Future Prognosis? : CRT vs DLP Front Projectors

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  1. Michael FF

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    I have been told that CRT's are on their way out as DLP's begin to dominate the market. Any truth to this?
     
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    Not quite yet but if the next generation continues to improve across the board then the case for crt becomes more difficult.
     
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    Let's not forget about lcd projectors. I think that sony and sanyo and panasonic would argue that they are the future.
     
  4. Michael FF

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    I had a Runco $18,000 Digital Liquid Crystal front projector set up beside a Runco $8000 Digital Light Processor front projector-----result: the liquid crystal image was inferior to the digital light.
     
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    Ok - assume I'm a front-projector dummy (not very hard to assume). CRT's are always said to produce the best blacks. What other ways are CRT's superior to digital projectors?
     
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    For the most part, that's the essential advantage — but its a key advantage, given that deep, accurate blacks provide a projected image with much of its snap and dimensionality.

    CRTs still excel at color rendition too.

    But the disadvantages of CRT front projectors are considerable as well: weight, fussiness, the need for professional installation, exhorbitant cost, low light output (they cannot be viewed in anything less than a completely darkened room), etc.

    DLP is fast closing the gap for such a new technology. As Neil indicates, in another model year or two it is going to be difficult to justify the $40,000-plus for a CRT projector.
     

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