Projector technology types
The two main projector types you will see are:
- 1 chip DLP technology.
- 3 chip 3LCD technology.
3LCD literally uses 3 tiny LCD screen to generate the projected image (red, green and blue). 3LCD is also more power efficient than DLP technology.
DLP technology projectors use a spinning wheel to generate the image. DLP is worse for color.
Know which connections you need before buying a projector. It’s a quick way to shrink the field and make the decision easier. Do you need:
- HDMI connectors on your projector – great for movies and high definition content (720p, 1080p movies).
- USB – great for connecting to a computer making it ideal for business and computer use. some also take a USB thumb drive for direct file input without the need for a PC or Mac to run your projector files.
- Wireless – a great way to keep the area around your projector wire free.
- VGA/DVI – to use your shiny new projector with a computer, look for display connectors like VGA for old computers and DVI for newer models. VGA is analog and DVI is digital.