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TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

Don Dixon of Definitive Electronics and Jeffrey Smith of First Impressions Theme Theatres displayed the finest in home cinema components at the 6th Annual Concours d'Elegance event in Boca Raton, Florida. One of the country's most influential automotive and upscale living events, the Boca Raton Concours d' Elegance extends across three-days with an exciting line-up of activities. All proceeds from this event benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Florida.

TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
Attendees to Friday night's Dupont Registry Live Hanger Party at Boca Aviation witnessed an exemplary demonstration of home entertainment. DP's 16,000 lumen TITAN Quad 3D projector worked in conjunction with a 17' Stewart screen and 7' tall Wisdom audio speakers to immerse attendees in a fabricated home theater environment.

TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
The three-day affair attracts over 3,000 collector car enthusiasts from all over the world. Many thanks to both Definitive and First Impressions for displaying unmatched home entertainment imagery!

TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance

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DP Dealers: It's Time to Get Your Name Out There!

Enter the competition here: http://www.cedia.net/awards/

CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition is now underway, and electronic systems contractors have until May 4 to get their entries completed. We know that, as DP integrators, you produce work that far exceeds the industry standards. It's time the world saw what true craftspeople can create through ingenuity, hard work and the industry's highest-quality components. Take a moment to submit a project, and get the attention your hard work deserves.

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Save the Date: April 17 – 18 - DP/Stewart/Panamorph Two-Piece Projection Training Event at Stewart Headquarters

Looking for advanced training on projector calibration, 3D and/or Warp & Blend? DP, Stewart and Panamorph commercial AV and home cinema dealers are invited to a fully immersive two-day training event at Stewart's Torrance, CA headquarters. This is a free training opportunity, where integrators will receive guided training on two-piece projection from all three company representatives.

Topics that will be covered include:
1. Color-calibrating and optimizing a projector for maximum impact in specific venues.
2. 3D applications, best practices and a review of the essential pieces in successful 3D installations.
3. Warp & Blend for commercial applications, including both projector and external processor demonstrations.

Download the Two-Piece Projection training schedule of events and in-depth summary by clicking here (pdf). http://www.digitalprojection.com/news/misc/Stewart_DPI_Panamorph_Event_April2012.pdf

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TWO Sapphire Roadshows Coming in April

TWO Sapphire Roadshows Coming in April

Attention Northeast audio-visual and home theater dealers, consultants, educational partners, architects, and end-users. Sapphire Marketing, DP's commercial and home cinema Rep in the Northeastern U.S., is bringing the best in AV technology to your doorsteps with TWO roadshows in April.

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Attention DP Dealers - myDPrewards Update

Fair warning to DP's integrators; the healthy reward on the TITAN Quad, HIGHlite 660 and white E-Vision is about to end. As a reminder, through the month of April you can still earn extra cash for every Quad, HIGHlite 660 white E-Vision you sell. But don't delay, as time is running out!

Contact your regional manager today to find out what's being offered. If you need your regional manager's contact information, you can find it by clicking here.

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Ultimate Home Cinema Demonstration Wows Final EHX Expo

Ultimate Home Cinema Demonstration Woww Final EHX Expo

A veritable who's-who of precision home entertainment manufacturers recently partnered in displaying a Hollywood-grade home cinema at the final EHX Expo in Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of residential integrators experienced dazzling video, audio and immersive seating in an incomparable cinema demonstration throughout the three-day event.

Additionally, the "Ultimate Home Cinema" demonstration allowed manufacturers such as Digital Projection International (DPI) to unveil their newly available dVision Scope 1080p projector.

Nothing complements a captivating 120" image, courtesy of the native 2.35:1 dVision Scope 1080p projector and a Screen Innovations Black Diamond screen, better than rich, sensual audio. Leon Speakers supplied a full audio solution, working in conjunction with ADA's Cinema Reference Mach IV room optimization technology. Kaleidescape's renowned movie server organized and displayed the cinematic demo clips. Seating partners CinemaTech and D-Box supplied luxurious theater seating combined with the thrill of fully activated seating.

