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New Domino 45 RP

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Nuno Santos, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Nuno Santos

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    Hi,

    I never considered Rear Projection as I always felt picture quality was far behind plasmas, even on the latest DLP designs from LG, etc...

    I've been considering purchasing a 42" SD plasma (panasonic, maybe), and my dealer said I should consider the new Sim2 Domino 45 RP as he considers it to be much better than any plasma.

    I haven't seen it yet (maybe in a couple of weeks or so), but am quite curious about its picture quality. I know its deeper than plasmas (about 34 cm, against 10 cm of plasmas), but if picture quality is better I can end up with a high resolution display (1280x720), and no burn in, solarisation and posterisation effects (or at least at a lesser degree?).

    Have any of you seen it in action already? Do you thing it's worth considering against a good plasma? Does the rainbow effect also affects RP units?

    Cheers,

    Mav
     
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    Mav,

    The Sim2 Rear projection units give a brighter, punchier image than you get from plasma.
    I have a 55" RTX here and the picture quality is excellent, especially with High Def material.
    You are spot on re. screen burn. Not an issue at all.
    Artifacts such as solarisation and posterisation are much less evident than on plasma.
    If you are susceptible to rainbows, you may see the odd one or two, but with the 6 segment, 5 speed colour wheel, these are not an issue for most people.
     
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    In an italian shop I could see a Seleco Onyx (which is a Domino 45 with fewer inputs), and the image was very nice. It was fed via RGB 15 kHz from a DVD player. The same signal went to a nearby Sagem Axium, but the quality of the picture of the Seleco was superior: more detail and no solarization at all.

    My 2 cents.
     
  4. Nuno Santos

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    Thank you for your inputs.

    My dealer is expecting a unit in the next 2-3 weeks, so I'll probably do a demo to check it out. I'm curious because he never liked RP units before and he likes this one, although I must admit I'm quite sceptical about it.

    I checked out the specs and it seems to be a Domino 30 within a box, which is a good beggining.

    All the RP's I've seen, have some sort of glow and blurring that I dislike. I must admit I never quite understood why some RP's have preference to plasmas or 36" CRT's when picture quality is the main concern.
    Maybe I'll find out soon...

    Mav
     
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    Mav,

    Let us know what you think of the Sim2 RPJ when you see it.

    Jeff
     
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    I'm also interested in this; has anyone out there seen one yet, or knows where I can find further details including approximate UK price?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
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    Paul,

    RRP is £4500 for the Domino 45 and £5500 for the Domino 55

    Uses the 1280 x 720 TI DLP chip, Contrast (full on/off ) is 1900:1

    Has built in tuner, audio and fastext/teletext.

    Picture quality is outstanding.

    Let me know where you live and I will tell you the best place to dem one.

    Jeff
     
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    I'm still waiting for my dealer to have one on demo. I'm holding on purchasing a plasma because I really must see if Sim's RPTV changed the picture quality to my liking...

    NS
     
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    Jeff

    Thanks for the information, this sounds interesting. Is there any major difference in picture quality compared with the Grand Cinema RTX, given the big price difference?

    Regarding where to dem one is concerned, I live near Lewes and work in Horsham. So, there's a pretty good chance that you're nearest :) Let me know if you have a demo unit.

    Paul
     
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    Paul, I will send you a PM

    Jeff
     
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    Since you work for Sim2, why would you need to go to a shop when you can just nip to the factory?:oops:
    People often make the mistake of pretending to be a member of the public, but their IP address gives them away. yours resolves to Sim2.
    You are very welcome at the forums and I hope you continue to contribute. But it would be nice if you could be open about who you are :)
    Would you like me to change your user group to 'manufacturer' ?
     
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    Spectre the Sleuth :D

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Hi Spectre,

    I'll have a chat with my colleagues to see who the culprit is, but I have a good idea.

    Regards

    Alan
    SIM2 UK
     
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    I work for a retailer but was a member of this forum before i started work here - there you are, credentials out in the open.

    We stock the Sim2 products and recently had the Domino45 on demonstration at the shop, and having seen the vast majority of plasmas out there, and this was way better. This is one of the best if not THE best images I've ever seen on a screen that size. Mind you I was watching hi-def movies and only saw DVD on the RTX previously. Small footprint and looks beautiful.

    Retail price drop in the offing - so less than £4,500.00 !

    regards

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    I have a Sim2 55" RTX here which makes my Panasonic plasma pale into insignificance :D

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Nice faeture/review in August edition of HC mag. Any details of how much RRP price drop & when?
     
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    Quality doesn't come cheap :D

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Just got new price list through and it looks like our celebrations were premature. Sadly the price is staying at 4.5K, but still amazing product at this price.

    However the RTX product has dropped in price.

    regards,

    drax
     
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    Having now had quality demonstrations of;
    • Grand Cinema RTX55
    • Domino 55 RP
    • Panasonic and Pioneer Plasmas

    I've finally decided on the RTX55. Picture quality was better on both of the Sim2 units than on any of the Plasmas; it's very film-like, detailed and has apparent depth.

    Bear in mind that if I hadn't looked at the Sim2 products I wouldn't have believed that the plasmas could be beaten as the PQ was excellent on the Panasonic 42" (both SD and HD) and the Pioneer 50" via HDMI. I didn't have chance to look at the 50" Panasonic. I wasn't keen on the Pioneer HDE 43"; it was very bright and colourful but it seemed to be noisy in dark areas, the colours were over saturated, and it seemed to suppress some detail compared with the Panasonics.

    The clinching factor in favour of the RTX was that it has a DVI input, which the Domino lacks.

    I'd encourage you to get a demonstration of the Sim2 RP units if you're in the market for a screen of 50" or larger. However, as Jeff said, quality doesn't come cheap...

    Paul

    Edited; just realised that the Pioneer 43" was the HDE.
     

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