T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: May 10, 2007



The two main projection technologies compete fairly evenly in the high-end market. But on the ... ahem ... low end (as in the ones schools can afford), differences still remain.

I've been reviewing projectors for quite some time, and I've seen them evolve from extraordinarily expensive, bulky, poor-quality devices into what they are now: reasonably priced, high-performance display systems that now enjoy widespread adoption. I've also seen the gap between the two major projector technologies--LCD and DLP--diminish over the years. Nevertheless, some minor perceptual differences remain (as well as one major one) that should be considered when making purchase decisions for setting up classroom and auditorium systems....

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SchoolNet Launches Education Blog

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