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Are there any rainbow free DLP's for under £1500?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by (GTV)Chris, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Well, are there? :)
    I want a new projector and I am loking a the AE500 or Z2 but before I take the plunge, wanted to know if there were any DLP worth looking at?
    I know they have awesome contrast ratio and deep blacks - that I like the sound of.
    But I suffer terribly from rainbows that I understand are caused by slow spinning colour wheels etc.
    So, are there any units in this price range that have no Rainbows?
    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    No DLP units are rainbow free. However, the Philips Bogart machine for around £1,600 might be an option. IIRC, it has a 6x colour wheel. Do a search on this forum - there is a thread about it.
     
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    How about the new themescene h30 with a 4xcolour wheel at £1150
     
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    I was going to suggest the Bogart too. :)

    I have seen one, but unfortunately it was in the worst conditions - no light control, and it was a concert, so was hardly able to guage its ability, but on paper it looks very promising.

    If you can get a good demo, then that may be the answer for you.

    Gary.
     
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    Any DLP with a single chip and colour wheel will not be 'rainbow free'. It may be so fast as to be unnoticeable to most (or perhaps all) people. But they will be there - and you may just see them.

    Rainbow free would dictate a 3-chip device. As most (all?) LCDs are. 3-chip DLPs will come. In fact I recall seeing an announcement recently about a consumer model, but don't recall any details except that it was hugely expensive. I have little doubt that prices will fall in time.

    I can only suggest that you take care when choosing. I believe that your eyes get 'faster' as yu get older - mine certainly have - so I'd warn that you may find the rainbow issue becoming more of a problem as time passes.

    And - do consider demoing a good LCD. Contrast levels on these are improving all the time and you may find one that is good enough - without any risk of rainbows.
     
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    And dont forget....even if you dont see rainbows, your family or friends might.

    Sadly its not allways possible to take them all to a demo, but at least try and take the missus.

    Cheers,

    Chipster.
     
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    I had that problem. I could see rainbows slightly but my wife had to leave the room coz it made her feel sick.

    I almost bought one just for that reason ;)
     
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    I'd suggest looking at the optoma H30 - this has a 4x 6 segment wheel.
    I watched this device at CES for 15mins or so specifically trying to see rainbow effect (I saw it on the H56 and very slightly on a Sim 20) - I didn't see anything on the H30. It looked a very nice little PJ!
     
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    God, if I was drinking tea right now it'd be streaming out of my nose :laugh: :clap:
     
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    agree wierdfish's comment is funniest thing ive read on this forum for ages...class m8
     
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    where?
     
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    we do it for £1150
     

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