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"Jodster" <Jodster71@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Hey Gang,
> Can somebody give me a nutshell tutorial on what the difference is between
> LCD and DLP. It seems that come Canadian retailers are lumping DLP under
> "rear projection" sets while LCD has it's own category. Are the two so
> Any links/info appreciated...
First, you need to distinguish between direct view LCD (which can often be
confused with plasma flat panels) and rear-projection LCD. LCD flat panel
displays are basically the same as LCD computer monitors in terms of their
strengths and weaknesses. Like plasmas, these flat panel displays are
usually quite expensive.
For rear-projection, there is also a distinction between conventional LCD or
LCD on silicon (LCDoS). (I believe JVC's D-ILA is a form of LCDoS.) LCDoS is
supposedly better overall, with less visible pixellation etc. But I think it
is also a bit more expensive. Standard LCD rear projectors are a
transmissive technology (light shines through the LCD panel) whereas LCDoS
is a reflective technology, like DLP.
My feeling is that DLP overall compares pretty well to LCDoS. They probably
each have strengths and weaknesses, but are also both very good and probably