DLP Debate: Single Chip or 3 Chip?
Looking for a DLP Projector? First of all, see last week's blog about DLP vs. LCD. Secondly, be sure you know the difference between single chip and 3 chip DLP units.
Single chip DLP models are the most common, usually because they are the lowest price. They are often priced like LCD units but can offer significantly higher contrast ratios and sometimes report a brighter ANSI lumen rating. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? The problem is that single chip DLP models just don’t project the same color quality that you will get from a 3 chip DLP or 3 panel LCD projector. You don’t get the deep blues, rich reds, or brilliant greens with a single chip product.
3-chip DLP units look great and display beautiful colors. The catch is the price; today, 3-Chip DLP projectors start over $10k and can easily cost upwards of $75k.