The Alpha Path light route does its job well, and results in better contrast and deeper, darker blacks than we've encountered on any other projector at this, or nearly any other price point. With high-contrast footage such as the latest instalment of Star Wars, with the C3X there's a strong clarity to the picture.
The whole system is amazingly quiet, with little in the way of fan noise getting in the way of viewing, even with quieter discs such as the excellent Blue Planet series, which again benefits from crystal clear images, especially when viewed on a DVD player that can upscale to 1080i.
The word cinematic often gets bandied about when it comes to projectors, but the C3X offers something that really is close to the experience of sitting in a cinema. The image with a good quality DVD disc is full of texture and depth, with all the data up there on the screen for you to scrutinise.
Edited by Mary Lojkine
Additional editing by Kate Macefield