SIM2 Seleco's New Reference DLP Projector With HD and Faroudja Internal 720p Scaler 
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Wednesday, 14 November 2001

SIM2 Multimedia announces, through its sister company SIM2 Sèleco USA Inc., the newest addition to their line of Grand Cinema projectors: the HT 300. Based on the new 16:9 Texas Instruments DLP chip set the HT 300 Grand Cinema delivers native 720p for true High Definition capability.

This new 16:9 chip set boasts a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels for support of native 720p and can scale 1080i down to 720p with an internal Faroudja scaler. The HT 300 also features one of the highest contrast ratios (1000:1) of any DLP™ technology-enabled projector currently available. "With the announcement of the major networks rolling out more HDTV programming, we wanted to be among the first manufacturers to offer a projector featuring DLP technology that will display these high-bandwidth, progressive programs in their native resolution," stated Dan Drook, Vice President for SIM2 Sèleco USA, Inc.

"This is an exciting announcement by SIM2," said Adam Kunzman, manager of Home Portable Entertainment Products for Texas Instruments’ DLP™ Products division. "Their products are well-respected in the industry for setting high standards, and we expect that the introduction of the HT 300 High Definition projector - based on our new HD-1 device - will allow SIM2 to continue their success."

A newly designed optical engine dramatically improves contrast, color rendition and resolution, and the built-in deinterlacer and video enhancement (DCDi™) powered by Faroudja (a division of Sage, Inc.) further contributes to the extraordinary performance of the HT 300. This new technology applies motion adaptive deinterlacing that prevents 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.

The HT 300 is equipped with a 6-segment color wheel that dramatically reduces color separation artifacts (commonly referred to as a "rainbow effect") by increasing the frequency of the colored images. Other features of the HT 300 include; double keystone adjustment with 16-degrees of optical correction for greater placement flexibility and an all new aggressive, yet elegant design whose smooth curves make it a high-class focal point of any décor.

Since their entrance into the US home theater market in 1999, SIM2 Multimedia - through its sister company SIM2 Sèleco USA, Inc. - has dedicated its resources to designing, developing and marketing products that meet the demand of the US market. SIM2 Multimedia, a worldwide leading manufacturer of home theater products for over ten years, successfully executes its mission of engineering home entertainment products that deliver uncompromising performance to fulfill the requirements of the most demanding home theater enthusiast.

The MSRP for the HT 300 is $14,995 and is shipping now.

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