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SIM2 Multimedia announces new SELECO CRT Projector

Press Release  |  Jun 29, 1999

New 1050 Lumens unit is targeted for Home Theatre Applications

June 29, 1999 - Pordenone, Italy -- Italy's SIM2 Multimedia S.p.A. announces the availability of the new SELECO SVD800HD CRT Projector targeted for the Home Theater Market. Major features of the new projector include: the ability to display all accepted HDTV standards, multiple aspect ratios with an easy switch between 4:3, 16:9 ratios, and DVD anamorphic and automatic control of screen movement and screen masking system.

All this comes with unprecedented brightness (1050 peak white lumens), an exceptionally rich input set and the award-winning top video quality of SELECO CRT projectors. The 7" high brightness CRT's are liquid cooled with impregnated cathode for longer life. The HD145 quartz-glass lenses are fully color corrected by multi-layer coating, with dynamic focus for perfect adjustment at corners and center.

Brightness and Bandwidth for HDTV

The 72 KHz horizontal scan frequency make it possible to display all accepted HDTV formats (including 1080i and 720p) and up to SXGA resolution (1280x1024 pixels). The 75MHz bandwidth makes it possible to use external line doublers, quadruplers or scalers.

Power and Beauty

The SVD800HD sports one of the richest input sets on the market: (2) CVBS, (2) S-VHS, (2) RGB, and YCrCb. The Projector accepts PAL, SECAM, NTSC 3.58 and 4.43 video standards and data is supported up to SXGA, for astounding big-screen web surfing or videogame playing. The style and color of the casing are the sleek ones typical of the Seleco Home Theater series, revised to make room for the new features.

Technical Features

  • Projection -- CRT: 3 x 7" High Brightness CRT, liquid cooled, high resolution, impregnated cathode for long life (average life: more than 10,000 hours)
  • Lenses -- HD145, high definition fully color corrected by multilayer coating. Main lens quartz glass. Focal length 135 mm. F number f/1.03. Focus adjustments for the centre and borders. Optical resolution more than 10 lp/mm at 50% MTF
  • Brightness -- 1050 lumen peak white (190 ANSI lumen)
  • Contrast Ratio -- more than 600
  • Picture Size -- 60-300" diagonal, 182-609cm screen width
  • Installation -- rear or front projection, floor or ceiling mounted (ceiling bracket supplied)
  • Horizontal Scan freq. -- 15-72 KHz autolocked
  • Vertical Scan Freq. -- 45-140 Hz
  • Bandwidth -- 75 MHz -- 3 dB (RGB input)
  • Resolution -- Video Input: more than 1000 TV lines, RGB Input: 1280 x 1024 pixels, HDTV Input: 1920x1080 pixel
  • Color Standard -- PAL, SECAM, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43 automatically recognised
  • Color Temperature -- 3200, 6500, 9300K plus one user set up
  • White Uniformity -- better than 8% with ANSI method color temperature
  • Electronic Improvements -- D.T.I. and C.T.I. always active, noise reduction ON-OFF selection, Sharpness control,Comb Filter ON-OFF selection, Luma-Chroma delay adjustment, NTSC: Hue adjustment; 4/3, 16/9 and wide aspect ratio selectable by remote control.
  • Memory Manager -- all projector parameters can be saved, copied and moved in up to 40 different labelled configurations
  • Picture Data Memo -- (contrast, brightness, color saturation, hue and color temperature) saved on each memory bank
  • Source Information -- On Screen Display source information selected by remote control
  • Test Signals -- 8 internal test patterns
  • Miscellaneous -- automatic daily switch on and off; global working time, tubes working time, built-in clock


  • Video Input -- CVBS 1 via BNC connector, CVBS 2 via BNC connector, S-VHS 1 via 4-pin mini DIN, S-VHS 2 via 4-pin mini DIN
  • RGB Input -- 5 BNC (RGB, Sync H/V + CVBS, Sync V)
  • Y,R-Y,B-Y Input -- 5 BNC (Y / Y+ Sync, R-Y, B-Y,H-H/V Sync + CVBS,V Sync)
  • Computer Input -- D-sub 15 pin connector
  • Serial Interface -- D-sub 15 pin connector (RS 422- RS 232 standard)
  • Video Output -- BNC connector (the selected input between CVBS 1 or CVBS 2), S-VHS on 4-pin mini DIN connector
  • Output Voltage -- + 12 Volt, (10 mA max) on Pin Jack when the projector is ON, + 12 Volt (10 mA max) on Pin Jack when small format (16:9, etc.) is selected


  • Input Voltage -- 120 - 240 Vac , 48 /62 Hz
  • Power Consumption -- 500 Watt
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 620x340x700mm
  • Packaging Dimensions (WxHxD) 806x515x886mm
  • Net Weight -- 58,5 Kg. - 129 lbs
  • Shipping Weight -- 70.0 Kg. - 154 lbs
  • Safety -- according to EN 60950
  • Operative Function -- operation temperature between 0 degree C and 35 degrees C
  • Conditions relative humidity from 0% to 90% not condensed

Supplied Accessories

  • AC power cords (EU, UK and USA)
  • Lens Plastic caps
  • Lens spacers
  • Full function remote control RC-3000 with batteries
  • User remote control RC-3100 with batteries
  • Remote control cable (8 m.)
  • Installation and user's manual
  • Ceiling mounting kit


Sim2 Multimedia S.p.A.
Viale Lino Zanussi, 11
Pordenone , 33170
Tel: 39-0434-383256
Fax: 39-0434-383261