Project Description

SDC-18 1080p LED Projection System

“3D” LED Home Theater Projection System

Introducing Wolf Cinema’s next-generation 2D/3D “lamp-less” home theater ensemble – the model SDC-18.

Sharing many of the attributes of our flagship LED ensemble, the more affordable SDC-18 features precision short-throw optics to deliver razor sharp images via its single 1920 x 1080 (1080p) DLP® chip set from Texas Instruments. But unlike most other single-chip projection platforms, the SDC-18 eliminates the traditional UHP lamp and color wheel: this system produces an image via three separate RGB (red, green, blue) high-current light emitting diodes (LEDs). These LED emitter panels are superbly efficient light sources, with an extremely wide color gamut that exceeds today’s HD standards by 20%. There’s no color wheel involved and thus no visible “rainbow” artifacts or light flicker. And this technology’s exceptional black level performance (rated at greater than 500,000:1 native CR) brings forth tremendous image detail and enhanced depth of field, rendering the very finest and subtle shadow details with ease.

This exciting solution is delivered with our latest ProScaler MK III video processor – a rack-mountable high performance video processor/scaler that provides for total control of all imaging parameters, calibration accuracy and integration flexibility. The ProScaler MK III boasts advanced multi-point CMS calibration capabilities, comprehensive noise reduction algorithms, edge enhancement /detail processing and much more. The SDC-18 long throw optics facilitate a wide range of placement possibilities with your theater screen (1.5-2.89:1 TD factor), while incorporating our remarkable E-VariScope™ technique for viewing on constant height CinemaScope® 2.35/2.40:1 screens (no anamorphic lens required, but remains fully compatible with external anamorphic lenses).

Most important, the SDC-18’s remarkable LED engine is rated to deliver accurate light output for approximately 20,000 hours of continuous use in normal mode, facilitating years of viewing excellence without ever having to endure a fading image, or change out a projector lamp!

The SDC-18 is yet another exciting high-performance home cinema projection solution from Wolf Cinema.

  • Advanced next-generation 1920 x 1080 [HD] DLP® light engine
  • “Lamp-less” LED technology achieves ~20% expanded color gamut and extremely accurate color tracking
  • 1,300 ANSI peak white (calibrated), 500,000:1 native CR performance
  • Emitter life: 20,000 hours (normal mode)
  • E-VariScope™ for 2.35:1 viewing on constant height screens (no anamorphic lens required)
  • Long throw primary optics (1.5-2.89:1)
  • Extensive CMS (Color management software)
  • Projector boasts dual HDMI 1.4a inputs, Component, Composite and PC inputs
  • ProScaler MK III features dual HDMI 1.4a inputs, 1 HDMI 1.4a output
  • Two optional VariScope™ FX™ (fixed) anamorphic lens kits
  • RS-232 connectivity for home automation systems
  • Ultra-quiet chassis design – ~24dB SPL @ 1 meter (normal mode)
  • Optional RF-based 3D emitter and active shutter LCD 3D glasses
  • Optional ceiling bracket – model WC-PM-MS


Display Technology Advanced HD 1080p (1920 x 1080), DLP® imaging technology by Texas Instruments
Brightness 1300 ANSI lumens (calibrated)
Contrast Ratio 500,000:1
Motorized Zoom Lens 1.5-2.89:1 HD Lens
Lens Offsets Vertical: +/- 60, Horizontal: +/-10%
Lamp technology Three RGB LED emission panels
Emitter Lifespan 20,000 hours (typical, normal mode)
Noise Levels 24 dB (normal mode)
Video Inputs Primary Inputs: HDMI x 2 (1.4a 2D/3D), PC (1), Component (1), Composite (1)
Signals NTSC M/J, 3.58MHz, 4.43MHz PAL B/D/G/H/I/M/N, 4.43MHz SECAM B/D/G/K/K1/L, 4.25/4.4MHz, 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p (50/60Hz), 1080i (50/60Hz), 1080p (50/60Hz)
Control IR; RS-232 (serial input – Dsub-9)
Outputs 12V triggers (2), 3D Sync (1)
Power Requirements AC 110V-220V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 245W (standby <0.5W)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14″ x 6.4″ x 17.4″ (345 x 161.5 x 443 mm) (inc. feet)
Weight 14.3lb (7kg)


ProScaler MK III Video Processor

Inputs/Outputs 2 HDMI 1.4a, 1 HDMI video outputs
Video Processing 10 bit scaling, 125 point (5 x5x5) gamut correction Advanced filtering, MPEG mosquito noise, block artifact reduction, Temporal noise reduction for SD/HD sources; multiple configuration memories per input
E-VariScope™ Enables 2.35:1 viewing on constant height screens (no anamorphic lens required)
Rack Mountable Rack mounting ears included
Control IR; RS-232 (serial Input – Dsub-9 x1), Wired IR format command input
Power Requirements Universal 110V-240V, 50/60Hz power supply included, output 5.0 VDC, 4.0A
Power Consumption 13 Watts
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17″ x 2″ x 9.5″ (1.75″H without feet) (431.8 x 50.8 x 241.3 mm)
Weight 7lb (3.6kg)