DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT300 PLUS

HT300 Plus
  • Designed specifically for home theatre
  • HD2 DMD chip by Texas Instruments for true 16:9 (1280 x720 pixels) resolution
  • Contrast ratio >1800:1
  • DCDi™ by Faroudja (built-in)
  • Lens shift and digital keystone adjustment
  • 6-segment colour wheel
  • Long Throw Ratio zoom lens: 1.8 – 2.4
  • New cabinet colours: Royal Burgundy and Shiny Silver
  • Multiple choice of inputs
  • Remote Input Interface (optional)
  • Ceiling and floor bracket (optional)

The SIM2 HT300 PLUS sports exceptional performance: a 28% reduction of the black level, a 17% increase of the brightness for an overall increase of the contrast ratio of +63%.

Based on the new HD-2 DMD™ chip by Texas Instruments (1280 x 720 pixels, micromirror tilting angle of 12°), the SIM2 HT300 PLUS delivers both native support for 720p, as well as a 16:9 aspect ratio for true High Definition capability.

The new HD2 chip, along with a further improved colour wheel and light engine, allows the SIM2 HT300 PLUS to reach a true contrast ratio of > 1800:1 thus delivering on the screen an even more realistic image. In respect to the already excellent performance of the HT300, SIM2 has further reduced the black level of –28% (almost matching the output of a CRT projector) and increased the brightness by +17%.

Also, the DVI-D input allows complete digital connectivity to an increasing amount of video sources equipped with digital outputs, hence guaranteeing a perfect reproduction without any loss of information or interference in the signal.

The HT300PLUS also sports all of the stunning features of the previous HT300 model, such as:

- Built-in deinterlacer and video enhancement:
Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDiTM) by Faroudja. This technology applies motion adaptive deinterlacing that prevents the introduction of motion artifacts and jagged edges from video signals that originate from video cameras. The DCDi™ also features patented 3:2 pull-down with advanced edit detection for exact reconstruction of the original film frame.

- 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 that, by increasing the frequency of the colored images, 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).al film frame.

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.

(*) 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, 6000 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) > 1800:1
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


Analog 1 Composite video via RCA connectors
1 S-VHS via mini Din 4 pin
1 RGBHV via Dsub 15 (PC input)
1 x RGBS/YCrCbS via 4xRCA connectors
Digital 1 x DVI on DVI-D inputControl
Standard VESA
1 x RS232 on Dsub 9 pins connector
Miscellaneous 1 x jack 12V power output, active when the projector is ON
1 x jack 12V power output, active when 16:9 format is selected (max 12V power output 100 mA )

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”)
Weight 5.8 Kg. (12.8 lbs)


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 AC power cords (EU, UK and USA), length 3m
User standard remote control with batteries
Installation and user manual + CD Rom
Optional Remote Input Interface including special connection cable between the Projector and the Remote Input Interface, 10m long
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 Plus User Manual
HT300 Plus User Manual
(1643Kb) down-HT_BRKT_IT_UK.pdf 08.25.2009
Description: HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B
HT Ceiling Bracket B


Description: HT300 PLUS Catalog
HT300 PLUS Catalog
(1834Kb) down-HT300PLUS_catalog.pdf 09.16.2009


Description: HT300 Plus Review
HT300 Plus Review
(6118Kb) 17-rws.pdf 08.24.2009