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Ultimate Home Cinema Demonstration Woww Final EHX Expo

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DP Announces Ken Eagle as Consultant Resource Manager

DP is pleased to announce that Ken Eagle will, as of today, assume the duties of Consultant Resource Manger. Ken will be the primary contact for projection-related product and education resources for the consultant market in North America.

In his new position, Ken will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective contacts and relationships with industry consultants, as well as managing a library of information and tools relating to DP's products. Additionally, Ken will maintain his current responsibilities as Education and Training Manger for North America, serving both the Home Cinema and Commercial A/V industries. "Expanding the resources we offer industry consultants has been a priority at Digital Projection for some time," commented Mike Levi, President of Digital Projection Inc.

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Photos of the Month

Radio City Music Hall
2012 Christmas Spectacular


The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Relies on Digital Projection

Vote for this installation in the Live Design Excellence Awards here: http://livedesignonline.com/excellenceawards/

Immersive architectural mapping took top billing at this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Seen by more than 1 million spectators each year, the Christmas Spectacular is an anxiously anticipated yearly dedication to the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Tasked with continually surpassing the previous year's production, MSG Entertainment brought together a select group of precision audio/video manufacturers and service providers to help deliver on that goal. Central to this year's production were 11 Digital Projection International (DPI) LIGHTNING 45-WUXGA, 3-chip DLP projectors, each delivering 30,000 lumens, enlisted to illuminate the historic theater's ceiling and proscenium arch with awe-inspiring imagery.

The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Relies on Digital Projection

Incorporating custom 3D imagery, a video-game style action narrative and animated scenic imagery that envelopes the stage, the 2011 Christmas Spectacular surpassed all existing standards for this annual event. Larry Sedwick, senior vice president production, MSG Entertainment, explained, "As one of the leading companies in live entertainment, we are focused on delivering our Christmas Spectacular to audiences with content that has never been presented before in a theatrical setting and utilizing advanced technology features available in today's market, while still honoring those traditions steeped in our show." Sedwick continued, "So, in our recent production, we used large scale digital projection and gave audiences the feeling of being immersed in an array of image, sound, lighting, theatrical, and pyrotechnic effects as each scene transforms to the next."

The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Relies on Digital Projection

New York-based batwin + robin productions created the projected animations that playfully enveloped audiences in more than 180 feet of bright, colorful visuals. At times, such as when a train traveled around and above the stage, animation traversed the arches as a visual feature. In other instances, DPI's LIGHTNING projectors displayed accent imagery, supplying a visual wallpaper of sorts in order to complement the on-stage theme. Due to the varying depths within the existing proscenium arch, overcoming any shaded areas within the arch with incredibly bright imagery was critical. The digital content displayed on the arch, as well as the image blending, was managed by 7thSense Design Delta media servers. Visual Acuity, an independent media and design consultancy, advised on the key technological aspects of the application by supplying expertise in the overall projection, custom content and edge blending implementation.

The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Relies on Digital Projection

In order to uniformly project across the entire 180 foot plain, placement and alignment of the projectors was a key venue consideration. The bulk of the projected imagery emanated from two sets of four LIGHTNING 45-WUXGA projectors, with each set mounted onto choral risers flanking the main seating. Two LIGHTNING projectors, both using a custom mirror-bounce system to create portrait images, were installed in the projection booth. A final LIGHTNING projector was installed in the booth in order to project straight landscape format images across the top of the arch. Each LIGHTNING was installed with mounting frames, courtesy of RP Visual Solutions.

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The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Relies on Digital Projection

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Tech Tip

How to Make 3D a Great Viewing Experience


The "3D at Home" experience has been greatly hyped for the past few years, and sadly, many consumers have experienced generally disappointing results. We have heard countless end- users comment that 3D "just wasn't for them" and that the experience "was terrible." After asking more questions, it became obvious that the reason many people have a negative impression of 3D video, is that their initial experience was poorly designed. In most cases, the biggest culprit was the size of the image.

