Originally Posted by elmalloc
Could someone please go through some summary points of the differences between single chip and 3-chip DLPs?
The main difference, and it hasn't yet been mentioned is IMPACT. A 3 chip DLP has a depth if image that single chippers cant match. They also tend to be very bright and have fantastic richness of color.
On test patterens etc a single chip can look far better. . Feed them a source and its a different story. Thats on a back to back comparison with the single chipper thats easily closest yet to 3 chip in terms of impact.
I can guarantee that if i showed you a C3X 720 machine compared to any current 1080 single chip ( assuming youre not too close for pixel structure to be an issue) the vast majority would instantly see the IMPACT of the 3 chipper despite its lower res. Thats why machines like the C3X still sell and still hold thier price.