July 14, 2005
We just posted an update on the NEC HT1100 to alert you to the fact that its price has just been dropped to $1,995. This is a unique product because it is loaded with home theater features while maintaining a native 4:3 format. This is rare in the industry. There are some who prefer native 4:3 for good reasons, and the HT1100 is now an excellent choice for those in the sub-$2,000 budget range who want high quality large screen 4:3.
The latest installment of The Great Technology War: LCD vs. DLP was posted earlier this week. This remarkable story continues to develop and evolve as both technologies get better and better with each new year. LCD is the original digital video projection technology, and hundreds of LCD projectors had been built by the time Texas Instruments' fledgling DLP technology saw the light of day. Thus a particularly significant milestone for Texas Instruments has just been achieved: as of last week we had 349 DLP projectors currently in production, as compared to 330 LCD projectors.
This marks the first time in the history of the projector industry that DLP has surpassed LCD in the total number of projector products on the market. It is a testimony to the strength of the technology, and the strength of the marketing minds behind the scenes. We take a moment to offer our congratulations to everyone at TI for an accomplishment they can be justly proud of.