DLP Projectors: Grand Cinema HT Line: HT280

HT 280
  • Proprietary optical engine design (sealed)
  • Matterhorn DMD chip by Texas Instruments (1024 x 576 pixels resolution)
  • True contrast ratio: >2300:1
  • Future-proof digital inputs, including HDMI™-HDCP and DVI
  • New software: customisable inputs & memory
  • New, silent 6-segment colour wheel
  • Built-in DCDi™ deinterlacer and video enhancement

The HT280 is the latest single chip DLP™ technology-based front projector to be added to the Grand Cinema range and features the 1024 x 576 Matterhorn chipset from Texas Instruments, ideally suited to European DVD and broadcast formats.

A newly enhanced SIM2 light engine, as featured in other Grand Cinema projectors, provides a true contrast ratio of around 2300:1 and delivers stunning film like image quality. The HT280’s long throw lens is perfect for positioning the projector at the back of the room, behind the audience to recreate a true cinematic experience.

A combination of the new SIM2 6 segment colour wheel, Texas Instruments ED2 chip set and SIM2’s new proprietary light engine, all components of the HT280, ensures that the HT280 delivers very accurate colour rendition capabilities with vibrant reds, greens and blues for a film-like image.

Like all other Grand Cinema HT models, the HT280 sports the HDMI™ input. HDMI™ (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed digital connection that transmits HDTV at 2.2Gbps - with a strong content protection (HDCP) - directly from the source through to the display.

The HT280 features a new Formatter Board that is integrated with the latest Faroudja Deinterlacer. This new implementation to the hardware and software allows a broad series of functions such as video noise reduction, flesh tone correction, customized Adjustment of all parameters (different adjustments per input), overscan of 33 different positions, and auto Power On selectable.

The HT280 is presented in the attractive world-renowned Grand Cinema HT cabinet design by Giorgio Revoldini and is available in SIM2’s Gun Metal Gray colour.

Light Engine

DLP™ Type Proprietary sealed optical Engine based on 1 ED2 DMD™ Chip.
Resolution 1024x576 pixels
Lens High quality, high resolution improved optics for higher contrast and better black level with both motorised zoom and focus adjustments
Throw ratio(16:9 mode) 2.21 - 3.1:1
Throw ratio (4:3 mode) 3.0 - 4.1:1
Lamp power consumption & life time 120W, 8000 hours*


Optical keystone adjustment +/-10°
Digital keystone adjustment +/-18° vertical; +/-10° horizontal
Picture size 50-250 inches diagonal.
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9, anamorphic, letterbox, panoramic, pixel to pixel + 3 custom-user adjustments


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) + 1080i 50 Hz; VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA
DCDi™ by Faroudja built-in (FLI2310)
Contrast Ratio (full On / full Off) > 2300:1
Colour Temperature 3 preset colour temperatures + a RC user adjustment acting directly on each color (R, G, B)
Special video adjustments noise reduction, high and low brightness, fleshtone regulation, Y/C delay, gamma correction, Microvision Anticopy Pulses Cleaner, Image panning and zooming.


Analog 1 x Composite video via RCA connectors
1 x S –VHS via mini Din 4 pin
1 x RGBHV via Dsub 15 (PC input)
1 x RGBS/YCrCbS via 4xRCA connectors
Digital 1 x HDMI™-HDCP
1 x optical S/PDIF audio output from HDMI™
1 x DVI+HDCP via DVI-HDMI™ cable
Control 1 x RS232 on Dsub 9 pins connector
Miscellaneous 2 x jack 12V power outputs

General Specifications

Control Software can be upgraded via RS232 serial interface
Power Consumption 170 W max
Mains voltage range 120 - 240 Vac, -/- 10%
Mains frequency range 48/62 Hz
Cabinet dimensions (WxHxD) 350 x 173 x 318mm (13,8” x 6,6” x 12,5”)
Weight 5.8 Kg. (12.8 lbs)


Safety In compliance with EN 60950/UL 60950
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
Backlit remote Control with batteries
Installation and user manual

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

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HT Ceiling Bracket B
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