DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT300 E-LINK

HT300 E-Link
  • 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
  • The first projector to feature fiber optic connection
  • External DigiOptic™ Image processor with 12 inputs (connection up to 500 m - 1600 ft via a unique digital fiber optic cable)
  • 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-LINK 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-LINK 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-LINK 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-LINK 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-LINK can store up to 3 image memory settings such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, etc. for each input; that is 75 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 E-volution projectors 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 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!

The DigiOptic™ Image Processor
The HT300 E-LINK features the 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 innovative connectivity of the HT300 E-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 is also upgradeable to accommodate future additional connections. 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.

Fully-packed product
The HT300 E-LINK 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-LINK 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 75 - 3 for each input.

DigiOptic™ Image Processor: Inputs/Outputs

Analog 2 x Composite Video (RCA)
2x S-Video (mini Din 4 pin)
3 x RGBHV/YCrCb (5x RCA)
1 x RGBHV/YCrCb (5x BNC)
2 x RGBHV (D-Sub 15 pin)
Digital 1 x DVI (DVI-D)
1 x HDMI™ - HDCP
1 x OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
Control 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 12.8 lbs (5.8Kg)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.8”x6.8”x12.5” (350x173x318mm)


Supplied Installation and User Manual
AC power cords (EU, UK ed USA) 6.6 ft (2m)
Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Fiber optics cable - 65.6 ft (20m)
Optional HT BRKT floor and ceiling mounting bracket
HT fiber optics cable 40m (131.2 ft)

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-Link User Manual
HT300 E-Link User Manual
(6011Kb) down-HT300_E-LINK_UK.pdf 08.25.2009
Description: HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B


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