Originally Posted by Saber008
Does anyone know why Sony, JVC, and Epson don't currently use Texas Instrument DLP chips?
Because they have their own chips, why would they use someone else's?
The fact that worries me is that BenQ and other cheap DLP makers might enter 4k into the sub $5,000 which will most likely damage 3LCD and LCoS sales.
How so? And even if it does, so what? If BenQ can outsell Epson, what's the problem, it just means they've build a machine that people like better, which will drive Epson and the lot to improve their products. Competition is good.
A far worse outcome, IMO, is if these "4K" DLP machines come out at $5-10k and have overall performance (brightness, contrast, etc) similar to their $1-2k 1080p counterparts. That would be a disaster, we need some more competition in the projector market, and ideally not just everyone sticking to their one trick pony feature. JVC's got their black level, Sony's got their native 4K panels, Epson's got the just above budget segment, and there's a slew of DLPs for cheap.
We really need a high contrast (native and ANSI) projector with a good lens (sharpness/pop) and low input lag to motivate JVC to fix that issue. And we need something to motivate Sony to put good lenses on their machines and not price-gouge the US. And we need someone to force Epson to up their game a bit with LCD-R and Laser.
, 4K DLP can do that, it would make my day if it does, because my Planar 8150 is still my favorite projector, even if it's not the PQ king anymore (somewhat weak black level). But that would take a sort of revolutionary improvement, and like with the LCD Epsons, I just don't see any evidence to actually give me that hope.