The benefit of LED light source in rear-projection applications
SIM2’s Grand Cinema™ MICO series has been created to fulfil the needs and dreams of discerning customers seeking to experience the latest light source technology and high resolution DLP chipset in an eco-friendly home theatre projector. The SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO series is the result of a lengthy, thorough study of projector design and significant investments in R&D. The SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO ST –in particuler - incorporates PureLED technology, a combination of 0.95” DarkChip4 1080p DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments, 3 individual high power Phlatlight LEDs (one for each color R, G and B), new light engine and a new short throw lens for rear-projection application. PureLED technology allows the projector to deliver clearer, brighter and more vibrant images, a wider and more consistent color gamut, and Full-On/Full-Off contrast up to 100,000:1.
Grand Cinema™ MICO ST in detail
Latest entry in the Grand Cinema™ MICO series is the new MICO ST. The MICO ST brings the advantages of SIM2’s PureLED technology to rear-projection home theatre systems or where a short throw ratio lens is needed. Through the deployment of a high quality 0.675:1 lens, images of up to 100” can be achieved within a depth of less than 5 feet.
SIM2’s PureLED Technology
SIM2 has implemented a wide range of features into one technology: SIM2’s PureLED. First, a trio of RGB high power Phlatlight LEDs by Luminus (one for each primary color R, G and B) replace the color wheel. The LEDs brightness is precisely controlled by an 8-bit-per channel high speed current driver. A sophisticated color sensor - positioned in the light engine - allows the driver to balance the light intensity coming from the three different LED modules, as well as to switch off the 30A driving current to each LED in less than 1 microsecond. Indeed, one of the advantages of LEDs is that they can be pulsed very rapidly, achieving an impressive active color cycle of 20x per frame of content without detrimental effects on overall life and image quality. This eliminates the sequential color artefacts, while improving contrast ratio, color saturation and grayscale accuracy. Second, the reflective nature of the mirrors on the DLP chip combine with the LED technology to allow more light to reach the screen and deliver a remarkable increase in color gamut. Third, the new light engine produces more than 200 trillion colors and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1.
Extraordinary performances from PureLED technology
The Grand Cinema™ MICO series is built with the eco-friendly, lamp-free PureLED light source technology that can output a pure and narrow light spectrum (one for each primary color) and deliver an incredible 800 ANSI Lumens (*) of brightness. The use of three separate light elements of red, green and blue, provide a wider and more consistent color reproduction - an unbelievable 28% wider to NTSC - with richer and more saturated colored images. At the same time, it stays consistent over its entire life time with an average lumen decay of less than 5% after 2000 hours. Also, the Grand Cinema™ MICO series is equipped with a technologically advanced liquid-cooling system that reduces its operating noise to an extremely quiet level.
And, thanks to the latest TI’s Darkchip4 Chip and DynamicBlack™ technology the Grand Cinema™ MICO ST delivers an impressive full On-Full Off contrast of 100.000:1 for clear, razor-sharp images.
Low Cost of Ownership
The Grand Cinema™ MICO projectors give the viewer a totally new home theatre experience in terms of picture quality with the bonus that the user is free from lamp replacement since the typical life of the LED modules is estimated at around 30.000 hours. It means that we could use the projector 4 hours a day over a period of 20 years! The result is an efficient and reliable projector at a low cost of ownership.
LEDs light up very quickly, achieving full brightness in microseconds and offering nearly-immediate startup/shutdown. This means that the projector doesn’t require minutes to warm-up and cool-down period.
LED lighting technology is the only truly eco-friendly light source, making the new SIM2 model a truly “Green’ projector.
• Stand-by consumption below 1W: SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO ST requires only 0.75W while in stand-by mode.
• Mercury and lead free – no special recycling is required
• No replacement or stockpiling of hazardous materials.
• Recycling: the packaging is entirely recycled and recyclable.
• The product cabinet is PVC free.
• Power Consumption: SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO ST gives you an image up to 100” requiring the average energy needed by a 55” LCD TV or a 40” Plasma one.
• SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO is certified: CE, EMC, FCC, UL, CB (made by Demko/AS).
• SIM2 Grand Cinema™ MICO series complies with WEEE, RAEE and RoHS directives.
(*) Brightness has been measured with the following settings: Overlap display mode, native white point, native color gamut, wide zoom mode.
1 chip DMD 0.95” darkchip 4 chipset by Texas Instruments
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF): up to 100.000:1