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1. (WO1998052098) NOTEBOOK SIZE LCD PROJECTOR
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What is claimed is:

1. An display device comprising:
a housing;
an optics compartment within the housing, the
optics compartment containing an optics
assembly for creating and projecting an
image;
an electronics compartment within the housing, the electronics compartment containing an
electrical assembly for operating the optics assembly;
wherein the optics compartment and the electronics compartment are electrically and thermally
shielded from each other.

2. The display device of claim 1, wherein the optics assembly comprises:
a light source;
a display assembly having means for creating an
image;
means for directing light from the light source to the display assembly, defining a light beam
direction; and
a projection lens positioned to receive the image created by the display assembly.

3. The display device of claim 1, further comprising a loudspeaker.

4. The display device of claim 2, wherein the electrical system includes an electronic circuit board for operating the display assembly and light source.

5. The display device of claim 2, wherein the display assembly is adapted to move from a storage position in which the display assembly is generally parallel with the light beam direction, to an operative position in which the display assembly is disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the light beam direction.

6. The display device of claim 2, wherein the optics compartment is adapted to move from a storage position to an operative position.

7. The display device of claim 2, wherein the means for directing light from the light source to the display assembly includes:
a reflector positioned adjacent the sight source, opposite the display assembly; and
a condenser lens interposed between the sight
source and the display assembly.

8. The display device of claim 2, wherein the display assembly includes a liquid crystal display panel.

9. The display device of claim 5, wherein the display assembly is adapted to rotate from a storage position to an operative position.

10. The display device of claim 5, wherein the oblique angle is approximately 90s.

11. The display device of claim 6, wherein the optics compartment includes a door movable between a storage position and an operative position, and wherein the projection lens is concealed when the door is in a storage position and exposed when the door is in an operative position.

12. The display device of claim 1, wherein the housing has a volume of less than 300 cubic inches.

13. The display device of claim 1, wherein the housing has a volume of less than 250 cubic inches.

14. An LCD projector comprising:
a housing having a flat lower surface and an upper surface generally parallel to the lower
surface;
an optics compartment within the housing
containing a light source, a display assembly having means for creating an image, means for directing light from the light source to the display assembly, the means for directing
light defining a light beam direction, and a projection lens positioned to receive the
image created by the display assembly;
an electronics compartment within the housing
containing an electronics assembly for
operating the light source and display
assembly, the electronics compartment
electromagnetically and thermally insulated
from the optics compartment; and
a door within the upper surface of the housing,
the door continuous with the optics
compartment and moveable between a storage
position in which the door is flush with the upper surface of the housing, and an
operative position in which the door extends above the upper surface of the housing to
expose the projection lens.

15. The LCD projector of claim 14, wherein the display assembly is adapted to move from a storage position in which the display assembly is generally parallel with the light beam direction, to an operative position in which the display assembly is disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the light beam direction.

16. The LCD projector of claim 15, wherein the means for directing light from the light source to the display assembly includes:
a reflector positioned adjacent the sight source, opposite the display assembly; and
a condenser lens interposed between the sight
source and the display assembly.

17. The LCD projector of claim 14, wherein a line between the light source and the projection lens defines a projection axis, and wherein when the door is in an operative position a pitch angle of the
projection axis is inclined above the plane of the housing upper surface.

18. The LCD projector of claim 17, wherein when the door is in a storage position, the pitch angle of the projection axis is below the plane of the housing upper surface.

19. The LCD projector of claim 14, wherein the housing has a volume of less than 300 cubic inches.