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Digital Projection's CEDIA Exhibit
CEDIA - Amazing New Products and Dimensions for Digital Projection

CEDIA 2009 is right around the corner on the calendar, and right down the street on the map. This amazing showcase of home technologies and systems takes place September 10-13, and for the first time ever, will be held in DP Inc.'s hometown of Atlanta, in the World Congress Center.

Digital Projection will be staging a dynamic 2800 sq ft exhibit on the show floor, and it will be packed with plenty of exciting new products we are launching at the show, including:

All New M-Vision Cine Series
High performance, value-priced home theater displays. Recognize, in DP's world, "value" does not mean sacrificing any features.
The M-Vision Cine series includes:
    - 1080p Dark-Chip resolution
    - Up to 2000 lumens - suitable for cinema screens up to 12' wide!
    - Up to 10,000:1 contrast
    - Extensive vertical and horizontal lens shift
    - A variety of lens options to suit nearly any venue
    - Quiet operation, low power consumption

All New M-Vision Cine LED Series
Equipped with all the high value features of the M-Vision products, the LED series feature a remarkable new "PhlatLight" LED illumination technology, eliminating the traditional color wheel while empowering the single M-Vision Cine to deliver the color depth of a 3-chip display. Further, the PhlatLight LED's boast a useful life of up to 60,000 hours - that equates to a lifetime illumination system that precludes the need to ever replace a lamp. Sounds unbelievable, but really, it is simply remarkable.

All New HIGHlite Cine Series
DP's latest 3-chip DLP platform, exclusively created for our Home Cinema customers. By designing this new product around Texas Instruments' latest, small footprint 1080p DMD's we have been able to create the most compact and aggressively positioned 3-chip DLP projector in our history - and perhaps in the world.

New TITAN CINEskin
Standard with TITAN Extreme packages and TITAN's ordered with our TheaterScope System, and available as an option for all TITAN's, the CineSkin is a sleek, active installation enclosure. "Active" indicates active thermal management, with integrated power and control distribution, and acoustic suppression added for good measure. With its streamlined design and high gloss appeal, TITAN's equipped with the CineSkin are polished systems, suited for installation within the most extravagant Home Cinemas.

A DP Exclusive:
THE TOTAL 3D EXPERIENCE SYSTEM

Get ready to be entertained in dimensions never before possible. Developed in cooperation with Mechdyne Corporation, our Total 3D Experience System is a revolutionary projector and server solution that integrates into any home cinema. When paired with one of DPI's TITAN 3D projection displays, the Total 3D Experience server renders powerful, large-screen 3D imagery, and provides off-the-shelf compatibility with current and future stereoscopic 3D media. If you have customers who expect the absolute best in their entertainment and technology, the Total 3D Experience System is the ultimate solution! Click here to read the article.

Speaking of 3D, we'll be showing remarkable 2D and 3D content on the largest Stewart CineCurve screen ever built in our 3D Theater. This will surely be one of the most talked-about displays at the show, so don't miss the chance to see precise, immersive 3D imagery on an 18' screen!

All of our new and current home entertainment solutions will be dramatically displayed in our exhibit at CEDIA. In addition, we are constructing workshop areas where we will provide on-site demonstrations and hands on training of a few of our most vital Home Cinema centric innovations:
    ColorMax - DP's exquisite color calibration technology, provides installers with a simple path to nail projector color setup, every time and with certainty.
    FastFrame - A DP Exclusive that is standard on all of our 3D capable TITAN and LIGHTNING displays, allows the installer to precisely calibrate frame display duration to eliminate artifacts associated with fast motion content, such as sporting events. In a side by side comparison, again, you won't believe your eyes.
    Understanding 3D Technologies Workshops
    (AKA - Selling 3D Systems Today) - Every day during the show, DP will be joined by Mechdyne Corporation as we review the basic components of high performance 3D systems, plus detail how easy we have made it for DP's Home Cinema Dealers to deliver our Total 3D Experience to your most prominent customers. If your company wants to harness the opportunities 3D can bring to your business, your attendance at this workshop is an absolute must.
    Here's a schedule for the Workshops:
      - Thursday, Sept. 10 -- 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
      - Friday, Sept. 11 -- 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
      - Saturday, Sept. 12 -- 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
      - Sunday, Sept. 13 -- 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
    Reserve your space via email by clicking here.
DP's High Elevation Bash at CEDIA!
Finally, on Thursday September 10th, after the show has wrapped for the day, DP will be hosting our Home Cinema Dealers and Industry partners to a High Elevation Bash. Just minutes from the convention Center, our party venue is "The View." Located on the 72nd and 73rd floors of the Westin hotel, the Sundial Bar provides breathtaking views of the Atlanta Skyline, and will be the perfect place to party, meet other DP Home Cinema Dealers, and get to know more members of DP's extraordinary team. If you are a DP Customer or one of our Industry friends, Click here to RSVP and reserve your pass to the Bash.

DPI, the Emmy Award-winning experts in precision displays, has a lot going on at CEDIA this year. New products, 3D systems, technology workshops, all topped off by a party with an amazing view. We really hope you can join us in booth #519 and look forward to seeing you there!

