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2009's Elite Reference Showroom Dealers Confirmed

Sixteen dealers are participating in this year’s event! DP would like to thank the following elite home cinema dealers. We look forward to an exciting year with more ads, more programs, and more opportunities to grow your business with Digital Projection!

Audio Advisors - Florida
Audio Command - New York
Audio Contractors - Wisconsin
Audio Dimensions - Oklahoma
Audio Images - Southern California
A.V. Resources - Washington
Aurant - Utah
Cinermax - Florida
Cybersound - Arizona
DSI - California (LA)
EDG - New Jersey
Lifestyles - Utah
Opus - Connecticut
Paragon - Colorado
Radio Active - Southern California
Sound and Vision - Illinois

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Exclusive: DP & HTSA (Home Theater Specialists of America) Announce Partnership

It’s official: Digital Projection has just been selected as a preferred vendor for the esteemed HTSA dealer group. HTSA is comprised of some of the best residential integrators across the United States. Currently, the group includes 62 active dealers with estimated annual sales of over 500 million.

George Walter, Digital Projection’s VP of Home Cinema, remarked, “The agreement between DP and HTSA is an excellent opportunity for us to build upon an existing partnership with an organization made up of the leading dealers in our Industry. HTSA’s best-in-class dealers are consistent with DP’s strategy of offering Hollywood-grade home entertainment. We are very pleased with the partnership and have already begun working together on some major projects.”

This exciting agreement paves the way for Digital Projection to increase market penetration with existing dealers, as well as extend our reach into numerous new opportunities. The partnership extends to all HTSA dealers and will be offered through the end of 2010.

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Digital Projection at InfoComm '09
DP's Extraordinary Showcase at InfoComm '09 -- The Unveiling!

DP's engineering team has been working hard over the past year, and we have a lot of new products and new capabilities to reveal at InfoComm in Orlando. With the show just a week away, now is the perfect time for us to share some of the exciting details:

On the product side, DP will be launching 14 new projectors - each with important capabilities that either enable completely new applications, or improve our products performance in existing applications. Our new products will include models with the following advancements:

    • WUXGA Native resolution (some equipped for Active 3D)
    • Increased Lumens, including an expanded lineup of 30,000 lumen LIGHTNING models
    • Additional Active 3D models
    • Improved Efficiency
    • Revolutionary LED illumination - a lifetime lamp system!
    • Broader input Connectivity
    • Lower entry prices
    • And of course, Best-in-Class imaging
On the capabilities side, DP will have plenty to share in Orlando:
    • The most extensive lineup of Active 3D products - both 3-chip and single-chip DLP!
    • High frame rate connectivity - up to 144+ Hz (depending on source resolution)
    • Reference / Ultra Contrast capabilities - up to 5000:1 native contrast without resorting to active signal or aperture manipulation
    • Precise, Intelligent Lens Mount - provides the ability to calibrate projector optics to provide automatic, native support for multiple aspect ratios and screen sizes
    • FastFrame - an extraordinary smear reduction technology for fast-motion content
    • Low Latency, ultra high bandwidth signal path - assures DP products introduce less than one frame of video delay to the system architecture
    • Dual Flash Processing - frame doubles sources for display at maximum frame rates
    • Portrait Orientation - TITAN 700 series models can be applied at full brightness to support portrait applications
    • VIDI Lamp Pulsing- improves the color saturation and color space rendered by single chip, color wheel based projectors
    • ColorMax - our exclusive color calibration technology makes it simple to render precise color from a single projector, or perfectly match multiple projectors, via a simple user interface
    • HIGHEST Efficiency and LOWEST cost of ownership - a result of the fact that DP's CoolTek engineering produces projectors that consume LESS watts to produce MORE lumens
    • Our first projection displays with lamps that NEVER need to be replaced!
    • Mercator III - Advanced, low latency Warp and Blend, for one to dozens of display channels
    • And more!
That is a lot of new, application-enabling products and capabilities to squeeze into our 60' x 50' booth. However, having invented a way to engineer 2 million pixels and tens of thousands of lumens into our comparably small projectors, you can bet we can find a way to fit all our new technology into 3000 square feet.

