Sim2 is teasing us with its three-chip Grand Cinema HT5000 1080p DLP projector, on its way to some ritzy home theater near you, if you're lucky. The three-chip monster is packing three Texas Instruments .95-inch 1080p DarkChip3 DLP chips that Sim2 says are capable of a 5000:1 contrast ratio, and you can order it with either single or dual 300-watt lamps. No word on pricing for that projector yet, but the company says it'll let us know about that and ship date sometime in the next few months.
In the same breath, Sim2 announced its Home Cinema "Scope" which lets you project movies shot in that directors'-favorite 2.35:1 aspect ratio in their full width without any letterboxing. With this system, you're not wasting about a third of the projector's resolution on pixels dedicated to that black letterboxed part of the screen. It'll be selling for $8,995 for the manually-attached lens or a cool $11,995 for the lens and a motorized sled that moves that lens into place via remote control.
SIM2 Grand Cinema HT5000
Home Cinema "Scope" [Sim 2 Multimedia]