DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT300 E

HT300 E
  • The first projectors to feature HD2+ DC3 chip (0.8" 720p DarkChip3™) by Texas Instruments
  • True contrast ratio: >3500:1
  • 1280 x 720 pixel (WXGA) resolution
  • New Phono Absorbent Materials
  • New SIM2 Live Colors Management and Gamma adjustment
  • Intelligent picture memory functions
  • HDMI™ input
  • Near silent 6 segment color wheel with color corrected filters
  • SIM2 proprietary alpha-path light engine
  • SIM2 proprietary projection lens design
  • DCDi™ by Faroudja built-in
  • Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
  • Long Throw Ratio zoom lens

The E-volution model HT300 E is one of the newest additions to the acclaimed and successful Grand Cinema HT series of home theater projectors.

0.8" 720p DarkChip3™ by Texas Instruments
The HT300 E projector is the first on the market to feature the new 0.8" 720p DarkChip3™ by Texas Instruments (HD2+ DC3). The DarkChip3™ incorporates smaller mirror hinges, reduced gaps between mirrors, a flatter, more reflective surface and a new light absorbent coating for unmatched contrast and color uniformity. Also the DarkChip3™ is a Fast Track Pixel (FTP) chip that allows an approx. 50% reduction of the dithering effect for an exceptionally natural, crystal clear image.

Phenomenal Contrast Ratio
The DarkChip3™ coupled with improved software and SIM2 high quality optics allow the HT300 E to reach a true contrast ratio of >3500:1 thus delivering on screen an image of unprecedented quality from a single chip projector.

Complete color control with the new SIM2 Live Colors Management (LCM) and Gamma functions.
The HT300 E features SIM2 LCM and Gamma functions. The LCM algorithm allows you to precisely adjust color temperature to your preferences. Simply, choose from the 36 predefined white points in CIE Chart. In addition, you may choose from the wide range of possibilities provided by the Gamma Tables to optimize image to the connected source (12).

Intelligent Memory functions
The HT300 E can store up to 3 image memory settings such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, etc. for each input; that is 24 settings total. When you select a new source, the parameters stored in each memory may be applied simultaneously. Or, you may simply choose to recall despite the change of source.

Future proof inputs and advanced video processing
The HT300 E features an impressive array of digital connections, including HDMI™ and DVI. HDMI™ is a purely digital connection that transmits the uncompressed bitstream directly from the source through to the display - even high definition - and is backwards compatible with DVI. The on board 2nd generation DCDi™ Video Processing powered by Faroudja (FLI2310) guarantees an image that is free from motion artefacts and that your film collection is displayed just as the Director intended!

Fully-packed product
The HT300 E is a all-inclusive projector, featuring a sophisticated proprietary optical design for saturated and vibrant colors, high performance long lamp life for low operating costs, 6-segment color wheel for dramatically-reduced color separation artefacts, long throw ratio, power zoom and focus, and lens shift + Keystone Adj. to fine-tune the projectors from your viewing position.

Contemporary cabinet design
The HT300 E projector sports a new Phono-Absorbent cabinet to further reduce noise emissions resulting from the spinning of the color wheel, and it is available in three different colors: Gun Metal Gray (standard), Royal Burgundy, and Shiny Silver.

Light Engine

DLP™ Type 1 chip DMD HD2+ DarkChip3™
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Lens High Quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with both motorized zoom and focus adj.
Lamp power & life time* 120W 8000 hours


Throw ratio 1,8-2,4:1
Lens shift V+/-8°
Digital keystone adjustment V+/-18°; H+/-10°
Picture size (inches diagonal) 50-250
Aspect ratio 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, panoramic, pixel to pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments


Horizontal & vertical scan freq. 15-80kHz/48-100Hz (freq. Max H = UXGA 60Hz)
Video signals compatibility PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected,+ 1080i 50Hz
HDTV: ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i); 576p PC graphic standard: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA (1600x1200 60Hz)
DCDi™ by Faroudja FLI2310
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF) >3500:1
Color temperature 36 preset color temperatures selectable by OSD
Special adjustments noise reduction, fleshtone regulation, overscan, Live Colors Management (LCM) and Gamma adjustments
Intelligent picture memory functions 24 - 3 for each input.


Analog 1 x Composite Video (RCA)
1x S-Video (mini Din 4 pin)
1 x RGBs/YCrCb (4x RCA)
1 x RGBHV (D-Sub 15 pin)
Digital 1 x HDMI™ - - HDCP
1 x OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
1 x DVI (DVI-D)
Contorl 1 x RS232 (D-Sub 9 pin)
Miscellaneous 1 x OUT 12V 100mA (via Jack) active when the projector is ON
1 x OUT 12V 100mA (via Jack) active when 16:9 format is selected

General Specifications

Software control upgradable via RS232 serial interface
Power consumption 170W max
Mains voltage range 120-240Vac ±10% (48/62Hz)
Weight 5.8Kg (12.8 lbs)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 350x173x318mm (13.8”x6.8”x12.5”)


Supplied Installation and User Manual
AC power cords (EU, UK ed USA) 2m (6.6 ft)
Backlit remote control and batteries
Optional HT BRKT floor and ceiling mounting bracket
HTR01 universal remote control

Cabinet Colour

Standard Gun Metal

(*) Lamp life: the hours quoted have been calculated in a lab under strict test conditions. Lamp life varies depending on usage conditions and the surrounding environment. The calculated lamp life cannot be guaranteed and is not protected by warranty

Due to constant product development, specifications and design might be subject to change without notice.
in cm 16:9




User Manuals

Description: HT300 E User Manual Control Spec
HT300 E User Manual Control Spec
Description: HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B


Description: HT300 E Catalog
HT300 E Catalog
(3057Kb) down-GCseries_W_jan06.pdf 09.16.2009


Description: HT300 E Review
HT300 E Review
(1563Kb) 60-rws.pdf 08.24.2009