- TITAN Chasis Wins TWO Industry Awards
- CEDIA Show Specials and A-Stock
- DP Brings Bright Lights to CEDIA'08
- DP Launches New Website
- DP Launches RP97 to Widespread Acclaim
- Photo Of The Month: Alford Media
- Tech Tip: Lens Shift and the Projector Sweet Spot
DP's TITAN Chassis Wins TWO Major Industry Awards
Two different TITAN models received major industry awards within the last two months. Announced at infoComm '08, the TITAN sx+ 500 received the Best Video Projection Product/High Lumen award on the basis of a readers' poll conducted by Rental & Staging magazine.
The Titan Reference 1080p has also received notable recognition as a recipient of Custom Retailer's 2008 Excite Award for projection displays. Announced at CEDIA '08, the Excite Awards recognize excellence in a variety of technology sectors of the home cinema industry.
We are extremely proud of our TITAN product family and anticipate more accolades to come as we continue to evolve this adaptable lineup. TITAN -- the most powerful, efficient and responsible displays in the industry.
HUGE Savings on CEDIA Show Projectors and A-Stock
We are pleased to announce VERY special prices on select A-Stock projectors, as well as a variety of demo and CEDIA show units. These special prices are valid for the models and quantities identified on the list below, through September 30th, while supplies last.
Available models include:
• dVision 30HD – 8 units left
• dVision 30sx+ XB - 7 units Left
• TITAN HD 500 - 3 units Left
• TITAN sx+ 500 - 3 units Left
• TITAN 1080p 600M - 1 unit Left
• LIGHTNING 40-1080p - 1 unit Left
For a comprehensive list of products that are still available, please contact your local DP Rep.
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Bright Lights, Beautiful City
DP SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCTS, EXPANDED RESOURCES AND AN UNMATCHED COMMITMENT TO CREATING REVOLUTIONARY DISPLAY SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME AT CEDIA '08
Digital Projection unveiled new products and innovative applications at this year's CEDIA Expo, September 4-7 in Denver, Colorado. With a large array of our powerful Home Cinema models on display, thousands of attendees were able to experience Digital Projection's extensive product lineup first-hand. A steady stream of dealers, integrators and end-users viewed Hollywood's favorite Home Cinema solutions in the DP booth throughout the four-day show.
Our exhibit displayed projectors from our TITAN, LIGHTNING and dVision 1080p platforms, along with demonstrations of our magnificent Reference 1080p series. Demonstrations ranged from the presentation of original 3D entertainment produced by Niles Creative Group to practical examples of how to integrate projection systems for residential venues beyond the theater.
Brand new products unveiled at CEDIA '08 included DP’s RP97, an awe-inspiring large-screen, small footprint, in-wall rear projection system featuring an extraordinarily bright and high contrast 97" screen. In a more secluded area of our booth, DP also demonstrated our prototype LED illuminated single chip projector featuring a triple LED illumination system with an expected life span of more than 60,000 hours!
Although DP’s LED projector launch is not slated until the end of 2009, the RP97 will be officially launched on our pricing in the next few weeks. You can read more about that impressive rear projection solution in the feature article below.
Our thanks to everyone who visited with us at CEDIA '08. We look forward to providing our exceptional displays for all of your inspired cinema projects.
DP Introduces the Brand New www.digitalprojection.com
Digital Projection is pleased to announce that we have launched a comprehensive new website to better serve our customers. Our new site, www.digitalprojection.com, includes extensive product data, application tips, product support documentation and streamlined comparison tools to help our customers pinpoint the optimum projector for every application.
Authorized DP dealers can even request login credentials for access to commercial documentation. Please take a moment to visit the site and explore the new www.digitalprojection.com!
Brand New TITAN RP97 Launches at CEDIA '08
Ultra-Bright Rear Screen Projection System offers Giant, High Performance Image and Installation Simplicity for Ambient Light Venues Throughout the Home
At the request of elite Home Cinema dealers the world over, Digital Projection has launched a bold alternative to oversized plasma screens. The TITAN RP97, designed for use in media rooms, family rooms and other home venues with significant ambient light, portrays an extraordinary 97” image with the saturated colors, deep contrast and stellar dynamic range that have made DP’s projectors the reference standard for Home Cinema use. With the TITAN RP97, the impeccable imaging of DP's legendary projection systems can now be deployed in any venue in the home.
The TITAN RP97 pairs DPI's powerful and efficient TITAN 1080p-500 projector with an optically precise, Black Bead Fresnel screen to assure cinema quality imagery, even in high ambient light environments.
According to George Walter, Vice President of Home Cinema for DPI, “When used in rooms with very high ambient light, black levels are preserved and contrast ratios are exceptionally high. Unlike any other projection product, the size of the screen and the exquisite dynamics of the image enable the TITAN RP97 to deliver a cinema viewing experience in a non-theatrical environment.”
DP put the RP97 to the supreme ambient light test at CEDIA 2008 by exhibiting the system under a 575-watt theatrical spotlight. Attendees commented that standing under that spotlight was like looking at the sun through a window. Even under this extraordinary ambient light source, which was placing 60+ FtL of light on the screen, the RP97 rendered bright, high contrast and highly saturated imagery. Attendee feedback was resoundingly positive, with many remarking that the RP97 produced the brightest imagery they’d seen at the show.
