- NEW: Projector Specials List for HC Dealers
- Connect with Digital Projection Across the World
- DPI Adds to Marketing/PR Department
- 2008 Race Season Wrap Up
- Photo Of The Month: Dallas Extreme, Home Theaters
- Tech Tip: Correctly Adjusting Your TheaterScope
Projector Specials, Year Round!
In light of the overwhelming response to our Infocomm and CEDIA specials, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Projector Specials program.
In the past, we have offered special prices on show-stock and demo projectors directly after major events. These specials have become highly anticipated events among our dealers. As such, we will now maintain a year-round list of projector specials that our dealers can access at any time.
These projectors are strictly first-come, first serve, and the Specials list is updated constantly. We recommend you check this list regularly for current opportunities.
As of today, there are 19 dVisions, 10 TITANS and many more on the list -- ALL with significant discounts!
For a comprehensive list of currently available products, please contact your local DP Rep or your DP RMDM. If you need the contact information for your local Rep, please see our regional contact list here: DP Regional Contacts.
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See the Industry's Most Precise Displays In Action
From Hong Kong to Amsterdam to Orlando, Florida, Digital Projection is participating in numerous trade shows and AV showcases in the upcoming months. Here’s a list of where and when you can connect with us:
1) ISE Amsterdam – DPL will be exhibiting our full line of precision displays from February 3-5, 2009, at Europe’s primary show for professional AV and electronic systems integration.
2) IITSEC – Two DPI dealers will be displaying two distinct DP chassis at IITSEC in Orlando, Florida from Dec. 1 – 4.
a. Immersive Display Solutions (Acworth, GA) and Electric Pictures Display (Melbourne, FL) will be co-exhibiting and presenting several fixed-wing and rotary-wing training scenarios on a multi-channel 4-meter (13-ft) diameter immersive panoramic display. Four DPI iVision20 sx+ -XC projectors outfitted with 0.8:1 ultra short-throw lenses, an automatic digital edge-blend and color correction solution create the image.
b. Display Solutions (Hudson, MA) will take 3-separate channels of video from an image generator (IG) and display them as a composite scene via three DPI Titan sx+ projectors on a cylindrical screen.
3) InfoComm '09 - Team members from each of Digital Projection Worldwide's offices will be on hand for a dazzling array of precision displays at this year's InfoComm.
4) CEDIA – DPI will have a massive exhibit at CEDIA Expo '09, the #1 show in the residential electronic systems industry.
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DPI Adds to Marketing/PR Department with New Assistant
Building on the significant growth Digital Projection has experienced in 2008, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Marketing Department with the addition of Carmen Berens as Marketing Communications Assistant. Carmen's appointment further illustrates DP's continued dedication to expanding client services and support in every department throughout the company.
Berens graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a BA in Marketing, as well as The Art Institute of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia with an Associates in Graphic Design. She has previously worked for General Dynamics, Turner Sports/PGA.com, while her most recent title was Art Director of I Do For Brides, a regional bridal magazine.
Michael Bridwell, Marketing Communications Manager for Digital Projection, commented, “In a vast field of applicants, Carmen’s experience and creativity separated her from the pack. I have no doubt that she will make an immediate impact as we strive to discover even more ways to support our Reps and Dealers in 2009.”
Berens commented: “After working exclusively in the design world for the past few years, I am excited to be back to a more marketing services-driven environment. Digital Projection is a great group of people who have already made me feel very welcome.”
Please join us in welcoming Carmen to Digital Projection. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or the corporate office at 770-420-1350.
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DPI Wraps Up Powerful 2008 Race Season
The most sought-after ticket in our industry is a seat in one of Digital Projection’s luxury suites at NASCAR and Indy Racing League events around the country. These select hosted events have allowed us to share the thrill and excitement of some amazing races with some of our respected peers and friends in the AV industry. Any opportunity to spend a bit of extra time with our invited guests is appreciated, and a hearty thanks to everyone that was able to attend.
Our season began in March, where we hosted a large group at ClubOne in the Atlanta Motor Speedway for a NASCAR weekend. In April we rolled in to the Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two NASCAR Cup Races there, where our spacious 64-seat luxury suite was filled to capacity nearly all three days.
June brought a return to Texas for the INDY RACING LEAGUES’ (IRL) open wheel night race. Our guests were treated to an exhilarating light show as the sparks flew! We then followed the IRL’s open wheel drivers to “Wine Country” for an action packed weekend at the Infineon Raceway’s Road Course. This was a difficult stretch for DP and our customers, as we had to endure three whole days of fun and sun in the rolling hills of Sonoma County with amazing seats overlooking the entire track.
