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DIGITAL PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTS FOR CEDIA 2006DIGITAL PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES FIRST 3-CHIP NATIVE 1080p HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR
ATLANTA, GA, (August 21, 2006) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, recently unveiled its newest native 1080p 3-chip DLP projector – the TITAN 1080p-250. Employing the latest in Texas Instruments' dark metal DLP technology, the robustly designed TITAN 1080p-250 marks the company's first native 1920 x 1080 resolution 3-chip DLP display exclusively created for home cinemas.
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. Powered by a long-life 250-watt lamp, the versatile TITAN 1080p-250 offers users control over black level and lamp brightness, to perfectly optimize the display for home cinema applications with screens from 6' to 16' wide.
The 1080p-250 also features enhanced seven-point color correction, producing the widest color space of any projection system available to the Home Cinema market. User-selectable Xenon Color Mode, and super-accurate user control over the projector's colorimetry, assures accurate white point definition with extensive control over gamma, color and grayscale tracking. All TITAN projectors also benefit from DPI's next generation signal processing electronics, which deliver best-in-class de-interlacing and motion adaptive interpolation for all video and HD sources.
Constant-height screen applications are enabled through DPI's optional TheaterScope Premier System, which further extends the entertainment experience delivered by the TITAN 1080p-250. The new TheaterScope Premier incorporates a precision anamorphic lens and motorized lens sled. When source content changes from 16 x 9 to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, the TheaterScope Premier System is triggered via contact closure or RS 232 control, to accurately slide the anamorphic lens into the projector's light path. As the constant-height screen expands from a 16 x 9 to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, the TheaterScope Premier System optically stretches the projected image to fill the full width of the 2.35 screen surface.
"The release of the TITAN 1080p-250 is an exciting development for the home cinema marketplace," said George Walter, Home Cinema Market Manager for Digital Projection. "For the past ten years, the Digital Projection Professional Series has consistently been employed for the world's most dramatic applications such as the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. The introduction of the TITAN Pro HD-250 and 1080p-250 projectors signifies the convergence of pro-level performance and affordable price, specifically designed for the most elite home cinemas," Walter noted.
DPI will demonstrate the new TITAN 1080p-250 at CEDIA, September 14-17 (Booth # 558) in Denver, Colorado.
Key features of the TITAN Professional Series displays include:
Rugged, lightweight and mechanically adaptable all-alloy cabinet construction
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