New light control system for 3LCD projectors from Epson improves contrast by 500% and energy consumption by up to half
Epson in collaboration with Philips has developed a new light control system for 3LCD projectors. The new system uses Epson’s high-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD drive technology and Philips’ lamp technology, and achieves improvements in both projector image contrast and energy consumption. The combination of the two companies’ technologies have resulted in a light control system that improves contrast by approximately 500% and energy consumption by up to half compared to conventional systems used in 3LCD projectors.
Both Epson and Philips plan to sell the core modules they have developed. The new system is compatible with all Epson HTPS panels currently being supplied to projector manufacturers. The two companies are now shipping samples of the new system to projector manufacturers.