- Eleven Units Sold. Only Five Remain. Better Act FAST!
- Updated HC Dealer Pricing Now Available
- Analysis of DP's Display Recyclability
- Enjoying 3D Today and Tomorrow
- DP Announces New Rocky Mountain Regional Manager
- Digital Projection is Hiring
- Congratulations to eLifespaces
- Racing Season Opens with a Bang
- Photo Of The Month: Delta Astronomy Night
- Tech Tip: EDID Technology Overview
If your company is considering becoming one of DP's exclusive 2009 Reference Showroom Dealers, we encourage you to act fast as there are only FIVE memberships remaining.
Remember: if you take delivery of your TITAN Reference by April 30, 2009, you'll receive 55% off List Price! This amazing price headlines the valuable list of benefits your company can enjoy by becoming a Reference Showroom Dealer.
Invest in a TITAN Reference 1080p demo unit and receive the following:
• Take delivery by April 30, receive a 55% discount off of List Price.
• Take delivery by May 31, receive a 50% discount off of List Price.
• Receive an additional 5% off end-column pricing on ALL additional TITAN Reference units purchased in 2009.
• Receive an additional 3% off of end-column pricing on ALL iVision, dVision, TITAN and LIGHTNING 1080p purchases in 2009.
• Your company will be prominently promoted as an exclusive DP Reference Showroom Dealer, featured in 5 Home Entertainment magazine spreads and 2 Luxury CE magazine spreads.
• Exceptional photography submitted by Reference Showroom Dealers will be featured in DP ads, press releases, newsletters and other DP marketing collateral, along with appropriate caption credits.
• Exclusive invitations to Reference Showroom Dealer training events, as well as our lavish Reference Showroom Dealer party to be held at CEDIA 2009.
• Proudly display your limited edition Reference Showroom Dealer Awards, signifying your company's investment and expertise in superb home cinema technology.
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Important Information: Updated HC Dealer Pricing Available
As of February 12, 2009, Digital Projection is announcing an update to our Dealer and List pricing
exclusively to our Commercial A/V Dealers and Reps. The updated price list is available to
you NOW on our password-protected web site for current DPI Dealers.
If you are a DP Dealer or Rep with login credentials, CLICK HERE for access.
If you are a DP Dealer or Rep but don't have updated login credentials, CLICK HERE to register for access.
Important updates include:
- • 14 Brand-New Active 3D Products Introduced
All 3-Chip 3D displays include DP’s new FastFrame™ technology, a revolutionary combination of hardware and firmware that reduces the artifacts and image blur typically associated with rapidly moving displayed content.
Click Here for the press release announcing the 3D lineup
• Multiple Lens Options Now Available as Standard.
Analysis of DP's TITAN and LIGHTNING Recyclability
As a recipient of our monthly newsletter, you’re likely aware of Digital Projection’s absolute dedication to creating the world’s most powerful, efficient and responsible projectors. A brief review of our CoolTek Efficiency Initiative portal (Viewable Here) illustrates how our main large venue displays compare to other manufacturer’s similar products.
While statistically impressive in it’s own right, we wanted to add a bit of extra insight into our company-wide efficiency focus. Below you will find an in-depth summary of the materials and recyclability of both our TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors.
In regards to the recyclability of the TITAN projector:
1. The product has been designed from its inception to be modular, having three key sections: The Core chassis, housing the optics, and two separable side modules. One side module houses the power supply and the other contains the video processing electronics. This modular philosophy is at the heart of the design concept of ready dis-assembly and material separation making the products well suited to re-cycling at the end of their working lives.
2. The projector easily separates into its three modules. In turn, the modules enable rapid separation of sub-assemblies down to component and PCB level with the use of standard tools.
3. The projector is ROHS compliant and has been designed in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
4. The entire chassis structure and skin of the product are manufactured from aluminum.
5. A small number of internal components, comparatively low by proportion, are manufactured from stainless steel, or zinc-passivated mild steel. Any small elements, such as screw inserts within the aluminum chassis, are readily identifiable and separable.
6. A small number of internal components are manufactured from plastic. These include small cooling fans and small sheets of insulation material close to high voltage circuits. In all cases these plastic components are readily identified and are separable. In total they represent less than 1% of the product mass.
7. Glass elements in the optical path are all removable using hand tools and are therefore separable from their metal housings.
8. The product is designed to be upgradeable and serviceable, so should have a very long operating life.
9. Lamp modules are already recycled back to the factory for refurbishment and re-bulbing.
In regards to the LIGHTNING, the only differences are:
1. Lightning is modular, but in a slightly different way: The product is based around a welded aluminum space-frame onto which the rest of the components are assembled.