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M-Vision 260 Now Shipping
Highly Anticipated M-Vision 1080p-260 Now Delivering

Digital Projection begins delivering one of the most discussed projectors at this year's infoComm, the M-Vision 1080p 260, this month. Available from stock beginning late September, this single-chip 1080p projector offers a price and performance solution that was previously not available in our product line.

Weighing only 20 lbs., the M-Vision 1080p 260 features a light output spec. of 3500 lumens, 2000:1 contrast and a variety of lens combinations from which to choose. Ample lens shift is available with most lens combinations, so the M-Vision will be an ideal solution for many board room, conference room, and training applications, regardless of ambient light in the venues. With a list price of only $8500 to $9000, depending on which zoom lens is ordered, the M-Vision1080p 260 represents a truly distinct yet affordably priced precision display for the Commercial AV market.

To fully appreciate the M-Vision you will need to see it. Contact your RMDM or manufacturer's representative by clicking here to schedule a demonstration.

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The Total 3D Experience
Digital Projection Introduces Turnkey 3D Solution

Digital Projection International (DPI) and Mechdyne Corporation, the world's largest immersive visualization solutions company, have developed a turnkey 3D entertainment system, complete with custom media server, designed to provide a range of 3D content for a wide array of applications. A powerful Windows based server is the heart of the Total 3D Experience System, which also utilizes the most advanced active 3D glasses, IR emitter and powerful graphics adapter. When paired with one of Digital Projection's 3D displays, the Total 3D Experience System presents 1080p images at 120Hz, creating the most dynamic, large scale, high resolution 3D entertainment imaginable.

Powerful 3D entertainment has long been a dream for the consumer market, but a standardized delivery system has not been available. The Total 3D Experience System fills that gap. The pre-configured packages are customizable, but every system includes:

    • A TITAN or LIGHTNING 1080p 3D display, suitable for the scale of the home cinema
    • The Dimension 3D server - a commercial-grade ultra high bandwidth multi-media powerhouse
    • A high performance graphics adapter - capable of rendering 1080p gaming and HD content at frame rates up to 120 Hz
    • Latest generation Blu-ray Drive - compatible with future Blu-ray 3D releases and current active stereo 3D movies
    • Preloaded stereographic viewers, 3D games and 3D demonstration movies
    • Active 3D glasses - for the highest quality 3D available
    • Infra-red emitters to synchronize the server, projector and 3D glasses
    • A pre-programmed iPod Touch™ that acts as a touchscreen system controller, complete with simple user interface
Combining all the hardware, software and media in one system, not to mention crafting a straightforward user interface to make 3D entertainment easy for anyone to enjoy, has been impossible until now. Recognizing the need for such a system, the display experts at Digital Projection turned to the 3D system experts at Mechdyne Corporation. With decades of experience integrating high performance 3D displays, servers and software for advanced commercial and military applications, Mechdyne has been integral in the development of this seamless, high performance 3D system for the high-end home entertainment market.

The beauty of the Dimension platform, the Mechdyne crafted 3D server that is the heart of the Total 3D Experience System, is its flexibility. It can be used as an engine for 3D gaming, as a source for streaming pre-loaded 3D media or as a tool for downloading new 3D content via 3D oriented websites on the internet. The Dimension server additionally includes a latest generation Blu-ray DVD drive that will support future 3D Blu-ray movies, which are expected to be plentiful in the near future. Furthermore, the Dimension server incorporates an advanced application that renders existing 2D DVD's as virtual 3D entertainment.

The Total 3D Experience Systems will be sold and delivered by Digital Projection. Home cinema enthusiasts investing in the Total 3D Experience System will receive customer support from both companies, with DPI supporting the projection displays and Mechdyne providing support on the balance of this advanced system. To assure Total 3D Experience customers can begin enjoying their 3D system right away, numerous 3D movie clips and games are provided pre-installed on the server. In addition, customers and integrators who purchase the Total 3D Experience System will receive periodic updates on newly released 3D content and how it may be obtained and enjoyed via the Dimension 3D server.

Acknowledging in advance that integrators will want an in-depth assessment of the 3D system, Mechdyne and DPI will be conducting 3D training workshops in the Digital Projection booth (#519) each day of the CEDIA show. These sessions will cover the essentials of 3D technology and delivery, as well as provide integrators the opportunity to ask questions of some of the most innovative 3D pioneers in the AV industry. The Workshops are expected to fill up quickly, so reserve your space via email by clicking here.

All of the necessary components have finally aligned to deliver the highest quality, truly immersive 3D home entertainment to the home entertainment venue: server, content, user interface, and a DPI 3D display for the ultimate presentation. The Total 3D Experience System brings the latest 3D movies, games and events home, for an extraordinary entertainment experience.

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Digital Projection's SOUNDskin
New Product:
SOUNDskin TITAN Enclosure

Another first for DP, the SOUNDskin delivers sound isolation, an optional anamorphic solution and more within an elegant body suitable for any commercial venue. Customizable and beautifully designed, the SOUNDskin offers DP dealers a perfect aesthetic solution in commercial venues desiring a quiet, powerful display.

