We've just finished calibrating our new Sim2 projector and have to share the news! The Sim2 Nero 3 is the entry into their higher end projectors and uses an LED light source, with a DLP imaging chip.
Opening up the box it's clear that this is a high quality product. As you can see in the images below, this product is made with true care and attention to detail. It came double boxed, wrapped in a silk bag; when you unwrap this projector, it's immediately clear that these Italians are truly passionate about this product.
Surprisingly straightforward set-up
Usually, products such as this can be very time consuming to set up, however, exact set up of this projector was surprisingly simple. I think having such a high quality optics system certainly helps matters here as the vertical lens shift means this projector can be placed into a wide variety of rooms.
We are using the T2 lens which is the default for this projector and allows set-up in medium sized media rooms. There are two other lens options, so that this guy can work in just about any media room. There is a very cool cable cover system for a flawless looking setup.
The high quality lens certainly helps, but as you would expect of a high end DLP, out of the box the picture was razor sharp. (No LCoS or LCD chips can get this level of sharpness due to their design.)
Sim2 Nero 3 installed in Demo Lounge 3
Commanding Colour Accuracy
Colour balance was initially good, but can always be improved, so we brought in the talents of Nigel from Masterpiece calibration. Setting up high end projectors like this is his art-form, so we left him and his tools to the job. What we returned to was exceptional. This really is top class picture quality. Nowadays, all of the talk about 4K probably has people going in the completely wrong direction. This projector proves the level of quality that can be squeezed from a 1080P projector.
Overall picture quality - balance
One word that truly describes the picture from this projector is balance. Truly every minor detail has been attended to, which adds up to an image you can sit in front of and very easily appreciate.
If you're interested in a top end display for your media room, or just want to see what could possibly be achieved, pop in to our Christchurch store and have for a demo.
Sim2 is an Italian manufacturer of higher end projectors, concentrated on the higher quality end of the spectrum. All of their projectors are of exceptional quality and are the kind of device you can be proud of for many years.