Texas Instruments doesn't care that almost everyone is eyeing swanky flat-panels for their next TV purchase and therefore, introduced it's next DLP chipset, DarkChip 4. Contrast is improved by more than 30% and when in a 3-chip, 1080p projector, TI claims to have produce a 15,000:1 native contrast ratio. Additionally, TI is demo'n at CEDIA a DarkChip 4 setup using LED illumination that achieves; get this, 100,000:1 native contrast ratio. TI says that this new chipset will be available in a number of products in '08 and we're thinking that a number of those folks looking at flat screens might be swayed if those contrast ratios hold true in the real world.

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