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CEDIA 2012 Update

It is astounding how time flies… but CEDIA is again just around the corner, and we are deep in preparations.

CEDIA 2012 returns to the Indianapolis Convention Center, with the show dates taking place Thursday, September 6, through Saturday, September 8. As is our tradition, DP is bringing truckloads of state of the art projection technology to present to our customers – the most capable integrators in the residential market!

DP's exhibit for CEDIA 2012 will include two formal theaters, featuring our newest 3-chip and single-chip DLP home cinema solutions. New for this year, our booth will also feature no less than 6 of our precision displays, a mix of models and price points across our product line, illuminating screens in media room ambient lighting. That's right – for the first time ever at CEDIA, you will be able to experience, evaluate and enjoy DP's powerful projectors creating huge imagery in striking ambient light venues.

CLICK HERE to discover the new products, partner booths and strategies that will define DP's CEDIA '12 exhibit.

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DP's LED Powered LIFETIME ILLUMINATION Projectors Make a Giant Leap in Lumen Performance

DP introduced the revolutionary M-Vision Cine LED and dVision LED projectors back in 2011. By now, most of us are aware of the many performance and cost of ownership benefits that LED illuminated displays offer.

Those attributes include:
• Small form factor
• Extraordinarily wide color gamut – wider than the commonly referenced NTSC color space
• Color saturation equivalent to, or even exceeding, that produced by 3-chip DLP displays
• 60,000+ hour illumination engine life – which we characterize as LIFETIME ILLUMINATION
• Very low maintenance with no lamp replacements via Lifetime Illumination™ projector
• Low power consumption (as low as 350 watts@110V)
• Very low operating temperature
• Extremely quiet operation (as low as 30 dBA)

The only facet of LED illuminated projectors that has challenged audiences accustomed to purely lamp-driven projectors is the relatively low light output spec, as compared to other projection illumination technologies.

After only one year, we are pleased to announce that the constant progression of DP technology and innovation has revealed a significant increase in lumens for a number of our LED illuminated DLP projectors. Specifically, the latest generations of our M-Vision LED and dVision LED projectors boast higher brightness - up to 1,000+ lumens!

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Training Update – DP Offering Manufacturer Training Courses at CEDIA '12

Training Update – Upcoming Commercial AV Opportunities

DP's ambitious first year of organized training continues with six courses being taught at CEDIA '12 by Ken Eagle, DP's training manager. Review the course outlines below, and sign up for any of the classes when you register for the show. If you need free tickets to CEDIA 2012, simply visit and use the coupon code 2966.

Projection Technology 101 – Producing the Perfect Projected Image
Catalog #: MPT1022-4, Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Catalog #: MPT1022-5, Friday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Catalog #: MPT1022-6, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Course Code: MPT1022 CEU Value: 0.75
This Digital Projection training presentation is designed to help the participant understand his/her application needs, select the correct projector, and understand the basic functions needed to calibrate that projector for the application. Course will also review DPI products, application examples, and pricing.
Related CEDIA University Courses: ESD131, ESD332

Understanding 3D Projection Technology
Catalog #: MPT1023-4, Wednesday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Catalog #: MPT1023-5, Friday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Catalog #: MPT1023-6, Saturday, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Course Code: MPT1023 CEU Value: 0.75
This course is designed to introduce you to the world of 3D projection video. In this course, we will discuss 3D in our industry today as well as trends in technology and media. This course will also cover basic setup and operation of projectors and accessories.
Related CEDIA University Courses: ESD151, EST332

To view the full list of Manufacturer's Training Courses being offered at CEDIA '12, click here.

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Product Update: E-Vision 1080p-8000

EVision 1080p projector from Digital Projection

Large-scale entertainment for ANY room at an affordable price!

Looking for that perfect media room projector? Whether the viewing environment is indoors or outdoors, the incredibly bright E-Vision 1080p-8000 brings residential integrators a powerful, capable and flexible projection solution. Delivering 8,000 lumens for less than $18,000 MSRP, the single-chip DLP E-Vision 1080p-8000 presents bright, color-rich imagery on medium to large-sized screens. With proper screen selection, it can even produce beautiful imagery in environments with high ambient light!

Thanks to the E-Vision 1080p-8000's combination of exceptional brightness and rugged construction, residential integrators can finally bring projector solutions out of the darkness of dedicated theaters and into more open family spaces.

Integrators with clients looking for gorgeous imagery in their media rooms, outdoor screening areas and multi-use entertaining areas have found their projector. User swappable color wheel options allow the integrator or end-user to easily install the color wheel that provides the best balance of brightness and color depth to complement their room lighting conditions. Additionally, integrators will appreciate the variety of fixed and zoom lens options enabling a flexible .76:1 – 8.26:1 throw ratio range. Remarkable lens shift further increases the installation flexibility of the new E-Vision display. The E-Vision 1080p-8000's dual lamp design provides high brightness with an incredibly low cost of ownership.

Contact your DP regional manager today to place your order for this exciting residential display solution.

