Excerpt: In terms of video performance, DLP-projection technology for home theater applications has just taken a major leap forward. Sharp's new XV-Z9000U is the first DLP projector based on Texas Instruments' new native 16:9, 1,280-by-720-resolution chip. This projector promises to radically change the front-projector market, as it offers unprecedented picture quality in its product category at a very reasonable price.
Excerpt: But have you ever wondered who actually sat down one day and thought, "Say, why not make a chip on which are embedded a million or so fluttering micromirrors that open and close to make a picture?" Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments is that guy, and if you want to understand projection technology in general, be sure to read "From Cathode Ray to Digital Micromirror: A History of Electronic Projection Display," at