Currently, the most popular 3D display for home use is a 46" flat panel. Simply put -- this is not the kind of display anyone should be relying on to cast judgment on a major new technology. Especially considering that this is a technology that, at its core, is intended to immerse viewers in a 3D environment. Immersion is simply not possible with a 46" screen.

So what are the key elements in making 3D a great entertainment experience?

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Tech Tip Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
April 2010 - Calibrating for 3D
May 2010 - Mainstream 3D Formats and Standards
October 2010 - Primer on DP's LED Projector Technology
Winter 2010 - LED Versus UHP Projector Technology
January 2011 - The Hazards of Stacking Projectors for Passive 3D Applications
February 2011 - Resolution and Aspect Ratio Overview
March 2011 - Proper Environmental Cooling for TITAN Projection Systems
April 2011 - Integrating 3D Sources with DP's TITAN 3D Projectors
May/June 2011 - Quick Reference Guide to DP's Product Line
July 2011 - Basic System Troubleshooting Tips
August/September 2011 - How to Display Native 2.35 Content with No Black Bars and No Anamorphic Lens
October 2011 - High Brightness vs. High Contrast Projectors – an Overview
Winter 2011 - DP's TITAN 3D Quick Start Guide
January 2012 - Basic Guidelines for Front Projection in a Media Room or High Ambient Light Application
February/March 2012 - How to Utilize the "Segmentation" Feature Found in TITAN Quad and HIGHlite Cine 660 Displays


Photo of the Month Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
April 2010 - K2Imaging
May 2010 - Sound & Vision's Reference Theater
June 2010 - DP is EVERYWHERE
Summer 2010 - Beyond Audio Showroom
September 2010 - Home Theater, Osbee Industries
October 2010 - CEDIA 2010
Winter 2010 - US Headquarters Expansion
January 2011 - Home Theater, Logic Integration Inc.
February 2011 - Demo Theater - Innovative Home Media
March 2011 - Cyber Sound Experience Center
April 2011 - Home Theater, AV Awakenings
May/June 2011 - Home Theater, Audio Video Interiors
July 2011 - Cantara Design Group, Private Home Theater
August/September 2011 - LAVA Systems Showroom
October 2011 - Admit One Inc., Private Home Theater
Winter 2011 - HD Media Systems, Private Home Theater
January 2012 - Audio Advice, Private Home Theater
February/March 2012 - High-Def Zone, Backyard Theater


Newsletter Archive

Click here for the 2004-2008 Newsletter Archive
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
April 2010 - HIGHlite Cine Pricing Announcement
May 2010 - Announcing…2010's Elite Reference Showroom Dealers
June 2010 - DP Shows Precision 3D with Ultra-Contrast Displays at "3D for REAL" Showcase
Summer 2010 - CEDIA Preview -- Here's What to Expect from DP
September 2010 - DP Technology will be Everywhere at CEDIA 2010
October 2010 - DP Announces HUGE Expansion of M-Vision Cine Product Line
Winter 2010 - HIGHlite Demo Deal Is LIVE
January 2011 - Welcome to 2011!
February 2011 - Complete Lineup of Ultra-quiet, Single-lamp TITAN 330 Displays Set to Launch in March
March 2011 - M-Vision Cine 230 Projector Reviews are Now Live
April 2011 - DP is Growing…Again!
May/June 2011 - M-Vision Cine 3D Now Shipping
July 2011 - Gearing Up for Indy with DP's Biggest Booth EVER
August/September 2011 - CEDIA 2011 New Product and Warranty Unveiling
October 2011 - CEDIA 2011 New Product and Warranty Unveiling
Winter 2011 - Happy Holidays from DPI!
January 2012 - 2012 Ushers in DP's 15th Anniversary Celebrations
February/March 2012 - Product Focus - dVision Scope 1080p