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View the Recent CE Pro Webinar:
How to Select & Install Projectors for Multipurpose Rooms

CE Pro Webinar

DP's vice president of home cinema, George Walter, John Clancy of Audio Command Systems in New York and CE Pro's Steve Crowe recently discussed the guidelines and pitfalls when selecting projectors for multi-purpose rooms. In this fast-paced CE Pro webinar, dealers will learn the checklist of key considerations for designing and installing systems, as well as selecting the proper projectors and screens for the application.

Specific topics covered in this webinar include:
Noise containment, throw distance, projector aesthetics, ambient light control, screen gain, screens sizes, projector mounting/placement, projector light output (including 3D), viewing angles/anamorphic lens considerations, handling cathedral ceilings and more.

View this archived webinar now by clicking here:

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DP Projection Platform Installation Orientation Guidelines

Projector Orientation Guidelines

Click the above graphic to download a pdf of the Guidelines

The following table provides a concise view of the mechanical orientations each of the models in DP's extensive product line can support. If you are seeking a projector for portrait display, this table will help you quickly define the appropriate portrait-capable projectors.

Need to point a projector straight up into a mirror, or straight down to project on the deck? Rely on this table as your guide.

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Photos of the Month

Global Wave integration, CALIFORNIA

Global Wave Integration Relies on Digital Projection

In a theater where exceptional audio and video quality is equally important, West Hills, California's Global Wave Integration (GWI) recently completed an upscale home theater that excels in both. At their client's behest, GWI was presented with the opportunity to create a truly immersive 3D theater experience in the comfort of the client's own home. The 'Sweetwater Theater' features Digital Projection International's award-winning TITAN Reference 1080p-3D projector and more, in order to accomplish the client's wish.

Although overall performance was critical in the Sweetwater Theater, both the client and interior designers wanted a theater that seamlessly fit with the overall flow of the home's layout. These dual desires, to create an environment that looked and felt like an inviting living room while also performing like a theater that was of the highest caliber, necessitated a true partnership between the integration and design teams. For example, the home features very classic, old world décor and accents throughout. During the design phase, different fabrics were selected by the client, and then tested acoustically to assure they were suitable from both an aesthetic and performance perspective. This spirit of collaboration was even more critical given that two interior design companies, Cinema Design Group International and Platner & Associates, worked on the project at different phases.

Global Wave Integration Relies on Digital Projection

Enlisting some of the most top-performing video and audio solutions in the AV industry, "From my perspective, every aspect of the Sweetwater Theater is notable," stated Kyle Steele, Owner, Global Wave Integration. Steele continued, "The Digital Projection TITAN 3D is one of the theater's greatest assets. We wanted to provide our client with a cinema experience that no other home theater could produce. The TITAN was the best choice because of its powerful 10,000 lumens of brightness and FastFrame technology."

Complementing the stunning visual imagery is a James Loudspeaker audio package, including 12 individually driven channels of audio, seven in-wall THX rated enclosures, three traditional boxed sub-woofers and two in-wall sub-woofers. Control for the theater is managed from a 15" Crestron video touch screen, with programming and GUI design by Tom Milpacher of Infusebox.

Global Wave Integration Relies on Digital Projection

To ensure that the theater performed to absolute peak standards, an ISF certified calibrator was brought in to handle the final calibration. Additionally, the audio setup was calibrated using Crestron's Audyssey calibration kit and the Procise embedded calibration software. Steele remarked, "The theater looked and sounded great before calibration, but through calibration we were able to implement subtle improvements." Upon completion, the client was given a theater where "subtleties of the color and sound seemed to pop with maximum effect, further pulling the viewer into the cinematic experience," said Steele.

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Tech Tip

Selecting the Proper Screen Material for Your Application

Have you ever used a screen material other than white for a projection application? If so, what color? Light gray, dark gray, or even black? What effect does screen color have on your projected image? What about the effect of the screen surface and material from which the screen is made?

To solve these questions, our Application Support team projected video in an ambient lit room onto a screen that was white on one side and gray on the other (see figure below).
Digital Projection Tech Tip
The left side of the screen is matte white while the right side of the screen is a dark shade of gray. In this ambient lit environment, the gray screen material produced a more vivid image. The gray side of the screen uses a material with angular reflective properties (see description below). The fact that the material is gray helps to preserve black level, even in the presence of ambient light. This increases the perceived contrast of the image, making it look as if it has more detail and resolution than the white section of the screen, which appears more washed out. Screen selection plays an important role in how you design for a projection application, so let's take a closer look at these material types.

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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
April 2012 - How to Make 3D a Great Viewing Experience
May 2012 - Technologies for Multiple Projector Display System Challenges
June 2012 - Understanding Brightness in Projector Selection

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
April 2012 - The Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular
May 2012 - Private Theater, Dallas Extreme
June 2012 - Private Theater, Cantara Design

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
April 2012 - TITAN Quad Illuminates 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
May 2012 - 1st Annual Big Bang & Bash Dealer Event a Marvelous Experience
June 2012 - Product Update: dVision 35 Series Projectors