Among all the trends emerging in the big screen home theater projector market, the one that I’m most enthusiastic about is the move toward easy ultra-widescreen projectors that display 2.35:1 aspect ratio (also called CinemaScope) without requiring the addition of an anamorphic lens contraption. In the video below, SIM2’s Alberto Fabiano calls that the “Erector Set” junk that installers integrate into the projection system.
Not only do those lens sleds look really terrible on your ceiling or against your wall, they also require power and control interfaces to make them work, which means more work for the installer and more cost to the consumer, not to mention another thing to go wrong on movie night.
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In this video, recorded last week at the CEDIA Expo, I talk to Fabiano about the SIM2 Nero 235. (Note: before shooting the video he tried to teach me how to say Nero with a passible Italian accent. This Pennsylvania native just couldn’t pull it off. Perhaps a little grappa would help)
To read more about the SIM2 Nero 235, check out our earlier article.
Also, here’s a roundup of some of the most interesting home theater projectors shown at CEDIA 2011.
Here’s a review of the SIM2 Lumis 3D projector.