Do all DLP Projectors suffer from the Rainbow Effect?


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I bought an Optoma HD142X or something? It was highly recommended on Amazon, but I could see it flashing colours.... I have a 3LCD Projector but the Blacks are so grey like a 10 year old LCD.

Is there any good Projector out there that isn't too expensive? I'm thinking of just getting a 65 inch TV instead.


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All single chip DLP's have rainbows - triple chips are very expensive and rarely made as consumer models.

There are LCD projectors around with better blacks these days (mid to high end Epson) but the best blacks tend to come from LCOS projectors made by JVC / Sony and a few others.

That all said the 'limits' of your blacks tend to be heavily effected by your room setup.

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