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.