DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema: LUMIS 3D-SOLO

Overview:

  • Best projector technology for a true “Hollywood” picture quality experience
  • Hollywood’s technology of choice: 3-chip DLP
  • Brightest 3D projectors in their class
  • 3-chip DarkChip4™ Full HD (1080p)
  • 3D Triple Flash technology (144 Hz) for a smoother, natural, and fatigue-less 3D motion rendition
  • PureMovie-PureAction technologies
  • Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF):>30,000:1 with DynamicBlack™ Technology (in 2D mode only)
  • Up to 3,000 lumens (2D)
  • 2 x HDMI 1.4a inputs
  • Designed for use with large screen sizes (up to 5m – 16.5 ft wide)

Product Detail:

The Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO is the first high-end compact 3-chip DLP® home theater 3D single unit projector which utilizes SIM2’s enhanced TripleFlash and PureMovie-PureAction technologies to produce images with exceptional smoothness, black level and contrast performance. Designed for use with large screen sizes (up to 5m – 16.5 ft wide).

The Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO projector achieves extraordinary picture quality through the partnership of the latest 0,95” 1080p DC4 DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments, the precision optics of SIM2’s ALPHAPATH™ light engine, and Triple Flash technology (144Hz) for extreme smoothness and visual pleasure. SIM2 is the only manufacturer outside of the DCI group to offer Triple Flash technology, the delivery system that is currently unique to professional installations to provide the best motion rendition possible (72 fps per eye per second).

SIM2’s engineers have designed the Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO with PureMovie, PureAction, and PureAction 3D user modes, each optimized for the various demands of movie, sports and 3D viewing.

No other projector technology can match the superb color depth, excellent contrast ratio (up to 30.000:1 with DynamicBlack™ in 2D mode) and exceptional brightness (3000 ANSI Lumens in 2D mode) that the LUMIS 3D-SOLO is able to deliver. No longer does high performance command that an industrial-sized projector be used to produce true videophile images; the Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO achieves this and more from its compact, elegant form factor.

Fine adjustments for all image parameters are available on this projector. Also, to aid calibration, the Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO features SIM2’s advanced Live Colors Calibration 2 software that enables complete adjustment of the primary, secondary and white point color coordinates of the projector.The image can be further optimized by using one of the four sets of gamma curves available. These can be used to correct for variations in the source material, differing levels of ambient lighting, or simply to allow for individual viewing preferences. The ability to visualize extraordinary 3D images that totally involve the spectator in the movie experience, makes the Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO a unique product.

The Grand Cinema™ LUMIS 3D-SOLO is available in SIM2’s classic High-Gloss Gun Metal finish or in White, Black or Red color case options.




3-CHIP DLP™ TECHNOLOGY

Using just any digital projector doesn’t make a home theater a true “Cinema”. To experience true cinema, the projector must provide a picture quality as good as - or better - what a good film print would have.

Thanks to 3 chip DLP technology, Grand Cinema™ LUMIS offers movie goers the most compelling and captivating cinema experience at home, just as the movie Director intended it.

Indeed, Texas Instruments has been working with Hollywood since the mid-1990s to ensure that DLP technology meets the needs and requirements of the motion picture industry. The only type of projector that matches the quality of film and is also capable of maintaining color and brightness thoroughout the years is a 3-chip DLP projector.

No other technology can truly deliver crystal clear, razor-sharp and lifelike images for the ultimate “Hollywood” picture quality.
The 3-Chip DLP advantages:
• Fast switching time: Unlike other technologies, 3 chip DLP has a very short switching time and presents the image on the whole screen at once, exactly as the film print would.
• Highest brightness rendition: 3 chip DLP does not use polarized light. The bias used in other technologies (i.e. LCD) causes a loss of efficiency of 50%.
• Ultimate Color Fidelity: The 3-chip architecture efficiently accommodates a deep color gamut and provide extremely accurate color reproduction.
• Greater Depth: 3-chip DLP deliver up to 14 bits of grayscale per color channel on screen.
• Picture Reliability: The performance of a 3-chip DLP projection system remains consistently outstanding throughout the life of the projector.



