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August Headlines

DP Announces Exclusive ColorMaxTM Technology

Digital Projection is proud to announce significant hardware and software upgrades to 85% of our product line, arming users with powerful controls over color calibration and color gamut. A derivative of the digital cinema technology we helped pioneer over the past decade, ColorMaxTM technology delivers a new level of precision and image quality to large screen DLP® projection.

For all single-chip projectors in DP ’s Vision Series lineup, ColorMaxTM leverages the benefits of Brilliant ColorTM technology from Texas Instruments. Brilliant ColorTM enables increased projector brightness and improved color saturation by expanding the color gamut through the addition of cyan, magenta, and yellow color points.

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infoComm 2007 Wrap-Up

Digital Projection launched a variety of exciting new DLP® displays at infoComm 2007. DP’s new Pro Series II projectors were immersive on our large screens with their bright and accurately rendered images.  All of Digital Projection's single-chip products have been upgraded to include impressive new ColorMaxTM capabilities. New product information can be found in the table below.

Products Introduced At infoComm 2007

iVision 30 Single-Chip DLP® Vision Series
All of DP's single-chip displays are now enabled with Texas Instruments' Brilliant Color™technology. DP’s ColorMax technology provides even more opportunities to fine tune projector performance and calibration. Multiple factory installed color wheel sets are available for the iVision & dVision products, allowing the user to select the projector / color wheel combination that provides the best balance of lumens and color depth for their application.

TITAN 600 Series High-brightness TITAN 600 Series
Weighing in at just 68 lbs., the dual-lamp TITAN 600 series projectors employ the latest in Texas Instruments' 720p, SXGA+ or 1080p dark metal, 3-chip DLP™ technology to deliver up to 11,000 lumens and 2000:1 contrast. Compact, robustly built and ultra-quiet for their performance class, TITANs are unmatched solutions for staging, command and control, visualization, business, and educational venues.

iVision 30 LIGHTNING 1080p Series
Based on the same rugged, mechanically capable chassis as the LIGHTNING 35HD, these new Pro Series II projectors employ the latest in dark metal, 3-chip DLP™ technology, and include DPI's exceptional RapidRig staging and stacking hardware with integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments. When considered along with their 15,000-20,000 ANSI lumen brightness and 2000:1 contrast performance, the 30-1080p and 40-1080p are ideally suited for the most challenging staging and large-venue permanent installations in the world.

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NEW! iVision 30-1080p: Compact & Powerful

At only 3.5” tall and 11” wide, the iVision 30-1080p delivers up to 2,700 ANSI lumens through the use of a high-performance 300-watt UHP lamp. The projector is encased within a magnesium cabinet to optimize thermal efficiency, thus allowing for much higher lumen output than other projectors of similar size. Enabled with Brilliant ColorTM, the iVision 30-1080p can be ordered with any of three specialized color wheels - enhancing brightness, color or contrast. Depending on the color wheel selected, the iVision 30-1080p can produce contrast ratios up to 5000:1. Inputs include HDMI (1.3), DVI, component, composite, s-video and analog RGB.

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Welcome To CEDIA 2007!

Digital Projection is preparing an incredible display of full 1080p imagery for CEDIA 2007 (booth #240).  Building on our multi-screen configuration from last year, we are raising the bar for presentation and style – using elements of projection technology never before shown on the CEDIA show floor.

Now that DP has a complete range of 1080p projectors in every size and price point, you can expect to see a breathtaking presentation of video and graphics from our exclusive single-chip and 3-chip DLP® home cinema displays.

New for CEDIA 2007, DP will introduce our expanded Reference Series of ultimate home cinema products.  This elite class of projectors comprises the pinnacle display from each TITAN, HIGHlite and LIGHTNING series.  At the other end of the spectrum, we will also show the smallest of our new 1080p projectors – the iVision 30-1080p.  The incredible resolution, small footprint and ease of integration position the iVision 30-1080p as an amazing solution for venues where simplicity and imaging quality are paramount.

Also, as announced earlier in the year, this will be the first opportunity for many dealers to experience DP’s new ColorMaxTM technology,  now integrated into all of our displays.  Through a combination of Brilliant ColorTM technology, electronics processing, 7-point colorimetry and advanced calibration techniques, ColorMaxTM renders revolutionary enhancements to image fidelity and color accuracy.

Finally, with the incredible surge in 1080p content and rising demand for anamorphic 2.35:1 displays, DP will showcase 3 of our home cinema projectors equipped with our exclusive TheaterScope Premier System.

For yet another opportunity to view DP’s precision displays in action, look for our projectors in the Stewart Filmscreen exhibit and at the Silicon Optix party at CEDIA.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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infoComm China
TAGNZ Chooses DPI For The 2007 New Zealand International Film Festival

For the second year running, TAGNZ proudly sponsored the the 2007 Telecom New Zealand Film Festival at Sky City Theatre in Auckland and the Paramount in Wellington, New Zealand. Using Emmy Award winning Digital Projection 3-chip DLP technology, audiences were thrilled to experience the quality of digitally displayed films.

Sky City Theatre

Home of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and the Auckland International Film Festival, Sky City Theatre is one of New Zealand's premium entertainment venues. Bringing many independent filmmakers works alive at the 2007 New Zealand Film Festival was Digital Projection's Mercury 3-Chip DLP® projection system. The audience and film makers alike were amazed by the the film like image quality of the Digital Projection Mercury.

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LIGHTNING Pro Projectors Rock The Hammerstein Ball Room

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The Production Resource Group (PRG), with assistance from K2 Imaging, harnessed the power of 4 LIGHTNING HD projectors for two recent performances by DJ Tiesto at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

Pearl Room

Two LIGHTNING 40HD's and two LIGHTNING 35HD's were stacked to create a highly powerful DLP display, hitting the screen with nearly 80,000 lumens.

The unique 30' x 40' screen was inlaid with an LED system in which the projection and the LED sources interacted for a creative effect.

Photos courtesy of K2 Imaging & PRG

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VIP 2000 Firmware Update 1.3.4B

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We've tested this new firmware labeled 1-3-4B.brec for proper functionality.  We are pleased to release 1.3.4B.brec for use in any VIP2000!

The following issues have been addressed & features added in this version:

  • HDMI operation has been improved so that HDCP negotiation will often be quicker and also compatibility with certain players and display devices has been improved;
  • Some combinations of input formats that previously caused PIP to flicker now work properly;
  • PIP sizing is now much more consistent;
  • There is now a PIP Size dialog box available from the PIP menu in the OSD;
  • Added DTS audio support;
  • Audio muting and un-muting over channel is skipped if both old and new video channels have the same audio channel assignment;
  • Handling of interlaced PAL and NTSC over HDMI is improved.

Complete release notes are included in the .zip file. If you wish to download the firmware and update any other units you may have, please feel free to Click HERE.

Tech Tip Archive

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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
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

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
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

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
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

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