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Announcing…2010’s Elite Reference Showroom Dealers!
Announcing…2010’s Elite Reference Showroom Dealers!

Please join us in congratulating our 2010 Reference Showroom Dealers–all of whom have made the commitment to feature either our amazing TITAN Reference 1080p-3D or TITAN Reference 1080p in their Showrooms:

Admit One – Minnesota
Crescendo Designs – Southampton, NY
Cybersound – Arizona
e-Home Systems – Carson, California
Georgia Home Theater – Georgia
Hi Fi Centre – Vancouver, BC
Paragon Technology Group - Colorado
Tempus Electronic Lifestyles – Sarasota, Florida
Sound & Vision - Illinois
Synergy Home Cinema – Clovis, California
Wattsound Audio Video – Panama City, Florida

Watch for our ads featuring the amazing TITAN Reference 1080p and 1080p-3D projectors operating in these integrators' showrooms, as well as information about how they are using their Reference Showroom Dealer status to maximize all of their projection display opportunities.

Congratulations and a sincere THANK YOU to each of our 2010 Reference Showroom Dealers!

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Attention HC Dealers: Updated Home Cinema Pricing Now Available

As of April 30, 2010, Digital Projection announced an update to our Dealer and List pricing exclusively to our Home Cinema Dealers and Reps. The updated price list is available to you NOW in the password-protected HC Dealer portal at www.digitalprojection.com. Simply enter your username and password after clicking the Login link at the top right of the home page.

Major updates to the April 30, 2010 include:
•  Pricing and Availability now available for the HIGHlite Cine Series -- Now Accepting Orders!
•  dVision 1080p and WUXGA Repositioned
•  Pricing and Availability now available for the M-Vision Cine Series

PLEASE NOTE: Login and password credentials for the new DPI website changed in June of 2008. If you are having trouble accessing your dealer page, please contact DPI Marketing Communications.

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Anamorphic Solution Now Available for M-Vision Series
Anamorphic Solution Now Available for M-Vision Series

Great news for DP’s dealers seeking advanced flexibility when installing the new M-Vision series displays. You can now add or include an anamorphic lens to any M–Vision projector. Simply use the M-Vision ceiling mount with the special M-Vision adapter plate, both of which are provided by Digital Projection. The new adapter plate allows for easy mounting of the Schneider Kino Torsion with Cine-Digitar lens. This high quality, small aperture lens simply swings out of the way when non-2.35 content is displayed.

Once mounted, M-Vision displays have two aspect ratios designed specifically for anamorphic lenses. “Theaterscope” will pre-process a letterbox movie and vertically stretch the content to fill the 16 x 9 DMD, thus capturing all available pixels. The anamorphic lens, when in front of the primary lens, will optically stretch the image horizontally, creating a geometrically correct 2.35 active image area.

For fixed anamorphic systems, selecting “anamorphic squeeze” will allow a 16 x 9 image to be properly displayed as a 16 x 9 image even with the anamorphic lens in place. Please note: we discourage the use of an anamorphic lens if the primary throw ratio is less than 1.8:1. Reason being, if throw distances less than 1.8:1 are used, the light patch exiting the primary lens is very large and it may be clipped by the aperture of the anamorphic lens, creating a similar clipped or distorted image on screen.

If you have questions regarding the use of an anamorphic solution on one of DP’s precision displays, please contact customer support at 770-420-1350 for a complete list of compatible installation products.

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Join DP at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas!
Join DP at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas!

Unbelievable! Another year has passed and InfoComm 2010 is now less than a month away. This year’s show will take place in Las Vegas, from June 9-11.

DP’s InfoComm tradition has been to present our newest and most demonstrative products in powerful applications, and this year will be no exception. Application inspiring enhancements will be announced across our entire product line, and we are poised to launch some very exciting, all new single-chip and 3-chip DLP projection platforms as well.

In 2010, the evolution of DP’s product line will bring capabilities of value to nearly all customers and application categories. Key advancements include products with higher native resolution, expanded 3D connectivity and precise new features for command and control, process control, visualization and simulation. We will also continue to enhance the range of lumens, contrast, and price points that our product line covers. More than ever, DP’s 2010 InfoComm exhibit will present a deep lineup of projectors that truly present the perfect “Precision Display for EVERY Venue.”

Watch for extensive new product details in June’s InfoComm newsletter edition, which will be published the week before the show. Meanwhile, if you are planning to be in Vegas for InfoComm, be sure to contact your DP regional manager to arrange a personal tour of the important new products we will be bringing to the show.

CLICK HERE for a complimentary pass to INFOCOMM 2010.

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New Calculator Toolbox
DP’s Customers Use New Calculator Toolbox to Produce Dozens of Application Designs Daily

DP is proud to report that our recently launched Calculator Toolbox is being embraced by a wide array of dealers, end users and industry consultants. Now, you may be asking, “Why is the Calculator significant to my business?”

Here are four reasons why:

1) The new Calculator Toolbox helps you define key projector performance specifications necessary to support your application needs.

2) Armed with the key projector specifications, a module within the Calculator Toolbox then identifies DP projectors and lenses that match your application requirements.

3) The new calculator suite then produces bid-ready reports, describing your application, projector and lens details, in a matter of minutes -- even if you have limited knowledge of projector applications.

4) Data for the calculator is pulled directly from the master DP product database, so you can be confident in the data you’re receiving.

Need one more reason to get excited about the Calculator Toolbox? DP’s competitors lack such an all-encompassing tool, so when designing your project is under time constraints, DP’s Calculator Toolbox gives YOU the upper hand.

