Originally Posted by jonnythan
Well you might be a freak but it has nothing to do with incandescent bulbs flickering.
LOL I like that, you made my night Jonny, thanks.
At 60 Hz, the filament stays at a pretty much constant temperature and does not flicker.
Well then, I'll just have to remind myself that it's not possible the next time I notice it again.
Do a quick Google search and you'll see that there is actually a lot of debate on the subject. Some swear that they can see it sometimes. There are electrical engineers on both sides of the line (pun intended).
Anyway, I came up with something tonight that might also help others who are also sensitive to RBE.
About ten minutes into the Terminator BD I had hit the stop button due to almost constant perceived rainbows.
Then I decided to start the movie over from the beginning just to see if the color distortions would be better or worse. To my amazement things looked a little better!
Every time RBE was noticed, I would simply replay that same scene repeatedly until it looked completely right.
The method totally worked for me. I was actually able to view the second half of the movie almost completely RBE free.
It must be a matter of retraining one's visual perception in order to finally see things right. Just had to give it some time and patience, then it finally clicked.