SIM2 HT500E Spec Sheet

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Contents
About SIM2 Multimedia
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About DLP technology
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Introduction to the
Grand Cinema series
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The Grand Cinema HT series
DLPTM -based front projectors
The Grand Cinema RTX series
DLPTM -based rear projectors
The Grand Cinema HTL series
LCD displays
The Technical Specifications
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SIM2 Multimedia
SIM2 celebrates 10 year
anniversary
Innovation in home cinema
In 2005, SIM2 Multimedia celebrates its first 10 years of operation.
Since its founding in July 1995, SIM2 has grown from a small company to
one of the most hotly sought-after manufacturer of top-notch products,
SIM2 Multimedia mission is to offer solutions for home cinema applications: in
continuously meeting the needs of the home entertainment market with
other words, truly sensational rear (45” and 55” diagonal) and front projection
products embodying the very best in performance and available technology.
products, capable of outputting a picture up to 150-300” diagonal.
Today we have a permanent staff of 125 and have earned a reputation for
SIM2 products are designed for today's and future requirements and incorporate
our continuous innovation and the quality of our products.
all of those exceptional performances that have created the SIM2 legend.
In the home theater market, SIM2 Multimedia is today's synonymous of
innovation and quality. The company provides one of the industry's most
comprehensive line of video entertainment projectors and high-end professional
SIM2 Research & Development
display that have a common denominator: a cinematographic quality for futureproof products.
SIM2 has gained in reputation thanks to its strong commitment on innovation and great passion
The marketing policies of the company are world-oriented with a direct presence
for outstanding image quality. Indeed, SIM2 Multimedia invests over 20% of its human resources
through the headquarter/subsidiary in Italy, USA, UK and Germany and in over 45
and over 10% of total turnover in R&D activities, assuring constant innovation of products.
countries world-wide through partnerships with qualified distributors.
SIM2 Research & Development team's achievements:
SIM2 Multimedia's headquarters are located in Pordenone, Italy. The capillary,
1. an innovative “alpha path” light engine for a revolutionary product
world-wide distribution, coupled with an excellent customer service, guarantees
absolute serenity in time.
series.
2. the best signal processing device coupled with the most
sophisticated deinterlacer;
3. a wide selection of connections to allow interface with today's and future
sources; in particular, the latest HDMI™ (High Definition Multimedia
Interface) input that safely processes uncompressed signals, making illegal
reproductions impossible to accomplish; HDMI™ doesn't require any analog/digital
conversion - and/or vice versa - and controls simultaneously up to 8 audio channels with a
quality higher than the one offered by normal CDs.
4. the use of fiber optics cable. SIM2 is the only consumer manufacturer to use an optical link
between a remote and external video processing unit (DigiOptic™ Image Processor) and the
projector for a loss-free and interference-free signal.
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home is where
the theater is
A name you can trust
If you’re like most people, you
want to make the most of
your leisure time
SIM2 Multimedia design engineers pay particular attention to ensure
that their projectors are an attractive addition to your home. Your
family and friends will immediately notice the elegant design, which
On the basis of more than 10 years of experience in cutting edge
is certain to complement your décor. Furthermore, all SIM2’s
innovation, SIM2 Multimedia, is a world-leading manufacturer dedicated to
projectors offer relaxed ease-of-use via remote control and our
bringing a cinema-quality picture into your home. Investing in a SIM2’s
comprehensive warranties ensure peace of mind.
projector you can be confident that it will deliver on sharpness, brightness
and color fidelity.
It has often been said, “A man’s home is his
castle”. With that adage in mind, it’s no surprise
that more and more people are choosing to enjoy
their favorite movies, sporting events and TV
programs in the comfort of their own private
theater. Whether you’re an avid host or prefer
quiet evenings at home, a personal theater allows
you to express your style in entertainment.
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Sit back, relax and enjoy
Your attitude toward entertainment is as unique
as your personality
A home theater creates an exclusive domain within your living space, where
the reality of your surroundings is suspended and you’re immersed in a total
entertainment experience. Imagine enjoying a great football game or movie
in the intimate surroundings of friends and family with cinema-quality
projection and sound. A SIM2 projector is an essential part of this
experience.
Regardless of the size of your home, you may have concerns about how a personal theater will transform your living space. Retractable
screens and ceiling or bookshelf mounted projectors allow you to convert a multi-purpose living area into a theater at your discretion. You
may also choose to design a dedicated home theater room with a wall-mounted screen. Whatever the case, creating a theater that
complements the personality of your home should be a fulfilling experience; the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
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DLP™ technology
Dark-metal technology
In first-generation DMD systems, the particles of light
occasionally escaped to screen, subtly affecting the
contrast ratio of the projected image. In the DarkChip™
generation, a light-eating "dark metal" coat is applied to the
interior of each chip, preventing stray light from traveling to
screen when mirrors are switched off. Now, photons go
only where they're wanted.
Digital Light Processing (DLP™) is a new way to
project and display video signals and is based on
How it works
the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) developed
by Texas Instruments.
