No Rainbow Effect

Rainbow Effect is a phenomenon where flashes of color are perceived around a projected image that distract from the viewing experience.

Most 1-chip projectors produce the Rainbow Effect which results in a distracting experience while watching movies, TV and playing videos games.

The best way to guarantee that you won’t experience the Rainbow Effect is to purchase a projector that uses 3-chip technology, such 3LCD, SXRD or 3-chip DLP®.

Don't settle for technology that can have this phenomenon

Most projectors with 1-chip DLP® technology use a rotating color wheel to project colors sequentially, which causes some viewers to see a phenomenon known as the "Rainbow Effect". Avoid the Rainbow Effect with 3LCD projector technology.

Rainbow Effect Avoid

Images showing the Rainbow Effect are simulations intended to approximate the experience when the effect is seen.

The Rainbow Effect is most visible when the viewer's eye moves quickly across light areas of a projected image, or with video scenes showing rapid movements like in an action movie. Instead of a crisp edge, the viewer sees color fringe that resembles a rainbow.

Rainbow Effect Phenomenon

At the core of most 1-chip DLP® projectors is a spinning color wheel which processes one color at a time. When these one-color images are shown in rapid succession, our brain usually merges them into a single, unified image. However, a viewer may perceive flashes of these individual color images, creating the Rainbow Effect. Unlike 1-chip DLP® projectors, 3LCD projectors use 3 individual LCD chips to generate red, green, and blue images that are projected simultaneously. 3LCD technology eliminates the conditions that can create the Rainbow Effect, thus making 3LCD projectors immune to that phenomenon.

Avoid the Rainbow Effect with 3LCD projectors.

In a recent study by Morpace Research (sponsored by Epson America, Inc.), a percentage of consumers viewing a black and white test pattern noted the Rainbow Effect on all three leading 1-chip DLP® projectors. Summary of the study >>