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Sim2 Nero 3D-1 & 3D-2 Owners Thread

These are the best single chip DLP projectors that I have seen. I own the 3D-2 myself. Anyone interested in these or that owns one is welcome to post here.

Specs:

LIGHT ENGINE
DLP Type1 x 0.95” chip DarkChip 4
Resolution1920x1080 pixels
Light source280W UHP lamp
Special features 3D features and SIM2’s PureAction 2D/3D & PureMovie 2D technology
SIM2 DynamicBlack (3D-2) Technology enhanced solution
BrilliantColor Technology
Contrast ratio (Full ON/OFF)>30,000:1 (3D-2) >10,000-1 (3D-1)
Brightness 2,000 Ansi Lumens (3D-2) 1,600 (3D-1)
Lamp life expectancy 2,000 hours typical in standard power mode; 3,000 hours in ECO mode
INSTALLATION
Throw ratio standard lens1.82-2.48:1 (type T2)
Throw ratio optional lenses1.37-1.66:1 (typ. T1)
2.6-3.9:1 (typ. T3)
Optical shiftVertical up to +50%, down -10% max from screen center (based on image height)
Digital KeystoneVertical +/-18 degree
Picture size (inches diagonal)50-250
Aspect ratio4:3, 16:9, Anamorphic, Letterbox, Panoramic, pixel-to-pixel, subtitle + 3 custom-user adjustments
ELECTRONICS
Horizontal & vertical scan freq.15-80kHz/48-120Hz
Color SystemPAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3.58; NTSC 4.43
PC graphic standardsVGA, SVGA, XGA,SXGA, UXGA, WUXGA
SDTV480i/p, 576i/p;
HDTV720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60, 1080p 24/50/60 + 576p
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Digital2x HDMI (v.1.4 with Deep Color)
Analog1x Composite Video (RCA)
1x Graphic RGBHV (D-sub HD15 pins)
1x Component - YCbCr/RGBs (RCA)
Control1x RS-232 (D-sub 9 pins)
1x USB (B type)
Miscellaneous3D Sync Out
3x 12V trigger 100mA output
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Software controlupgradable via RS232, serial interface or USB
Mains voltage range100-240 +/-10% (48/62 Hz)
Power consumption (max.)440 W
Projector dimensions (WxHxD)459 x 210 x 455 mm (18.1”x8.3”x17.9”)
Projector Weight11 Kg. or 24.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
SuppliedInstallation and User Manual
AC power cords (2m - 6.6 ft)
Backlit remote control and batteries
Live Colors Calibration software 2.0
OptionalSIM2 VISUS 3D Active Glasses and Emitter
Projector ceiling bracket
Anamorphic lens systems (fixed or motorized)

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These are the best single chip DLP projectors that I have seen. I own the 3D-2 myself. Anyone interested in these or that owns one is welcome to post here.
Jeff, hi I have been looking for one of these for a while, primarily to use with 3D. I have several .65 3D DLP's and still have my .95 Planar that I swapped in a DC4 a few years ago.

Are you using it with 3D? if so, can you provide any feedback on brightness, contrast, etc?

What is the difference between the 3D-1 and the 3D-2? Thanks for any info!
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Jeff, hi I have been looking for one of these for a while, primarily to use with 3D. I have several .65 3D DLP's and still have my .95 Planar that I swapped in a DC4 a few years ago.

Are you using it with 3D? if so, can you provide any feedback on brightness, contrast, etc?

What is the difference between the 3D-1 and the 3D-2? Thanks for any info!
I am not a fan of 3D and do not have the equipment to use it with 3D. The 3 chip Sim2 Lumis machines with triple flash are the best I have seen at 3D.

The difference between the models is that the 3D-2 has a dynamic and manual iris that the 3D-1 does not. The 3D-2 is rated a little brighter, but I doubt that is a big deal in reality since they both have the same lamp.

I do not use the dynamic iris for HD, but I do use it for 4K HDR in my system.

I have a separate color calibration for 4K HDR and feed 4:4:4 1080p with something close to DCI colorspace to the projector from a Panasonic UHD player. The image quality is exceptional. This setup boosts the resolution to something approaching and surpassing some of the best 4K projectors by having very high DLP ANSI contrast and motion along with excellent blacks from DC4 technology.

The projectors are not very bright and require either smaller screens or substantial screen gain.
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I am not a fan of 3D and do not have the equipment to use it with 3D. The 3 chip Sim2 Lumis machines with triple flash are the best I have seen at 3D.

The difference between the models is that the 3D-2 has a dynamic and manual iris that the 3D-1 does not. The 3D-2 is rated a little brighter, but I doubt that is a big deal in reality since they both have the same lamp.

I do not use the dynamic iris for HD, but I do use it for 4K HDR in my system.

I have a separate color calibration for 4K HDR and feed 4:4:4 1080p with something close to DCI colorspace to the projector from a Panasonic UHD player. The image quality is exceptional. This setup boosts the resolution to something approaching and surpassing some of the best 4K projectors by having very high DLP ANSI contrast and motion along with excellent blacks from DC4 technology.

The projectors are not very bright and require either smaller screens or substantial screen gain.
Thanks for the information! I have a large 2.8HP screen and run my projectors in a rack near screen center for max gain so lower lumen models are no problem.

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if you come across a customer looking to get rid of one during your calibration travels, please let me know thanks!
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Thanks for the information! I have a large 2.8HP screen and run my projectors in a rack near screen center for max gain so lower lumen models are no problem.

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It is not likely. I have never seen one in a client’s home. High dollar single chip DC4 machines are very rare. I have seen the Marantz VP11S2 in the field, but it is inferior to these and does not offer 3D.

I see a lot of Lumis units. I would look for a Lumis 3D-S used for 3D in your situation. They are stellar for 3D. You could mate it with a Terranex 3D processor to watch everything in 3D.


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