Well, in short, 3LCD is the technology that powers the majority of all education, business, and home theater projectors.
3LCD is a sophisticated, innovative technology that utilizes 3 chips to deliver vibrant, true-to-life and consistent images for the most demanding audiences.
- A light source projects white light onto a combination of mirrors that split the light into its three basic video colors.
- Each LCD chip takes the electrical signal it receives and creates an image.
- The three color images are combined using a prism to form a full-color image consisting of millions of colors.
- The vibrant, full-color image passes through a lens and is projected onto a screen.
Astonishing, True-to-Life Colors
3LCD projectors use 3 Chips in EVERY projector for full-time color. With its 3-chip design, 3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images, so true-to-life you may not believe your eyes.
In contrast to 3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can result in color break-up or the “rainbow effect”.
All 3LCD projectors use a 3-chip design to deliver incredibly bright, true-to-life images with High Color Light Output.
High Color Light Output
With the fast-paced development of high-definition, rich color video and projection content, the quality and impact of the color produced by a projector has become extremely important. To date, buyers and users have had no way to determine if their projector is capable of producing rich, vivid color. Color Light Output addresses this issue and provides an important picture-quality indicator for classrooms, conference rooms and living rooms.
What is Color Light Output?
Color Light Output (CLO) is a specification that provides never before available information about a projector’s ability to deliver color. Developed by color scientists using the same approach as White Light Output (Brightness) measurement, Color Light Output provides the buyer additional information about color.
Why is Color Light Output Important?
Color Light Output is critically important because it measures the brightness of Red, Green and Blue. Red, Green and Blue create white when combined in the right proportions. They also comprise the input signal that tells your projector how to reproduce the color image. If a projector produces bright Red, Green and Blue that when combined equal the brightness of white, then beautifully balanced color is possible.
Color Light Output provides users with a way to evaluate projector color output and make better buying decisions.
Understanding Brightness and Color
Current product specifications such as Brightness (or White Light Output), Contrast Ratio and Resolution give no information regarding a projector’s ability to reproduce color.
There are vast differences in the Color Performance of projectors on the market today. Look at the images below from two competing projectors.
Smooth, seamless color combined with an unparalleled grayscale range delivers incredible detail to every image displayed by a 3LCD projector. Grayscale is the shades of gray (from black to white) required for greater image depth and detail; it allows greater variation in shadows and brings superior accuracy to color, creating a jaw-dropping, true-to-life visual experience.