DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT500 E-LINK

  • 3-chip HD2+ DarkChip™ DMDs by Texas Instruments
  • 720p High Definition native resolution (1280x720 pixels)
  • Phenomenal contrast ratio (>4300:1) & brightness
  • SIM2 Live Colors Management (LCM) and Gamma functions
  • Intelligent Memory functions
  • External DigiOptic™ Image processor with 12 inputs
  • Fiber optics connection up to 500 m (1600 ft)
  • Low noise operation and no rainbow effect
  • HDMI™-HDCP input
  • Choice of 5 high quality zoom lenses
  • Screen size up to 9 meters (>29 ft)
  • DCDi™ Video Processing powered by Faroudja

Featuring SIM2 LCM and Gamma control software and three HD2+ DMD chips by Texas Instruments, the HT500 E-VOLUTION projectors - namely HT500 E-LINK and HT500 E - deliver a resolution of 1280x720 for a flawless home theatre excellence.

These projectors have been built to deliver a "real" home cinema experience, delivering a perfect image where other projectors fall fowl to the constraints of a screens dimensions and only before seen at commercial cinemas.

HD2+ DarkChip2™ by Texas Instruments
The HT500 E-LINK projector is the first 3-chip on the market to feature the HD2+ DarkChip2™ by Texas Instruments (HD2+ DC2). The DarkChip2™ incorporates smaller mirror hinges, reduced gaps between mirrors, a flatter, more reflective surface and a light absorbent coating for unmatched contrast and color uniformity. Also, the DarkChip2™ coupled with improved software and SIM2 high quality optics allow the HT500 E-LINK to reach a true contrast ratio of >4300:1 thus delivering on screen the crispest, sharpest and truest color image.

SIM2 Live Colors Management (LCM) and Gamma functions
SIM2's engineers have given the HT500 E-LINK an ultra-sophisticated software design that's worthy of the most discerning home theatre enthusiast.
The LCM algorithm allow the precise adjustment of the color temperature to user preference, by choosing from the 36 predefined white points in CIE Chart.
And, the Gamma Tables provide a wide range of possibilities to optimize image based on variations in the source material, ambient lighting, and individual preferences: 1 Standard curve for movies, 5 SIM2 Enhanced curves to fully exploit the advantages of DLP™ technology, 2 Graphics curves for PC and graphic sources, and a User adjustment with 16 parametric gamma curves (ranging from 1.5 to 3 with a 0.1 increment).

Intelligent Memory functions
The HT500 E-LINK can store up to 3 image memory settings such as brightness, contrast, color temperature, etc. for each input; that is 75 settings. 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
The HT500 E-LINK projector features an impressive array of digital connections, including DVI and HDMI™ inputs. HDMI™ is a purely digital connection that transmit the uncompressed bitstream directly from the source through to the display and is backwards compatible with DVI.

On board DCDi™ Video Processing by Faroudja guarantees an image that is free from motion artefacts and that your film collection is displayed just as the Director intended!

5 lens options available
For ease of installation, the projector sports the supreme flexibility of five different lens options, making it possible to project a perfect 4.7 meter image from only 1.3 meter from the screen, up to 7.8 meter image from 28 meters.

The HT500 E-LINK also sports unparalleled features such as H/V electrical lens shift, digital keystone adjustment, absence of color wheel for an artifact-free image and many more.

Remote DigiOptic™ Image Processor
The HT500 E-LINK features all the properties of the HT500 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 (0,14" diameter - 3,5mm).

The rack mount DigiOptic™ Image Processor can be installed next to the customer's equipment and up to 12 individual products can be connected at any one time.

This concept eases the problems with installation, no issues with interference or losses (quality connections up to 500 meters- 1600 ft) from long cable runs, electrical interference from telecommunications, power cables and lighting dimmers etc..

The innovative connectivity of the HT500 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.

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 Gray cabinet color.

Light Engine

DLP™ Type 3-chip DMD (HD2+ DarkChip2™ chip).
Resolution True 16:9 (1280 x 720 pixels)
Lens High quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with both motorized zoom and focus adjustments
Lamp power consumption & life time 250W UHP; 1500 hours (*)


Lens shift V +13° - 5.5°; H +/-3.9°
Digital keystone V +/-18°; H +/-10°
Picture size 50-300 inches diagonal
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9, Anamorphic, Letterbox, 3 custom-user (H&V) adjustments, panoramic and pixel-to-pixel

Lens options

Lens 1 Throw ratio 1.44 - 1.8:1 zoom
Lens 2 Throw ratio 1.2 - 1.44:1 zoom
Lens 3 Throw ratio 1.8 - 2.4 :1 zoom
Lens 4 Throw ratio 2.4 - 3.6:1 zoom
Lens 5 Throw ratio 3.6 - 5.6:1 zoom


Horizontal & vertical scan freq. 15-80 KHz / 48-100 Hz (max horizontal freq. corresponding to UXGA, 85 Hz)
Video standards and graphic resolutions PAL B,G, H, I, M, N, 60, SECAM, NTSC 3.58 & 4.43 automatically selected; HTDT ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i) PC graphic standard up to UXGA (1600 x 1200 pixels).
Deinterlacer & processing On-board DCDi™ by Faroudja (FLI2310). 3:2 & 2.2 pull-down sequencing automatically detected
Contrast ratio (Ful ON / Full OFF) >4300:1
Color temperature 3 preset color temperatures + a RC user adjustment acting directly on each color (R, G, B)
Special video adjustments noise reduction, fleshtone regulation, gamma correction, Microvision Anticopy Pulses Cleaner, Image panning and zooming.
Other special adjustments memories/overscan

General Specifications

Control control software upgradable via RS232 serial interface
Power Consumption 340W
Mains voltage range 120-240 Vac, +/- 10% (48/62Hz)
Cabinet dimension (WxHxD) 540x210x615 mm (21,25”x8.27”x24.21”)
Weight 28 Kg. (61.7 lbs)


Analog 2 x composite video via RCA connectors
2 x S-VHS via mini Din-4 pin
2 x RGB via DB15 HD connector
3 x RGBH/V YCrCbH/V via RCA connectors
1 x RGBH/V YCrCbH/V via 5 BNC connectors
Digital 1 x DVI via DVI-D connector
1 x optical S/PDIF audio output from HDMI™
2 fiber optics links via RJ-45 type LC connectors
Control 1 x RS232 on Dsub 9 pin connector
Miscellaneous 2 x jack 12V power outputs
Cabinet dimensions (WxHxD) 435x55x285 mm


Supplied Installation and user manual
AC power cords (EU, UK, and USA); length 2 m
Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ mage Processor
Fiber optics cable (20 m)
Optional HT BRKT ceiling mounting bracket
HT fiber optics cable, length 40 m

Cabinet color

Standard Dark Gray
(*) 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: HT500 E-Link User Manual
HT500 E-Link User Manual
(5558Kb) down-HT500ELink_UK.pdf 08.25.2009


Description: HT500 E-Link Review
HT500 E-Link Review
(417Kb) 57-rws.pdf 08.24.2009