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DP is Growing…Again!

With all the news regarding our recent team member and facilities expansion, you're probably wondering if our hiring is now complete. Quite the contrary. In fact, we're still actively adding team members to our customer service, technical support and marketing teams. Our goal is to be recognized as delivering an unmatched standard of customer and technical support to our dealers and industry partners. Hiring the right people for the right roles is one way we're going to accomplish this goal.

With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce two new DP team members.

Digital Projection is Growing Again
First, we'd like to formally welcome Cameron Rawls to the team as a Field Operations Engineer. Having already supported DP during the past two years during trade shows, Cameron's extensive knowledge of our product line, as well as his energy and enthusiasm, make him an obvious fit for the role. Cameron's key responsibilities include supplying on-site support to DP's dealers and end-users in the western half of the US. He will also continue to support our major tradeshows as well as dealer events and product demonstrations.

Mark Fuell, Field Engineer Manager for DP, commented, "Having already worked with our team throughout the past few years on special projects, it's a pleasure to now formally welcome 'Cam' to the team. He will be based in L.A., but will help support DP's dealer and partner network on the entire western side of the U.S. Cam's training has already begun and he will be ready to deploy on field requirements in early May."

Cameron joins a dynamic team of mobile field engineers that also includes Mark Fuell and David Kile. You can reach Cameron at crawls@digitalprojection.com or 770-420-1350.
Digital Projection is Growing Again
We'd also like to welcome Damian Payne to the DP technical support team as Projector Technician. Damian brings a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University to his new position, as well as five years of experience as an aircraft electrician with the U.S. Navy.

Troy Cobb, Technical Services Manager for DP, stated, "Given his aptitude and work ethic, we expect Damian will eventually become one of our product experts, with a focus on our high-end units. DP's dealer network may also see Damian in field repair situations and technical training classes as well. He's a great asset to the technical team."

You can reach Damian at dpayne@digitalprojection.com or 770-420-1350.

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San Jose's Century Stereo to Feature DP's 3D Powerhouse in May Event

Attention all home entertainment enthusiasts near the San Jose area. Century Stereo, one of the Bay Area's leading providers of high-end audio and video components, is opening the doors of their 10,000 square foot showroom to the public on Saturday, May 7th. And you're invited!

The annual LifeTech Lifestyle and Technology Expo will feature some of the most respected audio and video brands worldwide throughout Century Stereo's two full theater rooms and 5 sound rooms. Highlights of the event will include opportunities to experience immersive 3D gaming, a motion-enabled 3D movie theater and a wide variety of precision audio demonstrations. Plus, attendees can enter a raffle to win thousands of dollars worth of audio and video gear.

Digital Projection's award-winning TITAN Reference 1080p-3D projector will present the Hollywood-grade 3D movie experience with dedicated demos at 10:15 am and 1:30 pm. The TITAN will also be featured in conjunction with our Dimension 3D server, as we partner with GameStop on immersive 3D gaming demos.

Attendees can experience fully immersive 3D gaming on a 120" screen at both 12:30-1:30 pm and 3:45-5:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event, which runs from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission is free, so bring a friend along to experience truly trend-setting home entertainment equipment from Digital Projection, Crestron, McIntosh, B&W and many others.

Visit http://www.centurystereo.com/ContactUs/Expo.aspx for more information. We hope to see you there!

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Digital Projection Shines in New York City During Sapphire Marketing Roadshow

Digital Projection Shines at Sapphire Roadshow 2011 in NYC

Displaying key commercial and residential projectors, Digital Projection wowed dealers, consultants and industry partners alike at the recent Sapphire Marketing Roadshow in NYC, April 5 - 6, 2011.

Jeff Schneider, NE regional manager for DP, introduced attendees to select products such as the remarkable 2560 x 1600 dVision 35-WQXGA. At nearly twice the resolution of a 1080p display, the dVision WQXGA delivers up to 6500 lumens and 7500:1 contrast. Designed for applications needing incredible pixel density, the dVision WQXGA has already been implemented by customers with geologic, oil/gas survey and scientific modeling applications.

