BenQ PB6100 & PB6200 DLP Color Wheel Speed Falsification sign now

BenQ Petition PB6100/6200

Dear BenQ:

We are the proud owners of your digital projector lineup, the PB6100 and PB6200 DLP projectors. However, we have discovered some startling news recently that is unsettling. According to the review on (seen by most as one of the definitive sources of projector information available) you have advised them that the color wheel speed is not 3x as previously stated, but 2x.


An advantage of both the PB6100 and PB6200 relative to other DLP products in this price class is their 3x speed color wheel. Some viewers are sensitive to rainbow artifacts on DLP projectors that derive from the sequential refreshing of red, green, and blue as the color wheel rotates. The faster the wheel rotation speed, the less people tend to be bothered by rainbow artifacts. For example, the popular InFocus X1 that competes directly with the 6100 has a 2x rotation speed. Many people have reported problematic rainbow distractions on the X1. The 3x speed of the 6100/6200 will eliminate or reduce the effects of this artifact for many users. [Correction: On 12/8/04 BenQ informed us that the original specification of 3x wheel speed is incorrect, and that both the 6100 and 6200 have 2x speed wheels. Therefore these units do not have any advantage in reducing rainbow artifacts as compared to other DLP projectors with the same 2x speed wheels. EP]


One of the main selling features of your PB6100/6200 projector was the fact that the color wheel spun at 3x, thus helping tame the Rainbow Effect that can plague 2x projectors, such as your competitor, the Infocus X1. The Rainbow Effect is a well-known problem with DLP projectors, and some people are prone to suffer headaches and have an overall less desirable movie experience because of them.

Many people, such as myself, chose the BenQ PB6100 over its direct competitor, the Infocus X1, because of the color-wheel speed. The X1s technology only allowed a 2x color-wheel speed, and thus people were more prone to the Rainbow Effect. However, the X1 has some additional features such as Faroudja processing, and a bulb that is rated 1000 hours more than the BenQ series.

In many cities it is next to impossible to demo low-end projectors, thus we have no way of comparing competing products. Many people bought the PB6100/6200 over the X1 out of fear that they, or a family member would be prone to the Rainbow Effect problem. Projector specifications are very important in determining which model to purchase.

The 3x color-wheel specification has been mentioned in every single review of the PB6100/6200 projector since its release, and has been terribly misleading to the consumer. This inaccurate specification has caused us to live with an inferior product due to misrepresentation on your behalf.

While we feel the PB6100/6200 are great projectors, we feel cheated in knowing that our money could have purchased a superior product for the same price, or less. Many of us have also caused others to buy the BenQ projectors by word of mouth representation, and through internet forums; we will no longer be recommending these products.

We will not be purchasing any more BenQ products as we feel this inaccuracy might extend to other BenQ products as well.

We would like BenQ to acknowledge this mistake and make amends to the customers who were mislead with these claims. This is an open petition asking you to kindly offer retribution for the false specifications.

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Latest Signatures

  • 24 December 2015150. Bob M
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 2015149. Ener G
    PB6100, never like benq anyway.
  • 05 December 2015148. Brent L
    Very dissapointed with this news, I spent $100 more to buy the Benq BECAUSE of the 3 time wheel.
  • 19 November 2015147. James Mb
    The "3X" color wheel was the main reason I purchased the BenQ 6100.
  • 23 October 2015146. Kieran W
    I have found the rainbow effect to be worse then on the X1. Had I known the colour wheel was slower, I would most likely have not chosen this projector. I am *very* disappointed by this news, and the companies misinformation.
  • 08 October 2015145. Troy L
    The 3x colour wheel was the Primary Reason I purchased this projector in February 2004.
  • 22 August 2015144. P G
    I support this petition
  • 17 August 2015143. Bernard Wt
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 2015142. Fred K
    3X DID have a factor as to why I chose this projector!
  • 31 May 2015141. Alejandro B
  • 05 April 2015140. C G
    I support this petition
  • 24 March 2015139. Jeanclaude G
  • 19 March 2015138. Steve B
    Make them PAY!!!
  • 16 February 2015137. Chris S
    As creator of this petition, I believe false advertising on your part (or not stopping your vendors from doing so) has caused me to purchase an inferior product. Had I known the 2x speed up front, I guarantee I would have considered other brands. I see ra
  • 13 January 2015136. Rod C
    3x was the only reason I bought it too over X1
  • 17 December 2014135. Boris S
    False advertising is always wrong.
  • 10 December 2014134. Kevin D
    I had lots of trouble with the rainbow effect myself but after time I guess I became used to it. I am not happy about being misled into purchasing the PB6100
  • 11 November 2014133. Mills Lawf
    If you want to get real results you may need to contact a class action law firm. We would be interested in representing consumers in this matter. Check us out at We are experienced, successful, and ethical. Email us and let's talk. Rober
  • 07 November 2014132. Adrian W
    The 6100 is a great projector, but I'm very upset about the false advertising. I do see quite a few rainbows on this unit.
  • 21 October 2014131. Lorin M
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2014130. J S
    This was the only reason I bought it over the X1.
  • 24 August 2014129. Jedd C
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2014128. James H
    I will be following up on this as False Advertising!
  • 22 June 2014127. Melvin C
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 2014126. Hadley B
    I support this petition
  • 19 May 2014125. Gregg H
    I support this petition
  • 09 April 2014124. Wilson W

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Jerri CallahanBy:
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BenQ Corporation


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