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Benq PE 5120 what type of DLP chipset?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Fordy, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Fordy

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    Looking to buy one of thses, but I'll be buying it blind. I have nowhere I can try one out and I am worried about "Rainbow". Some sites say 3 chip DLP systems dont show this and I was wondering what chipset the 5120 uses? The Benq site isnt exactly forthcoming with this info.

    Without seeing it is there anyway I can find out if Iam prone to rainbow effect? :lease:
     
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    I'm in exactly the same situation.. given the problems some people have with ebuyer, I don't really fancy trying out their returns system unless absolutely necessary..
     
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    Buy it from dabs then Matt, it's only a few quid more and they good on returns. By the way, I got my Benq from them and am well impressed.
     
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    Yeah but there must be a way of finding out if you are prone to Rainbow effect?
     
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    Its a one chip dlp.
    Just get one its so cheap its worth the risk of seeing rainbows.
    At first I saw them but you do get accustomed to it.
    I now hardly see them.
     
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    Im actually worried rainbows will make me sick, I know that sounds funny, but playing some games makes me spew after a short while. £500 is an expensive vomit machine.
     
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    If it helps computer games make me feel sick after a few minutes, but I bought a PE5120 blind and don't suffer rainbows.
     
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    Thanks mate.
     
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    Do any of you know if you can use the Benq 5120 off centre, e.g on a coffee table that is going to be skew to the screen or does it have to be postioned directly in front of the screen?
     
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    Generally, the people who think they are going to be troubled by rainbows are the ones who generally are. Try not to worry about it. If you look for rainbows, you will find them, and only a tiny minority actually feel ill. And, by the way, £500 is a steal. Projectors were 3x this price two years ago.
     
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    The 5120 only has keystone correction in the vertical plane (when pj is not at same height as screen). If you place the pj too far off centre in the other plane, the height of the picture will change left to right, with no way of correcting it. The more off-centre you are, the worse the effect becomes.
     
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    Does anyone know anywhere in the Liverpool area I can try one of these out?
     
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    I bought mine blind and saw a few rainbows to start with. Now I hardly see them at all (unless I drink about 6 cans of strong lager !! LOL)
     
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    Went a saw the Sagem DLP telly at comet today, didnt see any rainbows, but is this the same kind of thing?
     
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    I just got a Benq pj and without knowing what the rainbow effect was, I noticed it out of the corner of my eye for the first ten minutes or so and then it gradually disappeared during the next hour or so.

    I've been using it for a week now (20 hours on xbox and movies) and just don't see it any more, so I would say on balance, my brain must have blanked it out.

    It is so far beyond a £500 LCD projector it is definitely worth it.

    People make it out to be far worse than it is and lets face it if was a deal breaker, DLP's would not outsell LCD's.

    Trust the instinct of the market.
     

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