Digital Light Processing

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DLP consists of chipsets based on optical micro-electro-mechanical technology that uses a digital micromirror device.wikipedia
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Larry Hornbeck

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It was originally developed in 1987 by Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments.
Larry J. Hornbeck (born September 17, 1943) is an American engineer who took part in the realization of the DLP CINEMA technology while working at Texas Instruments (TI).

Digital cinema

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It is also used in about 85% of digital cinema projection, and in additive manufacturing as a light source in some printers to cure resins into solid 3D objects.
On October 23, 1998, Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector technology was publicly demonstrated with the release of The Last Broadcast, the first feature-length movie, shot, edited and distributed digitally.

Television set

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DLP technology is used in DLP front projectors (standalone projection units for classrooms and business primarily), DLP rear projection television sets, and digital signs.
As of the mid-2010s, LCDs overwhelmingly predominate in new merchandise, but OLED displays are claiming an increasing market share as they become more affordable and DLP technology continues to offer some advantages in projection systems.

Digital micromirror device

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DLP consists of chipsets based on optical micro-electro-mechanical technology that uses a digital micromirror device.
See Digital Light Processing for discussion of how color images are produced in DMD-based systems.

Wobulation

The number of mirrors corresponds to the resolution of the projected image (often half as many mirrors as the advertised resolution due to wobulation).
While wobulation can in theory be used in many types of display devices, it is currently primarily used in displays using Digital Light Processing (DLP).

Graphics display resolution

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800×600, 1024×768, 1280×720, and 1920×1080 (HDTV) matrices are some common DMD sizes.
Texas Instruments produces the DLP pico projector which supports HVGA resolution.

Microelectromechanical systems

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DLP consists of chipsets based on optical micro-electro-mechanical technology that uses a digital micromirror device.
Displays e.g., the digital micromirror device (DMD) chip in a projector based on DLP technology, which has a surface with several hundred thousand micromirrors or single micro-scanning-mirrors also called microscanners

Christie (company)

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Luminus Devices PhlatLight LEDs have also been used by Christie Digital in their DLP-based MicroTiles display system.
The Christie group of companies manufactures DLP projectors and various digital cinema devices, and offers a selection of LCD projectors, line array audio solutions, and collaboration and presentation solutions which are used in various settings.

1080p

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800×600, 1024×768, 1280×720, and 1920×1080 (HDTV) matrices are some common DMD sizes.
1080p resolution is available in all types of television, including plasma, LCD, DLP front and rear projection and LCD projection.

Laser video display

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See the laser video display article for more information.
The systems work either by scanning the entire picture a dot at a time and modulating the laser directly at high frequency, much like the electron beams in a cathode ray tube, or by optically spreading and then modulating the laser and scanning a line at a time, the line itself being modulated in much the same way as with digital light processing (DLP).

Optoma Corporation

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They also announced products will be available in the marketplace later in 2008 from Optoma and other companies to be named later in the year.
Optoma Corporation is a multi-national audio and visual solutions provider specializing in the design and manufacturer of projectors, professional audiovisual solutions, digital cinema, laser projectors, LED projectors, DLP projectors, interactive projectors, image processing equipment and software, projection mapping, digital signage and retail solutions, and professional audio products.

MicroTiles

Luminus Devices PhlatLight LEDs have also been used by Christie Digital in their DLP-based MicroTiles display system.
Each MicroTile unit contains a short-throw projector based on an LED light source and DLP optical imaging.

Texas Instruments

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It was originally developed in 1987 by Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments.
Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a trademark under which Texas Instruments sells technology regarding TVs, video projectors and digital cinema.

Gamut

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However, this high color precision does not mean that three-chip DLP projectors are capable of displaying the entire gamut of colors we can distinguish (this is fundamentally impossible with any system composing colors by adding three constant base colors).
Laser video projector uses 3 lasers to produce the broadest gamut available in practical display equipment today, derived from the fact that lasers produce truly monochromatic primaries. The systems work either by scanning the entire picture a dot at a time and modulating the laser directly at high frequency, much like the electron beams in a CRT, or by optically spreading and then modulating the laser and scanning a line at a time, the line itself being modulated in much the same way as in a DLP projector. Lasers can also be used as a light source for a DLP projector. More than 3 lasers can be combined to increase the gamut range, a technique sometimes used in holography.

Light-emitting diode

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In a projector with a single DLP chip, colors are produced either by placing a color wheel between a white lamp and the DLP chip or by using individual light sources to produce the primary colors, LEDs or lasers for example.
LEDs are also used as a light source for DLP projectors, and to backlight LCD televisions (referred to as LED TVs) and laptop displays.

IMAX

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DLP projectors are also used in RealD Cinema and newer IMAX theatres for 3-D films.
IDF initially used 2K-resolution Christie xenon projectors, with a Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing (DLP) engine, but in 2012 IMAX announced that they would be switching to Barco as their primary supplier.

RealD 3D

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DLP projectors are also used in RealD Cinema and newer IMAX theatres for 3-D films.
The projector is either a Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing device or Sony's reflective LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon).

Large-screen television technology

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Large-screen television technology
Various thin screen technologies are being developed, but only the liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma display (PDP) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) have been released on the public market.

Handheld projector

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Handheld projector
Micro-display makers (e.g., TI's DLP, Himax, Microvision, Lemoptix and bTendo MEMS scanners)

Contrast ratio

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Usually excellent ANSI contrast.
With DLP projectors, one method to do this is to enable the clear sector of the color filter wheel for the "on" part and disable it for the "off" part This practice is rather dubious, as it will be impossible to reproduce such contrast ratios with any useful image content.

Comparison of display technology

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Comparison of display technology

3LCD

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For mainstream projectors, the competitors to 3LCD technology are single-chip DLP technology (developed by Texas Instruments) and to a much lesser extent, LCOS projection technology.

Inflatable movie screen

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Inflatable movie screen
DLP projector

3D printing

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It is also used in about 85% of digital cinema projection, and in additive manufacturing as a light source in some printers to cure resins into solid 3D objects.

Dot pitch

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These mirrors are so small that DMD pixel pitch may be 5.4 µm or less.