Tried & Tested

Projector: Sim2 C3X Lumix

15 Jul 2009 by Mark Caswell

Spending
the price of a decent car on a projector may at first seem overkill,
but this is no ordinary projector. If you’re serious about home cinema
and have money to burn, this could well be your dream machine.

The
Sim2 has three separate projector chips, one for each primary colour,
and this goes some way to explaining the incredible picture quality.
It’s also amazingly bright, and will work in any living room. Forget
recreating the cinema, this is way better than anything you’ll see at
your local Odeon if it’s set up properly – and while this is easy to
do, if you are spending £20,000 it’s probably worth paying an
engineer to come in and set the colour balance for you, as it can make
a world of difference. However, if you decide to set it up yourself,
the highly advanced Sim2 has a vast number of options to make sure you
achieve perfect picture quality.

There are many connectors
available, including six HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface)
ports, so everything from DVDs to games consoles can be plugged in
without any problems. There’s also a full complement of other
connectors available.

The Sim2 is also stunning to look at,
although bear in mind that as well as the projector, there’s a separate
box of electronics to process the pictures.

Overall, as you’d
expect for the sky-high price, this is as good a projector as you’ll
find anywhere – even rivalling professional cinema projectors for
quality (although, obviously, the screen you use will be smaller).

It’s
a jaw dropping, mind-blowing piece of kit, but you really do pay for
that. If money is no object, then this is, without question, the
projector you should have for your home cinema.

For the rest of
us, it’s an amazing glimpse into what can be done, and what will
hopefully be in all our living rooms and offices in a cheaper form at
some point in the near future.

PROS Incredible quality and performance

CONS Very high price

£20,000

sim2.com

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