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DLP vs. LCD Projectors: Picking Out The Right Projector for YOU!

Projectors are a daily tool used in many different ways. Some use projectors for demonstration purposes and some use projectors to create designs! Are you struggling with deciding on what type of projector you want and don’t know the difference between DLP and LCD? Well, today’s your lucky day, we’re going to explain the differences between a DLP projector and an LCD projector. They both have big differences between one another and have different functions, but this should help you figure out what projector will be the best for you!

What is DLP?

DLP stands for Digital Light Processing. Most DLP projectors are standalone and are usually used in a business environment. An example of this would be a classroom projector or a projector being used for the cinema! DLP projectors are comprised of chipsets and rely on micromirrors to project the image. The DLP chip is the key component in a DLP Projector to be able to project the image files a person uses and a spinning wheel that projects red, green, and blue light to create the images that are to be projected.

What is LCD?

LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. This type of technology is typically seen on most modern televisions, monitors, tablets, and smartphones. LCD projectors channel light through a metal lamp then through a prism that divides the light into 3 different panel colors; red, blue, and green. A polarized light moves through each of the panels to project the desired image.

The Advantages?

The advantages of having a DLP projector are its; portability, grayscaling, wide color range, and not requiring as much maintenance. Whereas the advantages of having an LCD projector are its; versatile projection, high light capacity, 3LCD chips that offer less energy consumption with a higher brightness than usual LCD projectors.

AAXA Technologies P6X 1100-Lumen WXGA Portable DLP Projector

Which is The Best for YOU

There are a lot of factors that can come into play when deciding which projector to go for. Some of the biggest factors can be; budget, how the projector is going to be used, brightness, color contrast, portability, and special features. DLP and LCD Projectors can vary in price depending on the certain specifications you are looking for. In terms of brightness, LCD projectors triumph because of the option of having 3LCD chips in some. For true colors and portability, DLP would be the better option for you. A straightforward answer would be if you plan on purchasing a projector for office settings where the projector will always be traveling a DLP projector would be the best fit for you. An LCD projector would be best for anyone using it for still images or having it in a fixed spot.

Here’s a list of some of the best DLP projectors to buy:

AAXA P6X DLP Projector
Optoma HD146X
ViewSonic PA503S

Here’s a list of some of the best LCD projectors to buy:

YABER Y60
VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini
DBPOWER L21 LCD Video Projector

Tells your thoughts and what you decided to go for in the comments below!

The 5 Best Mini Projectors For Your Home Theater



Have you ever wanted to own a projector but then you asked yourself “Do I really need it?” I always asked myself that question until I owned one myself and then it changed my whole home movie streaming experience. Currently, I own the 4K1 Mini Projector from AAXA Technologies the main thing I enjoy using it for is streaming shows and movies. Here’s a list of the best mini-projectors for your home theater.

  1. AAXA 4K1 Mini Projector $999.00

The AAXA 4K1 mini projector is one of the best projectors in the market. Being able to project in 4K Ultra HD Resolution really shows the power it. The projector screen is very clear for its price seeing as though most 4K Mini Projector prices range over thousands of dollars. This could be used not only for an inside-home theater projector screen but also as an outdoor projector. 

Where to buy: AAXA 4K1 Mini Projector

Some more information about 4K Mini Projectors: Is LED Projection Taking Over The Projector Market?

  1. Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector $1,329.95

I’d say it’s safe to say that most people are very familiar with Sony and their work in the entertainment industry and how well they produce their products. The Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector is one of the slimmer-designed mini projectors for your outdoor movie screen. For the design and the portability of this mini projector, it’s definitely on the pricier side. The native resolution is 854 by 480 pixels, a.k.a WVGA, effectively a 16:9 aspect ratio and a common resolution for low-brightness pico projectors. On the plus side, it weighs less than 1 pound, making it possible to take it anywhere you want! Perfect for an outdoor movie screen as an outdoor projector.

 

Where to buy: Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector

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  1. AAXA P6X Pico Projector $359.00

AAXA is definitely a pioneer in the mini projector industry, their newly released P6X Pico Projector is the world’s brightest battery-powered mini projector. This will definitely be a great addition to anyone’s outdoor movie screen. At its current price, I’d say it’s a steal of a projector that can deliver 1000 LED Lumens solely on battery! Being able to run a 4-hour battery life on a 160” image display, will be perfect for a binge outdoor projector. 

Where to buy: AAXA P6X Pico Projector

More Information on the P6X Pico Projector: AAXA P6X Mini Pico Projector

  1. LG Minibeam LED Projector $454.49

LG is well known for their work with Monitors and TVs but did you also know they’re great with their Mini Projectors as well? The LG Minibeam LED Projector is a great budget mini projector for your outdoor movie screen.  It provides 720p (1,280-by-720) native resolution at a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a rated brightness of 550 lumens which is lower than the 1000-lumen rating of the AAXA P6X Pico Projector.

