If you think home entertainment is all smoke and mirrors, you're half right. DLP projectors feature the latest technology in audiovisual equipment. Digital Light Processing is the world's only all-digital display chip and a fundamental element in the best digital projectors on the market today. DLP systems employ an optical semiconductor to project a signal with such high fidelity, that analog systems simply can't compete. DLP projectors are also increasingly finding their way into business environments where high quality presentations are essential to winning accounts.
Ok, put simply, every pixel on a DLP chip is a tiny mirror. The light that can be generated by each pixel is limitless which means that the image can be projected onto a screen of great size. DLP vastly improves upon LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology.
Frankly, developments in audiovisual are occurring so rapidly that plasma television screens will be obsolete before their time!
Check out the reviews
Before purchasing any audiovisual equipment, pick up one of the many magazines specializing in the field as they feature, among other things, reviews of DLP projectors. Not only do they report on the performance of brands such as Sony, Epson, Mitsubishi, Infocus, Panasonic and Toshiba, but they also provide detailed specifications so that you can make an informed choice. Not all brands are created equal, naturally enough, but you can certainly learn which ones offer the features you regard highly, in the price range you're hoping for.
You don't have to be a Trekkie to buy or use DLP projectors. Once you get your purchase home, out of the box and installed, it may require some calibration to adjust the contrast and color saturation. But other than that, DLP projectors are really no more complicated to operate than your VCR or DVD player. Plus, DLP projectors commonly offer excellent connectivity so you can have all your multimedia components plugged in and ready to go!
The image resolution offered by DLP projectors is of such high quality that even your local cinema may be using them to show the latest movies.
DLP is an all-American success story
Invented and developed in the U.S. by Dr Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments in 1987, DLP technology is proudly licensed by the company to brands who manufacture products all over the world. At Texas Instruments, it is affectionately referred to as 'the world's most sophisticated light switch'.
Does the quality justify the expense?
As with all new inventions, DLP is comparatively expensive just now. However, as more and more consumers adapt to the new technology and realize the difference in quality, prices will adjust to meet market demand.
Whether at home or in the office, DLP projectors offer extremely high fidelity, high-resolution solutions for entertainment or work presentations. Embrace the new technology and you'll be amazed at how simple it is to use and wonderful it is to experience.