SIM2, the Italian manufacturer of high-end projectors, has introduced the latest in its Grand Cinema C3X series - the C3X LUMIS UNO.
The company says it's the smallest, Full HD three-chip projector available anywhere, and includes the latest 0.95in 1080p DC4 DLP chipset from Texas Instruments as well as SIM2's newly redesigned ALPHAPATH light engine to deliver impressive colour depth, black level performance, contrast ratio and brightness.
The updated ALPHAPATH light engine includes a new die-cast aluminium body which should help to improve thermal management of the light engine, meaning a more powerful lamp can be used to deliver brighter images. A new tapered rod-integrator is also in place, designed to accept the raw illumination from the lamp and convert it into a pure and refined beam of light. SIM2 claims the new design helps to improve brightness uniformity and the efficiency of light transmission.
Connections-wise, the LUMIS UNO features two selectable HDMI inputs (both fully HDCP-compliant), as well as composite, S-video, component and an RGBHV (VGA) connection. RS-232 serial and USB ports are on board too, as well as 12-volt trigger outputs, IR-sensor inputs, several lens throw ratios from 1.31 to 3.9:1 and anamorphic projection functionality for films in 2:35:1.
The C3X LUMIS UNO is on sale now in a 'moonlight silver' finish for £18,995.