2. Points 2 to 9 remain entirely consistent. We have a single large component made from pressure formed PVC (the base lamp duct). Again, plastic elements are readily identifiable, separable and represent way less than 1% of product mass. PVC is readily recyclable.
Now more than ever, investing in a Digital Projection precision display truly brings a more powerful, and more responsible, projector into your world.
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Enjoying 3D Today and Tomorrow
Recently there has been a massive amount of interest in 3D advancements. Manufacturers of hardware, like Digital Projection, are announcing brand new 3D compatible video projectors. This leads us to a few often-asked questions, such as what high quality 3D content is available today, and what will be available in the near future?
On the horizon:
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Panasonic, Samsung and LG Electronics all announced 3D playback solutions. The Panasonic solution used a modified Blue Ray displaying a full 1920 X 1080 resolution, with discrete information for both left and right eye. This method requires the use of a display (like the new TITAN 1080P-3D), which operates at a full 120Hz. This is essentially like two complete movies playing simultaneously, one from the perspective of the right eye, the other from the perspective of the left. The projector displays the 120Hz signal and active glasses, worn by the viewer, separate one channel at 60Hz for the right eye, and the other channel at 60Hz for the left eye.
A handful of famous Hollywood producers have been shooting movies for the past couple of years with two cameras arranged in a 3D capture configuration, then archiving the data for future 3D post-production. When combined with a 120 Hz playback system and a DP active 3D display, the 3D imaging will be very high quality and truly immersive. Panasonic reports their 3D playback technology will be available to consumers in 2010.
But what if you want your 3D fun today?
More immediately, gaming enthusiasts can configure their PC’s to render a very high quality 3D gaming experience. High-performance graphic card manufacturers, such as NVIDIA and ATI, promote graphics engines that output dual DVI for full 3D gaming and viewing of special 3D MPEG files. NVIDIA is very bullish on 3D, offering technology that even allows 2D games to be rendered and enjoyed in active 3D. Information on the NVIDIA 3D technology can be viewed here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/GeForce_3D_Vision_Main.html
Information on a selection of suitable 3D games can be viewed here:
And information on 3D video titles compatible with the NVIDIA platform can be found at: http://www.nvidia.com/object/GeForce_3D_Vision_3D_Movies.html
Another approach to 3D involves select software programs that can take current 2D games and create a virtual 3D gaming solution when played back using active glasses and a high-end 3D graphics card. Sony has teased the world with announcements of a 3D Playstation that is reported to be available in 2010 as well.
To be clear, we are not talking about low fidelity, color separated 3D, where the viewers wear cheap red and blue glasses. The majority of the 3D content referenced in this article is based on high frame rates and distinct left and right eye perspectives – the approach that renders the highest quality and most enjoyable 3D experience. This is the real 3D deal – the same technological approach used in simulation, visualization and scientific research labs.
So, nearly 60 years after the first 3D movies were shown in commercial theaters, it seems that digital 3D will be available for home viewing in the very near future. But if you are a gamer, the content and technology already exist today!
DP Announces New Rocky Mountain Regional Manager
Due to the growth opportunities we recognized in the Western U.S., Digital Projection recently created a new sales territory comprised of the (7) “Rocky Mountain” states of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. In order to help us manage our opportunities in this new territory, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Scurti as DP’s Rocky Mountain Regional Sales Manager.
Fred brings nearly 20 years of audio-visual sales experience to Digital Projection, all based in the Rocky Mountain region. Throughout his career, Fred worked in sales engineering and management roles with several of the biggest dealers in the area.
Most recently, Fred excelled as a sales consultant for the Da-Lite Screen Company. His understanding of dealership operations and end user needs, as well as his knowledge of display systems, projection surfaces and application environments, ensures that Fred will be a great resource for our customers and Reps in the Rocky Mountain territory.
Please join us in welcoming Fred to Digital Projection, and be sure to let him know if he can assist you with any of your current projects.
Fred Scurti, Rocky Mountain Regional Manager, Digital Projection
Digital Projection is Hiring
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Department: Senior Application Support Engineer
Description: Digital Projection, Inc. (DPI), an Emmy® award winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, is seeking candidates for a key Application Support Engineer position.
The Senior Application Support Engineer will provide technical phone support to customers in both Commercial and Home Cinema channels. Requires exceptional customer service and communication skills, both oral and written. Must have comprehensive understanding of electronics (AC/DC circuits). Ability to read schematics & logical thinking required. Will learn and maintain constant understanding of projector performance specifications, control protocol, operation and general troubleshooting techniques. Will provide technical and application training to customers and other team members. Must have great work ethic, great attitude, superior attendance record, and be a cooperative team player. Must be able to acquire a passport.
