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January Headlines

DPI Announces New Commercial A/V Pricing

On Tuesday January 16th, Digital Projection, Inc. released new pricing for our US Commercial A/V dealers.   The most important change reflected in this latest pricing relates to our LIGHTING Pro series.  Specifically:

LIGHTNING sx+ list prices and dealer costs REDUCED
from 22% up to 31%!

LIGHTNING HD list prices and dealer costs REDUCED
by nearly 10%!

The new reduced prices on our entire line of LIGHTNING projectors position them as the absolute best performance values in the flagship large venue category.  Equipped with DP’s flexible Pro series rigging frame, LIGHTNINGs are among the smallest, lightest and quitest of all large venue displays available, but stand out through their high level of quality, capability and rugged build.  The easy to manage size and dynamic installation flexibility have rendered DP’s LIGHTNING projectors as the dominant large venue displays today, illuminating the world’s most important events and venues with superb digital imaging. 

The new, reduced cost of entry into this flagship product is our way of recognizing our customers’ success in deploying the LIGHTNING platform to date.  We hope the new price points make it possible for you to equip even more of your clients' events and venues with the absolute best large venue projectors in existence – DP’s LIGHTNING Pro Series.

In response to numerous requests from customers, the new pricing also includes an expanded lineup of DVI and HDMI copper cables. The new cable lineup which appears in the "System Accessories" section of the pricing, is comprehensive enough to support end-to-end systems installations.

DPI Dealers and Reps may download the updated price sheet at the secure area of www.digitalprojection.com.

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Spotlight on the LIGHTNING 40isx+

Digital Projection International is excited to announce the availability of the newest projectors in our LIGHTNING family of products. The LIGHTNING 30isx+ and LIGHTNING 40isx+. The “i” in the projector’s model name indicates the inclusion of our new integrated electronics. The projectors are equipped with the same 7 inputs as our TITAN sx+ and TITAN 1080p projectors as well as the same Graphical User’s Interface (GUI).

The inputs include: composite, component, 5-wire BNC, S-Video, 15-pin RGB, DVI and HD-SDI. Additionally, the TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors also share the same set of lenses making them an incredible investment for staging and rental companies or anyone interested in maximizing their lens inventory.

Featuring the latest dark metal 3-Chip technology with SXGA+ resolution, the LIGHTNING 30isx+ and 40isx+ deliver crisp, clear imagery with a light output of up to 21,000 ANSI lumens. Both offer a contrast ratio of 1800:1!

The LIGHTNING projectors feature xenon lamps and DP’s proprietary 7-point color correction to offer incredibly accurate coloriemtry that is vital in multi-projector installations. End-users will enjoy a much lower cost of ownership thanks to our exclusive Hyper-Cooled lamp technology.

The commonality of inputs, GUI, and lenses between LIGHTNING sx+ and TITAN sx+/1080p projectors is great news for end-users and salespeople alike. For instance, once you understand how to operate a TITAN and you know the features and benefits of the TITAN series projectors, you will be able to fluently operate and speak about our LIGHTNING isx+ projectors as well.

The new LIGHTNING 30isx+ and 40isx+projectors are available now. Ask your DP Regional Manager for more information!

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dVision 1080p Now In Stock!

After being overwhelmed with opening orders, we are pleased to report that production has increased and DP’s popular dVision 1080p is now in stock and available for a 1-3 week delivery ARO.  As showcased at CEDIA earlier this year, the dVision 1080p presents breathtaking full HD 1920x1080 resolution images.  This dual-lamp, dual color-wheel DLP® display is perfect for the serious home theater enthusiast, providing the optimum large-screen platform for viewing HD-DVD and Blu-Ray movies at their native resolution.

For the most sophisticated home cinemas employing constant height screen systems, both the dVision 1080p and the dVision HD (720p) can be ordered with DP’s TheaterScope System, which enables the screening of 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 films at maximum resolution, lumens and native screen height and width.  For those who were able to see DP’s demonstration at CEDIA, the combination of 1080p resolution with a TheaterScope anamorphic system is truly an immersive entertainment experience, and a sight to behold!

Contact your DP Regional Manager to schedule a demonstration of the dVision 1080p today.

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TITAN Shipping Update

Now that Digital Projection is actively shipping and fulfilling backorders for the TITAN sx+ 500, XG-500 and HD-500, other variants of the TITAN chassis are soon to follow.

Currently, new orders for the sx+ 500, XG-500 and HD-500 will ship with a 3-5 week lead-time.  The single-lamp TITAN HD-250 will begin shipping this month, with new orders requiring 4-5 weeks ARO.  By the end of February, delivery for all of the above TITAN models will be 1-3 weeks ARO! 