Give the Calculator Toolbox a try by clicking here.

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3D Showcase May 26 - 27
3D Showcase in L.A. – 3D, HD and More

A select group of 3D experts will hold the West Coast’s most exciting 3D product showcase on May 26 and 27 at the Stewart Filmscreen facility in Torrance, California.

Organized by AV Partners, Digital Projection’s home cinema representatives on the West Coast, the “3D for REAL” showcase will include a wide array of DP’s single and 3-chip precision displays. Though the focus of the two-day event will be 3D-related education and product demonstrations, DP’s highly-rated LED projector and other cutting-edge technologies will be shown as well.

The “3D for REAL” event will include seminars from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, then product showcases and demonstrations through the afternoon each day. DP, Stewart Filmscreen, S1Digital and Crestron will all have 3D-related products on display, while additional 3D technology suppliers are scheduled to share their insight on the 3D roadmap.

DP’s long-standing stance on 3D has always been that, unless you can truly display 3D as a high-resolution, immersive and inspirational experience, it’s simply not worthwhile. True to our philosophy, DP’s CEDIA award-winning TITAN 3D projector will show attendees how satisfying a 3D experience can be. In addition, the “3D for REAL” event will demonstrate the highest-quality 3D experience imaginable. Our 14,000 Lumen LIGHTNING Reference 40-1080p will display 2D and 3D content in a way few have ever experienced. This is simply not an event you will want to miss.

On the education side, George Walter, VP of Home Cinema for DP, will deliver his 3D Essentials workshop at the event. Additional seminars include Stewart Filmscreen’s discussion of screen technologies for 3D, Eric Leicht of AV Partners will discuss the sales side of 3D technology, and S1Digital will discuss how to manage your 2D and 3D media in the home.

Seminars for the event are strictly limited to 50 attendees, so if you’d like to attend and assure yourself a seat, please RSVP to Kacy Resch at either 805-496-7054 or kacy@avpartners.org.

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Sapphire Marketing Hosts 1st Annual Roadshow
Sapphire Marketing Hosts 1st Annual Roadshow

Sapphire Marketing, DP’s Commercial and Home Cinema Reps in the Northeast, organized a multi-manufacturer AV showcase in New York City’s Affinia Manhattan hotel on April 21st and 22nd. DP, Crestron, DNP and numerous other lines represented by Sapphire displayed new products to a steady crowd of AV dealers, consultants and industry veterans.

DP was present in all aspects of the two-day showcase. In the main ballroom, DP joined fifteen other manufacturers showing new products such as DP’s new E-Vision WXGA 600. Using DNP Supernova screens, both the new 6,000 lumen E-Vision and DP’s 3D powerhouse, the TITAN Reference 1080p 3D, showed inspiring 2D and 3D content. With both screens lit with bright, balanced imagery, the DP booth hosted a consistent crowd of curious prospects, current dealers and industry insiders looking to experience the most innovative projector technology available today.

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Photos of the Month

SOUND & VISION'S REFERENCE THEATER


Sound & Vision Uses Digital Projection

Sound & Vision, a DP Reference Showroom Dealer in Chicago, Illinois, recently designed and implemented a home theater that delivers a truly stellar home entertainment experience.

Digital Projection's unmatched TITAN Reference 1080p-3D projector, in conjunction with a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Classe Audio SSP-800 processor, Stewart Filmscreen 130" StudioTek wide screen, Crestron control and Kaleidescape Movie Server, creates an environment that, per the client's request, delivers a reference home theater to measure all others by.

Sound & Vision Uses Digital Projection

In regards to the TITAN 3D, Sound & Vision describes the selection process by saying, "The projector was a matter all to itself. The client was not initially completely satisfied with most of what was available to view at the time. This included some very high end 3-Chip DLP and D-ILA projectors from several manufacturers. It was not until our 2009 Summer Event that the client saw the projector that would eventually end up in his theater."

Sound & Vision Uses Digital Projection

Sound & Vision continued, "After our event, it was decided to use the Digital Projection TITAN Reference 1080p 3D projector. The overall image quality, color fidelity and accuracy were the best anyone had seen. The TITAN projector also offered incredible brightness without sacrificing the black levels that are critical to the richness of the image."

Read the full case study by clicking here.

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Tech Tip

DETAILING MAINSTREAM 3D FORMATS AND STANDARDS


At the time of writing this article, we still await the final release of the HDMI 1.4 specification. However, the 3D portion of the spec has been finalized and available for a few weeks. This important document details a total of four standards by which 3D content can be formatted and delivered for viewing on 3D capable consumer displays. We are certain that these standards will also find their way into commercial applications. Any manufacturer producing displays intended for the viewing of mainstream 3D content will need to support each of these four 3D formats.

Each of the four defined 3D standards is different, and those differences are worth understanding, as they define the framework by which our future 3D sources and displays will happily connect with one another. Members of DP’s engineering team have analyzed and condensed the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification to the following descriptions and diagrams:

Frame Packed 3D
This is the standard for 3D Blu-ray players now entering the market. This format retains 1920 x 1080 pixels for each of the left and right eyes, but vertically packs two normal 1080p frames within the same time period as each of the 24 frames normally presented by a Blu-ray player. The result is a frame packed with 1920 x 2160 pixels, split by a few black lines defining the left and right images.

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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
April 2010 - Calibrating for 3D


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
April 2010 - K2Imaging


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
April 2010 - HIGHlite Cine Pricing Announcement