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Sim2 - Rtx55-h Grand Cinema Dlp Projection Tv

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by MJeeves, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. MJeeves

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    Hello,

    Doe any one have any opinions on the SIM2 - RTX55-H GRAND CINEMA DLP PROJECTION TV? Is there any reviews out there? Does anyone actually own one? Would this be a better buy than a plasma (i.e. Pioneer 50"?). How would they compare in terms of picture, reliability and flexibility?

    Any info would be appreciated!
     
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    MJ

    I have a RTX 55 and a Panasonic plasma in the same demo room.

    No comparison :)

    The RTX is brighter, more vibrant, lots of inputs (12) , has the DOIP which means you can keep all your video cables really short and just the one fiber-optic cable to the display, and a bigger picture of course :)

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    RTX are more expensive but are superb dislays, need to find a home for a centre speaker tho!
     
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    Dem'd an RTX 55 this past weekend at Horsham Hi-Fi. I was blown away by what I saw despite the display being in a very light room. Should be even better in a dark room. The centre speaker options are a headache which I'm still trying to think a way around.

    Cheers,
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    I've just been through this thought process myself, so here are two ideas...

    1. Forget full surround sound and stick with stereo. My own set-up sounds great like this, but admittedly the amps and speakers together were as expensive as the RTX. I'm sure you could also get excellent stereo performance for a lot less money if you don't already have a good hi-fi. There's another thread in the forums about stereo vs. 5.1 that's worth a read (I think it's in the hi-fi forum).
    2. Wall mount a centre speaker above and behind the display.

    Glad you like the RTX.

    Paul
     
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    I can't mount one on the wall behind the display because there is no wall there just a window.
     
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    MJeeves,

    How about a floor stand in front of the RTX55 ? Quadraspire (www.quadraspire.com) do a neat angled one for around £45...
     
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    I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but the Domino RP sets may provide a useful compromise. They're smaller than the RTX, and should be easier to accomodate with a centre speaker, e.g. speaker below on an equipment rack.

    PQ is still outstanding. On the downside, connectivity is more limited.
     
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    I was more impressed with the RTX-55 than the Domino and you're right... the connectivity (especially HDMI) is a requirement for me.
     
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    Original post from MJeeves was asking about the RTX55-H. As far as i know this is the new version using the HD2+ chip from texas instruments, boasting a much higher contrast ratio.

    Anyone know what price these are likely to go for in Germany? Also, don't suppose anyone knows who in the Nuremberg area is likely to have one on show?

    Pipcat
     

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