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Which is worse, verticle banding or "rainbow effect?"

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Jason Keis, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Jason Keis

    Jason Keis Extra

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    I'm trying to decide on either the Panasonic 500u (vertical banding, hardly any screendoor effect) and the Benq 8700 (hardly any rainbow effect but you never know)....

    What would YOU choose?

    Jason
     
  2. Chris PC

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    Its not that easy. Some things like screen door effect, peak-a-boo scanlines/screendoor or vertical banding can be distracting but tolerable and tweakable to minimize their annoyance. Rainbow effect is different. Either you don't see them and they don't bother you or you see them and/or get headaches watching DLP projector. Some people say they get used to them. I find rainbows give me a headache.
     
  3. Jason Keis

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    Thanks for the response.

    Now many people have said the BenQ 8700 is fast enough that the rainbow effect is not noticeable... it's 5x I think.

    If that's the case, then I guess the 8700 is the one to get.

    Jason
     
  4. Chris PC

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    ...but the bottom line is see one in action for yourself or buy from somewhere with a 100% return policy if you have problems with it.
     
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    ...but the bottom line is see one in action for yourself or buy from somewhere with a 100% return policy if you have problems with it.
     
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    You may see them, or may not see them. No way to know without demo-ing one. I see them on my 2x X1 only on white on black. Planning on an upgrade to a 4x next year, perhaps (when I have more cash). Couldn't see them on a 5x wheel during a quick demo of an expensive Marantz.
     
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    You may see them, or may not see them. No way to know without demo-ing one. I see them on my 2x X1 only on white on black. Planning on an upgrade to a 4x next year, perhaps (when I have more cash). Couldn't see them on a 5x wheel during a quick demo of an expensive Marantz.
     

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