LCD Displays: Grand Cinema HTL: HTL40 LINK

  • 40" (101cm), 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Advanced TFT LCD panel
  • WXGA resolution: 3,147,264 pixels
  • 170º Viewing Angle
  • High pixel response time
  • True contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • High brightness: >600 cd/m2
  • The first LCD display to feature fibre optic connection
  • External DigiOptic™ Image processor with 12 inputs (connection up to 500 m - 1600 ft via a unique digital fibre optic cable)
  • HDMI™-HDCP and DVI inputs
  • DCDi™ by Faroudja built-in
  • Intelligent picture memory functions
  • 60.000 hours average lamp life time
  • Wall Mount (standard)
  • Crystal tabletop support (optional)
  • Elegant cabinet design available in 2 different colors

Unprecedented image quality
The 40-inch HTL40 LINK combines state-of-the-art technology and stylish, compact design. Featuring the latest TFT panel technology, the HTL40 LINK has a WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 - fitting a native 16:9 aspect ratio - and an enhanced 1000:1 contrast ratio. The HTL40 LINK delivers rich, saturated colours, a superb gray scale tracking, and a brightness of 600 cd/m2, for a sharp vivid picture even in direct sunlight conditions.

Intelligent Memory functions
The HTL40 LINK can store up to 3 image memory settings such as brightness, contrast, colour temperature, etc. for each input; for a total of 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 it despite the change of source type.

Wide Viewing Angle and long-life lamp
You can enjoy watching the HTL40 LINK from a variety of angles and distances up to 170 degrees horizontally and vertically.
Also, the HTL40 LINK is equipped with a high performance, long-life lamp (60.000 hours) for low operating costs.

Future proof inputs and advanced video processing
The HTL40 LINK display features 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 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 fibre 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 innovative connectivity of the HTl40 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
The HTL40 LINK sports a contemporary and stylish design, befitting to the most diverse of home interiors; a new masterpiece by the award-winning designer Giorgio 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, to the refined wood back panels, to the crystal tabletop support (optional). And, to suit the most diverse interior decoration styles, the HTL40 LINK back panel is available in two types of refined woods: Rosewood or Whitened Oak Wood.
Also, LCD allows screens to be thinner than ever before. In fact, the HTL40 LINK, 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.


LCD PANEL latest generation TFT LCD
Resolution Wide XGA (1366x768 x3) 3.147.264 pixels for HD Images
Picture Format true 16:9
Screen Size 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 Typically 8ms


Horiz. scan freq. 15-80KHz
Vert. Scan freq. 48 - 85Hz
Aspect ratio 16:9 Anamorphic, LetterBox, panoramic, pixel to pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments
Video Signals Compatibility PAL (B, G, H, I, M, N, 60); SECAM; NTSC 3,58; NTSC 4,43 automatically selected
HDTV ATSC (480p, 720p, 1080i); 576p + 1080i 50Hz; PC graphic standard: VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA (1600X1200 60 Hz)
DCDi™ by Faroudja FLI2310
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.


Analog (on DigiOptic™ Image Processor)
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)
Miscellaneous 1 x OUT Digital Audio (Toslink)
1 x RS232 (D-Sub 9 pin)

General Specifications

Power Consuption 330 W
Mains Voltage Range 90 - 240V AC
Weight 45 Kg net (99 lbs)
Dimensions (WxHxD) without tabletop support (stand) 43.54”x25.67”x4” (1106x652x102 mm)
Dimensions (WxHxD) with tabletop support (stand) 43.54”x27.63”x9.05” (1106x702x230 mm)


Supplied Installation and User Manual
AC Power cords (EU,UK,an d USA) 6.6 ft (2m)
Backlit remote control and batteries
DigiOptic™ Image Processor
Fiber optics cable - 65,6 ft (20 m)
Optional Accessories
Matt Silver tabletop support
HT fiber optics cable 131,2 ft (40 m)

Cabinet Colors/Materials

Rosewood Black Rosewood rear panel and Matt Silver tabletop support
Whitened Oak Whitened Oak rear panel and Matt Silver tabletop support

(*) 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