The world’s first Active 3D projector to use LED lighting has gone on sale for a whopping £19,995 apiece.
Italian electronics company SIM2 has crafted the product – the M.150 – to usher in a new era of projector technology. The M.150 uses LED lighting rather than the traditional bulb that is used in nigh on all projectors today, and it offers many advantages.
The unit uses three ‘Phlatlight’ LED modules to provide illumination and the colour source for the chipset inside, thus creating the projected image. By using LED lighting instead of the traditional bulb, SIM2’s new projector benefits from a longer lifespan of 30,000 hours without the need to ever change a bulb, which as any projector owner knows, is a pricey affair. LED lighting also provides instant on and off, without the need to wait until the bulb has cooled down before powering on again.
Power consumption is lower with LED lighting – something that is very important in this day and age, and will give the edge over power hungry traditional units.
Asides from the LED lighting aspect, the M.150 boats deep blacks, crisp quality and 3D imagery, thanks to using the new TI Darkchp4 chipset with DynamicBlack Technology. The contrast ratio provided by the projector is an impressive 100,000:1, so you can be sure that video quality will be detailed and clear. The image output is of Full HD 1080p quality, which means the output resolution will be 1920 x 1080.
A host of inputs on the back of the projector provide options to connect several different devices. You’ve got 2 HDMI sockets, 1 Component, 1 S-Video, 1 Composite Video and 1 D-Sub connection.
We were fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the M.150 in action at the Bristol Sound and Vision show recently, and it’s a beauty. The only downside of course is the whopping price tag of £19,995, but if you’re serious about home cinema, that sort of price won’t come as much of a shock to you we’re sure.