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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM DIGITAL PROJECTION!

Use the links below to view a custom-created holiday video message from the DP team, play a holiday-themed memory game, and download a DP-infused holiday-themed screensaver.

** Click here or on the image below to watch a short holiday greeting video from the DP team ** Happy Holidays from Digital Projection
2011 has been a year of unprecedented growth for Digital Projection International worldwide, and our team would like to thank each of you for the role you played in another exceptionally successful year. With this year's success in the Commercial AV, Visualization and Residential channels, we've never been more capable of delivering cutting-edge video solutions to our integrators and industry partners.

With this in mind, we are eternally grateful to our dealers, customers and industry associates for helping DPI take another huge stride forward. Below you'll find a few holiday treats from all of us at DP.

Hover over and click the graphics below to:
            Play the DP Holiday Memory Game                   or                     Download the Holiday Screen Saver

                  Note: please allow up to 1 minute for the flash game to load, depending on your internet connection.
Happy Holidays from Digital Projection
Thanks for being a great partner in 2011. With our 15th Year Anniversary fast approaching, 2012 is sure to bring a new year of exciting opportunities. In the meantime, we wish each of you a fantastic holiday season, and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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HUGE Plans for CES 2012 - Please Join Us!

Digital Projection and CES 2012

DP, Kaleidescape and D-BOX Will Reveal an UNFORGETTABLE Home Cinema Experience at CES 2012

Please Join Us at The Venetian Hotel, Room 3201-A -- visit www.digitalprojection.com/ces for more details


You've seen movies in your local cinema. You've likely watched movies at home on a flat panel. Enjoyable experiences, to be sure.

Now, consider this:
• Have you ever been BLOWN AWAY by bright yet color saturated imagery on a massive screen?

• Have you ever actually FELT the action of your favorite movie?

• Can you imagine having all your movies at your fingertips, with INSTANT ACCESS to your favorite parts, available throughout your home?

Sounds too good to be true – and yet, it's being demonstrated at CES this year.

Join Digital Projection International, D-BOX and Kaleidescape at the Venetian Hotel, Room 3201-A, for an unforgettable home theater demonstration that will change the way you experience movies. FOREVER.

** Click here for details on what we're featuring and more. **

Important Update from Digital Projection Theater Photo Courtesy of Crestron - www.crestron.com

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Early 2012 Training Classes Announced -- 3D Projection Technology Training plus Hands-on Lab

2011 saw a great deal of expansion in terms of DP's headquarters, product line and support capabilities. Yet another facet of this expansion that we're pleased to announce centers on offering our dealers a varied training schedule throughout 2012, with numerous opportunities for DP's home cinema integrators to learn in a hands-on environment.

Given the interest from our dealers in both selling and installing our 3D displays, the January and February classes will focus on 3D projection technology. These will be two-day courses, plus a hands-on lab where attendees get to walk through the set up process under the guidance of DP training and technical personnel.

Here's a class summary:
This training presentation is designed to introduce you to the world of 3D video projection. In this course we will discuss 3D in our industry today as well as trends in technology and media. We will also look at where 3D is headed and how you and your company can be ready to participate. Additionally, this course will focus on how to setup and operate single chip and three chip DLP 3D projectors and accessories. This course will also include a hands-on lab where each participant will walk through several 3D application setups.

Topics Include:
•   Setting up 3-Chip and Single Chip projectors for 3D operation
•   Managing 3D formats between multiple sources
•   Use of 3rd party switcher/scalers for managing 3D
•   Communication Management such as EDID and HDCP
•   Additional related topics will be discussed as well

Class dates: January 24 - 25 and February 28 - 29, 2012.

To register send email to training@digitalprojection.com or contact Ken Eagle for questions at 770-420-1350.

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A Simple Guide to Answering ANY Application Question:
Simply Contact DP Application Support!

Over the past year, DP has assembled a powerfully astute team of application experts to help our customers tackle every projection task imaginable. We are proud to introduce DP's application support team – an expert resource, exclusively available to support our customers applications questions:

Digital Projection's Incomparable Applications Support TeamPictured above, left to right: Mark Stephens (Senior Applications Support Technician), Brian Pahlas (Senior Applications Support Technician) & Ken Eagle (Training Manager)

Between their 3 careers, Mark, Brian and Ken bring decades of experience to the task of helping our customers achieve display perfection with DP projectors. The resources they represent are extensive and varied. Here are some examples:

    •  Provide assistance in defining projector location and lens selection
    •  Confirm lens shift capabilities, based on the geometry of the application
    •  Mock up designs that may be on the edge of optical performance in order to confirm system performance
        will meet customer expectations
    •  Provide details on control strings for system automation
    •  Assist in the remote troubleshooting of signal distribution / HDMI / HDCP and control issues
    •  Provide guidance on installation geometry and system alignment – even complex multi-projector arrays
    •  Recommend projector performance in terms of lumens and contrast in order to achieve screen brightness levels
        that meet application requirements
    •  Guide customers through the use of DP's exclusive ColorMax calibration technology and procedure
    •  Provide customized DP projector training for dealers, consultants, Reps, etc

The next time you have an interesting application that might benefit from the perspectives of the best minds in the projection industry, just call DP at 855-DPI-PRO1, and ask to speak with Application Support.