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Digital Projection's M-Vision Series
New DP Product Launches at InfoComm '09

DP will be launching a massive array of new products at this year's InfoComm.

Here is a sample of the new products being introduced:

M-Vision Series -- DP's newest family of high performance DLP projectors. Two initial M-Vision products, the M-Vision 260 1080P and the M-Vision LED 1080P, will be introduced and displayed at InfoComm. Both products utilize a single Texas Instruments .95" 1080P DLP chip. The 260 uses a 260W Mercury Lamp, while the LED is illuminated by three high-performance LEDs. Both units are extremely flexible and offer multiple lens options and substantial lens shift. Click here to read the M-Vision 260 Press Release.

TITAN WUXGA displays -- The new WUXGA native resolution displays present a 16:10 aspect ratio - a format that is becoming widespread in high-resolution desktop and notebook computer displays. The WUXGA format is also capable of displaying full 1080p video at native resolution with no scaling required. Click here to read the TITAN WUXGA Press Release.

XTP, the world's first environmental-proof projector -- The 4,500 lumen, 2000:1 contrast XTP HD-300 employs Texas Instruments' 3-chip DLP technology to deliver stunning digital imagery, suitable for digital signage up to 6m in width. At the core of this projection system is a ruggedized, custom designed chassis capable of withstanding the rigors of the IP65 standard. The XTP's closed-loop heat exchanger ensures the projector operates well within its specified thermal range, while preventing any environmental contaminants from compromising the performance of the system. Click here to read the XTP Press Release.

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DP's InfoComm '09 Booth -- the Specifics

DP's Extraordinary Applications Showcase is a Product and Technology workshop where you can interact with 10 demanding and compelling projection applications - each demonstrating the depth of DP's products and the breadth of the applications our technology enables.

Here is the rundown:

Pod 1 - Simulation: 4 TITAN 1080p units, two in portrait orientation, will be displaying a 6 million pixel military flight simulator on a 4 meter wide hemispheric dome. The 4 TITAN projectors will be warped and blended using the Mercator III system. Immersive Displays, Rockwell Collins and CATI are the DP partners contributing to this impressive system.

Pod 2 - State-o-the-art single-chip DLP imaging via DP's new M-Vision series: 1080p native resolution, 3500 lumens and precise optics with lens shift - all from a ruggedly built, small, quiet and low cost chassis. This new M-Vision platform runs on just 350 watts - producing an amazingly efficient 10 lumens per watt!

Pod 3 - DP's Ultra Contrast Theater: This venue will feature two distinct displays:
  • Our new M-Vision 1080p LED - Our newest single-chip offering, this product boasts 10,000:1 contrast and solid state lamp technology that lasts 60,000 hours, completely eliminates the need for a color wheel, yet produces the color space and saturation of a 3-chip DLP projector. An amazing innovation in projection that is a must see.
  • DP's remarkable TITAN 1080p 3D-Ultra Contrast, presenting high frame rate, Active 3D 1080p content on a 10' wide screen with a whopping 5000:1 native contrast. What's more, the 3D imagery will be sublime and you won't have to wear the funky cardboard glasses - our Active 3D system uses funky plastic glasses with ultra fast LCD shutters. Mechdyne is the DP partner contributing to this impressive and immersive presentation.

Pod 4 - A presentation of DP's FastFrame technology: FastFrame is a user selectable and user adjustable capability that dramatically reduces image smear on fast motion content. This important feature is standard on all of our LIGHTNING projectors, as well as on all of our TITAN 3D displays, and can be added as an option to non-3D TITAN models.

Pod 5 - A demonstration and training venue for DP's ColorMax Technology: If you want to learn how to easily and precisely calibrate color on a single DP projector, or precisely match the color performance across multiple DP projectors, visiting this venue should be at the top of your list!

Pod 6 - "ROVR" - a knock-down and transportable 3D RP display: The ROVR is a system innovation created by Mechdyne, world renowned experts in single and multi-channel visualization. This system enables the deployment of high-fidelity Active 3D imaging to nearly any location. At the heart of the ROVR is DP's TITAN 1080p Dual 3D,capable of producing 9000 lumens of absolute 3D magic. Even more magical - the content will be highly interactive. This venue will also serve as our training pod for 3D system design. Mechdyne is the DP partner working with us to create this very impressive presentation.

