December 08, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
If you’ve got the coin to go beyond a budget high-def projector—way beyond, as in really going for the gusto and giving your local theater a run for its money—Italian manufacturer Sim2 has a new design for you to test drive.
The company this month will be shipping the latest in its Grand Cinema C3X series—the C3X Lumis HOST, which will deliver its jaw-dropping 3-chip DLP imagery and native 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The HOST (high-definition optical signal transfer) system also connects to an outboard projector control module that you can have as far away as 750 feet, so it can be stowed in your central equipment closet or elsewhere besides right in the theater itself.
For true videophiles, you can prepare for a mind-blowing experience with the C3X Lumis HOST and lifelike HD pictures. Features include:
- 0.95-inch DarkChip4 DLP chipset from Texas Instruments
- Sim2’s Alphapath light engine
- 35,000:1 contrast ratio
- 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness
- DynamicBlack technology
- User-adjustable iris
- New dimmable lamp
Of course, with a Sim2 projector you also get a projector that looks as sleek as a sports car, and this one is no different with its high-gloss sculpted cabinet and flowing lines. It’ll also run you about as much as a sports car for your true home theater experience—SRP is $36,495 (with T1 short-throw or T2 long-throw lens) or $37,995 (with T3 extra-long-throw lens).
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