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14 Sold. 2 Remain.  Better Act Fast!

TWO reservations are all that remain of the original 16 membership openings for DP's Reference Showroom Dealer club. If your company is considering becoming one of DP's exclusive 2009 Reference Showroom Dealers, we encourage you to act fast as once these reservations are filled, the opportunity vanishes.

Remember: if you take delivery of your TITAN Reference by May 31, 2009, you'll receive 50% off List Price! This amazing price headlines the valuable list of benefits your company can enjoy by becoming a Reference Showroom Dealer.

Reference Showroom Dealers

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.Sorry, April is over!
    • 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.
You can view the original invitation with specific program details BY CLICKING HERE.

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Digital Projection at InfoComm '09
New Platforms. New Products. New Technologies. DP’s Extraordinary Showcase at InfoComm '09!

Ready for a bit of revealing InfoComm news? We’re pleased to announce DP’s Extraordinary Solutions Showcase at INFOCOMM 2009, booth #2861 (Hall B), in Orlando, Florida!

2009 has already proven to be an ambitious year for Digital Projection, as we’ve introduced numerous new products and application enabling solutions. From our 14 projector strong lineup of active 3D projection systems, to Dual Flash Processing, FastFrame smear reduction, portrait display capability and brilliant ultra contrast displays, DP’s remarkable innovation is as sharp as the high fidelity imagery produced by our products.

Indeed, as a company committed to being the provider of Precision Displays for Every Venue, we can’t rest on our laurels. DP has a robust technology roadmap, with many of our newest product and application advancements ready for near-term launch. As InfoComm is the perfect stage on which to unveil exciting new products, we are planning some major announcements, including new resolution platforms and alternative illumination technologies. However, as eager as we are to start sharing the details now, loyalty to our industry association compels us to wait just a bit longer...

At InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, many of DP’s newest projection capabilities will be revealed through our Extraordinary Solutions Showcase – a ten venue deep exhibit that will provide up-close, hands-on demonstrations of the projectors and technologies that equip our customers to create compelling and empowering large screen display applications.

In fact, we believe some of our new products are so important to our customer’s projects, we are offering a series of executive training briefs, during the show, right in our exhibit. Click here to see our training agenda. If you are interested in attending any of the classes, we recommend you reserve your seat early as space is very limited.

If you need a pass to attend InfoComm ‘09, it would be our pleasure to be your host. Click here to select the pass you'd prefer, courtesy of Digital Projection.

As always, thanks for trusting DP with your most important large screen display applications. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando at our Extraordinary Solutions Showcase!

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Training at InfoComm '09 from Digital Projection
Register for On-site Training in the DP InfoComm Booth

We are offering a limited number of training sessions in our booth on all three days of the show. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge via hand's-on demonstrations given by DP's experts.

Classes will be limited to the first six registrants, so reserve your time immediately. If the class you prefer has already been filled, you will receive an email requesting you choose another time slot.

To register for a class, simply drop Lynne Smith an email at with your preferred reservation time, class name and date.

Wednesday, June 17th:
2:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

3:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

4:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations


Thursday, June 18th:
2:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with George Walter, VP of Home Cinema and Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

3:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

4:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations


Friday, June 19th:
10:00 - ColorMax, Intelligent Lens Mount and Blend
with George Walter, VP of Home Cinema and Richard Hill, Southeast RMDM

11:00 - 3D Visualization and Display Methods
with Chuck Collins, VP of Commercial AV w/ DP and Kurt Hoffmeister, VP of R&D w/ Mechdyne Corp.

12:00 - Specifiying the Perfect Projector
with Mike Akridge, VP of Operations

In addition to the training that DP is doing on-site, innovative technology partners such as Immersive Displays and Mechdyne will also be on-hand to discuss specific application concepts and answer questions.

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Digital Projection's TITAN and LIGHTNING now ILM-enabled DP Announces Intelligent Lens Memory for TITAN, LIGHTNING

DPI is happy to announce a major enhancement to all of our TITAN and LIGHTNING 1080P and SX+ models. Intelligent lens memory, or ILM, allows each projector to store specific lens zoom, shift, and focus values to specific preset positions. The ILM feature is easy to implement and even easier for end users to recall.

To initiate the lens memory, you must first calibrate the zoom and shift functions. This allows the electronics to “learn” the zoom, focus and shift range for the specific lens installed in the projector. Once the lens calibration is complete, up to 10 specific lens positions can be stored in preset locations. When the user selects one of those presets (either by remote or RS232), or a source associated with a preset, , the mount will reposition the lens to the previously defined zoom, shift, and focus settings. The ILM landing accuracy is superb - within 2 pixels over repeated cycles.

