SIM2 http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/reviews en-GB SIM2 C3X 1080 http://www.stuff.tv/sim2-c3x-1080/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sim2 tries to persuade you to forget that planned house extension and buy this three-chip DLP home cinema projector instead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="850" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sim2_C3X.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For most people, twenty three grand is a lot of money. The sort of cash needed to buy a decent 4x4 family car, or build an extension. Yet Sim2 expects you to cough up this extreme sum on something ostensibly rather less ‘essential’, namely its C3X 1080 home cinema projector.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £23,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feed it a healthy diet of HD sources and this projector is as close as you can get to having an Odeon in your lounge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-c3x-1080 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2-c3x-1080/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2-c3x-1080/review#comments C3X 1080 Projectors SIM2 Fri, 19 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14250 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 HT380 http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht380/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The latest and most powerful model in SIM2’s gorgeous HT range of projectors is a genuine stunner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="522" height="255" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/HT380_main_2_1_0.jpg?1364300038" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At first glance, you might imagine that SIM2’s HT380 doesn’t necessarily offer the best value out there. After all, this full-HD projector sports exactly the same resolution as the far cheaper InFocus IN82, and uses much the same single-chip DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology.</p> <p><strong>Lighting the path</strong></p> <p>However – and as we’ve constantly pointed out – resolution is only half the battle in the final quality of an image. The 380’s edge lies in its lamp and lens assembly, in the skill of its video processing and the sheer accuracy of its ‘light path’.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £6,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Glorious performance from this stylish, compact projector. Odd as it might sound given its high price, it’s actually something of a bargain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-ht380 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht380/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht380/review#comments HT380 Projectors SIM2 Mon, 12 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8526 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 HT3000E http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht3000e/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The latest and greatest single-chip DLP projector from SIM2, the Full HD HT3000E is a work of art in every sense </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="522" height="255" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/HT3000E_main_1_0.jpg?1364300076" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ten grand? For a projector? Yup – and while we’ve no doubt many of you will consider it insanity to pay this much for something that doesn't come with four wheels and at least a couple of seats, we’re equally sure that for the fortunate few, SIM2’s HT3000E really is worth all that cash. </p> <p>This is a stunning home cinema projector. True, it’s not the very best in the company’s range – check out our review of the HT5000 for more about that – but given the quality it offers relative to its cost, it could well be the best all-rounder in SIM2’s arsenal.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £10,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lottery winners and football players will doubtless head up the queue – the HT3000E is just gorgeous, as it ought to be for that price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-ht3000e </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht3000e/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht3000e/review#comments HT3000E Projectors SIM2 Sun, 11 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8538 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 HT5000 http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht5000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The HT5000 delivers the most staggering picture quality we’ve seen in a projector. Don’t look at the price – look at the pretty picture… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="400" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SIM2HT5000e_0.jpg?1364300389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Value for money is all relative. One person’s definition of a perfectly sensible pair of jeans is another’s exemplar of fashion obsession gone mad. &nbsp;</p> <p>SIM2’s gigantic new HT5000 projector elicits much the same debate. Nobody can fail to be impressed by its fabulous picture but some are going to find its immense £40,000 price an insurmountable obstacle. </p> <p>The sheer brilliance of its image has made up our minds, though. We’re giving it a firm five stars as a way to make your home cinema experience complete. If you’ve got the money, it’s money well spent. Seriously. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £40,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movie fanatic? Own your own Hawaiian island? Then you must buy this projector, our oligarch friend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-ht5000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht5000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht5000/review#comments HT5000 Projectors SIM2 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8621 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 C3X Link http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-c3x-link/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home cinema kit doesn’t normally cost the same as a four-door saloon. But then, the C3X Link isn’t a normal projector… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="587" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/13349-image2_0.jpg?1364300442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The first thought to cross most people’s minds upon seeing the C3X Link goes along the lines of ‘£17,000, just to watch the telly?’. And it’s a fair point – this sort of cash normally lands you something with four wheels and a couple of seats. </p> <p>However, for the fortunate few who can afford it, this projector is a justifiable expense. A formidably capable yet remarkably compact DLP projector, it’s a high-end home cinema&nbsp; display capable of sumptuous image quality. </p> <p>Sex-box</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £17,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So good, it’ll make your eyeballs glad they were born. A brilliant projector in every sense, capable of producing a bright, detailed and colourful picture. But that’s the least you’d expect for that price tag… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-c3x-link </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-c3x-link/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-c3x-link/review#comments C3X Link Projectors SIM2 Thu, 16 Aug 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7219 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 HT300 http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht300/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The SIM2 HT300E uses Texas Instruments’ latest ‘DC3’ chipset technology, has an HD compatible resolution of 1280x720 pixels and has been fitted with an HDMI input for digital video transfer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="448" height="299" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sim2-ht300-plus.2090088_0_1.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This gorgeous-looking projector is an all-singing, all-dancing beauty. It uses Texas Instruments’ latest ‘DC3’ chipset technology, has an HD compatible resolution of 1280x720 pixels and has been fitted with an HDMI input for digital video transfer.</p> <p>Picture quality is mind blowing. Send the SIM2 an HD video signal and bask in the glory of this home-cinema superstar. There’s a magnificent level of resolution, mixed with a first-rate depth of field, topped off by sublime contrast and lashings of black detail. This is something to splash out on.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £8,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you want an HD home-cinema experience to remember, it’s time to batter your credit card into submission and splash out on this SIM2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-ht300 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-ht300/review#comments HT300 Projectors SIM2 Mon, 11 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 142 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 Domino 30H http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-domino-30h/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get rid of that clunky old telly, the Domino 30H has good contrast ratio, digital inputs, lamp life and much, much more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="522" height="255" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/D35_D80_main_2_0_0_0.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The SIM2 Domino 30H is the latest in a very long line of top devices from one of the leaders in the field. It’s brimful of cutting-edge technology and, crucially, doesn’t look like a fan heater on the shelf – or sound like one when it’s working.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £4,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The case for flat-screen televisions falls… well… flat when the Domino’s around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-domino-30h </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-domino-30h/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-domino-30h/review#comments Domino 30H Projectors SIM2 Sat, 10 Jun 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2167 at http://www.stuff.tv SIM2 Multimedia CRX http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-multimedia-crx/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The SIM2 CRX boasts DLP technology and Texas Instruments DC3 chipsets and is a top choice for films and games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="204" height="135" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/11080074dth_0.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You’re paying for a truly state-of-the-art projector, boiled down into a satisfying, manageably sized package. Smaller, lighter and (it’s true) less expensive than the rest of its class, it really is the best performer around. The C3X will make you feel good even before you turn it on. </p> <p>We could talk about DLP technology or Texas Instruments DC3 chipsets but, essentially, what it comes down to is this: for films or games the SIM2 produces stunning-looking images that go really, really big.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £11,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It might cost five figures but the SIM2 C3X is a genuine bargain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sim2-multimedia-crx </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-multimedia-crx/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sim2/sim2-multimedia-crx/review#comments Multimedia CRX Projectors SIM2 Sat, 10 Jun 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2165 at http://www.stuff.tv