Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Lumen's play a large part in RBE, usually the brighter of two PJ's with the same color-wheel configuration will exhibit more RBE. The 3800 is brighter than the 3000 so I would expect there might be some more chances of RBE for those that are sensitive. Some of us are just lucky and don't see it, even on 2x PJ's (well unless we go looking for it)
. A white segment can obviously contribute to more RBE as well. It's too bad the 3800 is not using a 7 segment with ND in the mix, that would be a fantastic addition considering they left off the manual iris.
I think basically the makers assume that only 1-percent of so can see RBE at 4x and don't bother to improve on the issue. But my hunch on the matter.
I think maybe the micro-mirrors cant switch fast enough to do better either. I can see both RBE and the mirrors switching (on text - subtitles) sometimes (looks like a levelor blind opening/closing at ultra-fast speed).
If you train yourself to not dart your eyes around and looks more straight ahead you will not see as much RBE.
Also: with respect, I don't think it is so much the brightness of the picture as it is contrast (as in CONTRAST) like in a night scene with flashing lights.
If anyone has seen that excellent (yet boxoffice failure) "The Contender" - the scene near the end where Senator Runoun (Gary Oldman) is geting out of his car at night and the press is flashing its cameras at him, you can really see alot of RBE even though the scene is a drak one at night.
just my 2-cents.
RBE is thing that given the 1500 price of this unit - I can live with (assuming the black level is DECENT!).
to each their own - some see RBE effect more so them me, but I suspect not many, and many more less so then me.
as a reference, before electronic ballasts - I could see the flicker of flourecent lamps in my peripheral vision (which is more sensitive than direct field of view) and any CRT under 85 htz.