DLP Pico Projector
DLP, short for Digital Light Processing, created and commercialised by Texas Instruments and is used in rear projection TVs and modern colour digital projectors including a large portion of mini projectors.
It works by creating the image with microscopically small mirrors laid out in a matrix format on a semiconductor chip called the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD).
DLP has been around since the late 1980′s, however it’s only recently with the replacement of the mechanical spinning colour wheel and light lamp combination that DLP used to rely upon with newer coloured LEDs and Lasers that has made this technology much smaller platforms and affordable for inclusion into mini projectors.
DLP offers smooth, jitter free images with excellent grayscale linearity and with no replacements of light bulbs in the new ranges of DLP projectors this technology is quite economical.
DLP is great for movies
Video has traditionally been the role of standard video projectors with their large size and format and expensive light bulbs.
That is until the latest range of mini projectors hit the scene with DLP technology.
Now with some of the latest mini projectors, you can even enjoy high quality presentations of movies in native widescreen and high definition format.
The main things you want to look for in a mini sized video projector are connectivity and brightness. For both of these things to be emphasized to the greatest degree and to be comparable with some of the bigger projectors you will need to have a bigger budget.
That said, video is what projectors do best, so depending on your needs there are quite a number of quality options available at all budget levels.