Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced 11 of its LIGHTNING 28sx projectors were used during the 56TH Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards on September 19 at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood, CA. Creative Technology North America, an international audio and video solutions provider and authorized DPI staging partner, managed the integration and inventory of the display technology.
The 2004 Emmy® Awards, hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and broadcasted live on ABC, featured DPI's 16,000 ANSI lumen, 3-chip DLP™ LIGHTNING 28sx displays to project dazzling video images on five different screens. Four LIGHTNING 28sx projectors were utilized on two 15 x 20-foot screens, four projectors on two 6 x 8-foot screens and three projectors on one 18 x 24-foot screen.
"The LIGHTNING 28sx was, for us, the best projector for the 2004 Emmys®, said Frank McMinn, vice president of entertainment, Creative Technology Los Angeles and veteran of thirteen years of Awards show productions. "Their reliability, high brightness and, most importantly, our experience using them in high-profile events makes them an
"We take tremendous pride in knowing that year after year, our projectors are relied on to display critical set imagery for prestigious televised events such as the Emmys®," said Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "The trust and guidance we receive from world-class staging companies such as Creative Technology Group, motivates DPI to continue to advance our technology and the application capabilities of large-screen projection."
DPI's high-performance LIGHTNING, HIGHlite and Professional Series displays have been used for nearly every major televised broadcast Awards program, including the Emmy's®, Oscar's®, Grammy's®, Blockbuster© Music Awards, the American Music Awards and, most recently, the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Projectors by DPI can be found in Hollywood studios, screening rooms, postproduction facilities, corporate boardrooms, worship venues, broadcast sets, command and control facilities, visualization applications, retail outlets, and prestigious home theaters.