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Question about xHD3 DLP sets

NovaHokie
01-11-2005, 02:24 PM
I was hoping someone could provide me with some info on the new xHD3 chips that are coming out. I dont know much about these chips other than the improved contrast ratios. How far away are we from seeing them in stores??? Im looking at buying a new DLP within the next month or so but I am contemplating waiting for the new xHD3 sets. Is this something I should wait for and where are the prices going with these chips? Thanks for any help you can provide!

Cheech91060
01-11-2005, 03:10 PM
sounds like you'll have to wait a while and pay a pretty penny...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1433482,00.asp

The piece de resistance, though, is the new 1080p chip, which the company is tentatively calling "xHD3". The new 1920x1080p DMD array implements SmoothPicture and DarkChip2. The demonstration unit TI was showing on the CES floor offered impressive image quality. The company believes that new TVs based around xHD3 will ship before the end of 2004, and anticipates pricing in the $4,000 to $9,000 range. Interestingly, the new 1080p chip will be focused on the rear projection TV market, and there are no plans currently to introduce xHD3 into the front projectors.