The Ferrari of the projection world, SIM2, has released its most affordable 1080p projector to date. Aimed at the serious, but not OTT, home theatre enthusiast, the Domino 60 is a single chip DLP design based around Texas Instruments’ 1080p DarkChip3 0.95-inch DMD (Digital Mirror Device) chipset costing $5,999. It provides twin HDMI inputs, plus composite, S-Video, component and RGBHV. Third-party system integration such as Crestron or AMX is provided for with an RS-232 port and 12v trigger output.

The Domino 60 also shares some features found on more expensive projectors from the SIM2 range, including a variable dual iris in the lens which adjusts to produce the right amount of light output for each of three operational modes (Cinema, Dynamic and Standard). The advantage of this, according to SIM2, is to enhance contrast and shadow detail. Further use of Texas Instruments’ technology called DynamicBlack digitally examines the video source material and adjusts the iris aperture based on the level of light shown on screen.

Specifications

  • DarkChip3 DLP chip from Texas Instruments
  • 1920x1080p resolution with 24fps capability
  • 10 bit HQV Reon Video Processing
  • Dynamic Black variable iris technology by TI
  • Sealed light engine
  • 10,000:1 contrast ratio
  • BrilliantColor by Texas Instruments
  • Motorised lens shift
  • 200w UHP lamp (Normal and Whisper modes)
  • 2,500 hour lamp life (3000 hrs in Whisper Mode)
  • Stretch mode for use with anamorphic lenses
  • Throw ratio 1.84 – 2.2 : 1 (equates to a throw of 4.07 – 4.86m for 100″” 16:9 screen)
  • +60% / -40% lens shift vertical
  • Software upgradeable via RS232 (8 pin mini DIN)
  • 2 x HDMI 1.2 (HDCP) inputs
  • Component x 2, RGB (video or PC), S-Video, composite inputs
  • Dimensions: 492 x 180 x 420 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight 9.6 kg