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Is displaying B&W movies a general weakness of DLP technology? I currently have a CRT projector, but sometime, like 1 year from now, I would like to get a digital. But a big part of my movie collection are classics in B&W, so I worry about rainbow effects..


any input and experiences???
 

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Well, if RBE affects you, you probably will not like dlp. For me, though I see the RBE occasionally, dlp is probably the best ( after crt ) for displaying black and white movies without any color tinting.
 

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I have not seen so many digitals - but the other day I saw an inFocus 82. Great picture and nice colours, but in the black and white segments of Casino Royale I did see green flashes.... but I did had to look for them...did not see anything in color scenes.... the big question is if I would feel any fatigue or similar from long term use.....


The JVCs are out of my reach.. so I am aiming for something like Optoma 80 DLP....
 

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I have not seen so many digitals - but the other day I saw an inFocus 82. Great picture and nice colours, but in the black and white segments of Casino Royale I did see green flashes.... but I did had to look for them...did not see anything in color scenes.... the big question is if I would feel any fatigue or similar from long term use.....


The JVCs are out of my reach.. so I am aiming for something like Optoma 80 DLP....

I think once you start seeing rainbows, it only gets worse, not better.
 

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How much less rainbows will there be when going from a 4x speed wheel as in the IN82 to a 6x in the Optoma?
 

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I think once you start seeing rainbows, it only gets worse, not better.

Actually, with me it was the other way around. I thought I had to rule out dlps on my first viewing of the Sim2 HT380 (about a half hour of Spider Man 3).


I went back to the dealer and brought several of my Blu Rays and DH DVDs. After about 2 hours sampling many movies (Casino Royale, La Vie en Rose, Perfume, Ratatouille, Pirates 1, 2, 3; Spider Man again, Les Choristes, Planet Earth, -Casablanca's B&W image was beautiful!- and such, I concluded that while I see occasional rainbows, they are not such a big drawback on the HT380.


If the dealer had not refused to demo the HT380 on a bigger screen (I offered to bring a sheet of white photo background that we could tape to the wall as I only wanted to have an idea of brightness on a 10ft wide screen), I would have bought this projector.


So I am still shopping. Would love the RS1, but it may be kind of dim on 10' wide anamorphic. The IN82 could be an option, but with the slower wheel, maybe the rainbows could be a real issue.


Waiting for reports on the BenQ 20000 or the new Mitsubishis. Guess I'll have to do some traveling!
 

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Is displaying B&W movies a general weakness of DLP technology? I currently have a CRT projector, but sometime, like 1 year from now, I would like to get a digital. But a big part of my movie collection are classics in B&W, so I worry about rainbow effects..


any input and experiences???

I'm very rainbow sensditive and certainly more than half of my movie collection is black and white. Three chip DLP does a better job at displaying these films than did my G90 stack. This was a must for me.


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I'm very rainbow sensitive and certainly more than half of my movie collection is black and white. Three chip DLP does a better job at displaying these films than did my G90 stack. This was a must for me.


Art

Good to hear from another classic movie fan
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How do LCoS stack up against LCD and DLP??? One day, I will have to part with my BG808.....
 

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How much less rainbows will there be when going from a 4x speed wheel as in the IN82 to a 6x in the Optoma?

I have an Optoma HD80 with a 6x wheel and don't notice rainbows on B&W unless I dart my eyes quickly back and forth. I almost have to "try" to see them, to make the RBE visble.
 
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