A DMD can be described simply as a semiconductor light switch.
The inherent digital nature of DLP™ enables
Thousands of tiny, square, 13x13 µm mirrors, fabricated on hinges atop a
noise-free, precise image quality with digital grey
static random access memory (SRAM) make up a DMD.
scale and very good color reproduction.
Each mirror is capable of switching a pixel of light. The hinges allow the
Finally, close spacing of the micromirrors causes
mirrors to tilt between two states: “on” or “off”.
video images to be projected as seamless
pictures with higher perceived resolution.
One-chip system
Three-chip system
White light passes through a color wheel filter, causing red,
DLP™ technology-enabled projectors for very high image quality or high
green and blue light to be shone in sequence on the
brightness applications such as cinema and large venue displays rely on
surface of the DMD. The color wheel spins at 60 Hz to give
a 3-DMD-chip configuration to produce stunning images, whether
180 color fields per second (256 shades for each of the
moving or still.
primary colors, or 2563 - 16.7 million - possible colors that
In a 3-chip system, the white light generated by the lamp passes
can be generated).
through a prism that divides it into red, green and blue. Each DMD chip
The switching of the mirrors, and the proportion of time
is dedicated to one of these three colors; the colored light that the
they are 'on' or 'off' is coordinated according to the color
micromirrors reflect is then combined and passed through the projection
shining on them. The human visual system integrates the
lens to form an image.
sequential color and sees a full-color image. A white
segment may be added to increase brightness efficiency of
the system.
Advantages in Home Entertainment
Sharper image: all digital technology recreated the source with maximum fidelity so you may enjoy clear, sharp pictures.
Knockout color: high contrast and better accuracy mean brilliant colors and richer blacks.
Slim design: lightweight semiconductor technology allows for thin and elegant TVs and projectors.
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GRAND CINEMA series
the ultimate home theater experience
We have changed the
rules of the game
Grand Cinema Line - Cutting-edge technology combined with elegance
Grand Cinema offers a hands on approach to cinema
and style; brought to you by the masters in home cinema projection: SIM2!
viewing. An extremely sophisticated and versatile firmware
and software, gives the customer the enjoyment of self
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Designed specifically for home theater
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Based on Texas Instruments' DLP™
technology
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Built-in deinterlacer and video processor
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Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
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Long Throw Ratio zoom lens
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HDMI™ and DVI inputs
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Improved software functions
The SIM2 Grand Cinema Line has been created to endorse the strategic
customizing a fully adjustable user interface, allowing the
positioning of SIM2 within the home theater marketplace and to fulfil the
viewer to tailor the picture to their exacting requirements.
needs of a discerning customer seeking to enjoy a truly high end “ultimate
home cinema experience”, whilst being backed up with reliable product
Alternatively, this fully customizable interface offers flexibility
digital Input, places SIM2 firmly at the forefront of the technology
support from qualified staff.
to professional installers and lifestylers, allowing them to
revolution.
set-up the projector to deliver the best image quality for the
All Grand Cinema products have been designed and manufactured using
living conditions.
the most advanced cutting edge technology available to the current
The SIM2 Grand Cinema range is the only projector line that features
HDMI™ Input across the entire range. SIM2 is the only company in the
marketplace; the SIM2 Research and Development team working closely
The recent introduction of new projectors to the Grand
with new technologies to develop the ultimate image quality.
Cinema range, together with the introduction of HDMI™
home theater industry Worldwide to currently offer this to the customer.
The Grand Cinema line has received a plethora of prestigious international awards for excellence in its category, aesthetics, innovation, etc.
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G r a n d
Cinema
HT
SIM2’s proprietary
engine and optical
path
SIM2's optical engineers have once again achieved an extraordinary goal
after months of research and development activities, resulting in a new
optical engine, which has an absolutely perfect light path, delivering
outstanding colors and reaching very high and true contrast ratios.
The coupling of this revolutionary new light engine with the newly
introduced HDMI ™ Input has brought about a truly exceptional picture
quality that has never before been experience!
Last, new electronics and software functions are now featuring the Grand
Since the introduction of the Grand Cinema line
Cinema Line such as a new Formatter Board that is integrated with the
to the World market in 2000, the SIM2 Research
latest Video Processor. This hardware and software new implementation,
& Development team have been praised and
together with others, allow functions such as Video Noise Reduction,
acknowledged
outstanding
Flesh Tone Correction, Customized Adjustment of all parameters,
being
Overscan of 33 different positions, Auto POWER ON selectable and many
achievements,
for
no
their
exception
revolutionary “alpha path” light engine.
the
In the year 2000, SIM2 has revolutionized the
home theater market with the introduction of the
SIM2 GRAND CINEMA HT series: the new
projector line based on Digital Micromirror Device
others.
by Texas Instruments.
The SIM2 GRAND CINEMA HT series has been completely designed by SIM2
specifically for home theater and home entertainment applications with a specific
criteria in mind: the best performance without compromise for a product that fulfils
the requirements of the most demanding home theater enthusiast.
