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Product Focus -- dVision Scope 1080p
Native 2:35 Projection WITHOUT an Anamorphic Lens

Digital Projection's Native 2:35 Projector

Great news for integrators looking for an advanced solution to showing multiple aspect ratios without the worry of external accessories! The industry's only home cinema projector that seamlessly displays both 1.78 and 2.35 content, without an external lens, and without artificially stretching the image, is now available at a price more akin to an entry-level 3-chip display.

DP's Home Cinema dealers should download the recently updated pricing (Click here for details) for more information on the dVision's new market position.

About the dVision Scope 1080p
THE Home Cinema Solution for Anamorphic Lens-free, Full Resolution Imagery. Without the Black Bars.

The 2560 x 1600 native resolution means high-definition content experienced through the dVision Scope 1080p attains a truly awe-inspiring level of entertainment quality and performance. The superior pixel density results in imagery with more resolution detail and higher small area contrast than what was previously thought possible. Having far more pixels than a traditional 1920 x 1080 display also ensures that no optical stretching is needed to achieve a 2:35:1 aspect ratio, guaranteeing that no image distortion is introduced. The additional pixels also provide the benefit of actually increasing displayed resolution when the wider, scope content is presented.

Visit the dVision Scope landing page to learn more -- Please Click Here.

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Reminder: New Home Cinema Pricing Now Available

As of January 31, DP's Home Cinema Dealers can download newly updated Dealer and List pricing in our password-protected web portal.

If you are a DP Dealer or Rep with login credentials, CLICK HERE for access.

If you are a DP Dealer or Rep but don't have updated login credentials, CLICK HERE to register for access.

Please note: this portal is for authorized DP dealers and Reps only, and credentials will be reviewed before approval.

Along with a variety of product and accessory updates, the new pricing documents include a number of important product announcements and price adjustments, including:

MAJOR PRICE ADJUSTMENT: dVision Scope 1080p - DP's native 2:35:1, full 1080p precision DLP projector that delivers the CE channel's only anamorphic lens-free, full resolution, constant height projector is now positioned at an MSRP of $34,995!

NEW ADDITION: Addition of DLP link 3D glasses that can be used with the M-Vision 3D and dVision 3D products. No IR emitter required.

NEW ADDITION: New lenses added for M-Vision & dVision models

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DSI and Paradise Theater Host "Home Theater Design Essentials" Seminars

DSI and Paradise Theater Host Home Theater Design Essentials Seminars

DSI Entertainment Systems, a custom audio video installation / systems integration firm and DP dealer, and Paradise Theaters, a private theater design firm, recently hosted interior design, architecture and construction industry members in DSI's Los Angeles showroom. Two seminars within the "Home Theater Design Essentials" theme introduced attending professionals to deep details behind the design and specification of luxury home theaters. The classes enlisted DP's powerful TITAN Reference projector for imagery throughout the events.

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Exciting New Products Launched at ISE!
TITAN 800-3D series and E-Vision WUXGA 8000

At ISE 2012, Digital Projection International revealed two important, all-new product platforms – the TITAN 800 series and the E-Vision WUXGA 8000. Below you'll find a summary of the powerful capabilities these new platforms offer.

Digital Projection's TITAN 800 projector

TITAN 800-3D series
Key Features: 3-chip DLP colorimetry, Warp & Blend, Intelligent Lens Memory, 12,000 lumens, extensive 3D capability.

As efficient as they are capable, the introduction of the 12,000 lumen TITAN 800-3D series marks another milestone in DP high brightness 3-chip DLP engineering, delivered in a chassis size that is more akin to far lower-lumen displays. Designed with a huge selection of professional features, the new TITAN 800 series provide more than enough capability to handle almost any commercial installation or staging application imaginable. The new TITAN 800 projectors are available in SX+, 1080p or WUXGA native resolution, and include powerful DP innovations, including:

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Free Download from CE Pro: "How to Demo High-Performance Video (and 24 Great Movie Clips to Use)" White Paper

CE Pro Whitepaper on Luxury Video

Download the white paper here: http://www.cepro.com/whitepapers/details/how_to_demo_high-performance_video_and_24_great_movie_clips_to_use/

CE Pro magazine and Digital Projection's George Walter recently teamed up to produce a white paper that specifically addresses how to demo high-performance projection for maximum effect. This concept emerged from numerous integrator discussions involving the pitfalls of suggesting flat panels over projector solutions to clients looking for the best in home entertainment.

The whitepaper begins with a defining question: Why sell flat panels that have no margin when you can sell projectors that offer strong markup and increase customer satisfaction? One hypothesis is that many integrators have abandoned trying to upsell in the video category because of the "flat panel effect."

As you can imagine, DP feels very strongly about the many compelling reasons to suggest projection over the constraints of flat panels. The key to selling the value and impact of projection to enthusiasts, however, lies in the demo.

This is a must-read for integrators and industry partners looking for ways to reinvigorate their high-margin projector sales, as well as those interested in learning best practices for demonstrating projection to clients.

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Digital Projection Limited Puts on Huge Display at ISE 2012

Digital Projection at ISE 2012

By now you've likely heard the impressive attendance and exhibitor numbers from the 2012 ISE expo in Amsterdam. Digital Projection Limited, headquartered in Manchester, UK, managed and designed a huge exhibit at this year's expo, displaying key projectors from both the Commercial AV and Home Cinema product lines.

