Originally Posted by videobruce
Aren't you forgetting all those moving electrons?? Lets add that to the lame list.
A single color wheel, surely by any decent level of intelligence, is not considered "many moving parts" by a rational individual.
Many compared to what?
Newer technologies have no internal moving parts.
As the self proclaimed definer of "rational", wouldn't a 100% increase in moving parts be considered significant?
I think the point made in this thread is that DLP technology had/has the advantage of giving you the biggest screen size at the lowest per inch initial cost.
The downsides are that the sets have a consumable lamp, that adds to the cost of ownership over time. Some lamps have proven to be short lived, making the sets operating cost much higher than anticipated.
The internals of the sets also proved less that stellar, from a reliability standpoint. Light engines, ballasts, color wheels, and DMD chips fail regularly, and repair costs are high.
In the latter versions of DLP sets, manufacturers cut costs by putting many (if not all) of the above components on one module in the set. If anything went south, the repair costs often exceeded the price of the set.
DLP sets proved the old saying that "the cheap comes out expensive", making them of questionable value when shopping.
With the number of manufacturers down to 1, even the most ardent DLP supporter would have to assess this as something other than a fast growing market.