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Webinar: Get Immersed with Digital Projection & Panamorph

Join Panamorph and Digital Projection for a training webinar on Nov. 7th. In this webinar, we will show you how to combine a Panamorph lens with DP's lineup of projectors to deliver the ultimate cinematic experience.

Topics that we will cover include:
   - DP's single-chip M-Vision display line, including our M-Vision Cine 3D projector
   - History of Anamorphic lens technology
   - Incorporating 2.35:1 in all of your projection bids
   - Combining 3D and Anamorphic for the ultimate immersive experience
   - and much more...

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MST

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MST

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email that will contain information you will need for the Webinar.

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DP's Team Members Do More than Create the World's Most Capable Displays

Orion Nebula photo from DP

Creating the world's most capable precision displays takes a great deal of skill and technical know-how, in addition to a heavy dose of ingenuity. As you can imagine, DP is full of multi-faceted personalities, with interests that far surpass projectors alone. Graham Moss, Engineering Development Manager for Digital Projection Limited, is one such team member. Graham's interest in both astronomy and photography has, for many years, led him to creating long exposure photos of some of the galaxy's most fascinating configurations. The image above is one such image.

Click here to learn more about the photograph above, how it was achieved and what gear was used to produce it.

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DP and Partners Bring Home Cinema Excellence to CE Pro 100

Digital Projection, D-BOX, Leon Speakers, Stewart Filmscreen and ADA recently entertained almost 140 top-level integrators at the 2011 CE Pro 100 Summit in Miami, Florida. The CE Pro 100 Integrators Summit, which connects owners and senior executives from the top custom electronics companies in the country with leading vendor sponsors.

** Click here to read the rest of this article, plus view a video of DP's demo room. **

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Photos of the Month

PRIVATE HOME THEATER
HD Media Systems


HD Media Systems Uses Digital Projection
HD Media Systems, a whole house integrations company in eastern Missouri, recently completed a beautiful large screen private home theater that delivers large-scale entertainment in a laid-back environment. With 168" of stunning Hollywood entertainment and sports content as the centerpiece, the fully redesigned theater is now the end user's pride and joy.

HD Media Systems Uses Digital Projection
This dedicated basement theater features a TITAN Reference 1080p 3D projector delivering gorgeous content with the help of a 168" Vutec Vision X Dynacurve screen. Over 26' deep and 17' wide, this spacious theater needed a precision projector with incredible brightness to fill the screen from such a distance. Fortunately, the TITAN delivers plenty of brightness while also delivering HDMI 1.4 compliant active 3D, so the client was able to have both advanced technnological ability as well as unsurpassed light output. A custom Savant control system allows the client to control all aspects of the room, including the starlight ceiling, through his iPad.

HD Media Systems Uses Digital Projection
The client's response to the newly redesigned theater has been resoundingly positive. Drew Balsman of HD Media Systems commented, "Our client had lived with the previous version of his theater for a decade before he decided to update it. He has told us several times that he has used the theater more in the last 30 days than he has in the past 10 years. That statement is quite rewarding for us here at HD Media Systems."

HD Media Systems Uses Digital Projection
HD Media Systems was thrilled with the process as well, with Drew Balsman commenting, "DPI products and services are top notch. When we were designing the room the DPI regional actually flew in with the exact demo unit we wanted to use. We were able to fire up the projector and show the client the picture quality before he made his final decision…that pretty much sealed the deal." Balsman continued, "The level of support we experienced on this project was the best we have ever received from a projector company. The quality of the image is truly amazing and the support level is just icing on the cake."

Many thanks to HD Media Systems for choosing the most powerful precision displays available!

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Tech Tip

DP's TITAN 3D Quick Start Guide


Based on the increasing number of TITAN 3D, M-Vision 3D and dVision 3D projectors being purchased, there is no doubt that the adoption of 3D in high-end home cinemas continues to accelerate. That is great news!

Installing end-to-end 3D systems that encompass more than just a 3D Blu-Ray player and a flat panel requires a good understanding of a variety of the newest technologies, including the HDMI 1.4a standard, compatible signal distribution hardware, Infra-red sync transmitters and system control. DP's applications team helps our customers with 3D installation questions every day.

The frequency and similarity of the 3D-related questions that are presented to us has helped us realize that 3D Quick Start guides would be immensely helpful for our customers. Thus, we are proud to present the TITAN 3D Quick Start guide, which applies to all Rev F TITAN 3D projectors. We recommend this document as a "must read" if the sale or installation of a new TITAN 3D projector is in your future.

Click here to view or download the TITAN 3D Quick Start guide.

We will be working on creating Quick Start guides for many of our other products over the coming months. Watch for those to be released throughout 2012.

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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
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


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
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


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
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