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About to decide on Mits HC4000 over Epson 8350. One question, how about RAINBOW with the Mits? (1 Viewer)

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I'll try to make this as short as possible since I've read about every thread from every forum on the HC4000 vs Epson 8350. I know the pros and cons of each but I think will work for my room as far as placement goes (thats another post that will come just to make sure). I know rainbow effect is different from person to person. That said my wife and I have spent hundreds of hours viewing an older 720p DLP and we had NO rainbow issues or eye fatigue. I don't know the model number but it was an older Epson DLP back around 2004-2006 maybe?
I have nowhere to preview an HC4000 in action. So, am I safe to assume that if we didn't have rainbow issues with and older DLP model, that we are pretty safe with the newer generations of DLP like the HC4000? Any opinions appreciated!
 

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Rainbow effect is lessened the faster the projector. I doubt your new projector will be slower than the old one.
Besides, if you see the rainbow...you can't watch IMAX...
 

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You'll probably be fine. BUT as far as I know, Epson never made DLP projectors. Are you sure it was a DLP? It was either an Epson LCD or it wasn't a DLP.
 

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Yup, Epson only does LCD. They hold the majority of LCD patents.
 

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You are right, it was my bro-in-law's and it was an Optima H79, not an Epson. Sorry :)
 

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The Optoma H79 had a 5X color wheel speed, and the HC4000's is 4X, a little slower. So there is a slight chance you may see rainbows with the HC4000. Just make sure of the return policy before you buy the HC4000. It's an excellent projector. I have the model it replaced, the HC3800 and I love it.
 

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Thanks Jim, I thought the same. About to order from ProjectorPeople because they have a decent 30 day return policy. I hope they are decent to deal with. Thanks for your help bro.
 

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I bought my last 2 projectors from them, and they are a great place to deal with. BUT unless they changed their policy, it limited you to only 4 hours on the bulb to return a projector.
 

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I'll second the recommendation of Projector People. They're great to work with and quick to respond to any problems.
 

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