The Resurrection of LCoS

Introduction

A year ago, the projection TV choices available to consumers were almost exclusively limited to three primary types of display technology: CRT, LCD and DLP.

Videophiles were mourning the apparent demise of a particularly promising TV technology: Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS). The primary proponents of LCoS at that time – Intel and Phillips – had just thrown in the proverbial towel after failing to establish a foothold on the market for their LCoS TV products.

Today, however, it appears that pronouncements of the death of LCoS TV technology may have been exaggerated. At the very least, they were premature. In this article, we’ll take a look at LCoS TVs and their miraculous reappearance, and we’ll discuss why you may want to consider owning one yourself.

Recent data from market research firm Current Analysis indicates that LCoS has made a startling comeback in 2005, expanding from a single close-out model lingering on U.S. retail shelves last January to nearly a dozen freshly minted LCoS displays available today.

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Author: Steve Kovsky

Digital entertainment expert Steve Kovsky serves as Senior Analyst for the Digital TV Industry at market research firm Current Analysis, in San Diego, CA, USA. He is the editor of http://www.tvtechtoys.com, and the author of two groundbreaking books on digital video recording technology: "High Tech Toys For Your TV: Secrets of TiVo, Xbox, ReplayTV, UltimateTV And More" and "The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Windows XP Media Center." Kovsky also serves as a regular Technology Commentator on KFWB Radio (Infinity Broadcasting) in Los Angeles and Fox TV 6 in San Diego.

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