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HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E
Optical Freedom
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3-chip HD2+ DarkChip™ DMDs by Texas
the HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E to reach a true contrast
Instruments
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720p High Definition native resolution
Featuring SIM2 LCM and Gamma control software and three HD2+ DMD
(1280x720 pixels)
chips by Texas Instruments, the HT500 E-VOLUTION projectors - namely
Phenomenal contrast ratio (>4300:1) &
HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E - deliver a resolution of 1280x720 for a
brightness
flawless home theater excellence.
SIM2 Live Colors Management (LCM)
These projectors have been built to deliver a "real" home cinema
ratio of >4300:1 thus delivering on screen the crispest,
sharpest and truest color image.
SIM2 Live Colors Management
and Gamma functions
experience, delivering a perfect image where other projectors fall fawl to
(LCM) and Gamma functions
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Intelligent Memory functions
the constraints of a screens dimensions and only before seen at
SIM2's engineers have given the HT500 E-LINK an ultra-
And, the Gamma Tables provide a wide range of possibilities to optimize
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HT500 E-LINK only: External DigiOptic™
commercial cinemas.
sophisticated software design that's worthy of the most
image based on variations in the source material, ambient lighting, and
discerning home theater enthusiast.
individual preferences: 1 Standard curve for movies, 5 SIM2 Enhanced
Image processor with 12 inputs
HT500 E-LINK only: Fiber optics
The LCM algorithm allow the precise adjustment of the color
curves to fully exploit the advantages of DLP™ technology, 2 Graphics
connection up to 500 m (1600 ft)
HD2+ DarkChip2™ by Texas Instruments
temperature to user preference, by choosing from the 36
curves for PC and graphic sources, and a User adjustment with 16
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Low noise operation and no rainbow effect
The HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E projectors are the first 3-chip on the
predefined white points in CIE Chart.
parametric gamma curves (ranging from 1.5 to 3 with a 0.1 increment).
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HDMI™-HDCP input
market to feature the HD2+ DarkChip2™ by Texas Instruments (HD2+
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Choice of 5 high quality zoom lenses
DC2). The DarkChip2™ incorporates smaller mirror hinges, reduced gaps
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Screen size up to 9 meters (>29 ft)
between mirrors, a flatter, more reflective surface and a
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On Board Video Processing
light absorbent coating for unmatched contrast and
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color uniformity. Also, the DarkChip2™ coupled with
improved software and SIM2 high quality optics allow
HT500 E-LINK only: Positioning the DigiOpticTM Image Processor
The ideal location for the DigiOptic™ Image Processor is on a cabinet shelf or on a rack (dimensions compatible with a standard 19" rack).
Make sure that the support surface is stable and that the unit has sufficient space around it for ventilation purposes (at least 3 cm).
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HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E
Intelligent Memory functions
The HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E can store up to
3 image memory settings such as brightness,
contrast, color temperature, etc. for each input;
that is 75 and 24 settings respectively. When you
select a new source, the parameters stored in
HT500 E-LINK
HT500 E-LINK only: Remote
DigiOptic™ Image Processor
each memory may be applied simultaneously. Or,
The HT500 E-LINK features all the properties of
you may simply choose to recall despite the
the HT500 E plus SIM2's DigiOptic™ Image
change of source.
Processor, the remote unit equipped with a wide
choice of inputs and linked to the projector
through a thin digital fiber optic cable (0,14"
Future proof
diameter - 3,5mm).
The E-volution projectors feature an impressive
that is free from motion artefacts and that your film collection is displayed
The rack mount DigiOptic™ Image Processor
array of digital connections, including DVI and
just as the Director intended!
can be installed next to the customer's
HDMI™ inputs (on HT500 E, HDMI™ only).
For ease of installation, the projectors sport the supreme flexibility of five
equipment and up to 12 individual products can
HDMI™ is a purely digital connection that transmit
additional lens options, making it possible to project a perfect 4.7 meter
be connected at any one time.
the uncompressed bitstream directly from the
image from only 1.3 meter from the screen, up to 7.8 meter image from 28
This
source through to the display and is backwards
meters. The HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E also sport unparalleled features
installation, no issues with interference or losses
compatible with DVI.
such as H/V electrical lens shift, digital keystone adjustment, absence of
(quality connections up to 500 meters- 1600 ft)
On board Video Processing guarantees an image
color wheel for an artifact-free image and many more.
from long cable runs, electrical interference from
concept
eases
the
problems
with
telecommunications, power cables and lighting
dimmers etc..
Fiber Optics vs Copper: main advantages
Design and colors
Italian Concept Designer Giorgio Revoldini has
once again delivered a design that sports smooth
curves, making the HT500 series a high-class
focal point for any décor. The HT500 series is
available in an elegant Dark Grey cabinet color.