Pod 7 - A dual demo of our low latency connectivity, (via our high bandwidth sideboard input) as well as our ILM (Intelligent Lens Mount) capability. Customers with IMAG or immediate response simulation applications will want to see the remarkable speed at which DP projectors accept and process a source signal and present the image to the screen. Customers with multi-aspect ratio applications employing masking screens will want to learn the extreme flexibility and accuracy DP's ILM brings to those venues.

Pod 8 - Another DP exclusive - the XTP system. XTP stands for eXtremely Tough Projector, and we can promise you the name is not an exaggeration. Originally created to present digital advertising in harsh underground railway operations, the XTP is a field proven, hardened, IP-65 compliant, environmental-proof Display system that can be deployed in a myriad of hostile venues. Humidity, rain, extreme heat or cold, airborne dirt and sand - not even metal particles can stop the XTP. When you see it, you will know why.

Pod 9 - Features DP's brilliant solution for extreme ambient light environments, the RP97. This turnkey system is a high contrast and high brightness 97" rear projection structure that, at just 32" deep, can be designed into nearly any room. Equipped with a TITAN 1080p 500 and a black bead screen, it has the lumens and the contrast to produce remarkably dynamic imagery in nearly any level of ambient light. RP Visuals and DNP are the DP partners contributing to this powerful ambient light solution.

Pod 10 - Staging, Lighting and Digital Signage: An array of 3 of our powerful LIGHTNING Displays will illuminate 11 giant portrait screens on 6 distinct planes, flying from our Tomcat truss, 22' in the air. As you invest your time in DP's InfoComm booth, you will be surrounded by beautiful imagery, sublime lighting and a tastefully informative presentation on DP's people, products and applications. Hang around long enough and you may even be treated to a mind-bending light show. ShowSage, the US distributor of WatchOut, is the DP partner supporting this major component of our InfoComm presentation.

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Training at InfoComm '09 from Digital Projection
A Lucky Few Will Receive Hands-on Training
with DP's Technology Experts at InfoComm


Digital Projection is launching over 15 new products at this year's InfoComm in Orlando, Florida. With so many new products augmenting our already robust product line, the time is now to perfect your knowledge of DP's display fundamentals. Register here via email.

Class topics are designed so that each participant will leave the show with new abilities, new ideas and a deep knowledge of the industry's most powerful, efficient and environmentally responsible displays. In such a competitive market, extra insight can make the difference between landing or losing a lucrative opportunity.

Give your team a competitive edge -- reserve your space in DP's Applications training classes by sending Lynne Smith an email at with your preferred reservation time, class name and date.

Just a reminder: classes are limited to the first six registrants. If the class you prefer has already been filled, you will receive an email requesting you choose another time slot.

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. We look forward to seeing you at InfoComm next week!

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Digital Projection InfoComm Specials
HUGE Savings on InfoComm Projectors and B-stock Units

Our InfoComm show specials list is now available to authorized DP dealers. The specials list included deep discounts on A-stock, barely used show stock, B-stock and demo displays.

Available models include:

    • (2) TITAN 1080p Dual 3D displays
    • (10) dVision 30 1080p XC displays
    • (7) iVision 30 1080p-C displays
    • (3) TITAN 1080p-500
For a comprehensive list of products that are still available, please contact your local DP Rep.

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Tribeca Film Festival
DP's Displays Brighten Another Excellent Tribeca Film Festival

It's a wrap! Digital Projection displays performed flawlessly over the course of the 2-week Tribeca Film Festival in late April and early May.

Karl Mehrer of K2 Imaging entrusted seven Digital Projection TITAN 1080p 700's and three LIGHTNING displays to project the works of some of the world's most important filmmakers to thousands of enthusiastic film festival attendees. Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of business in the TriBeCa neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

Digital Projection is proud to have delivered the digital imagery at Tribeca for five years of the festival's history.

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Digital Projection Raceday
Digital Projection is Off to the Races

The second weekend race event of 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway is in the record books.

