The disappearance of .95" DMDs in the consumer/enthusiast market is confusing to me. Sure, companies like Sim2 and DPI produce some great 3D DLP projectors, but where have the single chip, high-quality DLPs under $10K gone? There are some decent .65" single chip DLPs that are reasonably priced, but why have we not seen any .95" 3D DLPs in the ~$5K range? A 3D follow-on to the Planar 8150 or the Sharp xv20000... sure the xv30000 has been recently released, but why the .65" chip? Is there no longer an advantage to the larger chip? Has TI made process changes that I'm unaware of that have eliminated the advantages of the larger chips? I'm assuming not, as the likes of Sim2 and DPI are not so foolish that they would waste money on the larger chips if that were the case. Is it simply a production decision of TI, limiting .95" chip output to an extent that they are no longer an option in the consumer space (focusing instead on commercial 4K production, perhaps?). Am I that unique in that I prefer the DLP look, would like the best intrascene contrast & best blacks available and will not accept ghosting or flicker when I do finally upgrade to 3D? I want a PD8150 with 3D, or a W7000 with great blacks/contrast. Lacking that, I am just stuck waiting for either LCOS or LCD to eliminate the 3d artifacts. Tradeoffs be damned, I want it all at a reasonable price!
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9/5/12 at 11:25pm