Digital Projection Shines at Sapphire Roadshow 2011 in NYC
Also featured were the powerful yet affordable 3-chip HIGHlite Cine 260. Capable of up to 3,500 lumens and up to 20,000:1 dynamic contrast, the HIGHlite 260 excels on large screens, even in venues contending with ambient light. With a newly released MSRP of less than $25K, the HIGHlite is the perfect solution for mid-scale venues needing power as well as precision.

Digital Projection Shines at Sapphire Roadshow 2011 in NYC
The final projector featured in the booth was DP's 60,000+ hour M-Vision Cine LED projector, featuring Lifetime Illumination. The Sapphire show proved to be the perfect venue to demonstrate how, by pairing the M-Vision LED projector with a light-resistant Supernova screen, the imagery largely retains both contrast and brightness, even under high ambient lighting. By presenting a split screen that included both typical screen material on the left side and Supernova material on the right, attendees were stunned by the Supernova's ability to accentuate the color, depth and black levels rendered by the M-Vision LED projector. The impressive imagery prevailed, even when displayed directly below a large and dramatic chandelier.

Digital Projection Shines at Sapphire Roadshow 2011 in NYC
Education was another major draw to the Sapphire show, with hundreds of AV industry members attending numerous classes throughout the 2-day event. DP's versatile 6,000 lumen, $5,995 E-Vision WXGA 600 provided the presentation imagery throughout the training courses.

Special thanks to the dealers, consultants and industry partners that visited with us in New York, as well as to Sapphire Marketing for organizing another successful Roadshow. Also a special thanks to DNP Screens for supplying the screens within the booth.

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Audio Video Marketing Launches 8 City AV Roadshow

Audio Video Marketing Roadshow

Eric Lardner, DP's Central market regional manager, and Audio Video Marketing (AVM), DP's Home Cinema Rep in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, is in the midst of an ambitious 8 city Roadshow throughout the territory. Instead of expecting surrounding dealers to travel to either Dallas or Houston for demonstrations and training, AVM has decided to take a more unconventional approach and bring the training to a broader geographic area… right to their dealers' doorsteps.

Each event includes product and technology presentations and training, as well as the chance for one attendee in each city to win a free pair of headphones. Additionally, there is an attendee-only purchasing incentive, where attendees receive purchase discounts up to 20% on specific brands.

Audio Video Marketing Roadshow
With both Lubbock, Oklahoma City and Tulsa already completed in the 8 city program, Tom Schnell of AVM commented, "The dealers are thrilled that we've made both the training and demonstrations much more accessible. So far, so good."

Next up on the schedule are Shreveport (April 28th), San Antonio (May 10th), Austin (May 12th), and Houston (May 17th). The Roadshow concludes in Dallas on May 19th. If you'd like to attend an upcoming event, please contact Audio Video Marketing at 972.331.4100 or orders@audiovideomarketing.com. Well done AVM!

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Reminder: New DP Pricing Now Available in Dealer Portal

As of April 1st, DP published new Dealer and List pricing for both our Commercial AV and Home Cinema dealers. Along with a variety of product and accessory updates, this new pricing document includes a number of important product announcements and price re-positioning.

Please note: adjustments made in this pricing update affect much of the product line. If you have yet to log in to your respective dealer portal and download the new pricing, we strongly suggest you do so at your earliest convenience.

Dealers can also log in to their Dealer portal immediately for specifics:
DP Dealers with Dealer Portal credentials - click here to log in
DP Dealers needing login credentials - click here to register for access


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DP, Stewart and Panamorph Partner on Chicago Training Event

Digital Projection Training in Chicago

DP, Stewart and Panamorph Reps Alliance Sales and New Image Marketing partnered with key personnel from all three manufacturers for two days of training and demonstration in April. Held at the Wyndham Hotel in Glenview, IL, each day saw over 50 dealers attend both an introduction to 2-piece projection course, as well as a more advanced seminar on 3D projection methods.

