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How does the Silicon Crystal (X-tal) Reflective Display (SXRD™) technology differ from Grating Light Valve (GLV™), Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™), and Transmissive LCD technologies?

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  • Silicon Crystal (X-tal) Reflective Display (SXRD™) technology : This technology consists of three 0.78 inch silicon crystal panels, each with 2 million pixels. With a total of over 6 million total pixels, it delivers high-level resolution, contrast, response speed, and is superior to conventional display devices.

  • Grating Light Valve (GLV™) technology: With its high-color reproduction qualities, we believe GLV™ technology will be ideally suited for projection display devices that could surpass film (movie) standards. Sony is currently proceeding with the development of this technology.

  • Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™) digital image controller:Vertical and horizontal micro mirrors are arranged on a plane to create an image. RGB intensity is controlled by means of time division or time modulation. Color reproduction is achieved through a color filter. DLP™ are mostly 1-chip devices which use color wheels to reproduce an image. DLP™ devices with three chips are used for professional application and are very expensive.

  • Transmissive LCD : This technology is used in most of the business and cinema home theater projectors manufactured by Sony, including Grand WEGA™ projection televisions. We believe it is suited to business use and for use in standard video projection. It is currently the most affordable projection device solution.