SIM2 GRAND CINEMA C3X LUMIS UNO


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Or the holiday of a lifetime to the Maldives Hilton. So with the C3X Lumis Uno, you could save seven grand and blow it on a nifty runaround for the missus instead. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: Plus, on a more basic level, it provides an installer with a potentially key extra component in fine-tuning the projector’s pictures. Arguably more important, though, given the vagaries of contrast ratio measurements, is the relative lack of flexibility for installers created by the removal of manual iris adjustment. Whatever doubts I might have about how the lack of iris adjustments might damage the Uno’s appeal to its target market, one thing not in doubt is that the Uno is a feast for the eyes. I’d expected the Uno to lose something compared with Sim2’s top-end projectors with shadow detail due to its iris limitations.

The fact that it can pick out a few image problems lesser projectors can’t isn’t the Uno’s fault, of course. Plus, on a more basic level, it provides an installer with a potentially key extra component in fine-tuning the projector’s pictures. Plus, bringing in a much cheaper C3X Lumis gives custom installers more flexibility when trying to hit the budgets they’ve been given by their client. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: They explode off my reference screen — even using the lowest lamp output setting — with the sort of dynamism and intensity you just don’t get with ‘mainstream’ PJs. Whatever doubts I might have about how the lack of iris adjustments might damage the Uno’s appeal to its target market, one thing not in doubt is that the Uno is a feast for the eyes.

But while this does happen, the amount of subtle greyscale and colour information the Uno manages to retrieve during dark sequences is still prodigious, and adds further to that sense of insight I mentioned earlier.

Against Lacks any dynamic or manual iris controls and so loses out a touch on graand detail to higher-level Lumis models Runs a little noisily. Our Verdict A great option if you cjnema looking to get into the world of high-end projection but not as good as the ‘true’ premium models from SIM2.

So with the C3X Lumis Uno, you could save seven grand and blow it on a nifty runaround for the missus instead. Arguably more important, though, given the vagaries of contrast ratio measurements, is the relative lack of flexibility for installers created by the removal of manual iris adjustment.

As does the projector’s pixel perfect fine detail presentation, which is so accurate that it reveals absolutely without mercy cinemq good and bad things about any high-definition film or game.

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SIM2 Grand Cinema Lumis UNO Projector

Whatever doubts I might have about how the lack of iris adjustments might damage the Uno’s appeal to its grad market, one thing not in doubt is that the Uno is a feast for the eyes. However, when you stop to think about this a little more, this is potentially quite a severe downgrade for such an illustrious projector series. Perhaps inevitably for such a powerful yet compact projector, the Uno runs a little more noisily than we’d like.

The first thing that strikes you as you watch it is how intensely bright its pictures are.

SIM2 C3X Lumis Uno review

What’s more, the Uno can have its colours tuned to within a millimetre of their lives courtesy of the incredibly sophisticated PC-based ‘LiveColour’ colour calibration software we raved about in our earlier review of Sim2’s Grand Cinema C3X Plus, bringing in a much cheaper C3X Lumis gives custom installers more flexibility when trying to hit the budgets they’ve been given by their client.

I merely point it out to stress how much more crisp and accurate its pictures are than you see with normal, ‘value’ projectors. But one such place is the high-end front projection market, occupied by such rarified brands as Runco, Projectiondesign, and Sim2. A great option if you are looking to get into the world of high-end projection but not as good as the ‘true’ premium models from SIM2. This leaves me in no doubt whatsoever that the Uno is capable of driving much larger screens than my in effort, and in larger rooms.

For anyone who’s never seen a premium projector in action, the experience of watching the Uno can be akin to seeing your favourite Blu-rays again for the very first time.

SIM2 C3X Lumis Uno review | TechRadar

Not least is the exceptional dynamism of the projector’s colour response, which finds colours looking both sumptuously vibrant but also exceptionally natural.

Otherwise, the cinena real question I can raise about the Uno is a philosophical one. It’s still got oodles of high-end tech under its hood, too, despite the missing iris adjustments. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: For all that’s really substantively different is that the C3X Lumis Uno lacks the dynamic and manual unp adjustments of its costlier sibling.

Other key points that help make the Uno every inch a premium projector include 10bit video processing, its use of a new, patented Die-Cast compact light engine using Sim2’s own ALPHAPATH technology, and the fact that you can have it with any clnema three different lens options: Plus, on a more basic level, it provides an installer with a potentially key extra component in fine-tuning the projector’s pictures.

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For starters, not having the dynamic iris function puts a big dampener on the C3X Lumis Uno’s contrast ratio claims. Let’s not forget, either, that the Uno’s three-chip DLP technology means it doesn’t suffer like cheap, single-chip DLP projectors with the ‘rainbow effect’, or motion noise.

This feature is also found on the core C3X Lumis, but it’s great that it’s been retained for the Uno, since it means installers do after all have some degree of flexibility with the amount of light being ‘cannoned’ out of the Uno’s lens. All of which only really matters, of course, if the C3X Lumis Uno is actually any good.

Also potentially very significant is that you can adjust the output of the lamp to a series of different wattages. It sports the same stunningly curvaceous shape, surprisingly compact footprint and gorgeously high-gloss finish as the main C3X Lumis — a projector which, for me, is the single prettiest model in the front projection world right now. That’s only short of the output quoted for the main C3X Lumis.

They explode off my reference screen — even using the lowest lamp output setting — with the sort of dynamism and intensity you just don’t get with ‘mainstream’ PJs. The extreme brightness of the image has other knock-on benefits too. For Truly premium picture quality Exceptional colour management Gorgeously cinemq.

I’d expected the Uno to lose something compared with Sim2’s top-end projectors with shadow detail due to its iris limitations.

Being able to physically alter the amount of light emitted through the projector’s lens gives installers all kinds of extra options when it comes to, say, picking a matching screen, or working out how to control light scatter. At first glance, the list of ‘cutbacks’ looks impressively short.

Or the holiday of a lifetime to the Maldives Hilton. The fact that it can pick out aim2 few image problems lesser projectors can’t isn’t the Uno’s fault, of course.