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Mark, you may be one of the minority of folks who are excessively sensitive to the rainbow effect of the 1-chip DLP. I have never seen such but I do not doubt that it is all-too-visible for other people.
Unfortunately this means that you either need to buy a CRT, a DiLA, an LCD, or a 3-chip DLP with no color wheel, for lots more money. Once you have done so, however, no one in the audience will ever complain. One of my coworkers purchased and setup an XGA 1-chip DLP (Compaq MP1800) and was completely happy for 22 whole hours before discovering his spouse was extremely sensitive to the rainbow effect. He now owns an LCD projector which is not quite as good - to his own eyes - but his wife can view movies with him.
While a properly functioning and setup projector is essential, there are other factors to consider. For example many progressive-scan DVD players expect to be outputting to HDTVs not projectors - they may not have the 3/2 pulldown algorithym implemented, or may have the fixed 60Hz refresh of a TV, not the higher refresh rates desireable for a multisync display - meaning in the case of a 1-chip DLP, a variable speed color wheel. Again I hearken back to the dealer - even if the DWIN rep tweeked the projector, the dealer could be driving it with the wrong source - and perhaps a different source for the two customers, one who saw defects and one who didn't.
[This message has been edited by Gary McCoy (edited 04-25-2001).]
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