We then hosted over 60 guests at the Texas Motor Speedway over Halloween Weekend. Friday night between "trick or treat" fun, we watched an exciting NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race where Ron Hornaday won and edged closer to points leader Johnny Benson. On Saturday we enjoyed an action packed race that saw Kyle Busch win the NASCAR Nationwide event in a close race with Carl Edwards. On Sunday it was all Carl Edwards as points leader Jimmy Johnson had a miserable day. Our suite was packed all 3 days with Commercial AV Dealers, Home Cinema Dealers, Reps and Consultants. We will be partying at 3 different races in Texas again in 2009 and we hope you will join us!
The racing season concluded as we hosted 50+ guests on a thunderous weekend of NASCAR racing at the Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 8 and 9. From our suite midway between turns 1 and 2, as well as from the rooftop observation deck, our guests had the perfect view of the track and the racing action. The weekend started with the Craftsman Truck Race on Friday, where Kevin Harvick took first place. In the Nationwide Cup Race on Saturday, DLP Driver Denny Hamlin just missed taking first place by 1/10th of a second, as he was outrun by Carl Edwards in the final stretch! The big event on Sunday, the Sprint Cup Race, included an infield tour for everyone in our group, as well as a personal Q&A session with Ken Schraeder, driver of the DLP #96 car. Although Jimmy Johnson proved to be too fast for #96 on Sunday, it was a great race and a great weekend in the Phoenix sun with our customers!
In total, Digital Projection hosted nearly 500 people to NASCAR and IRL races during the year, and had an outstanding time with each group. If you are interested in joining us in 2009, contact your local DPI Regional Manager early as availability is limited.
Dallas Extreme - Dallas, Texas
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Correctly Adjusting Your TheaterScope System (ALS-201)
The TheaterScope has some basic adjustment points that, when set properly, will provide optimized geometry and focus of your image on screen. This article offers a brief description as to the use of these adjustments to achieve the best result for your installations.
The image above is a side view of the adjustment points on the lens mount clamp as it sits on the transit pole of the TheaterScope. The five screws you see above function as follows:
- 1. Far left – The largest Allen screw is the hinge for adjusting the ‘bowtie’ effect of the ISCO III lens.
2. 2nd Screw – there are actually two of these (both marked #2 above) and they are #4 metric. These adjust the Left and Right aim of the ISCO III lens.
3. Middle Screw (#4 metric) – This screw’s purpose is to secure the entire assembly to the stabilizing pole.
4. Far right (#4 metric) – This screw allows for the actual adjustment of the ‘bowtie’ effect.
Please see the illustrations below for the three results when adjusting screw # 4 ( the far right Allen screw):
Figure 1.a. This is the desired end result that allows viewable content in the scale and format it was intended.
Figure 1.b. This is the effect when the adjustment is too high.
Figure 1.c. This is the effect when the adjustment is too low
Below is a photo of a properly installed ALS-201 TheaterScope ISCO III lens in front of the projector’s primary lens.
Please note: figure 1a, 1b, and 1c show extreme exaggerations of the bowtie or pincushion effect, introduced by the ISCO III lens. In reality, the distortion is slight, approximately 1.5% of total image height. This distortion is intentional, as the ISCO III lens was designed to deliver correct geometry on a screen with a shallow curve. On a flat screen, the small pincushion distortion will be visible. This is best dealt with by matching the height of the center of the image to the height of the center of the screen. This allows the slight pincushion in the corners of the image to overshoot the screen, and be hidden by the screen frame / masking.
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CEDIA 2006 - Selecting The Prime Lens For TheaterScope
October 2006 - HIGHlite Bulb Compatibility
November 2006 - HDMI & HDCP
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February 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Upgrade
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August/CEDIA 2007 - VIP 2000 Firmware Update
October 2007 - Brilliant Color Part I
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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
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March 2006 - Auditoria Chooses DPI for House of Worship
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December 2006 - Holiday Greetings From DPI
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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
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March 2008 - DIFC Annual Event
April 2008 - Maggitti Theater
May & June 2008 - Abundant Living Faith Center
CEDIA 2008 - Definitive Electronics' Chandler Theater
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October 2005 - CEDIA 2005 Wrap-Up
November 2005 - Special iVision HD-7 Promotion
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