Is there a way to reduce this rainbow effect?

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  1. Bobby Parsons

    Bobby Parsons Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay I got the Infocus X1 not thinking I would be affect by this so called Rainbow effect. I really didnt think the rainbow effect was what I am seeing.

    On my dvds when ever I blink or look left to right to quick I see the rainbow. Its a huge rainbow to and very distracting and made me quite dizzy. On the other hand when I played my Xbox I would say it was reduced by at least 75 percent or rainbows. But the rainbows were now edges of things. For instance I was playing NBA inside drive and the b-ball players while running sometimes get out of focus and seem to have a small rainbow effect to them.

    So is there a way to reduce this effect? As of right now on a scale from 1-10 on how annoying it is I would rate a 10. If I could get it down to a 5 I could live with it because of the price. But I have to do something because I think this will eventually drive me mad.

    I really dont understand why Infocus made the color wheel like this if it was going to be a issue for the consumer. I might have to take this back and splurge a bit and get a faster color wheel its just I really dont have the money at the moment.

    Is there a Lens filter or anything avalible that should clean some or most of this up?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Ps. Also I read someone said eventually they rainbows will start to disapear over time when your eyes adjust to it. At this point I dont see how this is possible. I have the projector off and as I right I'm still seeing this.
     
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  3. Bobby Parsons

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    yes thats what I'm seeing. Is there a filter or something I can use to reduce this?
     
  4. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Gabriel: What am I supposed to see in your link? All I see are the two words RAINBOW moving - I see no color or anything I would regard as a rainbow (I have yet to see rainbows on DLP projectors, so maybe I'm just not susceptible to rainbows).
     
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    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    Alan: Wow, that's weird. I've never heard of anyone not seeing it on that. You should really REALLY count yourself lucky. [​IMG] When the words move, there is a color trail that it leaves behind momentarily.
     
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    A gray screen or silver (better) helps to reduce the rainbow effect. A few others have made their own screens or you could paint over the one you have.
     
  7. Scott.T

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    Buying an LCD projector reduces rainbow effect....

    Sorry, couldn't resist....rainbows are the reason I didn't buy an X1, I found them distracting too. I guess the moral of the story is try before you buy.
     
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    John_F Stunt Coordinator

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    Gabriel, are the rainbows on both sets of words? I only see them on the top set.

    Thanks,
    John Flegert
     
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    It should be in just the top. The bottom basically shows you the difference.
     
  11. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Bobby..there r some things u can try. Do a search at AVSforum. Sadly, I tried all of them short of getting a screen with no luck. The X1 went back and now I'm trying to get an LCD pj.
     

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