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Welcome to CEDIA 2006!

CEDIA 2006 is only days away! Here at DPI, we are looking forward to meeting with all of our Dealers and Reps, and we expect to have a great show!

What To Expect:
DPI will be showcasing our latest and most advanced projection technology in an environment to let you see the difference among the hottest current and emerging home cinema displays. In our theater (booth #558), we will be showcasing side-by-side comparisons of our 720p, 1080p, 1-chip and 3-chip projectors, including our first-ever 3-chip 1080p display specifically developed for home cinema. Our team from around the U.S. and the U.K. will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you through our current line of cutting edge displays.

Please note: There will be limited access to the DP booth theater from 10am to 11am on Friday, September 15th. We are hosting a media only event at which we will formally introduce all of our new products to members of the press!

See you at the show!

New Product Launches:
TITAN 1080p-250
HIGHlite Reference 1080p
VIP 2000
TheaterScope Premier System


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DPI Introduces the TITAN 1080p-250 For Home Cinema

Weighing only 59.5 pounds with an operating noise level of less than 35dBa, the compact TITAN 1080p-250 is DPI's smallest Professional Series projector, and provides extensive imaging capability and mechanical flexibility for any home cinema installation.   Delivering up to 2,000 ANSI lumens and 5000:1 contrast, the new projector is equipped with the same core features as DP's TITAN 1080p-500 released earlier this year at infoComm. 

Click HERE for the Official Press Release

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Did you know?

DP's "Mini-2K lenses for our TITAN sx+ 500 and TITAN 1080p projectors are the same lenses we specify for our LIGHTNING Pro sx+ projectors. Now, Stagers operating fleets of these TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors can purchase one set of optics to support both projector fleets! Also worth noting, these Mini-2K are based on a reference Digital Cinema design, and deliver exceptional geometry, minimum magnification error, and MTF performance that results in razor sharp imagery. They also provide nearly 70% of up and down lens shift on our 1080p products, and include user selectable apertures, for fine tuning applications where maximum contrast and minimum black level are required. Just like the TITAN and LIGHTNING projectors they support, DP's "Mini-2K" lenses are the absolute Best in Class!



TheaterScope Premier System To Debut At CEDIA

Similar to DPI's TheaterScope package previously released for its 1280 x 720 resolution projectors, the TheaterScope Premier system includes a high quality 1.33 anamorphic lens and a precision engineered motorized lens sled. The new “premier” lens provides a wider aperture, which is required for the larger image size created by the native 1920 x 1080 pixel DMD(s).

The TheaterScope Premier can also be used with DPI's 720p projectors for improved geometry performance. The included motorized sled provides accurate, RS232 controlled positioning of the anamorphic lens in front of the primary projection lens.

Click HERE for the Official Press Release

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DP Introduces Flagship Home Cinema Projector: The HIGHlite Reference 1080p

The HIGHlite Reference 1080p is built on the world's lightest and smallest 2K x 1K, 3-chip DLP™ platform, and strikes an impressive balance of custom lumen output – from 5,000 up to 14,000 ANSI lumens - and incredibly rich contrast greater than 2000:1. By using 3 x 1.26” DMD's, the projector is capable of displaying video at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, or the even higher 2K digital cinema standard of 2048 x 1080.

Equipped with liquid cooling - for the quietest operation in its class - the HIGHlite Reference 1080p can be installed in medium-to-very large home cinema or media environments, for the precisely calibrated display of any video, HD or computer source.

Click HERE for the Official Press Release

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Popular VIP Series Evolves - Introducing the VIP 2000

Equipped with the same Silicon Optix Realta HQV™ processor as DPI’s original VIP 1000, the VIP 2000 offers a complete solution for image scaling, input switching, video noise reduction and audio follow video routing. Offering all processing with minimal video delay, the VIP 2000 harnesses a series of powerful de-interlacing algorithms to enhance imagery delivered from both standard definition and high definition sources. Additionally, onboard multi-channel audio processing automatically compensates for frame delay, to assure source audio remains synchronized with the post-processed video.

Click HERE for the Official Press Release

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At A Glance: Exploring DP's 1080p Lineup

Although the 1080p platform is just getting started in the marketplace, as many of our customers know, DP has been shipping large venue projectors with 2K native resolution for more than 2 years. That experience puts us in a very strong position to expertly harness the imaging benefits of the new 1080p DMD’s throughout the rest of our product line. Quite frankly, it is a natural extension!

