Just seen this thread over at avs: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=349644 And info at Sim2: http://www.sim2.com/index.php Details: January 2004 - SIM2 USA, Inc. announces the newest addition of a flagship product to the renowned Grand Cinema HT line. This product is new for its brightness, contrast and absence of artifacts and it is built for real home theater installations where the screens dimension is consistently greater than standard home theater screens. The HT500 LINK is equipped with three high definition DMD chips by Texas Instruments and a second generation remote DigiOptic Image Processor (DOIP) to provide the new HT500 LINK a great installation flexibility and a wide choice of inputs. This advanced and unique technical solution, already successfully adopted on two other SIM2 products, provides quality connections to video sources that can run up to 1600 feet. The Grand Cinema HT500 LINK is SIM2s new flagship DLP High-Definition projector. It delivers remarkable color fidelity, sharp details and superb picture quality unlike any other single or 3-chip DLP projector currently available. Moreover, thanks to the unique and successful DOIP, the HT500 LINK will allow for pure installation ease and flexibility. The HT500 LINK also features both an HDMI (including HDCP) and DVI input that allow a complete digital connectivity to an increasing amount of video sources equipped with digital outputs. This guarantees a perfect reproduction, without any loss of information or interference in the signal. The HT500 LINK uses fiber optic cabling to allow for one connection from SIM2s proprietary DOIP to the projector. The rack-mountable DOIP features a wide choice of inputs (including HDMI) and can be connected through a single fiber optic cable, coupled with a system of three high-speed laser beams, to the projector for a loss-free and interference free signal. The thin fiber optic cable can be run through the wall and hidden easily for a seamless installation, most of all in large rooms where the distance between the sources and the projector can be big. Using three separate DMD chips, the HT500 LINK does not need to be equipped with a color wheel, delivering outstanding colors and purely deep blacks. Without a color wheel mounted in the optical path, the HT500 LINK eliminates completely any kind of acoustical noise related to the color wheels spinning frequency. Also, the usage of three DMD chips and the absence of a color wheel (which is replaced by a prism) allows the displaying of larger artifact-free images. Due to the various applications and installations that this new product is capable of, it is possible to choose from five different zoom lenses that deliver a grand variety of throw ratios to fit the customers necessities (ranging from 1.2-1.44:1 to 2.6-5.6:1). Thanks to a new sophisticated optical design (sealed) and the high quality zoom lenses, the HT500 LINK delivers perfect color reproduction. The HT500 LINK utilizes three Texas Instruments HD2 chip sets. The HD2 chip delivers a High-Definition resolution of 1280 x 720 and micromirror tilting angle of 12°. The new HD2 3-chip solution and new light engine, allow the SIM2 HT500 LINK to reach the highest contrast and brightness for a real cinematic experience. The HT500 LINK shows once again that Industrial Designer Giorgio Revoldini is capable of delivering elegance and aggressiveness in the HT500 LINKs newly designed cabinet sporting smooth curves that make this product a high-class focal point of any décor. On-board second generation DCDi, powered by Faroudja, applies video enhancement and motion adaptive deinterlacing to prevent the introduction of motion artifacts and jagged edges from video signals that originated from video cameras. The DCDi also features patented 3/2 pull-down with advanced edit detection for exact reconstruction of the original film frame. For ease of use, SIM2 has equipped the HT500 LINK with a backlit remote control for easy access to product commands and OSD functions in dark environments. The HT500 LINK will be available from the end of January 2004 in an elegant Dark Gray cabinet color. Technical features: Light Engine DLP Type: 3-chip DMD (HD2 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 (*) Installation Shift: +100%, -50% vertical, +/-20% horizontal Keystone: 22° max. 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 Throw ratio 1.44 - 1.8:1 zoom Throw ratio 1.2 - 1.44:1 zoom Throw ratio 1.8 - 2.4 :1 zoom Throw ratio 2.4 - 3.6:1 zoom Throw ratio 3.6 - 5.6:1 zoom Electronics Horizontal & vertical scan freq.: 15-80 KHz / 48-100 Hz (max horizontal freq. corresponding to UXGA, 60 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, 1080p) PC graphic standard up to UXGA (1600 x 1200 pixels). Deinterlacer & processing: On-board DCDi by Faroudja. 3:2 & 2.2 pull-down sequencing automatically detected Colour temperature: 3 preset colour temperatures + a RC user adjustment acting directly on each colour (R, G, B) Special video adjustments: noise reduction, Luma-chroma Delay, high and low brightness, fleshtone regulation, Y/C delay, gamma correction, Microvision Anticopy Pulses Cleaner, Image panning and zooming. General Specifications Control: control software upgradable via RS232 serial interface Power Consumption: 170W Mains voltage range: 120-240 Vac, +/- 10% (48/62Hz) Cabinet dimension (WxHxD): 537x235x631 mm DigiOptic Image Processor: Inputs/Outputs 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 1 x DVI via DVI-D connector 1 x HDMI-HDCP 1 x optical S/PDIF audio output from HDMI 2 x 1394 Firewire (optional to DVI - AVC protocol compliant) 2 fibre optics links via RJ-45 type LC connectors 1 x RS232 on Dsub 9 pin connector 2 x jack 12V power outputs Cabinet dimensions (WxHxD): 435x55x285 mm Supplied Accessories DigiOptic mage Processor, fibre optic cable (20 m), backlit emote control, AC power cords (EU, UK, and USA); length 2 m; HDMI cable, DVI-HDMI cable, installation and user manual Looks good. Gary.