Although a creative genius could find many applications for a projector with intelligent lens focus, zoom, and shift capabilities, the most common request is from Home Cinema clients. High definition video is distributed on standard def and Blue Ray DVD’s in a variety of aspect ratios. Currently, the most common way to optimize a home theater for the display of varying aspect ratio content is to use a fixed height screen with a 2.35 native aspect ratio and movable side masking that can reduce that aspect ratio, along with a projector equipped with an anamorphic lens. If the video being presented is a 16X9 (1.78) aspect ratio, that video fills the projectors 1080p (or 720p) DMD(s), and the 2.35 screen is masked to produce a 1.78 aspect ratio screen. If the video is 2.35, the projector’s video processing is used to vertically stretch the image to “fill in” the horizontal black bars.

The anamorphic lens is then placed in the light path to horizontally stretch the image, resulting in a geometrically correct 2.35 image that uses the full native resolution the projector offers. The anamorphic approach delivers maximum projector resolution and lumens for 2.35:1 content. However, this approach also adds video processing, rectangular pixels, reduced contrast ratio, and a lot of additional hardware, optics, and costs. Also, since the anamorphic solution only provides a fixed 1.33 horizontal stretch, it cannot fully accommodate intermediate aspect ratios like 2.40, 2.30, 2.25, etc.

With the benefit of ILM, the projector (within the limitations of the zoom range of the lens) can actually zoom in to fill a full 1.78 screen, and zoom out (increasing the overall width of the projected image) to fill the unmasked 2.35 screen. Although this does result in 30% larger pixels, by employing ILM, no anamorphic lens is needed. This simplifies the installation, reduces the total system cost, eliminates the need for the additional video processing (to vertically stretch the 2.35:1 image) and the associated artifacts, assures that maximum contrast is maintained and optical distortion is minimized. Since ILM allows for up to 10 presets, in addition to 1.78 and 2.35, additional lens position presets can be assigned to support 2.40, 2.30, 1.85 or even 1.33 aspect ratios.

Home Cinema customers now have a choice between the traditional Theaterscope option, or implementing ILM, soon-to be standard on all TITAN and LIGHTNING sx+ and 1080p models, to achieve true cinema performance on fixed or variable height screens.

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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 or fax your resume to 770.420.1360.

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Photos of the Month

Cinema de la Mer
First Impressions Theme Theatres, Florida

Cinema de la Mer
Miami based First Impressions Theme Theatres recently created a home cinema masterpiece that reinvents the concept of luxurious home entertainment. The lush decor in the Palm Beach theater is accompanied by Hollywood's home cinema display, a Digital Projection TITAN Reference 1080p.

Cinema de la Mer A TITAN Reference 1080p projector fills the 14' Stewart CineWide screen from edge to edge with the help of Digital Projection's TheaterScope anamorphic optical system.

Cinema de la Mer Up to thirteen audience members can relax in the regal theater and experience what Jeffrey Smith, President of First Impressions Theme Theatres, Inc., called "The most stunning image I've ever seen on a screen of this size." Smith continued, stating, "The content rules the space with a crisp and very sharp image."
Photos courtesy of First Impressions Theme Theatres

Photo of the month archive

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How to Set Intelligent Lens Memory

This feature is only available on TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors with the latest lens mount micro and updated firmware.

1. Before trying to set or recall presets, the focus and zoom need to be calibrated for the specific lens in the projector:

    a. In the user menu, select “Setup” then “Projector” then “Calibrate Focus.”
    b. Press “OK” and then wait for focus to stop moving.
    c. Next, select “Setup” then “Projector” then “Calibrate Zoom.”
    d. Press “OK” and then wait for the zoom to stop moving.
2. To position save a lens position (zoom, focus & shift) to the ILM memory:
    a. Move the lens zoom, focus and shift as needed.
    b. Select “Input” then “Preset” then “Save Preset.” Choose the location to save.
    c. Repeat for each distinct ILM position needed - up to 10 in total.
3. To recall the ILM position:
    a. Select “input” then “preset” then “recall preset.”
    b. Select the preset name associated with the desired lens position.
Helpful Hints:
a. Do not store lens position at the extreme of zoom, focus or shift. 1 click back is sufficient.
b. For best and most accurate results, use the Java application for moving focus and zoom before saving presets.

Tech Tip Archive

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Tech Tip Archive

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
April 2009 - EDID Technology Overview

Photo of the Month Archive

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
April 2009 - Delta Astronomy Night

Newsletter Archive

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
April 2009 - Eleven Units Sold. Only Five Remain. Better Act FAST!

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