Here is a brief review of Digital Projection’s new 1080p projector lineup, along with a few of the key benefits each delivers. We have also included descriptions of our HIGHlite and LIGHTNING 2K products – as these remain DP’s biggest and brightest DLP projectors capable of displaying native 1080p.

dVision 1080p
High performance, single-chip platform with the system integration features of 3-chip systems!
Click HERE for key dVision benefits

TITAN 1080p-250

DP’s newest 3-chip DLP platform – optimized for precise entertainment screening and home cinema venues. Amazing color gamut and color depth is rendered through preset / user adjustable 7-point colorimetry and Xenon color mode!
Click HERE for key TITAN 1080p-250 benefits

TITAN 1080p-500
A higher brightness, dual lamp version of the TITAN 1080p-250 – suited for commercial applications and brightly lit media rooms!
Click HERE for key TITAN 1080p-500 benefits

HIGHlite REFERENCE 1080p / HIGHlite 14000HD
The ultimate 1080p projector for precise imaging, Large Venue or high ambient light brightness and extreme integration capability!
Click HERE for key HIGHlite Reference and HIGHlite Pro benefits

LIGHTNING 35HD-T and 40HD-T
As DP’s flagship precision display, the LIGHTNING series represents everything that makes our product engineering, imaging performance and customer service the standard by which all other displays pale. Relied on by the entertainment industry’s most influential people for their most important events, LIGHTNINGs truly entertain the world!
Click HERE for key LIGHTNING Pro benefits

In addition to our expanded range of 1080p products, Digital Projection will also be screening our newest platform, the X-1, in our booth at CEDIA. Although the X-1 won’t commence shipping until early 2007, it represents the exciting new entry level within our 1080p product line. Entry level does not imply limited performance though. Key specifications include a dynamic iris, greater than 10000:1 contrast and 400-watt Xenon-based illumination from a compact and low cost lamp system. Stop by our booth to screen the X-1, along with a select group of our other Home Cinema products!


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DP's 4th Quarter Marketing/Advertising Campaign  

Digital Projection is pleased to announce that we have recently launched a broad home cinema media/advertising campaign spanning the remainder of 2006. We will be running ads in 4 publications over the next 3 months, for a total of 12 impressions. Additionally, we are supplementing our advertising message with a wealth of new product and application news for editorial consideration.

Digital Projection will also be hosting a press conference at CEDIA to formally introduce the TITAN 1080p-250, the VIP 2000, the HIGHlite Reference 1080p and the TheaterScope Premier System to members of the media.

We hope that this investment will provide new and exciting opportunities for our dealer network to cultivate into sales. Beginning this month, be sure to watch for our advertisements, and use this increased exposure to our mutual benefit.

Look for our ads in the following publications!
CEDIA Show Daily
Residential Systems
Widescreen Review
CE PRO

 
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MB Productions Gears Up the NBA Draft With DPI

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Last June, MB Productions used 3 of DPI's THUNDER series projectors for an impressive display at the 2006 NBA Draft at the theater in Madison Square Garden. As seen in the photo, 2 HIGHlite 6000Dsx+ projectors flanked each side of the stage and delivered live satellite footage, pre-produced team reels and IMAG.

At center-stage, 2 THUNDER 10000Dsx+ projectors were double-stacked to deliver an incredible 18,000 ANSI lumens to a screen which displayed a graphics footage of the selecting NBA team.
erious gamers around the globe.

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Tech Tip: Selecting the Prime lens for DP projectors equipped with TheaterScope Systems

Did you know?

Many of our customers have asked for a simple way to determine which prime lens is appropriate for DP projectors that are configured with TheaterScope Systems. It is actually very easy.

First, remember two things:

1. All of the throw ratios for DP's prime lenses are defined as a function of Throw Distance divided by Screen Width (not screen diagonal).

2. DP's TheaterScope and TheaterScope Premier Systems employ an anamorphic optic that horizontally stretches the image by a factor of 1.33:1, in order to achieve a 2.35:1 aspect ratio from a projector with a native 1.78 (16 x 9) aspect ratio.

Armed with that information, the easiest way to determine the correct prime lens is to forget that the anamorphic lens and 2.35:1 screen are even being employed. Simply calculate the throw ratio based on the Throw Distance and the Screen Width when the system is in 1.78:1 mode. Here is an example:

A TITAN HD / TheaterScope application has a Throw Distance of 20'. It will be projecting onto a 50" tall fixed-height screen with a maximum Screen Width of 117.5" when in 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Now here is the important part: When the TheaterScope System is NOT in use, the projector's native 1.78:1 aspect ratio will be displayed on the screen. That equates to an image that is 50" tall and 89" wide. Given our 240" (20') Throw Distance and the 89" Screen Width, the prime lens needs to support a throw ratio of 2.69:1 (240" / 89"). Thus, we select the TITAN 2.4-3.6:1 zoom lens.

Summary: In our example, when TheaterScope is not employed, the TITAN HD and prime lens will create an image that is 50' tall and 89" wide, exactly matching the 16 x 9 screen size. When TheaterScope is employed, the prime / anamorphic lens combination will create an image that is 50" tall and 117.5" wide, now perfectly matching the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the expanded screen.

Pretty straightforward!

If you have any questions about selecting the proper lens, with or without a TheaterScope System, please call us at 770-420-1350 and ask for "Applications Support". We will step you through the formulas, and even introduce you to the Lens Selection Calculators on our web site, to assure you can easily spec the right lens for every one of your systems.


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