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Speed: Fiber optic networks operate at high speeds - up into gigabits
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Bandwidth: Large carrying capacity
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Distance: Signals can be transmitted further without the need to be “refreshed”
or strengthened
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Resistance: Greater resistance to electromagnetic noise such as radios,
motors or other nearby cables
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Maintenance: Fiber optic cable has a lower maintenance costs
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HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E
Your link to E-volution
In the DarkChip generation, a light-eating "dark metal" coat
is applied to the interior of each chip, preventing stray light
key points
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from traveling to screen when mirrors are switched off. Now,
The first projectors to feature HD2+ DC3
photons go only where they're wanted. The DarkChip3™
chip (0.8" 720p DarkChip3™) by Texas
incorporates:
Instruments
• Reduced Via Size: Utilizing a new hybrid mirror metal
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True contrast ratio: >3500:1
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1280 x 720 pixel (WXGA) resolution
The E-volution models - namely HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E - are the
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New Phono Absorbent Materials
newest addition to the acclaimed and successful Grand Cinema HT series
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SIM2 Live Colors Management and
of home theater projectors.
Gamma adjustment
connection
New 0.8" 720p DarkChip3™ by Texas
Instruments
HT300 E-LINK only: External DigiOptic™
The HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E projectors are the first on the market to
Image processor with 12 inputs
feature the new 0.8" 720p DarkChip3™ by Texas Instruments (HD2+ DC3).
(connection up to 500 m - 1600 ft via
A DMD chip contains an array of hinged microscopic
fiber optic cable)
mirrors that recreate a video or graphic source by
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Intelligent picture memory functions
reflecting or not reflecting light onto a projection surface,
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HDMI™ input
thereby producing a greyscale image. When a DMD
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Lamp life: 8000 hours
mirror tilts away from its light source, a tiny space is opened into which
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SIM2 proprietary alpha-path light engine
stray photons can stumble. In first-generation DMD systems, these
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On board Video Processing
particles of light occasionally escaped to screen, subtly affecting the
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Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
contrast ratio of the projected image.
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Long Throw Ratio zoom lens
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HT300 E-LINK only: fiber optic
deposition technique the DarkChip3™, produces more
Phenomenal Contrast Ratio
uniform mirror thickness, superior metal deposition
The DarkChip3™ coupled with improved software and SIM2 high quality
coverage within the via and from the center to the edge of
optics allow the HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E to reach a true contrast ratio
the wafer
of >3500:1 thus delivering on screen an image of unprecedented quality
• Reduced Pixel Gap
from a single chip projector
Both of these features reduce the scattering of light,
resulting in increasingly higher image contrast (+25%) and a
further improved black color point / perception of black.
Intelligent Memory functions
Also the DarkChip3™ is a Fast Track Pixel (FTP) chip that
The HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E can store up to 3 image memory
allows an approx. 50% reduction of the dithering effect for
settings such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, etc. for each
an exceptionally natural, crystal clear image.
input; that is 75 and 24 settings respectively. When you select a new
source, the parameters stored in each memory may be applied
Micro-mirror closeup
simultaneously. Or, you may simply choose to recall despite the change
of source.
HD2
HD2+
HD2+ DC3
Contemporary cabinet design
The E-evolution projectors sport 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 Grey (standard), Royal Burgundy, and
Shiny Silver.
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HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E
HT300 E-LINK
Complete color control with
SIM2 Live Colors
Management (LCM) and
Gamma functions
The HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E feature SIM2
LCM and Gamma functions. SIM2's new LCM
Future proof inputs and
advanced video processing
algorithm allows you to precisely adjust color
temperature to your preference. Simply choose a
The E-volution projectors feature an impressive
white point among the 36 predefined values
array of digital connections, including HDMI™.
inside the neutral color area of the CIE cromaticity
HDMI™ is a purely digital connection that
diagram.
transmits the uncompressed bitstream directly
from the source through to the display - even high
definition - and is backwards compatible with
DVI. The on board Video Processing guarantees
an image that is free from motion artefacts and
Along the vertical lines the color temperature is constant but differs from the
black body curve; for instance if you select a point from the higher part of
that your film collection is displayed just as the
Director intended!
Fully-packed products
The HT300 E-LINK and HT300 E are all-inclusive projectors, featuring a
sophisticated proprietary optical design for saturated and vibrant colors,
the diagram you will increase the green component, while the lower part will
high performance long lamp life for low operating costs, 6-segment color
increase the purple component.
In addition, the Gamma Correction
wheel for dramatically-reduced color separation artefacts, long throw ratio,
The horizontal lines set the low (right side, red
determines the system 's response to the grey scale; The higher the
power zoom and focus, and lens shift + Keystone Adj. to fine-tune the
component, 6.500°K) and high temperature
gamma the faster the brightness decreases with signal intensity. SIM2's
projectors from your viewing position.
values (left side, blue component, 10.000°K). The
HT300 E-volution projectors have 12 gamma curves available to optimize
points along the lower horizontal line represent
image based on variations in the source material, ambient lighting, and
colors that belong to the black body curve.
individual preferences: 5 STANDARD for movies, 5 ENHANCED to fully
exploit the advantages of DLP technology, and 2 GRAPHICS for PC and
DigiOpticTM Image
Processor
Fiber optic
cable
graphic sources.
