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Digital Projection's HIGHlite Cine 260
HIGHlite Cine Pricing Announcement

We're pleased to announce that, after extensive development, a brand-new addition to our high-performance product line will soon be available. In anticipation of the product launch, pricing for our new HIGHlite Cine displays will be included in our upcoming Home Cinema and Commercial AV pricing updates.

DP dealers should stay tuned for our formal announcement on pricing and availability towards the end of April. Suffice to say, with the HIGHlite Cine, DP’s legendary 3-chip imaging has never looked better, or been more affordable.

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Comparing the HIGHlite Cine to DP's Legendary TITAN Displays

As we approach announcing formal pricing and first shipments of our all new HIGHlite Cine platform, a few of our customers have asked how this value-priced 3-chip DLP product compares with our revered TITAN product line. That is actually a great question, as the HIGHlite Cine has been engineered to compliment the TITAN by making 3-chip DLP performance available to customers with smaller budgets.

Let’s start by comparing the DMD’s the products employ. DP’s TITAN series displays use the larger and most technically advanced DMDs offered by Texas Instruments. In the case of the TITAN 1080p products, the 3 x DMDs are .95" in diagonal, and they also benefit from TI’s highest implementation Dark Chip native contrast enhancement.

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Digital Projection's Reference Showroom Dealer Program
9 Reservations Filled -- Only 3 RSD Positions Remain

One month ago, Digital Projection introduced the exciting 2010 Reference Showroom Dealer Program, as detailed in the Reference Showroom Dealer Program Announcement (click to view full RSD document) which you should have already received. In light of a surge in interest among our dealer network, we wanted to give you an important update.

In only one month, NINE of DP’s top Home Cinema dealers have placed orders for TITAN Reference 1080p or TITAN Reference 1080p-3D demo units, therefore qualifying to be members of our exclusive 2010 Reference Showroom Dealer Program. Thus, out of the 12 available memberships, only THREE remain. Furthermore, DP is in current discussions with numerous other Home Cinema dealers who are seriously considering placing purchase orders and joining the program. Although the deadline for placing orders is not until April 15th, the remaining 3 memberships are offered on a first come, first served basis. It is very likely they will all be committed in advance of that date.

If you are seriously considering becoming a member of DP's exclusive Reference Showroom Dealer club, we encourage you to save 60% off list price and act before the remaining memberships are committed to others. Contact your DP Regional Manager today or call DP Headquarters at 770.420.1350 to discuss your membership.

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DP's TITAN and LIGHTNING 3D
TITAN 3D and LIGHTNING 3D Receive Major Enhancements

Just 9 months ago, DP introduced our comprehensive lineup of active 3D TITAN and LIGHTNING displays. With nineteen distinct models in total, we offer a 3D display with the perfect lumens, native resolution and contrast to suit any application. No other company has created such a powerful set of 3D display solutions.

Since the launch 9 months ago, DP’s 3D products have found their way into a diversity of applications, including high-performance home cinema, medical imaging, product design, immersive visualization and theme park entertainment. Inspired by the multi-market success we have enjoyed, DP’s engineers have been working overtime to expand the performance of our 3D products. Digital Projection is proud to announce the following new and enhanced capabilities for our TITAN and LIGHTNING 3D displays:

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DP Launches Calculator Toolbox

Calculate Image Size, Appropriate Lens Type, Screen Size and much more Throught the New Suite of Calculators

In yet another industry first, DP has launched an integrated suite of image and lens calculators for our dealer network. Entitled the Calculator Toolbox, dealers can quickly calculate essential data such as the image size and throw distance of a projector given a few basic parameters. In addition to the suite’s core functionality are numerous other tools and guides intended to demystify the projector selection process, as well as identify the true long-term cost of ownership of any projection system within any application. The Calculator Toolbox delivers a dedicated portal whereby the AV industry can confidently research and specify the key aspects of a projector installation in order to configure the perfect display solution. To experience the Calculator Toolbox, click here for access.

DP dealers and industry partners can find a direct link to the Calculator Toolbox at the dedicated navigation button mentioned above, as well as at the top of each projector landing page at www.digitalprojection.com.

Click here to read the press release for more details.

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Digital Projection is Growing!
DP is Growing -- Please Welcome Our New Team Members!

Thirteen years of engineering innovation, responsible management and dealer dedication have led to DP’s continuous managed growth. Due to this expansion, DP has just created and filled two key company positions. Please help us welcome Phil Laney, director of simulation and visualization, and Kristina Odom, service coordinator. Both have already begun working with DP’s vast dealer and industry partner network.

Phil brings over 13 years of experience selling display products and integrated display solutions for flight simulation, maritime simulation, fire arms simulation, air traffic control simulation, driving simulation, and planetarium applications. In addition to his extensive career configuring the highest performance display systems for these demanding applications, Phil has an additional seven years of IT support-related experience.

Click here to read Phil Laney’s press release.

