DLP vs LCD: Which Projector is Right for You?

When it comes to projectors for home cinema, there are two popular types i.e. LCD and DLP. Both of these projector types work great for home theaters. However, the technology used is different and as a result, both of them produce slightly different results.

There are a number of key differences between LCD and DLP projectors. These differences can help one decide the best possible option to be installed for home cinema. Most of the modern projectors these days offer experience full of audio-visual media including sounds, images, graphics, and videos.

Following is some information regarding both of these types that will help you choose the best multimedia projector:


LCD Projectors

Generally, LCD projectors offer three distinctive advantages over DLP projectors. One, they produce much more accurate colors because of the separate LCD panels. Two, they produce a slightly sharper image. However, this advantage is somewhat negligible especially when watching movies. Third, they are more energy-efficient and use less power while producing brighter images.

When it comes to disadvantages, there are two major ones that come to mind. The first disadvantage of LCD projectors is pixelation. Pixilation (also known as a screen-door effect) means that sometimes you are able to detect individual pixels when watching a movie via LCD projector. The effect looks as you are watching the image through a screen door. The second major disadvantage of LCD projectors is that they do not produce absolute black color. As a result, the contrast of an LCD projector is less as compared to a DLP projector.

DLP Projectors

Modern Home DLP projectors offer some unique benefits and features that make them more functional and versatile. DLP projectors have three distinctive advantages over LCD projectors. First, DLP projectors are relatively lighter and smaller. This means they are portable and easy to relocate. Second, these projectors have better contrast as they produce absolute black color perfectly. This feature results in a richer viewing experience, especially when watching movies. Third, there is no pixelation issue in DLP projectors. No pixelation, no screen-door effect.

When it comes to disadvantages, there is one that some users report with DLP projectors. DLP projectors produce green, red, and blue colors and combine them to make a complete frame. However, this process takes place very quickly and mostly undetectable to the human eye. Unfortunately, some users can see the individual colors and can detect them enough to create a rainbow effect when viewing and ultimately cause headaches and eye-strain. However, the latest models of DLP projectors nowadays have faster rotation speeds thanks to the introduction of six-color wheels. As a result, the rainbow effect should be a problem for even fewer people.


Technology is improving with the passage of time in both LCD and DLP projectors. However, at the moment, DLP projectors have a slight edge when it comes to home theater market. So, if you opt for DLP projectors, consider purchasing a Zenbility Mini DLP projector. Zenbility Mini DLP projectors are not only 3D capable, they can also project high-quality images that are ideal for the rich home cinema experience.