The DigiOpticTM Image Processor (HT300 E-LINK only)
The HT300 E-LINK features all the properties of the HT300 E plus SIM2's DigiOptic™ Image Processor, the remote unit equipped with a wide
choice of inputs and linked to the projector through a thin digital fiber optic cable (3,5mm - 0,14" diameter). This means incredible flexibility
with the installation, greatly reducing the need for numerous long cable runs to the projector.
The system is also upgradeable to accommodate future additional connections.
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HT280 E
A simply stunning performance
HT280 E, ensures that the HT280 E delivers very accurate
color rendition capabilities with vibrant reds, greens and
blues for a film-like image.
key points
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Matterhorn DMD chip by Texas Instruments
Accurate color reproduction
(1024x576 pixels resolution)
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True contrast ratio: >2500:1
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New Phono Absorbent Materials
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SIM2 Live Colors Management and
Gamma adjustment
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Intelligent memory functions
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HDMI™ input
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SIM2 proprietary alpha-path light engine
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On board Video Processing
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Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
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Long Throw Ratio zoom lens
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New, silent 6-segment color wheel
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Lamp life: 8000 hours
Like all other Grand Cinema HT models, the HT280 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
The HT280 E is a single chip DLP™ technology-based front projector
white points in CIE Chart. In addition, you may choose from
featuring the 1024 x 576 Matterhorn chipset from Texas Instruments,
the wide range of possibilities provided by the Gamma
ideally suited to European DVD and broadcast formats.
Tables to optimize image to the connected source (12).
The HT280 E features a new Formatter Board that is integrated with the
latest Video Processor. This new implementation to the hardware and
A newly enhanced SIM2 light engine, as featured in other Grand Cinema
software allows a broad series of functions such as video noise
projectors, provides a true contrast ratio of around >2500:1 and delivers
The HDMI™ input
reduction, flesh tone correction, customized Adjustment of all
stunning film like image quality. The HT280 E long throw lens is perfect for
The HT280 E sports the HDMI™ input. HDMI™ (High
parameters (different adjustments per input), overscan of 33 different
positioning the projector at the back of the room, behind the audience to
Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed digital
positions, and auto Power On selectable.
recreate a true cinematic experience.
connection that transmits HDTV at 2.2Gbps - with a strong
A combination of SIM2 6 segment color wheel, Texas Instruments ED2
content protection (HDCP) - directly from the source
chip set and SIM2's new proprietary light engine, all components of the
through to the display.
The colors
The HT280 E is presented in the attractive world-renowned Grand
Cinema HT cabinet design by Giorgio Revoldini and is available in SIM2's
Gun Metal Grey color.
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G r a n d
Cinema
RTX
The SIM2 RTX line offers an impressive alternative to other
medium sized Home theater screens currently on the
market, providing exceptional video performance from the
DLP™ based light engine, through to a contemporary and
stylish finish, befitting to the most diverse of home interiors.
Furthermore, the versatility of the SIM2 LINK concept allows
for an incredibly discrete installation every time!
SIM2 has an impressive history in DLP™ front projection
and as one of the pioneering manufacturers within this
market has built a loyal customer base within their front
epitomizes the mission of SIM2: delivering superior quality Home
projection range of products.
Theater display systems to Home Cinema enthusiasts.
The SIM2 rear projection displays are however astounding
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Innovation, is the word often used when an unique product is
the discerning front projector enthusiasts, who are amazed
The Grand Cinema RTX line was developed to
developed. However, the expectations of the SIM2 customer are
at the rich colors and sharp detail achievable from a SIM2
challenge the concept of Home Theater Display.
more than innovation, expecting products that do not become
rear projection unit. With the Grand Cinema RTX, emotions
Innovative and unique both in technology
outdated both technically and on aesthetics. In addition to this,
and enthusiasm are enjoyed in the comfort of the most
solutions and aesthetic design, the RTX
they expect performance as well as uniqueness and longevity.
suitable environment: your own home.
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RTX55H
Make the most of your leisure time
Video Entertainment: a new
concept
Within the cabinet of the RTX, lies the heart of the system.
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HD2+ DarkChip™ by Texas Instruments
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1280 x720 pixel resolution
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55" screen dimensions
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Contrast ratio >2300:1
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External DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Based on Texas Instruments DLP™ technology (HD2+
DarkChip), the Grand Cinema RTX55H delivers sharp, high
contrast (>2300:1) images, edge-to-edge definition, an
excellent colorimetry and grey scale tracking.
with 12 inputs (connection via fiber optic
cable)
After the success of Grand Cinema HT series, SIM2 realized the need to
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Proprietary Fresnel lens and cabinet design
apply the projectors technology to a display device that could be utilized in
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Future-proof digital inputs: HDMI™-HDCP
a variety of rooms while fulfilling the need of the Home Theater enthusiasts.
and DVI
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On board Video Processing
The market is demanding a self contained product which features
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Reduced depth
innovative exterior design and installation flexibility while maintaining the
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Lamp life: 6000 hours under optimal
stunning picture the Grand Cinema HT projectors produce.
conditions
With this concept in mind, SIM2 designed the Grand Cinema RTX line: a
revolutionary concept where image quality, technology and design are
combined.
