The DLP TV uses Digital Light Processing Technology. These are one type of rear projection TVs. The DLP TV also uses a DMD technology. DMD stands for Digital Micromirror Device. This technology is on a seminconductor chip. It creates an array of grayscale light. Each pixel on the display screen is represented by tiny mirrors on the chip. The picture is projected from the rear to the back of the display screen on the monitor. Rear projection TVs are wider on the bottom than flat screen TVs because of the projector.

There was a spinning mirror color wheel between the projection lamp and micromirror chip that produced the color but could often cause a ‘rainbow’ effect which was undesirable. Now a new type of technology is being used on the DLP TV. Now they use prisms to split the light with three primary color LED lights. There are different kinds of rear projection DLP TVs. Some also use LCD technology and others use LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon). The LCos DLP TV’s use liquid crystals instead of mincromirrors and produces an excellent picture quality in narrow cabinet as opposed to the DLP LCD TV’s.

DLP TV with LCD technology used to dominate the big screen market. They now occupy the larger than 55 inch market with a comparatively more affordable price tag on them than a flat panel HDTV. A 55 inch or larger flat panel LCD is much more expensive now than a DLP LCD TV. If you are not going to wall mount your big screen TV then the DLP TV is a better choice when it comes to price comparisons. However, keep in mind that most rear projection TV’s will need a new lamp every three years or so be sure to take that into account. A DLP TV is the better choice for you if you want to use it in a room with dim lighting. The technology used in these televisions produces a high contrast ratio delivering you with crisper whites and deeper blacks and vibrant colors for a stunning viewing experience.

The DLP chip on a DLP TV will give you an ultra clear picture because it reduces the gap between the pixels and the image. The picture is lifelike and seamless on a DLP TV. One will deliver over 2 million pixels with full 1920 x 1080 resolution. Some of the newer DLP TV’s on the market now, like Mitsubishi, are 3D ready too. You’ll be able to watch 3D movies and play 3D video games if you get the software for it and active 3D glasses. The DLP chip is capable of 8 microsecond pixel response so you get the best razor sharp picture for viewing sports and other fast moving scenes on action movies. These are also the best TVs for the ultimate gaming experience. No need to worry about forgetting to turn the game off and burning the image into the screen. The DLP TV will not retain images.

The disadvantages to the DLP TV is that they are not as thin as a plasma TV or an LCD TV. Some models have a noisy fan and then there is the pesky fact that the lamp bulb needs to be replaced every now and then. The cost of the replacement bulbs can be from $200 to $500. There are over 50 manufactures have at least one DLP TV model for sale. When shopping for a new DLP TV you can read various reviews online to help you decide which make and model is best for you. To get the best pricing it pays to shop around as well.

This DLP TV Review is Written/Updated on Feb 17th, 2011 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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