LCD refers to Liquid Crystal Display, a widely used display technology in the projector market. LCD projectors can be divided into single-chip LCD projectors and 3LCD projectors. In this guide, we will introduce the pros and cons of two types of LCD projectors.

Pros and Cons of LCD Projectors

Single LCD projectors are usually budget mini projectors as their cost is relatively low than other display technologies.

Imaging Principle: The white light emitted from the light source shines onto a full-color and projected LCD screen, which is projected onto the screen through a lens that enlarges the LCD screen.

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  • Low Cost


  • Low brightness
  • Low contrast
  • Obvious Grain
  • Color tends to decay

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Pros and Cons of 3LCD Projectors

Epson is a well-known 3LCD projector producer and it is relatively more expensive than single LCD projectors.

Imaging Principle: The white light emitted from the lamp can be divided into red, green, and blue primary colors, which are directed to the corresponding LCD chip, and then the light from the three panels is combined into a full-color image through a prism, and then projected onto the screen through the lens magnification, imaging as shown in the image below.


  • High color saturation
  • Better Color Gradation
  • High Sharpness


  • Short service life
  • High cost
  • Obvious pixel structure
  • Possible color shift after long-term use

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