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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

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  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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Xbox Concept With Its Very Own Projector

Gamers, Audiophiles, and Pico Projector fans are marveling at the concept of what some gamers think should be the next rendition of Xbox Consoles! Introducing the Xbox Project Oris; this concept utilizes AI technology, Speaker systems, and a Pico Projector to give the ultimate gaming experience.
The Xbox Project Oris is the creation of designer Joseph Dumary, who answered the question whether “game consoles should remain just a console”, and designed a new Xbox console that not only includes an audiophile 3D speaker system but also projects a high-resolution image of games thanks to a built-in pico projector.
The projector is the star of the Project Oris, the laser projector, a short-throw unit with high dynamic contrast uses Motion+ technology and automatic wall detection. Brightness is rated at 2,500 lumens and its lamp life is estimated at 23,000 hours.
This concept, of having one portable video game console that delivers audiophile sound quality and high-resolution gameplay via micro projectors is the stuff that dreams are made of. From Gamers to Audiophiles to Pico Projector fans, this concept is an overall buy!

The New AAXA BP1, A Portable Speaker with Built-in Mini Projector!

© Photo by AAXA Technologies

The projector company known as AAXA Technologies has just released its newest product that will change how we view audio and projection technology. The new BP1 is both a portable Bluetooth speaker and a projector! This audio and visual combo comes with a 12 Watt Speaker System and a 100-lumen pico projector, that can project a screen of up to 60″ in low lighting. To top it off, the BP1 also comes with a 12000 mAh battery pack that serves as a power bank, allowing you to charge your smart devices!

© Photo by AAXA Technologies

The BP1 has a throw ratio of 1.65:1 thanks to the built-in Texas Instruments DLP pico projector, along with a lamp life of 15,000 hours. The built-in pico projector utilizes a manual focus switch that is located with the rest of the digital ports on the back of the BP1. The BP1 is extremely versatile as it comes with HDMI, Micro SD, USB 2.0, 3.5mm, and USB-C ports. On a closer look at the back of this speaker projector, you will see a toggle switch which allows you to switch from the power bank to BT Speaker.

The huge 12000 mAh battery packed equipped with the BP1 gives this speaker, projector combo even more portability. The BP1 is listed as having a run time of 6 hours on a full charge. This makes it the ultimate portable device as users can either project their smart device by mirroring via USB-C port, or play music by connecting via Bluetooth. In terms of pricing, the new BP1 is extremely well priced for all of its features. At only $155 this portable speaker projector offers more versatility and portability than the portable speakers and projectors currently on the market for under $200! Check it out yourself on AAXA’s Website by clicking here!

© Photo by AAXA Technologies

Projectors Bring Mickey Mouse To Life!

The entertainment company known as Disney opened a new ride called “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”. Disney’s newest ride was brought to life with the help of Panasonic’s award-winning 4k laser projectors! This Disney and Panasonic collaboration 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 first time Disney and Panasonic have joined forces utilizing projectors. Panasonic showcased 80 4k DLP- based laser projectors in Disney’s “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” Ride. These 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!

Mini Projector For Your Glasses!

Tethered and standalone SmartGlasses with ColorChip Miniature RGB Projector (PRNewsfoto/ColorChip Ltd.)

ColorChip, a photonic integrated technology company, has recently released a new compact smart lens system for AR/VR smart glasses that utilize Pico Projectors. The new lens platform is in preparation for the expected growth in the AR/VR market, particularly if Apple releases their version of SmartGlasses at the end of the year.


This RGB Mini Projector gives the smart glasses lens a highly efficient display with low power consumption. The way the ColorChip embeds the RGB beam combiner ( an arrangement of splitters and mirrors to disperse and combine light) into the glass, eliminates the need for expensive housing for the projector is no longer necessary. The projection unit thus fits nicely on the arm of the glasses.

ColorChip Miniature RGB Projector (PRNewsfoto/ColorChip Ltd.)

A mini projector based system this advanced is remarkable. This Smart Lens platform made by ColorChip is pivotal in the advancement of projector technology. The ability to make a small unit that has low power consumption and is able to have an efficient display will hopefully influence big companies in the micro and micro projectors market to make smaller more compact projectors.

14 Year Old Uses Pico Projectors To Solve Auto Industry’s BlindSpots!

The definition of a 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 a vehicle riddled with blind spots. A 14 year old named Alaina Gassler has designed a technology to remedy the blindspot issue that drivers encounter. Gassler uses micro projectors that cast images of what’s really behind the car onto the surface of 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 can project live footage of pedestrians crossing! Gassler’s projector base blindspot technology project was made for her entry in the Society for Science and the Public’s Broadcom science and engineering competition. Not only did this project win first place, but also gave Gassler the $25,000 grand prize!

The projector is just part of Gassler’s initial prototype. The next version of her blind spot invention will use liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors, similar to those used in Televisions. 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 capital to make the next version a reality!

© Photo by Alaina Gassler

Mini Projectors Enhancing Teaching Around The World

Cardiac Teaching in Haiti Hospital

The micro and pico projector market is revolutionizing the way the students are being taught in 3rd world countries. With pico projectors becoming more portable and some projectors like AAXA’s P7 having enough battery power for 90 minutes, these tools have become pivotal in areas without the resources to support a full-fledged classroom.

One issue teaching in a 3rd world country like Kenya is the lack of internet access. Physicists Undergraduate Artur Donaldson had this to say about teaching Kenya ” The peak of the hill was one of the few places I encountered during my time in Kenya where there is no mobile phone reception. This means that the school and its suite of computers are isolated from the Internet — because, like most of Kenya, there is no wired broadband service in the area. “

Luckily for those teaching in these areas, the pico projectors on the market currently have USB and SD ports . This gives teachers the ability to preload their content for teaching and negates any worry about potential issues with WIFI or Cellular reception.

Wearable Micro Projector Confuses AI Facial Recognition

© Photo by Jing-cai Lu

Our parents always told us not to stick our face to close to the screen. Well, 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. With how common 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.

This wearable pico projector gives rise to a new form of anonymity and is currently in limited productions. This level of privacy makes you ask 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 horrifying as this may look to certain people, I must admit this is one cool use of projection technology! Talk about a portable projector!

New iMac Comes With Built-In Micro Projector

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Harping off the momentum of Apple’s iPhone 12 with a built-in mini projector, Apple has released a patent showing an iMac projecting its screen onto the back wall. The tech company based out of Silicon Valley is exploring new ways to improve the iMac’s display. This trend towards using more pico projectors is exciting for the industry!

Paul X. Wang and Joshua P. Song were the engineers that came up with the idea to have the iMac use projection technology to display all sides of the screen directly onto the wall. The new iMac is said to come with two mini projectors, one on each side, and utilizes various unnamed sensors to create a desktop extension without buying any other equipment.

Even though there is a large possibility that this may never come into fruition as Apple is simply exploring the idea, this is great news for the pico projector market. The large commercial use of pico projectors and research into projection technology will hopefully lead to some cool advances for the pico projector consumer market.