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Why the huge price difference !!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by torimusic, May 27, 2004.

  1. torimusic

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    Can anyone tell me why there is such a huge price difference between a single chip DLP projector and a 3 chip projector ?
    Surely it can't be that there are two extra DMD chips in the 3 chip machine. I'm sure they are able to churn out DMD chips a dime a dozen.

    I would appreciate any comments from people who have studied up on the subject. Cheers.
     
  2. buns

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    it is pretty tough to misalign a single panel with itself...... alot easier to do with 3 panels. I suspect alot of the cost is a manuacturing cost, not a material cost.

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    Design costs, mass production, different optical system, TI keeping 3 chip systems (The board that controls the DMD chips) high priced, competition, everybody's mark-up for limited product choice, etc, etc, etc.

    Saying that though, whenyou think a good 1 chip HD2+ projector costs aprx £5,000 and the Infocus new release is going to be £20,000 , the theory, if I'm right, is that you are payoing £5,000 more for all of the above which I suppose is about right.
     

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