Apparently I am incorrect about whether or not the D6 is organic or inorganic... although my understanding was that the D7 was the first of the inorganics... however, that information appears to be incorrect. If you read Epsons statement about the difference between the new inorganic panels and the earlier organic panels (last 10 times longer) you understand my concern.
It is a scientific fact that the organic panels degrade over time... this is not speculation, fear, doubt, or any type of intimidation.
I am looking for an upgrade path to replace both of my 720p projectors as well as one for a neighbor and am simply trying to get to the truth.
Every new projector goes through a "honeymoon" period when it is new and all the new owners are shouting it's praises. Heck every projector I have owned for the last 10 years has been "wonderful." It's just that they keep getting "more" wonderful and cheaper as time goes by... which is great by me!
However, I don't think it inappropriate to try and see beyond the hype of an initial release to try and discover a projectors strengths and weaknesses.
Darin & Alex you are correct... the D6 panel was inorganic... I apologize my information was obviously dated!
"The new panels combine high contrast, smooth images, and black color reproduction of C2 Fine panels with the advantages of the hybrid driving technology (both internal and external drivers can be utilized) used in previous panels. The new panel features can be summarized as follows:
Benefits for manufacturers of projection products
- A 20% improvement in aperture ratio compared to the previous model of the same size.
- Improved color reproduction by using a 12-bit LCD driver.
- Improved noise immunity by using a Mini-LVDS interface.
New panel specificationsExisting L3C07U-75G00
- Offers enhanced luminance with the same lamp.
- Enables use of a lower-watt lamp to achieve the same luminance (reduced power consumption).
C2FINE (VA inorganic alignment layer)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Panel size (diagonal)
0.7 inch (1.9 cm)
Video signal transmission
LCD driver type
Existing Type (D6)Newly-developed L3C07U-85G10
C2FINE (VA inorganic alignment layer)Effective pixels
1920 x 1080 (1080p)Panel size (diagonal)
0.7 inch (1.9 cm)Pixel pitch
8.5 µmAperture ratio
12 bitVideo signal transmission
Mini-LVDSLCD driver type