I chose LCD because I didn't want to build a hushbox or put up with the noise, and I also didn't want to worry if any of my guests were seeing rainbows.
I think the reason the DLP's tend to be more popular in the forum is that they do potentially deliver a better image than LCD's and many members of this forum are among the most discriminating videophiles. However, a properly tweaked LCD can provide a very, very good picture wnich will exceed the expectations of all but the most knowledgable experts.
I can barely hear my DLP Plus Piano. They are not all loud. The negative for DLPs is rainbows (if you see them). Some viewers complain of headaches as well. Spend at least 1/2 hour (more if you can seing it) demo'ing a DLP before buying one. Make sure you don't see rainbows. (I don't).
Screen door does NOT mean you are sitting too close. Screen door can be seen in different situations even at a 2X viewing distance (I own an XGA LCD)
LCD does NOT have a better reliability record. Period. Actually the opposite is true. We are an authorized repair service center for most manufacturers and can back that up with cold hard numbers.
LCD's are NOT more quiet than DLP's There are some DLP's that are 32db and quite a few LCD's that are 39db and HIGHER. I would say on average they are about the same. Again we can back this up with spec sheets by the hundreds.
I agree with what has been written above . They each have their strong and weak points...a look around this forum and you can find them all.
Doesn't matter. I have an LCD and it is loud, but no screen door that I can see from 8 feet. and sharper tan most DLP I have seen. I don't think there is a difinative answer it is so projectr specific.
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