Where to buy LG Minibeam LED Projector

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  1. P7 Pico Projector $419.00

Another addition to the AAXA family would need to be the P7 Pico Projector. This mini projector is a small handheld projector with a native 1080p HD resolution. The P7 measures just 2.7 by 4.7 by 4.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.4 pounds. The P7 is a DLP projector with an LED-based light source. The rated brightness is 600 lumens when the P7 is powered through its AC adapter, or 450 lumens when using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. With the rechargeable battery, you will be able to operate for up to 90 minutes, perfect for short movies or videos on the go. 

Where to buy: P7 Pico Projector

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Panasonic Projectors Light Up Disney World

© Photo by Disney

Disney’s newest ride “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”, has been brought to life with the help of Panasonic’s award-winning 4k laser projectors! This collaboration between Disney and Panasonic is currently featured at Walt Disney World but will soon make its way to Anaheim’s Disneyland in 2022. Senior Vice President of Imaging at Panasonic says ” Not only do our 4K laser projectors precisely and accurately reconstruct the specific color range of the actual Mickey Mouse cartoons, but they also enable visitors to become immersed in a world where the physical environment and visual environment are seamlessly blended together. This required flexible, reliable and customizable projection technology to meet the complexity of the attraction configuration.”

This isn’t the only time Disney and Panasonic have teamed up and used Laser projectors. Panasonic integrated 80 4k DLP- based laser projectors in Disney’s “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” Ride. The standard projectors, not to be confused with the pico and micro projectors in the consumer market, utilize their bright picture resolution to bring the Star Destroyer and other visual effects and battles to life!

Micro Projectors See Auto Industry’s BlindSpots!

© Photo by Alaina Gassler

A vehicle’s blind spot is the area of a vehicle that cannot be observed by the operator. If you have driven any vehicle that is remotely sporty you will encounter these pesky blind spots. 14-year-old Alaina Gassler has designed a technology to remedy the blindspot issue that drivers encounter. Gassler uses pico projectors to cast images of what’s really behind the vehicle on the interior pillars!

The use of these pico projectors isn’t just for behind the car, but also for the front, as this projector technology also projects live footage of pedestrians crossing! Gassler’s projector base blindspot technology project was her entry for the Society for Science and the Public’s Broadcom science and engineering competition. Not only did this project win first place, but it also got Gassler the $25,000 grand prize!

The micro projector is just part of Gassler’s initial prototype. The next iteration of her blind spot invention will use liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, similar to those used in your TV. Gassler says this will allow the brightness to change according to the weather and time of day. With her $25,000 winnings, Gassler says that she finally has the money to make the next version a reality!


Apple’s iPhone 12 May Come With A Mini Projector

Though the iPhone 11 just was released, Apple is making big moves towards the next generation of iPhone. Rumors are saying that Apple’s iPhone 12 is getting its own pico projector! Yes, the iPhone 12 being the first 5G phone is exciting, but the news that is getting all of us exciting is the fact that the iPhone 12 is suppose to have a built-in mini projector.
Now, this projector isn’t going to be like the micro projectors we have at home. To enable this projector instead of pressing a button, the user pulls two inserts from either end of the phone and projects in both directions. This allows you to display onto the nearest flat surface to watch movies, games, or watch your Vlogging videos on YouTube. It is an interesting concept that will hopefully open up more doors for the pico projector market. Our biggest worry about the projector is really the brightness and picture quality. Hopefully, Apple is able to bring their concept to life with enough brightness and picture quality that can live up to micro projectors that represent the LED Pico Projector community like AAXA’s P7, BenQ’s GV1, and Sony’s MP-CD1 a good name.

Mini Projector Mask Tricks AI Facial Recognition

As kids, we were always told us not to stick our face to close to the screen. This new wearable technology makes it so the screen gets stuck to your face. Designed by product designer Jing-cai Lu, this wearable micro projector shines a variety of faces on top of yours in order to confuse even the top AI facial recognition systems. The use of facial recognition is becoming in various countries, and soon the United States, the daily privacy of the individual has become a hot topic.

The wearable pico projector mask gives rise to a new form of mystery to the wearer and is currently in limited productions. Going this extreme for privacy begs the question, is this necessary? According to Lu, it is. Lu is quoted as saying, “In the future, the advertisement could call your name when you walk along the streets. The companies would know your personal interests and may set different retail strategies for you. It could be convenient for customers, but personal thoughts and opinions should be kept private. This product protects you from this privacy violation”. As scary as this may look to some, this is one cool use of projection technology! Talk about a portability!

© Photo by Jing-cai Lu