Woow guys, i'm happy this thread is causing a stirr lol, thanx to everybody , a lot of usefull information here.
So i went to have a look at the sim m150 , they had a little batcave cinema installed and i managed to stay there for over 4 hours, the salesmen were VERY relaxed, (by the way, everybody who ever passes through Antwerp should probably pass by this store, Alpha High end Sound and Vision, i've never seen anything like it, they seem to have everyhting, from truly exoticly expensive gear to a simple usb dac, it's all there. for the first time i saw wilson maxx speakers hooked up to mccintosch gear, that being said, i didn't like the sound of that (yes i wouldn't think i would say that either, then they had some avalon speakers hooked up to a spectral amp and it was pretty much the best i ever heard.
Anyway back on point, the sim 2 is awesome, but it didnt really rock my world either, even when compared to my rs20. (u have to know i'm projecting on a 100 inch screen, the rs 20 is only 3 m away from it and completey isf calibrated)
What was very unexpected was that they had a used barco cinemax on display with hdmi compatibiltiy displaying 1080p material, and oooh damn allmight i fell in love with this image, this is what i'm looking for ! After some talking i also learnt that these lamps work for about 20000 hours, and all in all, this is what i was looking for in LED, since i'm tired of changing bulbs on my rs20.
Now for the price, they are asking a cool 7000 euros (about 8500 dollars) for it. Does anyone here know if that would be a fair price ? And what if i'm ever gonna need parts on it ? The salesguy told me everything can still be ordered new, but as it has 3 9inch tubes, at about 1500 euro's a pop this could still end up a fairly expensive hobby.
But again, this to me was finally a VERY noticeable step up from my rs 20.
looking forward on your thoughts here