(I think this is the best place for this...) I just got out of a presentation by a rep from TI's DLP division. It turned out that I knew him briefly when I started grad school and he was finishing his MBA. He's been at TI the past several years, working with the business end of the DLP products. Here's some random tidbits and thoughts from the talk: - TI has 100% of the sub-4 lb digital projector market - They've conducted lifetime studies on the DLP chips, and they operate for thousands of hours, with no problems - "Dead" pixels are considered minimal, perhaps even non-existant, problem - Color calibration can be done can be done in a nearly automated fashion for the DLP projectors. Conceivably, in some years, all projectors could be calibrated in the factory, before shipping. - They hope to see sub-$3k DLP-based HDTVs hit the market the second half of this year - I could not see the rainbow effect (from the 2lb projector) - In the small, mildly lit room, the picture was readily viewable. Brightness was not a problem. - DLP.com for info about DLPs - DLPstore.com for products using them - They are pushing hard the use of DLP theater projectors; there are 30-some theaters using them in the U.S. - He gave away DLP sample chips (XGA resolution I think). Alas, no drivers or software, so I can't make a DIY HDTV - I've sent him my resume It wasn't a highly-technical meeting, but if you've got any questions, perhaps I caught something about it.