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A technology that uses tiny mirrors to create TV pictures

Undated-AP -- It's called D-L-P. That stands for Digital Light Processing and it's a new technology being used inside television sets.

John Reder (REE-dur) with Texas Instruments says it's a chip that is essentially like a Pentium inside your computer.

This chip, however, reflects light. It has one million tiny mirrors on it that are individually controlled. What these mirrors do is create a TV picture that is very sharp and very clear.

D-L-P technology competes with plasma technology. While a plasma set hangs on the wall -- DLP sets are table-top models.

D-L-P screens are just as big as plasma TV screens -- but Reder says D-L-P sets half the price of plasma ones.

A 65-inch TV set with D-L-P technology retails for about five grand.

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