Originally Posted by russellhk
I thought that was the UHD300X? Although the 300X has no built in 3d support.
I was under the impression the M550 uses the 2xshift .66 DLP chip. God knows why Optoma make things so confusing....
Originally Posted by JRock3x8
The far superior thing.
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Just compare anything with the 4x XPR 0.47 DLP470TE with its visible border (Light Frame) to anything with the 2x XPR 0.67 and you'll see what I mean. Take a look at this image:
Left to right, DLP470TP, DLP470TE, DLP660TE. The 0.47 chips are native 1920x1080, the 0.66 is 2716x1528 (twice as many pixels). As a consequence, the 0.47 chips need 4x XPR to achieve UHD, while the 0.66 needs 2x XPR to achieve the same thing. According to TI, the 0.47 chips are designed for projectors up to 1,500 lumens for the 470TP, 4,000 for the 470TE, while the 660TE can handle up to 5,000 lumens.
They go on to say "The DLP660TE is the most powerful of the three 4K UHD chipsets."
In terms of target market, the chips correspond to low, low-middle, and middle market for TI. None of them can compare to native 4K chips (there aren't any so far in DLP) such as Sony's 4096 x 2160 LCoS, certainly, but I stand by my assertion that the 0.66 is superior to the 0.47.
The only place I would say the 0.47 chips have an advantage is in 1080p 3D. But if 1080p and 3D is your bag then none of the TI chip based machines can top current native 1080p machines in the same price range.