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Sim2 HT3000 / HT3000E

Sim2 HT3000 / HT3000E
alaScore 84

10 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality, whereas there are some negative comments about the usability and value for money.

image quality

value for money, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sim2 HT3000 / HT3000E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Test Bench: Sim2 HT3000 1080p DLP Front Projector

 

The issue didn't extend to the component-video inputs, however, which measured only -5% green and +5% red. Color points were reasonably accurate, although green measured as more of a yellowish-green hue.

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Sim2 Grand Cinema HT3000 Front Projector: Coming Attraction

 

SIM2 has always been a leading edge company that combines graceful Italian aesthetics with pure, rich cinema-like performance. Grand Cinema indeed! Perhaps because Sim2 started in the CRT projector biz, its digital projectors have always retained a...

SIM2 has always been a leading edge company that combines graceful Italian aesthetics with pure, rich cinema-like performance. Grand Cinema indeed! Perhaps because Sim2 started in the CRT projector biz, its digital projectors have always retained a...

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SIM2 HT3000 DLP Projector: First Look

 

Highlights: 1920x1080 single-chip DLP, Faroudja deinterlacing w/DCDi, separate video processor/switcher, dual HDMI inputs, vertical lens shift, motorized focus and zoom.

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SIM2 HT3000 review

 

The finest DLP projector ever made?

p>Black level response Decent connectivity and features</p

p>Occasional rainbow effect Over-complicated user interface</p

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Sim2 HT3000E review

 

There's no doubt that with a price tag of £10k, for most of us the Sim2 HT3000E will be nothing more than a tantalising glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. But of course, just because most of us could never afford one doesn't mean that...

Stunning image quality with class-leading black levels, brightness and motion ; Good connectivity ; Fair feature count

Not easy to use ; Demands that you have 10 grand burning a hole in your pocket

Conclusion In the HT3000E costing £10,000, Sim2 has presented us with the best single-chip DLP projector to date and an irrepressible example of just how good things can be in the rarified world of the AV 'high end'. So if you'll excuse us, we're off...

Recommended!

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SIM2 Grand Cinema HT3000E Projector

 

Mighty expensive, but mighty good.

The HT3000E costs an arm and a leg, there's no denying that. But if you happen to have an arm and a leg to spare, you really could do worse than trade them in for what's comfortably the finest projector we've seen to date, and the very epitome of a...

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SIM2 HT3000E

 

A picture you could luxuriate in for hours

Superlative image rivals many a three-chip DLP projector for colour realism, brightness and contrast

Still not exactly cheap…

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Sim2 HT3000E

 

Far too pricey for most people, yet the Sim2 HT3000E projector is so good it's actually worth the money

Stunning image quality with class-leading black levels, brightness and motion ; Good connectivity ; Fair feature count

Not easy to use ; Demands that you have 10 grand burning a hole in your pocket

Conclusion In the HT3000E costing $25,000, Sim2 has presented us with the best single-chip DLP projector to date and an irrepressible example of just how good things can be in the rarified world of the AV 'high end'. So if you'll excuse us, we're off...

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SIM2 HT3000

 

A superb DLP projector; a landmark performer in every sense

Product Specifications

SIM2 Multimedia presents an addition to the award-winning Grand Cinema HT range: the Grand Cinema HT3000E. This premium single chip projector offers true, uncompressed 1920x1080 HDTV Resolution, thanks to a 0,95" 1080p DLP chipset from Texas Instruments. Combining this chipset with full 10 bit video processing and the precision optics in SIM2's ALPHAPATH light engine, the HT3000E is able to reach a level of cinematic realism in single chip projection. This is achieved in typical SIM2 style through a balanced design ethos: a fined tuned system will always deliver the best results. The Grand Cinema HT3000E utilizes true 10-bit video processing (with high-definition scaling and de-interlacing capabilities) to create the highest quality video images. 10-bits-per-channel processing produces 1024 shades of gray (or shades of a single color): the result is the ability to render over 1 billion colors on-screen. Unishape lamp technology is used in the HT3000E and coupled with Brilliant Color, delivers a 100% increase in brightness (at D65), deeper blacks, a 60% reduction of digital artifacts and a wider, more vivid color palette than its predecessor. SIM2's Live Color Management software enables complete control over the color temperature of the image, via user-defined adjustments (corresponding to specific white points on the CIE chart), that allows accurate grayscale tracking. The image can be further optimized by using one of the nine sets of gamma curves available, these can be used to correct for variations in the source material, or differing levels of ambient lighting, or simply to allow for individual viewing preferences. The HT3000E has a wide range of both analogue and digital video inputs, including two HDCP enabled HDMI sockets, ensuring full compatibility with 1080p HDTV, plus the vast array of video sources. Taking styling cues from the C3X series, The HT3000E sports an elegant Giorgio Revoldini designed cabinet in SiM2's signature Gunmetal finish.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17in
Height:7.7in
Weight:24.3lbs
Width:17.1in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Contrast Ratio:6500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:4ft / 50in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sim2 Seleco
Model:HT3000E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sim2 Grand Cinema

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:4000hour(s)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-B/G / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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