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The Grand Cinema RTX55H is available in 55” diagonal
system. This, together with the RTX55H simple menus and vertical tilting
screen size - 16:9 image format) and far exceeds today's
system, make installation and set-up easy and fast.
standards of technology. Features such as a fiber optic link,
high speed laser, custom-made lens and engine, latest
SIM2 manufacturers all of their products with foresight and the RTX line
generation video processing and finally HDMI™ input, all
is no exception. It can be constantly upgraded via the RS232 connector
create a truly future proof product.
and is fully compatible with emerging products and technologies.
In fact, the RTX 55H integrates perfectly within your existing
high-end audio system. All inputs can be conveniently
Also, the RTX line features three custom-made components (SIM2 patent
connected via the SIM2 proprietary DigiOptic™ Image
rights): first, a high resolution projection lens for reduced cabinet depth;
Processor, a remote system that channels the input feeds,
second, a specific Fresnel lens to match the DMD chip; and, third, an
including the newly added HDMI™ digital connector and
improved and sealed light engine for super-high contrast (>2300:1) and
DVI, along a thin kevlar-coated fiber optic cable to the RTX
black level.
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RTX45 and RTX55H
Through your eyes and emotion
you will be left breathless every
time you watch your Grand
Cinema RTX
The RTX55H features the well received SIM2's DigiOptic™
Image Processor, the remote processor box equipped with
a wide choice of inputs and linked to the projector through
a thin fiber optic cable (3,5mm - 0,14" diameter).
With this innovative feature of using an external input/image
processing box connected via fiber optics to the projector,
SIM2 has made installation and signal management an easy
task.
Video sources are typically located far away from the
Based on a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) chip-set
projector and it is becoming very difficult to run HD-
the optical link allows a fully digital source-to-display link, which is capable
compatible cables for long distances. With the DigiOptic™
of transmitting data over a distance in excess of 1600 ft, with 3 high-speed
Image Processor this issue no longer exists.
lasers between the DigiOptic™ Image Processor and the projector for a
loss-free and interference-free signal..
BS_BlackShadow
SR_SilverRed
BR_BlackRed
SG_SilverGrey
The Grand Cinema RTX55H elegant cabinet (available in different colors) is immediately recognizable: A fancy crystal front, a reduced depth
of 14,5” (approx. 37 cm), sophisticated shapes, and prestigious material make it a true masterpiece by the award winning designer - Giorgio
Revoldini.
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HTL40 LINK and HTL40
Design and colors
Challenging the way you perceive images
new masterpiece by the award-winning designer Giorgio
The HTL40 series sports a contemporary and stylish
design, befitting to the most diverse of home interiors; a
Revoldini. The adopted technological solutions represent
the best in terms of material selections. Every component
speaks of attention to details: from the front crystal glass,
key points
to the refined wood or matt silver back panels, to the
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40" (101cm), 16:9 Aspect Ratio
crystal or Matt Silver tabletop support (optional).
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Advanced TFT LCD panel
The HTL40 series back panel is available in Matt Silver
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WXGA resolution: 3,147,264 pixels
(standard) and two types of refined woods: Rosewood or
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170º Viewing Angle
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High pixel response time
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True contrast ratio: 1000:1
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High brightness: >600 cd/m2
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HTL40 LINK only: The first LCD display to
feature fiber optic connection
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HTL40 LINK only: External DigiOptic™
Image Processor with 12 inputs
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HDMI™-HDCP & DVI (HTL40LINK) inputs
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On board Video Processing
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Intelligent memory functions
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60.000 hours lamp life time
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Wall Mount (standard)
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Crystal or Matt Silver tabletop support
(optional)
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Elegant cabinet design available in 3
different colors
Unprecedented image quality
The 40-inch HTL40 series combines state-of-the-art technology and
stylish, compact design and is available with (HTL40 LINK) or without
(HTL40) SIM2’s DigiOptic™ Image Processor. Featuring the latest TFT
panel technology, the HTL40 series has a WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768
Whitened Oak.
Also, LCD allows screens to be thinner than ever before. In
fact, the HTL40 series, with its depth of only 10,2 cm (4”)
not only can fit flat on a wall, it can fit in places conventional
televisions cannot.
Whitened Oak version
Extraordinary Features
The HTL40 LINK and HTL40 displays feature 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 Video Processing guarantees an
- fitting a native 16:9 aspect ratio - and an enhanced 1000:1 contrast ratio.
image that is free from motion artefacts and that your film collection is
The HTL40 displays deliver rich, saturated colors, a superb grey scale
displayed just as the Director intended!
tracking, and a brightness of 600 cd/m2, for a sharp vivid picture even in
direct sunlight conditions.
