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post #31 of 33 Old 10-14-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

Obviously though the DMD has little to do with overall contrast. More importantly the lamp, light path and optical design play a far more important part in the overall contrast potential.

I've always suspected that light diffracting and scattering off of the edges of the mirrors is a primary source of DMD CR limitations.

I wouldn't think that it would be that hard for DMD to compete with effectiveness of light control in LCOS pj's, but perhaps the inherent requirement of an off-axis light path makes that impossible.

I haven't read all of TI's DMD white papers; do they give info that supports your assertion?

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Quite a list of companies dropping out of the home theater projector market. I know many had high hopes for something out of NEC after the excellent HT1000 / 1100 projectors. Never happened. Maybe there just aren't enough sales to support more than 5 or 6 companies in the $ 2500.00 and up market. I don't really have a problem with that myself. The only way to get better picture quality advances like everybody wants, is for these companies to make money. The more profit, the more R & D money is available.

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Lol. Its more like the more profit, the larger the dividends.

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