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New Sim2 model due

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by robocop, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. robocop

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    Sim2 are bringing out a new PJ, called the Domino 20.
    It will feature Texas Instrument’s new Matterhorn DLP chip I believe, and will have a resolution of 1024x576 along with a contrast of 1800:1
    Allegedly, it will be around £3700.
     
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    We currently have this model in the HCC office. Very good but looks like a bread basket. Full review in the mag in due course...
     
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    Maybe it's a regional thing but;
    'looks like a bread basket'
    seems to suggest something made out of wicker - nice for the rustic home cinema look!! Time to get some rusty farm machinery to go on the home cinema wall to complement it...

    I always thought my 200DM looked like a breadbin (as we call them up north..) so I guess I know what you mean.

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    Is HCC Home Cinema Choice then?

    If so, it would be wicked if this guy could do a regular "Q&A" slot on the forums.

    What does everyone else think? Including the editor of course!
     
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    I think Steve May would be far to busy for that...You can e mail the magazine from here I believe. I have done in the past and recieved personal e mails back as answers so well worth it if you have any burning questions about the magazine...
    There's planty of Home Theatre experts on this forum that can help out HT wise. I find this place a bottomless pit of useful information - espicailly the LCD PJ section since I got my PJ. Kramer and The Ritz do a superb job along with Gordon and the CRT gang...
     
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    If I can help I will, but yes - not enough hours in the day, usually. There's no doubt though that this forum is a tremendous source of info. It's very easy to while away hours here...
     
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    Oh yes indeed, the source of lots of hc and projector goodness.......... :clap:

    Any news on Event II, Gordon ?


    Sean G.
     
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    Well I don't think it looks like a bread bin! I think it looks rather cool. But then I have always thought Mr May had weird tastes!!

    Suggeted retail is indeed £3750 available in black or white, new quieter colour wheel although we haven't measured it yet we have compared it to other projectors who claim noise levels below 30db and the Domino is very much on par.

    Good old Faroudja processing is the order of the day plus lens shift, motorised zoom and focus plus full pure glass optics.

    Regards

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  10. robocop

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    Alan

    Will the HT200DMF model now be discontinued when the Domino comes out? I say this because I notice several dealers now offering the DMF a lot cheaper.
     
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    Hi Kevin,


    The HT200DMF will continue for some time, we have reduced the price of the projector as it is fair to say that most customers are now swayed by 16:9 displays.

    The DMF features faroudja DCDi and now has a suggested price of £3750 including a ceiling bracket and the remote input interface.

    It is a fine performer and still gives some of its newer competitors a good run for their money.

    Regards

    Alan Roser
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    I had chance to check out the Domino last Saturday, using a HCPC, although had difficulty in driving it at it's native 1024x576 resolution. After much messing about in Powerstrip and the projector's options I finally managed a 1:1 pixel image although not at the full 1024 horizontal width - the projector would only display 960 pixels wide - showing a status of 960x720 mode 66. At this point I gave up and started watching movies (using Powerdvd5) - the picture was very good.

    I'd like to get to the bottom of why I couldn't get the full 1024 display up - Alan, do you know if it's possible to fully bypass the scaler in the Domino?

    Cheers, Phil
     
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    Any info on the throw ratio on this new projector?

    Regards

    Rob
     
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    Hi Phil,

    Sorry for the delay in responding to you, have just returned from Hols.

    I will investigate the problem you described, there should be no reason why you shouldn't use the 'pixel to pixel' function and get a perfectly mapped image when feeding the projector a native rate of 1024 x 576, which also means that the internal scaler doesn't have to do anything.

    I will get back to you ASAP.

    Regards


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    Hi Rob,

    The throw ratio is 2.4 to 3.2 which means you can have the unit behind you.

    Regards


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    I hear really good things about this pj. I have spoken to one dealer who has demo's it 8 times and made 7 sales.

    Can't wait to get an eyeful!
     
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    Hi all,

    I have just purchased a SIM2 Domino, I love this projector!

    I am new to projectors as I always believed I would lose quality moving to a projector from my Sony 32" widescreen. However I have been bowled over by the quality of the domino.

    I am using an 8' screen, it is awesome, even with sky+ over a 10m svideo cable, dvds are just breathtaking!

    However I can't manage to get 1024 x 576 to display via my htpc, if anyone could give me some hints I would appreciate it. I am using powerstrip with a radeon 9700 ati card and the vga output (no dvi shame!).


    Any Ideas?

    Steve...
     

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