The new TITAN enclosure delivers numerous benefits to DPI's commercial customers, including a sleek outer appearance, pre-engineered thermal management, projector sound isolation and the integration of DP's optional TheaterScope anamorphic solution. Installation is simple due to pre-milled installation points in the bottom of the SOUNDskin enclosure. Once installed, access to the projector's input panel is simple by way of a pressure-activated magnetic panel.

In addition to the SOUNDskin's aesthetic and functional features, the enclosure also acts as both sound dampener and thermal management system. Molded sound isolation material surrounds the projector and absorbs acoustic wavelengths, thus eliminating projector noise in the viewing environment. The SOUNDskin's internal cavity is also designed to efficiently disperse heat generated by the projector via a carefully engineered thermal management system. Low noise fans pull cool air into the front of the enclosure while additional fans simultaneously draw heat away from the projector and out the rear exhaust vent.

Chuck Collins, Digital Projection's Vice President of Commercial AV, commented, "The SOUNDskin gives our TITAN projectors all the benefits of a high-end anamorphic solution in a fully integrated system. Its sleek design allows it to coexist in commercial venues of any type, and can even be customized to meet venue color palate or decor. The SOUNDskin delivers yet another installation option for our dealers and integrators."

Contact your RMDM or manufacturer's representative by clicking here to see the new SOUNDskin.

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Photo of the Month

DP's Precision in the Home Cinema Market

DP's Commercial dealers are already well aware of how our powerful and efficient displays function in commercial venues. In honor of CEDIA, we wanted to share a few photos from our elite Reference Showroom Dealers in the home cinema market. Regardless of the application, we're proud to be associated with the most quality integrators in the AV industry.

Digital Projection's Reference Showroom Dealers



Digital Projection's Reference Showroom Dealers



Digital Projection's Reference Showroom Dealers

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How to Display WUXGA on a 1080p Projector

With the growing popularity of 16x10 displays, and in particular, WUXGA (1920 X 1200), we are commonly asked how to display a 16x10 source on a 16x9 projector. The obvious answer is to use a 16x10 or WUXGA projector! But, due to the overwhelming popularity of 16x9 displays (primarily 1080p), upgrading to a WUXGA projector is not always an immediate option.

There are basically 3 options:

    1. Resize the 16x10 image and squeeze it into the 16x9 display, distorting the aspect ratio of the native image, making everything look a bit short and fat.
    2. Resize the 16 x 10 image, leaving black bars on the left and right side of the image.
    3. Display "native, cropping the bottom 120 lines (or 60 lines at the top and 60 lines at the bottom) of the WUXGA source, and display it as 1920 x 1080.
    Option 1 -- Resizing and distorting the aspect ratio, is the least desirable option, as distorted aspect ratios are confounding to view.
    Option 2 -- Resizing the image so it fits within the 16 x 9 window, will allow the viewers to everything on the big screen that exists on the computer, but may result in a serious loss of image detail because of the amount of resolution that has to be discarded in the resizing.
    Option 3 -- Cropping the bottom 120 pixels (or 60 at the top and bottom) will provide the full horizontal resolution and 1:1 sizing on the vertical, just missing the last 120 lines, or top and bottom 60 lines. The 120 lines not displayed represent only 10% of the total vertical resolution, and these areas are often used for menus on desktop. Unless the application requires the operating system menus to be visible, this solution provides the best overall image.

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
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
Late Summer 2008 - Lens Shift and the Projector Sweet Spot
October 2008 - Auto Shut-off For TITAN and LIGHTNING
November 2008 - Correctly Adjusting Your TheaterScope
December 2008 - Scalability With DP's TITANS
January 2009 - Resolutions Overview
April 2009 - EDID Technology Overview
May 2009 - How to Set Intelligent Lens Memory
June 2009 - WUXGA and Where it Fits
July/August 2009 - Calculating a Display's True Cost of Ownership


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
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
Late Summer 2008 - Alford Media
October 2008 - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
November 2008 - U.S. Navy Memorial Auditorium
December 2008 - Dollywood's "4-D" Polar Express
January 2009 - John H. Cooper School
February/March 2009 - Grammy Museum
April 2009 - Astronomy Night
May 2009 - Prestonwood Baptist Church
June 2009 - Peery's Egyptian Theater
July/August 2009 - InfoComm 2009


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
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
Late Summer 2008 - TITAN Chasis Wins TWO Industry Awards
October 2008 - DP Launches Year Round Specials Program
November 2008 - Connect with Digital Projection Across the World
December 2008 - Looking Back, Looking Forward
January 2009 - DP to Launch Full Range of 3D Products
February/March 2009 - DP Reveals 14 Active 3D Capable Displays
April 2009 - Analysis of DP's Display Recyclability
May 2009 -DP's InfoComm Preview -- New Products, New Abilities!
June 2009 -DP's Extraordinary Applications Showcase at InfoComm
July/August 2009 - New Commercial Dealer Pricing Available

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