With respect to the TITAN 1080p-500 and 1080p-250, delays from key suppliers have slightly pushed back the timing of DP’s first shipments.  At this point, we expect to commence shipping the first TITAN 1080p units in April 2007 with new orders shipping the following month.  Even with these delays, DPI expects to be one of the first manufacturer’s to ship 3-chip 1080p DLP® projectors in 2007!

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HUGE Images At Tulsa Centennial Celebration

Last November, a production team consisting of projection experts from K2 Imaging, Soma Imaging and Avcom Productions harnessed the power of ten LIGHTNING 35HD projectors for a large-scale outdoor show celebrating the Tulsa, Oklahoma centennial.

Arranged in a vertical position and using mirrors to create a portrait display orientation, the LIGHTNING projectors were mounted on the rooftops of two high-rise buildings in downtown Tulsa. Looking closely at the picture above, it is possible to see the light path, originating from the projector enclosure on the right, landing on the buildings hundreds of feet away.

Precisely targeted at two other buildings over a block away, the 35HD's projected video content served by Dataton's WATCHOUT system to create images approximately 185' tall by 104' wide. A special white film was applied to the side of the buildings to allow them to serve as the "screens."

DVI signals were distributed via thousands of feet of fiber optic cable, routed among power lines in the downtown area. This can only be done with the benefits of fiber, as opposed to copper signal paths.

Surviving inclement weather, less than favorable temperatures, and an extremely unique edge-blending scenario, these projection artists truly mastered the capabilities of Pro Series DLP projectors from DPI.

Photos courtesty of Brian Alexander - Soma Imaging

[See Photo of the Month for additional images]

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Who's Who at DP in 2007

Now that DP has launched into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reacquaint our customers with the team here at DPI. This month we feature our customer service team.

DPI Customer Service Team(L to R)

Linda Pollard: Sales Support Specialist

Linda manages all West Coast and Central US region customer service.

Michelle Bowles: Customer Service Manager
Michelle handles all customer service inquiries for the Northeast US territory.

Kristal Vinson: Sales Support Specialist
Kristal handles the Southeastern US and Midwest territories

DPI's team of dedicated customer service professionals are here to assist our customers with any need they may have. Please contact your appropriate representative at Digital Projection Headquarters (770.420.1350).

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K2 Imaging at Oklahoma's Bicentennial

Photo of the Month


Last November, a production team consisting of projection experts from K2 Imaging, Soma Imaging and Avcom Productions harnessed the power of ten LIGHTNING 35HD projectors for a large-scale outdoor show celebrating the Tulsa, Oklahoma centennial.

Arranged in a vertical position and using mirrors to create a portrait display orientation, the LIGHTNING projectors were mounted on the rooftops of two high-rise buildings in downtown Tulsa. Looking closely at the picture above, it is possible to see the light path, originating from the projector enclosure on the right, landing on the buildings hundreds of feet away.


Precisely targeted at two other buildings over a block away, the 35HD's projected video content served by Dataton's WATCHOUT system to create images approximately 185' tall by 104' wide. A special white film was applied to the side of the buildings to allow them to serve as the "screens."

DVI signals were distributed via thousands of feet of fiber optic cable, routed among power lines in the downtown area. This can only be done with the benefits of fiber, as opposed to copper signal paths.

Surviving inclement weather, less than favorable temperatures, and an extremely unique edge-blending scenario, these projection artists truly mastered the capabilities of Pro Series DLP projectors from DPI.

Photos courtesty of Brian Alexander - Soma Imaging

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Tech Tip: Using DP's Exclusive Rigging Frame for dVision Projectors

No doubt, many TITAN and dVision displays are destined for permanent installations where the additional capabilities and cost of our Pro Series rigging frame would not be valued.  Thus, with an eye on keeping the price point of these permanently installed products as low as possible, DP equipped TITAN and dVision projectors with standard adjustable feet and a chassis tapped for easy installation of ceiling mounts.

Of course , we recognize that the imaging capabilities of both of the TITAN and dVision platforms carry tremendous appeal for stagers, as well as for permanent array applications such as visualization and command and control.  Knowing that accurate and stable mechanical adjustment is a critical factor for these applications, DP designed both of these chassis to accept our Pro Series rigging frame as a very easy to add option.

dVision Rigging Frame

Available as part number 104-923 for the TITAN, and 106-476 for the dVision, the continuous S-curve design of the optional rigging frame makes it simple to install or retrofit.  One person can complete the process in 5-10 minutes with either platform. 