Digital Projection at ISE 2012

DP's new TITAN Quad was featured in the booth, enlisting its advanced Warp & Blend technology while projecting on a blended, angled screen. Due to the remarkable controls within the TITAN's Warp & Blend technology, the corner image remained in perfect focus across all points of the image.

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DP's TITAN Quad Illuminates New Porsche 911 Launch

Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

Porsche fans are some of the most exuberant auto enthusiasts in the world. With this is mind, how do you launch a new Porsche model in a way that lives up to the expectations of the enthusiast community? An Atlanta-based Porsche dealership and Audio Automation & Theater, Inc. (AAT), an Atlanta-based luxury AV integrator, unveiled the solution. Using Digital Projection's incredibly powerful TITAN Quad projector, 16,000 lumens of Porsche as Art imagery transformed the dealership's front façade into a stunning visual display.

Audio Automation & Theater Uses Digital Projection

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DP Joins Azione Unlimited Buying Group – George Walter Appointed to Founding Member Board


DP Joins Azione Unlimited Buying Group

In addition to being active members in the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group, DP is pleased to announce membership in the newly-created Azione Unlimited home cinema-focused buying group. Azione Unlimited is described, per their website, as "A group of like-minded consumer electronic dealers, custom retailers, integrators and vendors who, together, achieve greater levels of prosperity, technical acumen and sophistication in running their businesses."

In related news, George Walter has been appointed to the Azione Unlimited Founding Members board. This group will, per Azione's website, "serve as the lighthouse for our group, identifying industry trends, sharing business tactics and strategies, and providing invaluable feedback that will enhance our member's profitability."

We're excited at the opportunities this new group will bring, and look forward to helping guide it to success.

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Photos of the Month

BACKYARD THEATER
High-Def Zone, Pennsylvania


High-Def Zone Uses Digital Projection
High-Def Zone, an audio, video and automation consultancy and integration company in Pennsylvania, recently installed a high-performance outdoor theater system in New Jersey. The theater, anchored by Digital Projection's award-winning TITAN Reference projector, was created during the 15,000 square foot home's backyard renovation and pool addition.

High-Def Zone Uses Digital Projection
Balji Minhas and his team have implemented backyard theaters before, but this particular installation was unique in a few key ways. The main point of distinction lies in the fact that the home's most robust, high-performance AV setup is installed outside the main home.

Furthermore, the home owner is in the production business, and would be using the outdoor theater to screen movies. The theater's imagery was therefore critical in this installation, as Minhas remarked, "(the client) expected nothing less than a reference-grade experience."

High-Def Zone Uses Digital Projection
The 6,000 lumen TITAN Reference projector is illuminating a 14' Vutec screen via rear projection, with the TITAN installed in a newly-constructed attic space. Audio is handled with speakers from both Bay Audio and Madison Fielding, while an ADA PTM-6150 amplifier and Bay Audio Power Pack amps push out 2,500 watts of calibrated power.

Many thanks to High-Def Zone for choosing Hollywood's Home Cinema projectors!

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Tech Tip

Deploying Projection Arrays:
How to utilize the "segmentation" feature found in TITAN Quad and HIGHlite Cine 660 displays


TITAN Quad, TITAN 800 and HIGHLITE 660 series projectors incorporate a Segmentation capability, which is very useful for applications that employ multiple projectors to create one very bright contiguous image. The Segmentation feature serves as a basic, built-in video wall processor, and is enabled within the projectors' setup menu. The installer simply defines the number of columns and rows of the projection array they are building, then identifies the position that each projector will serve within the array.

When using the Segmentation feature, each projector needs to receive the same source content. When enabled, the Segmentation feature automatically adjusts each projector to display only its portion of the content. This makes it possible to provide a single source to all of the projectors. Note that each projector displays its portion of the content by utilizing the advanced scaling within DP's electronics.

Please keep the following limitations in mind when considering the use of Segmentation.

    •   The image resulting from the use of Segmentation will always be displayed in the same aspect ratio as the source that is provided to the projector, regardless of the aspect ratio of the multichannel projection wall. Thus, to use the wall properly, one must arrange the channels of the projection wall to maintain the same aspect ratio as the source or vice-versa. The basic rule of thumb is to employ DP models with an aspect ratio that matches the source, then employ those projectors in 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 arrays.

    •   If one were to examine the example of 4 WUXGA projectors in a 2x2 projection wall arrangement, and the provided signal was 1920x1200, the wall would display an image that was scaled up to nearly twice the vertical and horizontal resolution of the original WUXGA source. From a scaling artifact perspective, this will produce a similar appearance as observed when scaling standard definition video through a high definition display. This example is provided to illustrate the visual result of employing so much scaling. There will be significant artifacts.

    •   Given it is based on scaling, the built-in segmentation function is not able to produce an image that with the native resolution or quality that a dedicated video wall processor can produce. Segmentation it is a great and easy to use solution for applications with long viewing distances, such as digital signage, or IMAG. However, we do not recommend employing the internal Segmentation feature if the application will include short viewing distances, or source resolution needs to be maximized.

    •   Note that the segmentation and scaling is accomplished within the projectors' electronics. Thus, the scaled image it is not available on the dual link input of the projectors.

For additional application information and ideas, feel free to contact DP's Applications Support Team at either 770-420-1350 or application.support@digitalprojection.com.

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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


Photo of the Month Archive

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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


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