DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT3000 Host

HT3000 Host
  • Full HD 0.95" 1080p DLP-based projector
  • Proprietary SIM2 ALPHAPATH™ light engine
  • Full BrilliantColor™ technology
  • Unishape™ technology
  • High definition Optical Signal Transfer (H.O.S.T. by SIM2) up to 250m (750ft) distance
  • Comprehensive choice of inputs, including 6 x HDMI (1.3 with DeepColor)
  • Contrast ratio >6500:1
  • SIM2 Live Colors Management and Gamma Functions

The Grand Cinema™ HT3000 HOST, the latest addition to SIM2’s award-winning Grand Cinema™ HT range, takes a modular theme for its design, by dividing the projector into its two major constituent parts: the projector itself and the processing electronics. This design approach not only allows for one simple connection between the units, but also eliminates the detrimental signal losses suffered when using long cable runs from the source components in a home theatre system.

The HOST concept (High-definition Optical Signal Transfer) is the high-integrity fibre-optic connection method used between the projector and HOST video input processing unit. This simple single connection can be run to distances of up to 250m (750ft), whilst maintaining total signal integrity. The HOST module can be sited with the source components, keeping their cable lengths (and picture quality losses) to a minimum. The HOST module’s on-board readout displays all vital system information at the touch of a button.

This premium single chip projector offers true, uncompressed 1920x1080 HDTV resolution, thanks to a 0.95" 1080p DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments. Combining this new chipset with the precision optics in SIM2’s ALPHAPATH™ light engine, the HT3000 HOST is able to reach a new level of cinematic realism in single chip projection. Unishape™ lamp technology, coupled with BrilliantColor™, delivers a 100% increase in brightness (at D65), deeper blacks, a reduction of digital artefacts and a wider, more vivid colour palette than the previous HT3000 model.

The Grand Cinema HT3000 HOST utilizes full 10-bit video processing, with high-definition scaling and superior de-interlacing capabilities, to create the highest quality video images from all sources (including 1080p@24Hz). Add to this, the ability to connect up to six HDMI-equipped sources, along with a plethora of analogue inputs and it is easy to see how powerful a proposition SIM2’s HOST technology can be for both customer and installer alike.

Taking styling cues from the C3X series, HT3000 HOST sports an elegant Giorgio Revoldini designed cabinet in SIM2’s signature GunMetal gray finish.


Technology 1 chip DMD 0.95” 1080p
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Lamp power & average life time 200W dimmable to 160W, 4000 hours*


Throw ratio 1.5-2.0:1 (T1 lens standard); 2-2.8:1 (T2 lens optional)
Lens shift V +50% / -33% Digital keystone adjustment
Picture size (inches diagonal) 50-250
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, Panoramic, Pixel to Pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments


Horiz. & vertical scan frequency 15-80kHz/48-100Hz; 24 Hz (1080p only)
Video and Graphic standards PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected;
HDTV ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p); EU 576p + 1080i 50Hz + 1080@24Hz;
PC graphic VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF)
Format Board 10 Bit
Special video adjustments Dynamic Noise Reduction, Spatial Noise Reduction Other Special Adjustments


Digital 1 x HD-SDI (BNC)
1 x DVI (DVI–D)
6 x HDMI-HDCP (HDMI) (vers. 1.3 with DeepColor) Analog
Analog 2 x Composite Video (RCA)
2 x S-Video (Mini DIN 4pin)
2 x Graphic RGBVH (VGA-UXGA) (D-sub 15 pin)
3 x Component - Analog YPbPr/RGBs/RGBHV (RCA) 1 x RGBHV progressive analog (BNC)
Control 1 x RS232 (D-sub 9 pin)
1 x USB
1 x Ethernet (RJ45)
Miscellaneous 3 x fiber optics link (LC)
2 x OUT 12V 100mA (via Jack)


Software control upgradable via RS232 serial interface or USB Mains voltage range
Weight/Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 Kg (5.5 lbs); 347x90x300 mm (13.7”x3.6”x11.8”)


Supplied Installation and User Manual
AC power cords (EU, UK and USA) 2m (6.6 ft)
Backlit remote control and batteries
SIM2 Live Colours Calibration software
H.O.S.T. Processor
Fibre optics cable (20m)
Optional Ceiling bracket
2.35:1 Anamorphic lenses
Fibre optics cable, additional length

(*) 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.

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Due to constant product development, specifications and design might be subject to change without notice.