Originally Posted by materoxxx
I've been reading this forum for a while but this is my first post. I want to thank you all to take the time to read my post.
I just bought a new acer hd5360 on blackfriday to replace my old sharp xv-z200e. The projector is really nice and I'm pretty happy about it regarding price (I got for 380$) and color, contrast. what is really bothering me is the rainbow effect, it's a real deal breaker for me...now I know there is not much to do about that except calibrating and reduce the brightness. I've already done both. Now I'm think about a new projector and to return this one. I can go up to with the price but less than 800$. I would like to stay on DLP and at lest 720p resolution. I don't care at all about 3D. As long as I have 1 hdmi I'm good. I only watch blu ray on it. Since the rainbow effect as far as I understand is due to color wheel speed and I wasn't noticing it on my old DLP (i believe it was a 4x speed but I'm not sure), what options do you suggest? Thank you very much
That is really too bad the rainbow effect bothers you on the acer hd5360, 380 dollars for a 720p 3D, seemed like a very good price. Maybe go into the acer hd5360 forum room and ask others how to limit the effect. I don't know, maybe after 200 hours on bulb, it would get better.
Now, since you mentioned about replacing it with a less than 800 dollar PJ in at least 720p resolution. You could get the pro8200 in 1080p, and you should not have problem with rainbow effect at all. It was going on newegg about the same time as the acer went on sale for 650 dollars (700 dollar and 50 dollar gift card). Maybe call newegg and tell them about the rainbow effect problem, and find out if they can exchange it for the pro8200, and tell them if you could get the price of 650. Not sure if they will do it, you did buy it when the pro8200 was on sale. It's a shot.
Others can give you other models that might work for you too, in 720p 3d. But, since you are bothered with rainbow effect, the pro8200 is a problem free PJ for people that suffer from that problem, like you do. Others are not bothered by it, but if you are gonna return the acer because of that problem, pro8200 is in your price range and is 3 year warranty. On this site, it's listed as best PJ under 1,000 dollars.