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The answer is simple :)  There are advantages, an disadvantages to bothe LCD and DLP technologies. 

In my experience, LCD gives a more accurate picture of the image reflected on your PC.  If you are giving (for instance) power point presentations, then you will benefit from the accuracy of LCD, as it better reflects what you've created.  This benefit is countered by DLP's ablility to give brighter whites and blacker blacks.  DLP projectors offer a picture that is driven by a circular reflector that throws a single ray image onto your screen.  It tends to run a little hotter (thus the lamps tend to burn faster), so the cooling down process seems to be longer (of course this varies by manufacturer).  In my opinion, if you are going to be staring at your projected image for an extended period of time, or if you are going to be starring at your image at a close range (ex. using an interactive whiteboard or in a small room in your home) then you will probably benefit more from an LCD projector.  If you simply want the brightest image, then you should look closer at the DLP projectors.  DPL has had tons of recent marketing and is making an impressive impression in the industry.  The best way to make this decision is to test both of the technologies for yourself (at a local dealer's location), and please, once again, keep in mind the cost of replacement lamps.  If a projector runs hotter then it burns it's bulb faster.  Also, if you would like the ability to turn off your projector then you would prefer a cooler technology.  Again, for projector lamp information, please visit www.projectorlampzone.com. 

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