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Old 10-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,
I am trying to build my own 1080p or 4K projector for my home office/rec/game room...would like to keep it DIY. From my research I understood that Lcos gives better results than both LCD and DLP. Does anyone know how much the Lcos micro display modules usually cost?

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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry I can't help you but it sounds like an interesting project.
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Good luck but I am near certain you will end up spending quite a bit more than what you would have paid for a store bought projector
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to discourage him.
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Some people prefer DIY for their own satisfaction and hopefully that is what the OP is going for because that is a very difficult project to tackle and one that will be quite costly.
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I'm one of those. I built a DIY screen that cost as least as much, if not more, than what I could have bought one for.
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Well, thanks for reading my query and responding guys...but the projection is just a part of the project, there are a bunch of more things that I want to do. So I think in a bigger scheme of things, I would probably get a bigger bang for the buck spent. But anyways, if anyone comes across the information I requested for, please do let me know. Thanks again
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I'm one of those. I built a DIY screen that cost as least as much, if not more, than what I could have bought one for.
By the way Shark, where did you get hold of the micro display and how much did you get it for, if I may ask?
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By the way Shark, where did you get hold of the micro display and how much did you get it for, if I may ask?
He is referring to the screen that is used to project the image onto not a microdisplay. You most assuredly won't get more bang for the buck trying to do it yourself - economies of scale and commercial availability of parts are against you. What you are trying to do is essentially build a car by ordering every single part and then assembling it yourself. You will be lucky if you can build it yourself (projector) for 4x what it costs you to buy but if you want to go down that road be my guest- many knowledgeable people here won't be able to help you ad if you don't already have the basic info and are relying on forums you are already in big trouble.

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LCoS projectors are more expensive than the competing technologies, typically costing between $3,000-$25,000. In contrast, entry-level DLP projectors are available for under $500 and LCD projectors don’t start out much higher. LCoS projectors offer the least visible pixels, and excellent dynamic range. In the home theater projectors that translates into images that pop, and excellent black level performance. On the business, education and government side of things LCoS is associated with precision, and the ability to project difficult images such as medical CATs, MRIs, and X-Rays.
If you are really committed to go down this road of folly then I suggest you start at projectorcentral.com
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What type of projection system do the movie theaters use now that they have gone digital?
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He is referring to the screen that is used to project the image onto not a microdisplay. You most assuredly won't get more bang for the buck trying to do it yourself - economies of scale and commercial availability of parts are against you. What you are trying to do is essentially build a car by ordering every single part and then assembling it yourself. You will be lucky if you can build it yourself (projector) for 4x what it costs you to buy but if you want to go down that road be my guest- many knowledgeable people here won't be able to help you ad if you don't already have the basic info and are relying on forums you are already in big trouble.



If you are really committed to go down this road of folly then I suggest you start at projectorcentral
Appreciate the downright honesty jkkyler. Thanks for the tip about projectorcentral though. Found a lot of info I was looking for there.

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What type of projection system do the movie theaters use now that they have gone digital?
I believe they use set-ups similar to this.- http://www.christiedigital.com/en-us...s/default.aspx
http://www.barco.com/en/products-sol...ema-projectors

Hatmadder01 - reading back on my post it came off a little harsher than I intended . I hope there are no hard feelings. Just wanted to make sure you understood what you were getting into. If this is what you choose , good luck. Keep us informed as you progress as it may help others down the line. Glad you found projectorcentral helpful. I found them invaluable while I was researching and planning my projector install.
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