Digital Projection provides competitive compensation, benefits and exciting incentives. Salary commensurate with experience. If you have the skills, personality and motivation to work with a team that is committed to producing highly differentiated large screen display solutions and experiences, email your resume to email@example.com or fax your resume to 770.420.1360.
Congratulations to eLifespaces
The Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA®) announced that Charleston, SC-based eLifespaces captured the "Gold" for integrator awards in the 2009 Mark of Excellence Awards presented by CEA's TechHome Division. The winners were recognized at an awards dinner Friday evening at the tenth annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2009.
Competing among technology companies nationwide, eLifespaces was a finalist in the Luxury Home of the Year Project category, as well as other home-integration categories. "Our team was privileged to have worked with wonderful homeowners and is incredibly honored and thankful to them and our industry." said Fred Fabian, eLifespaces' President.
Everyone here at DP extends a hearty ”Congratulations!” Keep up the good work!
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Digital Projection's Racing Season Opens with a Bang
Digital Projection once again took to the NASCAR circuit. This month we visited the Texas Motor Speedway along with 64 guests. Saturday, April 4th, we were treated to incredible 80-degree weather with beautiful blue skies. Wandering in the pits was a glorious experience after being cooped up all winter. Once the race started we retreated to our climate-controlled suite high above the pit exit and entrance to turn 1. Many of us watched with glee as Kyle Busch dominated the Nationwide sponsored race.
Sunday dawned with more beautiful weather, but because the high temperature of the day was only 60 degrees in the sun, we were very happy to once again sit in our luxurious suite. The 334-lap SPRINT race saw 14 different leaders, so nearly every fan was happy at some point. In the end, Jeff Gordon broke a 47 race winless streak and won at TMS for the first time in his 17 attempts.
We will be back at Texas Motor Speedway in early June for the INDY CAR race. High Speed Open Wheel racing is never more exciting than at this extremely fast track – racing under the lights on Saturday night. We hope you can join us!
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2009 Astronomy Night - Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei
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EDID Technology Overview
EDID stands for Extended Display Identification Data, a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Used as part of an interface between a source device and a display or television set, EDID supplies the necessary technological handshake needed for video display.
An EDID ROM chip is required to be present in all display devices that include HDMI support. Its inclusion in HDMI is part of a host of intelligent features that the standard offers. Using the DDC channel and EDID, a blu-ray player or other source device can request and learn the display limitations of a television set or video projector.
EDID contains basic information about a display and its capabilities, including manufacturer information, maximum image size, color depth, factory pre-set timings, frequency range limits, and character strings for the display and serial number. This information is stored in the display, and then used to communicate with the rest of the system.
So here’s the tech tip: If a monitor or a projector is not properly displaying a source that is otherwise known to be working, it is possible that the EDID handshake was interrupted. This can happen when the connection between the display and the source is momentarily interrupted. For example, a bad cable, or a momentary loss of power to a distribution accessory could cause this interruption, as would moving the DVI / HDMI source cable from one display to another.
The simplest way to solve the problem is to reboot the source, making sure the hardwire connection to the display is restored before powering the source back on. On power up, the source submits a renewed EDID query to the display, and upon receipt of the requested data, commences providing a properly formatted signal to suit the display’s parameters.
HDMI sources can present another set of digital handshake challenges. In order to protect copyright holders, HDMI sources, such as Blue Ray players, also include HDCP – a complex and sometimes frustrating High Definition Copy Protection standard. Like EDID, sources with HDCP need to see the display – not just at power up, but at all times. Any loss of connection to the display is viewed as an attempt to pirate the digital signal, and the HDCP enabled source responds by killing its output – replacing it instead with the telltale HDCP snow. To minimize HDCP distribution challenges, make sure all the components in your signal distribution chain are fully qualified per the HDMI and HDCP standards.
October 2004 - 720p or 1080i?
November 2004 - Aspect Ratios And Screen Dimensions
December 2004 - Using Perforated Screens
January 2005 - Total Environmental Dynamic Range
February 2005 - What You Need To Know About Gamma
March 2005 - DP's Screen Brightness Calculator
April 2005 - Optimizing The Lens Aperature on dVision Projectors
May 2005 - Mounting Projectors Above or Below The Screen
June 2005 - One Lamp or Two?
July 2005 - Handy Formulas For Projectionists
CEDIA 2005 - How To Use The VIP 1000 To Simplify Installations
October 2005 - dVision Security Features
November 2005 - DVI & HDMI: Making The Connection
December 2005 - Lens Shift And The 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 - Selecting The Prime Lens For TheaterScope
October 2006 - HIGHlite Bulb Compatibility
November 2006 - HDMI & HDCP
December 2006 - Using DP's New Screen Brightness Calculator
January 2007 - How To Use DP's Exclusive Rigging Frame for dVision Projectors
February 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Upgrade
March 2007 - Recently Updated Website Resources
August/CEDIA 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Update
October 2007 - Brilliant Color Part I
November 2007 - Brilliant Color Part II
January/February 2008 - The Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering
March 2008 - The Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 2
April 2008 - The Technology Behind CoolTek Engineering Part 3
May & June 2008 - Theaterscope Handling Tips
CEDIA 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 and RapidRig
January 2009 - Resolutions Overview
December 2004 - 35 Million Pixel Immersive Display
January 2005 - 2005 CES International
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 - DP is Hot!