Wide Viewing Angle and long-life lamp
Intelligent Memory functions
You can enjoy watching the HTL40 LINK and HTL40 from a variety of
The HTL40 LINK and HTL40 can store up to 3 image memory settings
angles and distances up to 170 degrees horizontally and vertically.
such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, etc. for each input; for a
Also, the HTL40 series is equipped with a high performance, long-life
total of 75 settings and 24 respectively. When you select a new source, the
lamp (60.000 hours) for low operating costs.
parameters stored in each memory may be applied simultaneously. Or, you
may simply choose to recall it despite the change of source type.
Rosewood
Black version
HTL40 LINK only: the DigiOptic TM Image Processor
The HTL40 LINK features SIM2's DigiOptic™ Image Processor, the remote unit equipped with a wide choice of inputs and linked to the
display through a thin digital fiber optic cable (3,5mm - 0,14" diameter). This means incredible flexibility with the installation, greatly reducing
the need for numerous long cable runs to the display. The system is also upgradeable to accommodate future additional connections.
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Technical
Specifications
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GRAND CINEMA HT
LIGHT ENGINE
DLP TM Type
Resolution
Lens
Lamp power consumption & life time*
INSTALLATION
Throw ratio
Lens shift
Digital keystone adjustment:
Picture size (inches diagonal)
Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, panoramic, pixel to pixel
+ 3 custom-user adjustments
ELECTRONICS
Horizontal & vertical scan freq.: 15-80kHz/48-100Hz
SDTV: PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected
HDTV: ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p); 576p
PC graphic standard: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA @ 60 Hz.
On Board Video Processing
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF)
Color temperature: 3 preset color temperatures + RC user adjustment acting
directly on each color (RGB)
Special video adjustments: noise reduction, fleshtone regulation
Other special adjustments: memories/overscan
HT500 E-LINK
HT500 E
HT300 E-LINK
HT300 E
HT280 E
3 Chip DMD™ HD2+
1280x720
High Quality, high resolution improved
optics for higher contrast and better
black level with both motorized
zoom and focus adj.
250W, 1500 hours
3-Chip DMD™ HD2+
1280x720
High Quality, high resolution improved
optics for higher contrast and better
black level with both motorized
zoom and focus adj.
250W, 1500 hours
1 DMD HD2+ DarkChip3™
1280x720
High Quality, high resolution improved
optics for higher contrast and better
black level with both motorized
zoom and focus adj.
120W 8000 hours
1 DMD HD2+ DarkChip3™
1280x720
High Quality, high resolution improved
optics for higher contrast and better
black level with both motorized
zoom and focus adj.
120W 8000 hours
1 Chip DMD™ ED2
1024x576
High Quality, high resolution improved
optics for higher contrast and better
black level with both motorized
zoom and focus adj.
120W 8000 hours
1,44-1,8:1 (standard lens - type L2)
V+13°-5,5° ; H +/-3,9°;
V+/-18°; H+/-10°
50-300
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1,44-1,8:1 (standard lens - type L2)
V+13°-5,5° ; H +/-3,9°;
V+/-18°; H+/-10°
50-300
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1,8-2,4:1
V+/-8°
V+/-18°; H+/-10°
50-250
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1,8-2,4:1
V+/-8°
V+/-18°; H+/-10°
50-250
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2,1-3,1:1
V+/-10°
V+/-18°; H+/-10°
50-250
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• UXGA @ 65Hz
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INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Composite Video (RCA)
S-Video (mini Din 4 pin)
RGBS/YCrCb (RCA)
RGBHV/YCrCb (RCA)
RGBHV/YCrCb (BNC)
RGBHV (D-Sub 15 pin)
DVI (DVI-D)
HDMI™
OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
RS232 (D-Sub 9 pin)
OUT 12V 100mA (via Jack)
Choice of 5 different lenses with these throw ratio: 0,64:1 1,2-1,44:1 1,8-2,4:1 2,4-3,6:1 3,6-5,6:1
(*) Lamp life: the hours quoted have been calculated under strict test conditions. Misuse or improper use may later it.
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GRAND CINEMA HT
HT500 E-LINK
HT500 E
HT300 E-LINK
HT300 E
HT280 E
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340W max
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61.7 lbs (28Kg )
21.25”x8.27”x24.21”
(540x210x615mm)
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340W max
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61.7 lbs (28Kg )
540x210x615mm
(21.25”x8.27”x24.21”)
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180W max
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12.8 lbs (5.8 Kg.)
13.8”x6.8”x12.5”
(350x173x318mm)
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180W max
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12.8 lbs (5.8 Kg.)
13.8”x6.8”x12.5”
(350x173x318mm)
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180W max
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12.8 lbs (5.8 Kg.)