Designed to integrate into new construction projects as well as retrofit into existing spaces, the RP97 can be installed in the equivalent space of a large coat closet, revealing only a dark matte 97” black screen that is flush with the wall. Assembly of the TITAN RP97 is straightforward and requires no wall mounting hardware. Installation is easily managed on site by two technicians.
To learn more about the RP97, download the preliminary spec sheet by clicking the following link: RP97 Spec Sheet.
Special thanks to Scott Wilkinson for the beautiful RP97 product shot.
Photo of the Month
Four of the TITANS were double-stack using our new Rapid Rig frames from truss in the audience, projecting graphics onto 20ft wide screens with a 75 foot throw. The last pair of TITANS were double stacked and rigged backstage projecting graphics on a center stage screen with a short throw .7 lens.
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Lens Shift and the Projector Sweet Spot
Lens shift, or image offset, can be defined as the ability to shift a projected image vertically or horizontally in order to accommodate specific installation challenges. In most installations, lens shift can be used to optimize image geometry and scaling performance by optically landing the image on the screen without having to tilt the projector and employ keystone correction. It can also be used to position the projector such that the average viewer is placed in the illumination sweet spot – an especially important consideration in rear screen and high gain front screen applications.
Within Digital Projection's current product lineup, the only projectors that do not offer lens shift are the iVision 30 series products. These projectors are designed to mount in a specific position with respect to the top or bottom of the screen.
With the benefit of lens shift, our other displays can be located within a much wider area of the screen. This area is usually defined as a percentage of the image (or screen) height or width. With lens shift centered, dVision, Mercury, TITAN, HIGHlite, LIGHTNING and Reference displays are designed to be installed on-axis with respect to the screen. The lens employed in the application defines the amount of total lens shift available, from that on-axis position.
Zoom lenses generally offer the most lens shift - up to 50% of the image height (vertical) and up to 25% of the image width (horizontal). Short throw fixed lenses generally offer more limited lens shift – approx 10% of the image height and little or no horizontal shift. Fixed short throw lenses are most often utilized for on–axis rear screen applications.
As an example, when using a typical zoom lens with a TITAN HD projector on a screen that is 60” high, the installer would have as much as 50% vertical lens shift (offset), or 30 inches of up and down image movement from the screen center. This allows the projector to be installed anywhere from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. Given a 16 x 9 aspect ratio, the same 60” high screen is nearly 107” wide. The same zoom lens would offer 10% of that screen width in horizontal lens shift (horizontal offset), or nearly 11 inches of image shift left and right.
It is important to remember, if both horizontal and vertical lens shift are employed, the total available lens shift in either dimension will normally be less than the maximum specified for the lens.
Although lens shift provides great flexibility in projector placement, be aware that in any installation, the goal should be to install the projector to assure maximum transfer of illumination from the projector to the average viewer position. This makes the most of screen gain and optimizes luminance uniformity, peak brightness, contrast and also minimizes hot spotting. Projector placement is especially critical in rear-screen applications, as well as in front screen applications where high gain screens are utilized.
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
January 2007 - How To Use DP's Exclusive Rigging Frame For dVision Projectors
February 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Upgrade 1.2.4A
March 2007 - recently Updated Support Files
August/CEDIA 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Update
October 2007 - Brilliant Color Part I
November 2007 - Brilliant Color Part II
Jan/Feb 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 1
March 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 2
April 2008 - Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 3
May & June 2008 - Theaterscope Handling Tips
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
January 2007 - K2 Imaging at Tusla Centennial Celebration
February 2007 - 2007 Sundance Film Festival
March 2007 - NASCAR & Digital Projection
April/May 2007 - Liberty University
June/infoComm 2007 - The Palm Casino
August/CEDIA 2007 - LIGHTNING Projectors at Hammerstein Ballroom
October 2007 - iVision 20 Military Visualization
November 2007 - The Caring Place
December 2007 - Happy Holidays From Digital Projection
Jan/Feb 2008 - Integrated Systems Europe 2008
March 2008 - DIFC Annual Event
April 2008 - Maggitti Theater
May & June 2008 - Abundant Living Faith Center
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
January 2007 - DP Announces New Commercial A/V Pricing
February 2007 - Digital Projection Announces 2007 Road Show
March 2007 - New Commercial A/V Pricing Announced
April/May 2007 - LIGHTNING 1080p Announced
June/infoComm 2007 - DP Launches High-Brightness TITAN
August/CEDIA 2007 - infoComm 2007
October 2007 - CEDIA 2007 Wrap Up
November 2007 - DP Announces 30K Lumen Display
December 2007 - DP Marks 10 Years At Sundance Film Festival
Jan/Feb 2008 - DP Exhibits at ISE Amsterdam
March 2008 - DPI Makes History with Product Shipping Landmark
April 2008 - DP Defines Product Availability with QuickShip
May & June 2008 - DP's Most Impressive infoComm Exhibit EVER