Gadget of the Day – Sim2 Grand Cinema C3X-E

The C3X is something of a legend in projection circles (we meet Wednesdays, bring a desert) so we're already preparing the bunting and balloons for th

The C3X is something of a legend in projection circles (we meet Wednesdays, bring a desert) so we're already preparing the bunting and balloons for this update, the Sim2 Grand Cinema C3X-E.The secret to its quality are the three 720p chips. Yup, that was 720p, not 1080p. But before you recoil in horror, remember that what you lose in resolution from a single-chip 1080p machine, you more than gain in colour accuracy and saturation. And besides, three-chip 1080p models cost a small, actually make that a large, fortune.The result is a pretty staggering 35 trillion colours – though we lost count somewhere in the high hundreds.New in the E update is support for 24p, so you can watch films in their original cinema speed and an improved lamp that now spits out a hearty 2500 lumen.Granted it costs a small fortune, but did you really want that new car? Essentials Sim2 Grand Cinema C3X-E Price: £13000 On sale: July Contact: Sim2 Related stories: The world's smallest 1080p projector Best of Stuff: SIM2 debuts £40k projector Reviewed: Sim2 Multimedia CRX