13.8”x6.8”x12.5”
(350x173x318mm)
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Installation and User Manual
AC power cords 6,6 ft (2m) (EU, UK ed USA)
Remote control and batteries
Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Fiber optics cable - 65,6 ft (20 m)
HDMI™ cable - 6,6 ft (2m)
DVI – HDMI™ cable - 6,6 ft (2m)
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HT BRKT floor and ceiling mounting bracket
HT fiber optics cable 131,2 ft (40m)
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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Software control: upgradable via RS232 serial interface
Power consumption:
Mains voltage range: 120-240Vac ±10% (48/62Hz)
Weight:
Dimensions (WxHxD):
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GRAND CINEMA RTX
RTX55-H
LIGHT ENGINE
DLP TM Type
Resolution
Lens
Lamp power consumption & life time*
1 Chip DMD HD2+ DarkChip2
1280x720
High quality, high resolution optics
120W 6000 hours
INSTALLATION
Picture size (inches diagonal):
Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, 3 custom-user adjustments + panoramic and pixel to pixel
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ELECTRONICS
Horizontal & Vertical scan freq.: 15-80kHz/48-100Hz (freq. Max H = UXGA 60Hz)
SDTV: PAL (B,G,H,I,M,N,60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected
ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p); 576p
PC graphic standards: VGA, SVGA, XGA, UXGA (1600x1200)
On Board Video Processing
Contrast ratio (Full ON/ Full OFF)
Color temperature: 3 preset color temperatures + a RC user adjustment acting directly on each color (RG
Special adjustments: noise reduction, fleshtone regulation, memories/overscan
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>2300:1
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INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Composite Video (RCA)
S-Video (mini Din 4 pin)
RGBHV/YCrCb (RCA)
RGBHV/YCrCb (BNC)
RGBHV (D-Sub 15 pin)
DVI (DVI-D)
HDMI™
OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
RS232 (D-Sub 9 pin)
OUT 12V 100mA (via Jack)
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Control: control software upgradable via RS232 serial interface
Power consumption
Mains voltage range: 100-240Vac ±10% (48/62Hz)
Weight:
Dimensions (WxHxD)
on DigiOptic™ Image Processor
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187,4 lbs (85 Kg)
58.82”x48.35”x16.73” (1495x1218x421mm)
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Installation and User Manual; AC power cords 6,6 ft (2m) (EU, UK ed USA); Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ Image Processor; Fiber optics cable- 65,6 ft (20 m); HDMI™ cable 6,6 ft (2m)
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
HT fiber optics cable 40m
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GRAND CINEMA HTL
DISPLAY
LCD PANEL:
Resolution: Wide XGA (1366x768 x3) 3.147.264 pixels for HD Images
Picture Format - Screen Size: true 16:9, 40”
Brightness: 600 cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Viewing Angle: 170°
Lamp life time*: 60.000 hrs in standard lighting conditions and brightness
Response Time: Typical 8ms
ELECTRONICS
Horiz. scan freq.: 15-80KHz - Vert. Scan freq.: 48 - 85Hz
Aspect ratio:
Video Signals Compatibility:
HDTV:
PC graphic standard:
On Board Video Processing
Color Temperature: 3 preset color temperature selectable by OSD
Special adjustments: noise reduction, fleshtone regulation, overscan,
Intelligent picture memory functions: 75 total - 3 for each input
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Composite Video (RCA)
S-Video (mini Din 4 pin)
RGBS/YCrCb (RCA)
RGBHV/YCrCb (RCA)
RGBHV/YCrCb (BNC)
RGBHV (D-Sub 15 pin)
DVI (DVI-D)
HDMI ™ - HDCP
OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
RS232 (D-Sub 9 pin)
OUT 12V 100 mA (via jack)
USB
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Power Consuption: 200 W
Mains Voltage Range: 90 - 240V AC
Weight: 35 Kg net (77 lbs)
Dimensions (WxHxD) without tabletop support (stand)
Dimensions (WxHxD) with tabletop support (stand)
HTL40 LINK
HTL40
latest generation TFT LCD
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PAL (B, G, H, I, M, N, 60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected
ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p); 576p + 1080i 50Hz;
VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA (1600X1200 60 Hz)
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43.54”x25.67”x4”
1106x652x102 mm
43.54”x27.63”x9.05”
1106x702x230 mm
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1106x652x102 mm
43.54”x27.63”x9.05”
1106x702x230 mm
GRAND CINEMA HTL
HTL40 LINK
HTL40
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Installation and User Manual
AC Power cords (EU,UK,and USA) 6.6 ft (2m)
Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Fiber optics cable - 65,6 ft (20 m)
HDMI cables - 6,6 ft (2m)
DVI - HDMI™ cables 6,6 ft (2m)
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Crystal desktop support
Aluminium desktop support
HT fiber optics cable 131,2 ft (40 m)
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CABINET COLORS AND MATERIALS
Matt Silver Rear Panel and stand in Aluminium
Black Rosewood: Rosewood rear panel and Crystal stand
Whitened Oak: Whitened Oak rear panel and Crystal stand
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