Maybe. Our fireplace will make a fire effect that looks very close to the real thing. Because we use real video of actual fire as the basis for our technology, our flames look real because they are real. I won’t say it’s indistinguishable from the real thing, but it gets you pretty darn close.
The only thing that would get you closer is by actually setting something on fire. This fireplace is a great compromise without the danger and mess of real flames.