We couldn't resist bringing you this mean, moody shot of SIM2's latest projector, the £18,000, Grand Cinema C3X 1080, said to be 'the world’s smallest, lightest and most competitively priced full High Definition, 3-chip DLP projector'.

The new model is again styled by Giorgio Revoldini, and when it goes on sale in November will come in high-gloss gunmetal finish as standard, with that gloss red, black or gold available to order.

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40cm square, and weighing 10kg, the C3X1080 is based on the latest 0.95in 1080P chipsets from Texas Instruments, and these combine with SIM2's own Alphapath light engine to deliver full-HD 1920x1080-pixel 24fps progressive resolution.

The projector also has 10-bit video processing giving deinterlacing and scaling capability, while newly developed colour-management software allows more precise calibration.

Twin HDMI inputs are provided, along with connectors for analogue video, and the projector also has RS232 and USB connectors for control and firmware/software upgrades.

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