Invisible DPI Projector Illuminates Massive Screen in Award-Winning Private Home Theater
At the heart is a 3-chip DLP projector
Pelham, New York’s Advanced Home Environments (AHE), a custom technology integrator specializing in modern home entertainment, control and communication systems, recently completed a private home theater that delivers large-scale visual impact with hidden hardware. Aided by Acoustic Smart, a New York-based home theater fabrication and design company, the award-winning 17’ wide by 24’ long dedicated theater contains a remarkable amount of advanced audio-video solutions, all tastefully concealed within a stylish theater design. At the heart of this 10-seat theater dwells a 3-chip DLP projector, delivering dazzling imagery to a 143” diagonal Stewart screen.
A high-contrast HIGHlite projector from Digital Projection International (DPI) was specifically chosen to drive the theater’s visual impact. “The projector’s quality, reliability and selection of interchangeable focal length lenses made it an easy decision,” stated Peter Sherman, owner of AHE. As the projector needed to be hidden from view, the diversity of lens choices allowed Sherman to hide the projector within a closet behind the rear wall of the theater without compromising the image quality. Complementing the HIGHlite is a 143” diagonal Stewart Filmscreen Cinecurve screen.
In regards to content, a combination of HD DVR cable boxes, Kaleidescape players, security cameras and an internet-enabled Samsung Blu-ray player handle most of the visuals in the theater and beyond. Winner of a 2013 Crestron Integration award, a Crestron whole-home entertainment and control system automates the key systems throughout. The theater also boasts a state-of-the-art Meridian surround sound system with a Meridian 861 Surround Sound Processor and a Meridian 7.2 channel digital DSP speaker system with all of the speakers completely concealed. Sherman made a point to comment on his experience with DPI, saying, “DPI provided us with excellent tech support, both in helping us select the right equipment and during the installation process.” Congratulations to Advanced Home Environments on creating this distinct, impactful theater experience for their elated client.
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.
DPI’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. DPI remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.
Today, DPI manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.