July 2005 - Rotary Club International 100th Anniversary
CEDIA 2005 - LCD vs. DLP
October 2005 - Ingleside Baptist Church
November 2005 - Dataton And Digital Projection At LDI
December 2005 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2006 - Alford Media Uses DPI Projectors At Radio City
March 2006 - Auditoria Chooses DPI for House of Worship
April 2006 - Sinatra At The London Palladium
infoComm 2006 - McCann Systems Brings Mercury To Nintendo
August 2006 - infoComm 2006 Slideshow
CEDIA 2006 - MB Productions Gears Up The NBA Draft With DPI
October 2006 - Digital Projection Introduces 3-Chip 1080p At CEDIA
November 2006 - Digital Projection at LDI
December 2006 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
January 2007 - K2 Imaging at Tulas Centennial
February 2007 - 2007 Sundance Film Festival
March 2007 - DPI & NASCAR
April/May 2007 - Liberty University
June 2007 - Pearl Room at the Palm Casino
August/CEDIA 2007 - LIGHTNING Projectors Rock Hammerstein Ballroom
October - iVision 20 Military Visualization
November 2007 - The Caring Place
December 2007 - Happy Holidays From DPI
January/February 2008 - ISE 2008 - Amsterdam
March 2008 - DIFC Annual Event
April 2008 - Maggitti Theater
May & June 2008 - Abundant Living Faith Center
CEDIA 2008 - Definitive Electronics' Chandler Theater
October 2008 - Telluride Home Theater
November 2008 - Dallas Extreme, Home Theaters
December 2008 - First Impressions Theme Theatres
January 2009 - Paradise Theater's Schlender Theater
February/March 2009 - Grammy Museum
October 2004 - CEDIA 2004 Review
November 2004 - First Baptist Church Chooses DPI
December 2004 - DPI Announces Mercury Series Upgrades
January 2005 - DPI Official Provider to Sundance Film Festival
February 2005 - DPI Unveils Reference Displays
March 2005 - DPI Projectors at 2005 Academy Awards
April 2005 - DP Selected By Tribeca Film Festival
May 2005 - infoComm 2005 Preview
June 2005 - dVision HD Spotlight
July 2005 - DP Adds DVI & HDMI System Accessories
CEDIA 2005 - iVision 20 Series Introduced
October 2005 - CEDIA 2005 Wrap-Up
November 2005 - Special iVision HD-7 Promotion
December 2005 - New dVision Projectors For 2006
January 2006 - DP Introduces dVision 1080p
February 2006 - Introducing TheaterScope
March 2006 - DPI Shines at 78th Academy Awards
April 2006 - 2006 Tribeca Film Festival News
infoComm 2006 - 11 Major Product Introductions at infoComm 2006
August 2006 - DP Introduces First 3-chip 1080p Projector
CEDIA 2006 - CEDIA 2006 Product News
October 2006 - CEDIA Wrap-Up
November 2006 - dVision 1080p & Brilliant Color
December 2006 - DPI Expands Worldwide Operations
January 2007 - dVision 1080p Shipping Steadily
February 2007 - 2007 Road Show Announced
March 2007 - New Home Cinema Pricing Released
April/May 2007 - Brilliant Color Announced
June/infoComm 2007 - High-brightness TITAN Announced
August/CEDIA 2007 - infoComm 2007 Wrap-up
October 2007 - CEDIA 2007 Wrap-up
November 2007 - DPI Introduces The LIGHTNING 45HD-3D
December 2007 - DPI Marks 10 Years At Sundance
January/February 2008 - DP Announces Dramatic Improvements To Product Availability
March 2008 Imagine The Possibilities with our Reference Showroom Dealer Club
April 2008 - DP Defines Product Availability with QuickShip>> Designation
May & June 2008 - DP's Most Impressive infoComm Exhibit EVER
CEDIA 2008 - Bright Lights, Beautiful City - CEDIA 2008
October 2008 - RP Series Continues Growth with 119" & 147" Models
November 2008 - Projector Specials List for HC Dealers
December 2008 - Looking Back, Looking Forward
January 2009 - Reference Showroom Dealer Preview
February/March 2009 - 2009’s Reference Showroom Dealer Program Is Now Live