On Friday night, June 5 we hosted friends and business partners for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series. It was run under the lights of the Texas Motor Speedway and proved to be a record-breaking night. Todd Bodine became the first series driver to win 5 times at the same track. Bodine averaged over 152 mph in route to his win.

Our guests on Saturday night were also treated to a fantastic day of motor sports. We opened the suite early on Saturday afternoon and watched a different race of horsepower - the running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in which "Summer Bird" flew past fan favorite "Mind That Bird" on the final stretch.

Later in the evening fans were treated to one of the fastest IRL races in Texas history. In the end it was something of a nail biter. Penske driver Ryan Briscoe dominated the whole race until the last set of pit stops. It was then that teammate Helio Castroneves pulled out the pits just a split second sooner and won the race by a scant 0.3904 of a second.

Our fans were able to watch the race and catch the Detroit Red Wings slam the Pittsburg Penguins in high definition , courtesy of our TITAN 1080p 700 that is installed in our suite.

Thanks again to everyone that came. We hope to see you in the fall for another NASCAR Race.

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Photos of the Month

Greenwich Home Cinema
OPUS A | V | C

Greenwich Home Cinema
Opus AVC Inc. in North Haven, Connecticut, recently completed a 2,000 square foot subterranean home cinema displaying an incomparable audio and video experience. Two Digital Projection projectors, the 10,000 lumen LIGHTNING Reference 1080p-30 and the 5,100 lumen dVision 30-1080p, were selected to deliver the Hollywood-grade cinema experience.

Greenwich Home Cinema In addition to the stellar array of equipment, the Opus theater delivers a potential first for home cinema applications by using DP’s Intelligent Lens Memory to achieve different aspect ratios without limiting image size.

Greenwich Home Cinema In regards to why DP displays were chosen for the stellar home cinema, David Barson of Opus AVC remarked, “Digital Projection’s LIGHTNING was specifically chosen because it was the only projector that met the spec regarding lens memory, brightness, resolution and vertical offset.”
Photos courtesy of Edwina Stevenson Photographer.

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WUXGA and Where it Fits

Digital Projection has introduced a number of new WUXGA projectors over the past few months and will continue to develop products around this relatively new DLP chipset. The "Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array" (WUXGA) is a 16x10 aspect ratio with a display resolution of 1920x1200 pixels. Currently available in the iVision and dVision series of projectors, DPI will expand its WUXGA product offerings to include TITAN and LIGHTNING models. at InfoComm this month.

Originally emerging in high end desktop and laptop computing monitors, WUXGA projectors can now allow unique system designs for larger screen video applications. An extra 120 pixels can go a long way!

At 1920x1200 resolution, the added pixels give the projected image more height than a standard 16x9 display. For computer or graphics sources, these extra pixels can be beneficial for allowing the user to view more of the source content such as spreadsheet data, web pages, presentations, design software, etc. DP's iVision and dVision projectors are compact and powerful options for this type of system with light output up to 4,300 lumens. The new TITAN and LIGHTNING WUXGA models deliver tens of thousands of lumens.

In mixed graphics/video applications, WUXGA projectors are unique in that they can display full 1080p video sources at native resolution and still have extra pixels to incorporate graphical elements such as control strips, text, company logos and more. This is an excellent solution for post-production professionals or even a high-end digital signage application.

For the simulation market where multiple projectors may be edge-blended or needed to cover a large screen surface area, extra resolution is always welcomed. DP has a unique position in the marketplace for providing certain single-chip and 3-chip DLP projectors that can be rotated into portrait mode. A WUXGA projector in portrait mode will offer a larger blend area when overlapping projectors side by side.

Also, added pixels on the DMD equate to more reflective mirrors, meaning higher brightness projectors. Typically, a WUXGA resolution projector will be brighter than its 1080p equivalent. Look for projectors up to 30,000 lumens at our booth at InfoComm!

Integrators and designers: do not be weary of WUXGA - use this new platform to differentiate yourselves and provide outstanding video applications for your customers...just don't forget the 16x10 screen!

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
May 2009 - How to Set Intelligent Lens Memory

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
May 2009 - Cinema de la Mer

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!
May 2009 - Reference Showroom Dealer Update

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