SIM2 Alpha path ™ Light Engine

The most critical component in a home cinema front projection unit has always been its light engine. A projector’s image accuracy is governed by the quality of this piece of precision optical engineering. In order to obtain the best projected image quality, a delicate balance is required between the light engine, the DLP® chipset and the control electronics. Building on its heritage of high-end light engine design, SIM2 developed an innovative optical system to re-size the light-path whilst maintaining BOTH its length (necessary for optimum picture control) AND its compactness (required for installation and interior-design constraints). This folded light path, patented and named ALPHAPATH™, is the result of years of SIM2’s advanced R&D optical and thermal analysis.
• Die-cast aluminum body for improved heat management: a new die-cast aluminum design dramatically improves the thermal management of the light engine, which means SIM2 projectors are now able to use a more powerful lamp to deliver brighter images on-screen.
• Tapered rod-integrator for greater image uniformity: The purpose of the rod-integrator is to accept the raw light energy from the lamp and convert it into a pure and refined beam of light. It is also where the light spot from the lamp is turned into a precise 16:9 shape before it illuminates the DMD chipset. This new tapered design helps further improve color uniformity and efficiency of light transmission.
• New Coatings on the prism assembly to further enhance color performance: The three DMD’s (Digital Micro-Mirror Device) are mounted directly onto the prism assembly, making the optical purity of this component crucial to the final image quality. New optical coatings have been applied to the prism to further enhance color and picture performance.



3D Technology Overview Triple Flash 3D Technology

SIM2’s 3D active system models are the first consumer projectors to use triple flash technology alongside the active shutter 3D delivery system. Triple flash is a system developed for, and used in, commercial 3D cinemas. Triple flash means that for Blu-Ray 1080p 24Hz material, each eye is presented with 3 ‘flashes’ of each frame, giving an overall frame rate of 144fps (faster than any other consumer projector today on the market). Other technologies are limited to dual-flash refresh rates. Triple flash increases the refresh rate to a level well beyond the normal flicker fusion threshold of humans (no image flickering, smoother motion, and no ghosting for fatigue-free experience). 3-chip DLP® is currently the only projection technology that has a fast enoughrefresh rate to be able to implement triple flash with active shutter 3D technology.

Technical Specs:

LIGHT ENGINE

DLP® Type 3 Chip DMDs 0,95” 1080p DC4
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Lens High quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with motorized zoom and focus adj.
Special features Puremotion 3D technology with triple flash
Puremotion 2D for fast action materials
Puremovie 2D
SIM2 DynamicBlack™ Technology enchanced solution (in 2D mode only)
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF) >30,000:1 with DynamicBlack™ Technology (in 2D mode only)
Lamp power consumption 280W dimmable to 230W
Brightness(**) up to 3000 Ansi Lumens (adjustable)
Lamp life expectancy(*) 2000 hours typical in standard power mode; 3000 hours in ECO mode

INSTALLATION

Throw ratio standard lens 1.75-2.48:1 (type T2)
Throw ratio optional lenses 1.37-1.66:1 (typ. T1)
2.6-3.9:1 (typ. T3)
Optical shift Vertical up to +50%, down -10% max. from screen center (based on image height)
Digital keystone adjustment +/-18˚
Picture size (inches diagonal) 50-300
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, Panoramic, Pixel to Pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments

ELECTRONICS

Horizontal & vertical scan freq. 15-80kHz/24-144Hz
SDTV PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC autom. selected
HDTV 480p, 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60, 1080p 24/50/60 + 576p
PC graphic standard VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WUXGA 10 bit Full Channel Signal Board Video Processing

INPUTS/OUTPUTS

Digital 2 x HDMI-HDCP vers. 1.4a (v.1.4 with Deep Color)
Analog 1x Composite Video
1 x Graphic RGBVH (VGA-UXGA) (D-sub 15 pin)
1 x Component - Analog YPbPr/RGBs/RGBHV (RCA)
Control 3D Sync out
1 x RS232 (D-sub 9 pin)
1 x USB (B type)
Miscellaneous 3 x 12V 100mA output (via Jack)

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Software control upgradable via RS232, serial interface or USB
Mains voltage range 100-240 +/-10% (48/62 Hz)
Projector Weight 11 Kg. or 24.3 lbs
Projector dimensions (WxHxD) 458x210x455 mm (18”x8.3”x17.9”)

ACCESSORIES

Supplied Installation and User Manual
AC power cords (2m - 6.6 ft)
Backlit remote control and batteries
Live Colors Calibration software 2.0
Premium SIM2 VISUS Active Glasses (4 pcs.)
IR Emitter
Optional Projector ceiling bracket
Anamorphic lens systems (fixed or motorized)
Additional VISUS active glasses
(*) Lamp life: the hours quoted have been measured in a lab under ideal test conditions. Lamp life varies depending on usage conditions and the surrounding environment. This is an average value that cannot be guaranteed and is not protected by warranty.
(**)ANSI Lumen Specification: This is the typical projector brightness specification found in most sales literature. This measurement allows for direct comparison with other manufacturer’s projectors. Measurements are taken in a totally dark test room with T3 type lens (wide angle zoom settings), brand new lamp at full power, lamp’s native white color temperature, internal test pattern (full white) and in compliance with ANSI IT7.228-1997 specification.
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Due to constant product development, specifications are subject to change without notice.