What Is The DLP Rainbow Effect?

Last Update Date : Apr 12. 2018

 The DLP rainbow effect (also called color breakup) appears as a momentary flash of rainbow-like striping typically trailing bright objects when you look from one side of the screen to the other quickly, or when you quickly look away from the TV to an off-screen object.  Fortunately, only a very small percentage of people are affected by the rainbow effect, and, of those, almost all will not be affected if they keep an appropriate distance from their TV screen.

The appropriate viewing distance depends on the size of the DLP screen. The chart below lists DLP screen size and the minimum, appropriate viewing distance for that sized screen:

DLP Screen Size

Minimum Viewing Distance

50 inches

5.9 feet

56 inches

6.6 feet

61 inches

7.2 feet

67 inches

8 feet

71 inches

8.4 feet

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