> I think cost played a part also. But it also never achieved enough success for people > to want one, while the average person knew about LCD and Plasma TV's. I can't > remember seeing a DLP TV in a shop, so I think retail had a hand in that.
DLP is very popular in projectors. Conference rooms, home theaters. You can get a beamer for only $500-$1000 (search Amazon and ebay), and display on a big wall or side of a house. Fun for parties. Also, movie theaters that went digital, are often using DLP to display the picture now. Most Real3D and Disney Digital 3D projectors are DLP.