DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT300 LINK

HT300 Link
  • Designed specifically for home theatre
  • HD2+ DMD chip by Texas Instruments for true 16:9 (1280 x720 pixels) resolution
  • External DigiOptic™ Image Processor box with 12 inputs
  • Optic fibre cable link up to 500 metres
  • Contrast ratio 2800:1
  • Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
  • New, silent 6-segment colour wheel
  • DCDi™ by Faroudja (built-in)
  • DVI Input
  • HDMI™ - HDCP
  • DVI - AVC protocol compliant
  • Average lamp life time: 8000 hours(*)
  • Ceiling and floor bracket (optional)

The HT300 LINK offers the following array of new features:

LINK Concept: the HT300 LINK features the acclaimed and successful DigiOptic™ Image Processor (DOIP) already in use with the well-known RTX line. Based on a CMOS chip-set this optical link allows a fully digital source-to-display link via Optical Fibers. As the RTX the HT300 LINK will be the first and only product in the market to have an Optical Fiber connection, up to 1600ft., with 3 high-speed lasers between the smart Digi-Optictm remote input box and the projector for a loss-free and interference-free signal.

New Digital Inputs: The HT300 LINK’s external image processor features new digital inputs such as HDMI™-HDCP and DVI that allows a complete digital connectivity to an increasing amount of video sources equipped with digital outputs, thus guaranteeing a perfect reproduction, without any loss of information or interference in the signal.

Signal management: with this innovative concept of using an external input/image processing box connected via Optical Fibers to the projector, SIM2 has made installations and signal management an easy task. Sources are typically located far away from the projector and it is becoming very difficul to run HD compatible cables for long distances. With the HT300 LINK this issue no longer exists, due to the fact that the Digi-Optictm Image Processor is placed next to the sources and only one Optical Fiber cable runs to the projector delivering any HD signal without deterioration and up to 1600 ft.

Upgradability: the innovative connectivity of the HT300 LINK through the external DigiOptic™ Image Processor allows the user to approach this moment of digital confusion with ease.

The DigiOptic™ Image Processor features new digital inputs, but it will also be upgradable from the end of this year. This means that the user will no longer have to worry about changing the whole unit, but will only upgrade the external input/image processor. By the end of the year, SIM2 will feature as an option the possibility to include

High contrast: The software and light engine has been further improved by SIM2’s R&D to allow the HT300 LINK to deliver an impressive outstanding contrast. This improvement coupled with TI’s HD2+ chip allows the HT300 LINK to reach a high contrast of 2800:1, thus delivering on the screen even more realistic and emotional images.

Lamp & Light management: The HT300 LINK will have a brightness burst function, increasing the image brightness up to 15% without loss in contrast or black level.

Silent color wheel: As a new standard the HT300 LINK is equipped with a new 60mm color wheel. A high performance very low noise wheel that will make Home Cinema experience even more comfortable and enjoyable.

New remote control: Always tuned to home theater enthusiasts’ needs, SIM2 equipped its HT300 LINK with a backlit remote control for an easy access to product commands and OSD functions even in a dark environment.

The HT300 LINK also sports all of the stunning features of the RTX model, such as:

Built-in deinterlacer and video enhancement: Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDi™) by Faroudja.

Accurate color rendition: Thanks to a sophisticated proprietary optical design and a very high performance zoom lens, the reds, greens and blues are rich, saturated and vibrant colors.

6-segment color wheel: the 6-segment color wheel dramatically reduces the color separation artifacts (commonly referred as a "rainbow effect"); the annoying color flickering visible to a small percentage of individuals.

Complete compatibility with all video sources, picture standards (PAL, NTSC, SECAM) and computer graphics up to 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution (compressed).

(*) Lamp life: the hours quoted have been measured in a lab under ideal test conditions. Lamp life varies depending on usage conditions and the surrounding environment. This is an average value that cannot be guaranteed and is not protected by warranty.

Light Engine

DLP™ Type Proprietary sealed optical Engine based on 1 HD2+ DMD™ Chip. Sealed housing
Resolution True 16:9 – 1280x720 pixels
Lens High quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with both motorised zoom and focus adjustments
Lamp power consumption & life time 120W, 8000 hours*


Optical keystone adjustment +/-8°
Digital keystone adjustment +/-13° vertical, +/-10° horizontal
Throw ratio 1.8 – 2.4:1
Picture size 50-300 inches diagonal.
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9, anamorphic, letter box plus 3 custom-user adjustments, panoramic and pixel to pixel


Horiz. Scan freq. 15-80KHz (max horizontal freq. corresponding to UXGA, 60Hz)
Vert. Scan freq. 48-100Hz
Video standard & graphic resolutions PAL: B,G,H,I,M,N,60, SECAM, NTSC 3.58 &4.43 automatically selected; HDTV: ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i); VGA, SVGA, XGA, UXGA (1600 x 1200 pixels)
DCDi™ by Faroudja built-in
Contrast Ratio (full On / full Off) 2800:1
Colour Temperature 3 preset colour temperatures plus a RC user adjustment acting directly on each colour (red, green and blue)
Special Video Enhancements Luma-Choma Delay Adjustment by OSD

DigiOptic™ Image Processor

Analog 2 composite video via RCA connectors
2 S-VHS via mini Din 4 pin connectors
2 RGB via DB 15 HD connectors
3 RGBH/V / YcrCbH/V via RCA connectors
1 RGBH/V / YcrCbH/V via 5 BNC connectors
1 RS232 via DB 9 pins connector
Digital 1 DVI on DVI-D connector
Miscellaneous 3 fiber optics links via RJ-45 type LC connectors
1 x jack 12V power output, active when the product is ON

General Specifications

Control Software can be upgraded via RS232 serial interface
Power Consumption 180 W max
Mains voltage range 100 - 240 Vac, -/- 10%
Mains frequency range 48/62 Hz
Cabinet dimensions (W x H x D) 350 x 173 x 318mm (13,8” x 6,8” x 12,5”)


Vibration in compliance with IEC 68-2-6
Safety In compliance with EN 60950/UL 1950
Emission In compliance with EN 55022 class B/150KHz - 30MHz
Recyclable packaging


Supplied DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Optic Fiber Cable
AC power cords (EU, UK and USA), length 3m
User standard remote control with batteries
Backlid Remote Control
Installation and user manual + CD Rom
Optional Ceiling bracket and Grand Cinema Style floor/ceiling stand

Cabinet Colours

Standard Gun Metal
Optional Royal Burgundy and Shiny Silver

(*) 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 Link User Manual
HT300 Link User Manual
(3355Kb) down-HT300LINK_UK_46.0327.pdf 08.25.2009
Description: HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B


Description: HT300 LINK Catalog
HT300 LINK Catalog
(2117Kb) down-HT300LINKc.pdf 09.16.2009


Description: HT300 Link Review
HT300 Link Review
(666Kb) 58-rws.pdf 08.24.2009