I guess you can partially blame me, for I have brought up this issue. However, I do so only in the hopes of finding a potential solution, be it through the manufacturer or someone else who has such a capability.
It is a shame about the Dwin. I have to tell you, that in my honest opinion, it would bother me every day that I owned it. I AM sensitive to the rainbow artifact, and in fact saw it on the Seleco HT200 on the same movie that smitty has been speaking.
You see, the problem with the rainbow artifact is that it isn't always there. It randomly appears, which makes it even more distracting. With LCD and the screendoor effect, it is ALWAYS there, sometimes more so in bright uniform coloured scenes, but it is there. From my own logic, because it is there before, you get used to it and becomes less of a issue. The rainbow artifact on the other hand is a problem, because is rears its head randomly.
Furthermore, like smitty , I like to move my head during movies, because it is natural. This is the reason why I got such a big screen! So I would get the massive feel.
The rainbow artifact IS a matter of contrast. When I first started watching the HT200 with lights on, I didn't see it AT ALL! Hit the switch though, and it was flash flash flash R G B.
I personally, have been FORCED to avoid DLP for all this time. While I CRAVE DILA, I have neither the means, or the ability (I can't explain to the folks what a hush box or a scaler is)to own one. Plus in Canadian dollars, the light bulb cost is like $1200 (I think, this is based on conversion, not what it actually costs, cuz I don't know for sure.) LCD has been my friend for several years. VGA at that! I see pixels, yes, and my blacks are grey too, but never have I seen rainbow.
That is why I have become so excited about this new sony 11HT, for if it has better blacks and contrast, and a good scaler, it is the way to go for me.
My greatest fear is that while the six-segment colour wheel seems to be the sure way to eliminate the rainbow artifact, who is going to use it? DWIN, Seleco? In projectors that cost more than $15,000 Canadian List?
I only hope that this new colour wheel becomes standard. But as we already know, for the business projectors, they need the clear section, and have no complaints about rainbow. The only hope is the infocus HT model, but I have no info about that one.
Sorry, just my rant.
Smitty ===>> The rainbow will NEVER go away, unless you use an HTPC and try to raise the frequency, which might help out (but you say you don't want it). I doubt that is why you bought the DWIN though. My suggestion, see if you can return it. DILA nor LCD have rainbow artifacts. There is nothing you are doing to make it worse.
This is the equivelant of buying a Ferrarri whose gears pop out once and a while. Would you expect, or accept such a thing? Then, wait, or get a CRT or one of the newer LCD's. Did you ever see the DWIN before you bought it? If not, what can we say? There is only one to blame. I know, denial works for most of us, until the truth is shown to use directly.
I believe DLP, while supperior to LCD in terms of fill factor and contrast (well, new LCDs are catching up), has a MAJOR flaw with this colour wheel problem that is inherint in its design (1-chip). I WANT DLP to be fixed, I really do, because I want one! I will say again as I have said before, I am amazed that they would release a technology with such a problem as this. I am sure TI knew about this from the get go. And there can be now denying it, because we hear companies working to fix it. Therefore, how can they actually sell you a product which they know has a flaw? Like Seleco, for instance, how is that they could release a new version, so quickly after the old one, that fixes the problem. Boy, if I owned a HT200 and they changed the colour wheel in the new model and didn't offer it to me, for minimal to no cost, I WOULD BE PISSED!!! This should be like a recall on a car.
Well, take care all. Smitty, hopefully everything turns out
Oh, and GO LEAFS GO!!!
Sharp xv-s55u (Don't laugh) :)