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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Monday January 08, 2007
06:32 AM


[ #32097 ]

I'm confused about video projectors. LCD TVs have got bigger and brighter and cheaper in the last few years, but video projectors just aren't cheap yet. How come they haven't become more like a commodity?

P.S. Happy new year!

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  • There are two expensive parts in an LCD video projector. The lamp, and the tiny screen. People want resolutions of at least 1024x768, but don't forget that this has to fit in a small enclosure. These screens are much smaller than laptop screens.

    High DPI is still more expensive than normal DPI, but that doesn't mean they didn't get any cheaper. Prices dropped as much as 50% the past few years.

    If you want a home projector for watching videos, consider getting a cheap DLP based one. DLP is cheap, compared to L