Once equipped with the Pro Series rigging frame, TITAN and dVision projectors become full Professional Series displays, offering all of the instant rigging, stacking and individual pitch, roll and yaw adjustments of our HIGHlite and LIGHTNING Large Venue Pro series displays.  As an example, a stack of 4 TITAN or dVision projectors can be configured, attached to truss and flown in minutes, with each projector retaining individual adjustment capability in all 3 axes.  That feat cannot be accomplished with any other product available from any other manufacturer.  The Pro Series innovation is a DP exclusive!

Further, because the TITAN and dVision Pro Series rigging frames share a common design, stagers and installers can even mix the products within the same stack.  This makes it possible to “back-up” a TITAN sx+ with a lower cost dVision sx+, with no change in the rigging frame configuration.

DP’s Regional Managers will be prepared to demonstrate TITAN displays equipped with the optional Pro Series rigging frame by the end of January.  If you want to “kick the tires” on our smallest and lightest 3-chip Pro Series display, contact your DP Regional Manager, or our main office in Kennesaw, to arrange a demonstration.  We honestly can’t wait to show you how DP’s exclusive Pro-Series innovation can make a huge contribution to your installations and to your business!        

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Tech Tip Archive

October 2004 - Customized Mercury Performance
November 2004 - Perforated Screen Tips
December 2004 - More Perforated Screen Tips
January 2005 - Total Environmental Dynamic Range
February 2005 - What You Need To Know About Gamma
March 2005 - Using DP's Screen Brightness Calculator
April 2005 - Optimizing The Lens Aperture On dVision Projectors
May 2005 - Mounting Projectors Off-Center
June 2005 - Improved Edge Blending With HIGHlite Pro
July 2005 - Handy Formulas For Projectionists
CEDIA 2005 - Using The VIP 1000 To Simplify Installations
October 2005 - dVision Security Features
November 2005 - DVI & HDMI: Making The Connection
December 2005 - Lens Shift, And Projector Sweet Spot
January 2006 - Designing A Projector Enclosure
February 2006 - Managing Video Delay
March 2006 - Building The Ultimate Digital System
August 2006 - The Benefits of Enhanced Seven Point Color Correction
CEDIA 2006 - TITAN/LIGHTNING Lens Options
October 2006 - HIGHlite Bulb Compatibility
November 2006 - HDMI & HDCP
December 2006 - Using DP's Updated Screen Brightness Calculator


Photo of the Month Archive

December 2004 - 35 Million Pixel Immersive Display
January 2005 - NYPD Command Center
February 2005 - Golden Rondelle Theater
March 2005 - 2005 Academy Awards
April 2005 - NYC Museum of Modern Art
May 2005 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
June 2005 - Electronic Arts Wins Best Booth At E3
July 2005 - Rotary Club International 100th Anniversary
CEDIA 2005 - LCD v.s DLP Technology
October 2005 - Ingleside Baptist Church
November 2005 - Dataton & DPI At LDI
December 2005 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2006 - Alford Media at Radio City Music Hall
March 2006 - Mercury Projectors In House of Worship
April 2006 - Sinatra At The London Palladium
infoComm 2006 - McCann Systems Brings Mercury To Nintendo
August 2006 - Stunning Images From infoComm 2006
CEDIA 2006 - MB Productions Gears Up The NBA Draft With DPI
October 2006 - DPI Introduces 3-chip 1080p At CEDIA 2006
November 2006 - LDI 2006
December 2006 - Happy Holidays From Digital Projection


Newsletter Archive

September 2004 - DP introduces dVision series
October 2004 - FBC Installs LIGHNTING 28sx Projectors
November 2004 - DPI Announces Mercury System Upgrades
December 2004 - Stagers Embrace LIGHTNING 35HD
January 2005 - HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ "Inside the NBA"
February 2005 - DP Introduces New 2K x 1K Displays
March 2005 - LIGHTNING Projectors Used at Academy Awards
April 2005 - DP Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
May 2005 - DPI Introduces New Products At infoComm
June 2005 - infoComm 2005 Review
July 2005 - DP Adds DVI & HDMI Distribution Solutions
CEDIA 2005 - iVision 20 Series Debut
October 2005 - DP Product Repositioning
November 2005 - DPI Launches New Website
December 2005 - New dVision Products Announced
January 2006 - DP Introduces Single-Chip 1080p
February 2006 - Managing Product Availability
March 2006 - Amazing HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ Opportunities
April 2006 - DPI Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
infoComm 2006 - 11 Major Product Introductions at infoComm 2006
August 2006 - DPI Introduces First 3-Chip DLP Platform
CEDIA 2006 - DP Launches TITAN 1080p-250
October 2006 - New HIGHlite Pro Products Added
November 2006 - dVision 1080p & Brilliant Color
December 2006 - DPI Opens Offices in China

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