NEWS: Compact cabinet, Grand Cinema from SIM2

New from SIM2 is the compact HT380 projector, the latest model in the company's latest addition to its Grand Cinema range. And despite measuring just 35cm wide, the £6500 newcomer manages to pack in a huge amount of technology from the company's much larger models.

A full high-definition design with 1080p/24-frame capability, the HT380 uses the latest Texas Instruments DLP chipset, along with SIM2's Alphapath light engine, BrilliantColor's twin colourwheel picture enhancement and the new Unishape technology for the 160W lamp.

It has a 6500:1 contrast ratio, and as well as accepting Full HD 1080p/24 video, can also upscale lesser video feeds with its onboard 10-bit processing. And as well as an HDMI input, it has a full range of analogue video inputs. For a full review, see page 12 of our October issue, on sale now.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.