As service coordinator, Kristina will assist in the organization and execution of all technical service and support related aspects of Digital Projection’s North America headquarters. Kristina’s new role means DP’s customers and dealer network will now have a service concierge tasked with supplying regular updates and communication relating to service requests.

Click here to read Kristina Odom’s press release.

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Digital Projection's LED Projector
DP's LED Projector Receives Top Honors in Three Key Consumer Publications

The 60,000+ hour lifespan M-Vision Cine LED recently received top designations in Home Theater Magazine, Sound & Vision Magazine and UltimateAVmag.com

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Click here to read the Home Theater Magazine review

LED technology for precision projection has finally come of age. DP’s M-Vision Cine LED recently received top ratings in comprehensive lab reviews. Home Theater Magazine, a nationally renowned consumer electronics publication, recognized the Cine LED projector with a “Top Pick” designation in their April 2010 issue. Additionally, Sound & Vision Magazine gave the Cine LED their coveted “Certified and Recommended” approval in the upcoming April/May 2010 issue. UltimateAVmag.com, a widely recognized web portal specializing in high-performance audio and video electronics, also gave the Cine LED high marks in a recent comprehensive review.

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A Technical Review: Alice in Wonderland 3D

Written by Mike Levi, President of DPI

Recently, my family and I attended our 3rd 3D film in so many months - Alice in Wonderland. This review will not focus on the performance of the actors, or the entertainment value of the story, or even the success or failure of the film-makers application of 3D technology. Rather, this review will focus on the implementation of 3D technology within the commercial cinema auditorium where we watched the film.

In short, the venue was not up to the task of properly presenting 3D entertainment due to two major problems.

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Photos of the Month

K2Imaging


K2 Imaging Uses Digital Projection

K2imaging, a professional staging company based in Brooklyn, New York, has used Digital Projection's precision displays since 1996 to create some of the most visually stunning large-venue imagery in the AV industry.

Above is a commercial backdrop used for interviews and promotions of the recently released Gerard Butler film "Gamer." One LIGHTNING 45-HD 3D projector is displaying imagery on three separate projection surfaces simultaneously.

K2 Imaging Uses Digital Projection

MountainFilm consistently uses K2imaging and their DP projector fleet to premier mountaineering and exploration films, such as the event above which used a LIGHTNING 45-HD.

K2 Imaging Uses Digital Projection

The Cardiovascular Research Technology Conference used DP's LIGHTNING projectors to deliver high-contast, mission-critical medical imagery to its audience and attending physicians.

K2 Imaging Uses Digital Projection

K2 was commissioned to create a 100' projected image on the back side of NYC's famous panorama at the Queens Museum of Art. The shot above focuses on a neighborhood in the process of a controversial transition from working to luxury class.

Karl Mehrer, Principal at K2imaging, commented, "I use my DP fleet for a massive variety of applications including large cinema, film festivals, staged events, art installations, remote location and more. It is essential to my business that I have HD projectors with 3D capability that can go anywhere and do anything. As DP projectors can be used in most any environment, they ensure I can overachieve in any situation."

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Tech Tip

CALIBRATING FOR 3D


There have been numerous articles promoting the importance of properly calibrating your displays for optimal viewing of video and/or graphics images. However, few include considerations for calibrating the new 3D displays that are currently attracting so much attention. With that in mind, the following article will hopefully clarify the calibration process in general, while then highlighting where 3D displays require special attention.

Here are the main points to consider:

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Tech Tip Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
January/February 2008 - CoolTek Engineering
March 2008 - CoolTek Engineering Part 2
April 2008 - 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
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
September 2009 - How to Display WUXGA on a 1080p Projector
October 2009 - Active, Passive and Active/Passive 3D
Holidays 2009 - M-Vision Series and Lens Shift
January/February 2010 - Interpreting Lens Shift Specifications
March 2010 - DP's Top Seven Tech Tips


Photo of the Month Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
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
April 2009 - Delta Astronomy Night
May 2009 - Cinema de la Mer
June 2009 - Opus AVC
July/August 2009 - InfoComm 2009
September 2009 - '09 Reference Showroom Dealers
October 2009 - DP's CEDIA Booth
Holidays 2009 - Carefree Electronics Inc.
January/February 2010 - Electronics Design Group
March 2010 - Pro Football Hall of Fame


Newsletter Archive

Click here for the 2004-2007 Newsletter Archive
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
April 2009 - Eleven Units Sold. Only Five Remain. Better Act FAST!
May 2009 - Reference Showroom Dealer Update
June 2009 - 2009 RSD Program Closes with Huge Success!
July/August 2009 - TITAN 3D Chosen as CEDIA Best New Product Finalist
September 2009 - DP's Show-Stealing CEDIA Booth
October 2009 - M-Vision LED's Ready for Holidays
Holidays 2009 - Happy Holidays from DP!
January/February 2010 - M-Vision LED Review
March 2010 - Announcing 2010’s Reference Showroom Dealer Program