# Difference Between DLP and LCD Projector

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In this post, we will understand the difference between DLP and LCD projector −

## DLP Projector (Digital Light Processing)

• It is a type of projector that uses a digital micro mirror device.

• One of the chip has a reflective surface that contains thousands of tiny mirrors that are coordinated with a light source.

• This helps reflect the digital imagery on to any surface.

• It provides smooth video.

• The pixels are less visible.

• It is more film-like, as on HDTV.

• It shows the rainbow effect.

• The intensity of black is amazing.

• It is portable since it is small and light in weight.

• The light source could be a standard lamp or an LED.

• It is a reflective type of technology.

• It is priced between $300 to$1000 and above.

• It has high contrast.

• The contrast is higher in comparison to LCD.

• Sometimes, it produces audible whines.

• The reds are not as intense.

• The yellow is extremely intense.

• The colours are fully saturated.

• It provides good quality pictures but they are not as good as that of LCD projectors.

• It was invented in the year 1987.

## LCD Projector (Liquid Crystal Display)

• It is a type of video projector that helps display video, images or computer data on a screen or any other flat surface.

• It is the modern equivalent of a slide or an overhead projector.

• The light is projected onto mirrors which are split into 3 primary colors: red, green and blue.

• These colours pass through 3 separate prisms, and the colours are converged through the second prism to be projected on screen.

• It has rich colour dynamics in ambient light.

• It consumes less power.

• It gives away less heat.

• It doesn’t cause the rainbow effect.

• The images are sharp.

• The pixels are prominently visible.

• It has poor contrast.

• Black is not as intense as in DLP.

• Some screen door effects the video images.

• It gives better quality images with a sharper image.

• Its image quality is better than that of DLP projectors.

• It doesn’t include the rainbow effect.

• Its contrast is lower than that of DLP.

• It is not portable since it is bulky.

• It comes in the price range of $250 to$1000 and above.

• Its light source is a standard lamp.

• It uses transmissive technology.

• It was invented in the year 1968.

Published on 24-Apr-2021 07:21:19