at all, supporting high-speed action. Most projectors require lamp replacement from time to time, but not DLP. DLP is a lamp free technology that relies on laser architecture to provide a source of light without the need for lamps. This makes the DLP cheaper than it is since there is no need to spend money on maintenance. No lamps and no filters mean that one can save quite a bit during the lifetime of a projector.
There is a number of manufacturers that released hundreds of different models of DLP projectors. These models feature different resolutions, connectivity options, contrast ratios and prices, so one is guaranteed to find the perfect projector.