If we are referring to DLP projectors which do not have clear sections in their colour wheel, then I would say that there are no single chip DLP projectors that have the light output of LCD projectors. The contrast ratio of DLP, however, is much higher. HD1/HD2 DLP projectors are spec'd at less than or equal to 1000 lumens, and in my experience, these ratings tend to be overrated.
Super brightness and absolute blacks are mutually exclusive.
The HD2 SVGA DLP FPTVs are about the best compromise between ease of use, high resolution, decent blacks, and adequate brightness to light an 8' wide screen with some ambient light in the room.
In real life CRTs do not achive absolute blacks either,but generally they have visibly better absolute black level than digital FPTVs.
You need to see for yourself if the better absolute black level is worth the extra effort that CRT FPTVs require. It may well be, or maybe not. I've owned several CRT, D-ILA, and DLP FPTVs and can't go back after being very happy with digital FPTVs.
But like record players, for some people, the best quality (light-controlled 9" CRT) is worth the extra effort in setup and maintenance.
I didn't realize he was referring to only single chip DLPs. I had a 5000 ANSI DPI 6000 in my home for a demo a few months back. You needed sun glasses at 12' wide but nothing like black to be seen. Too bad really since in other respects it looked great.
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