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Topic: SONY LCD versus BENQ DLP
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I need to buy a projector today for outdoor screenings on a large screen.
My limited options are Sony VPLCH370 or BenQ SU754
Ive used a similar Sony projector before but the Ben Q has similar specs and is a lot cheaper. But I don't know the quality of a DLP projector?
Also the BenQ has 13000 contrast compared to 2000 for Sony. I'm not sure if this is the same spec?
Any advice today much appreciated.cheers
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Contrast, while typically better on DLP models compared to LCD models is almost meaningless when it comes to image video quality in the real world, especially in business.

In business, you care FAR more about brightness.

Under normal boardroom lighting, you want about 50 real world, or 80 advertised lumens per square foot of screen space.

DLP does NOT meet up to their claimed numbers for color video content, and I would typically stick with LCD for business use as they just tend to be brighter. So, Panasonic, Epson, and Sony and a few others offer some decent LCD business models.

I would get the Sony as long as the throw distance and brightness is appropriate to your application.
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Hi...It depends on the LCD model, but I dont like the technology myself and have rarely come across a used one that hasn't had some image degradation, although higher end ones will be ok i'm sure. You may also have to buy a new bulb for it which are rather expensive.
DLP can have a faster response so may be more suitable for gaming and sports, but can suffer from rainbow effects - although with modern ones its better than ever.

seo toronto
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Quote (Lari Pilot on Feb 5, 2020 9:13 AM):
Hi...It depends on the LCD model, but I dont like the technology myself and have rarely come across a used one that hasn't had some image degradation, although higher end ones will be ok i'm sure. You may also have to buy a new bulb for it which are rather expensive.
DLP can have a faster response so may be more suitable for gaming and sports, but can suffer from rainbow effects - although with modern ones its better than ever.

seo toronto

I agree that LCD projectors have lamp issues and they cost extra which everyone cannot afford. However, DLP projectors are being used less nowadays as lamp-free, LCD, and LED projectors came into the picture very fast.
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Quote (CyrusPhillip on Nov 12, 2020 2:15 AM):
I agree that LCD projectors have lamp issues and they cost extra which everyone cannot afford. However, DLP projectors are being used less nowadays as lamp-free, LCD, and LED projectors came into the picture very fast.

UMMMMMM..... WUT?

LCD projectors do not have 'lamp issues'. DLP and LCD projectors use the same type of lamps in them and both technologies have lamps which last very similar periods of time.

Epson, to combat high lamp pricing, bought their own lamp manufacturing facility. You can buy replacement lamps (projector dependent) for as low as $80 for a factory original lamp, rated to 4,000+ hours.

DLP matches that lamp life, but doesn't really exceed it. So, the information you provided is simply not correct.

As well, while there are more solid-state light engines in use, the predominant technology that uses lasers and (much less bright) LED, is DLP technology, not LCD projectors. Though both are definitely in use.
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