A Means to Create the Perfect (Budget) Projector for B&W Movies?
I have owned a few projectors, both DLP and LCD, and have always found them lacking when it comes to the display of B&W movies. With DLP the rainbow effect seems to be worse with B&W content, and with LCD there are issues with screen uniformity and color tinting, especially in areas that are white or light gray. While researching on the internet today I found a handful of posts and articles suggesting a possible solution. It is to remove or slightly displace the color wheel on a DLP projector which in theory should leave you with a pure B&W image. Has anyone attempted this before and what were your results? I'm curious if you could do this to one of the budget DLPs that many people endorse on this forum, such as the Benq 1070 or the Optoma HD131Xe. The Optoma in particular seems especially attractive, as its strength is its superior contrast ratio. I'm almost tempted to buy a cheap used DLP on ebay to experiment on. I currently own an Epson 8700ub and my ideal situation would be to save that for the color movies and use a cheap modified DLP for B&W ones. About half my Bluray and DVD collection is of B&W movies so coming up with some solution is very important to me. If anyone has any knowledge of this I would appreciate the help!