Digital Projection Training in Chicago
George Walter and Ken Eagle presented video courses each day for DP, while Joaquin Rivera from Stewart Filmscreen and John Schuermann from Panamorph shared their thoughts on how screens and anamorphic lens solutions best compliment a precision diplay.

DP in particular showed a wide range of products at the 2-day event, offering attendees a hands-on look at the TITAN 1080p Reference 3D, HIGHlite CINE 260, M-Vision Cine 400 and M-Vision Cine LED.

The event was a huge success, with Abt Electronics team member Kyle Rayome commenting, "The training classes were engaging and informative, while the TITAN 3D demo was the best I've ever seen!"

Digital Projection Training in Chicago Many thanks to everyone who attended and organized this worthwhile event. Watch for more training opportunities in your region, as 2011 will see DP deliver more training than ever in the company's history.

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Photos of the Month

PRIVATE HOME THEATER - LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON
AV Awakenings


AV Awakenings Uses Digital Projection
AV Awakenings, a full-service audio, video and security integrator located in Beaverton, Oregon, recently completed a private theater in Lake Oswego, Oregon, that includes one of DP's 3-chip powerhouse projectors.

The custom luxury residence enlists a HIGHlite Cine 260 precision projector with a 147" Stewart Filmscreen Starglas screen for a "better than commercial cinema" experience in the private theater. Primarily used for watching live sporting events, as well as interactive gaming, the household regularly fills the theater with family and friends for a night of entertainment.

AV Awakenings Uses Digital Projection
Sources include an OPPO Digital BDP-95 reference Blu-ray player, TiVo Series-3 HD, Windows 7 Media Center PC with HDMI, XBox 360 HDMI, and a Nintendo Wii. A Control 4 system supplies whole-house control, and an iPad is also used for control in theater.

The luxury home has a full control room behind the theater glass for the racks, projector and storage. Furthermore, they are currently building out a large section of the room for wine storage and AV Awakenings had to work directly with the room's designer to ensure the new projector's location and size would also work within the new smaller confines. According to Bill Reynolds, IT Specialist & Programmer for AV Awakenings, "Our local Digital Projection rep was invaluable in helping determine new throw distance and proper lens options to make it all work together."

AV Awakenings Uses Digital Projection
The client is understandably thrilled with the new theater. According to Bill Reynolds, "March Madness games became a social event, while watching The Masters became a weekend escape for a client who is also an avid golfer. College football season can't come fast enough for the client!"

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Tech Tip

Integrating 3D Sources with DP's TITAN 3D Projectors


As anticipated, there is a wide and plentiful variety of new 3D sources showing up in the entertainment marketplace. In recent months we have seen new 3D gaming devices from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, as well as new 3D Blu-ray players from Oppo, Panasonic and Sony (just to name a few). All have slightly different means of determining 3D compatibility.

Some of these sources allow the user to "force 3D on" if 3D content is played, while others use an "auto-detect" method. The auto detect method is designed to read the EDID information from the display and, if determined to be compatible, automatically initiate 3D mode.

However, typical integration systems with long cable runs, switchers, audio processors and other components can compromise the display EDID, resulting in instances where the 3D source is not recognizing some products as compatible 3D displays. The Lumagen Radiance family of switchers / scalers can help alleviate this problem.

The Lumagen will typically reside close to the source, assuring a solid handshake to the source's 3D detector. To use the TITAN Reference 1080p-3D as an example, the Lumagen will detect a TITAN 3D projector and do one of two things: either automatically tell connected sources that a 3D device is present, or allow a manual EDID to be generated allowing the 3D compatibility to be transmitted back to the sources. Since the Lumagen has dual HDMI outputs, audio components do not need to be run in series with the video distribution path, thus reducing the number of devices reading the projector EDID.

In addition, the Lumagen can replace a system switcher and an HDMI line extender. Lumagen offers 3 products in the Radiance family: the Radiance Mini, the Radiance XS, and the Radiance XE. For more information, go to http://www.lumagen.com/testindex.php or call Digital Projection application support at 770-420-1350.

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Tech Tip Archive

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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


Photo of the Month Archive

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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


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