$262 for the chip set !!! And you have to buy in lots of 160 units (DLI). How can this be used in a cell phone at that price?
160x price bears little relation to what cellphone companies will be paying. If you look at the pico kit there isn't rally much else to it than the chipset - 3 LEDs, some optics and maybe $10 in other components.
Wait til the laser based projectors come onto the market later this year - hopefully this will kick off a price war.... If the laser guys' (microvision and light blue optics) products are as good as promised, I think dlp could be dead in the water for phone projectors unless the price plummets.
Thank you for your insight. You raise interesting points regarding cost sensitivities in a cell phone bill of materials. DLP chipsets are available from our world-wide network of VARs found at www.dlpdiscovery.com/var. One option may be to contact others in the VAR network for quotes on Pico DLP chipsets.
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