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Digital Projection Announces New 16 x 9 Aspect Ratio Single-Chip Projection System Featuring DLP (tm) Technology

Press Release  |  May 8, 2003

KENNESAW, Ga., (May 8, 2003) - Digital Projection Inc. (DPI), an Emmy* Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the launch of a new entertainment-oriented single-chip projection display based on DLP(tm) technology, the iVision HD. The 1280 x 720 native resolution iVision HD joins the recently introduced 3,000 ANSI lumen iVision SX in DPI's product line, and will be exhibited at infoComm 2003 (Booth #1849, June 3 to 5, Orlando).

Weighing only 6.5 pounds, the iVision HD delivers 1,000 ANSI lumens and 2300:1 contrast ratio, in an ultra-compact and portable chassis. The iVision HD is specifically designed for a wide variety of home cinema, media and entertainment applications.

"The iVision HD is the perfect projection system for any small to medium-sized home entertainment venue," said George Walter, home cinema market development manager for Digital Projection, Inc. "The color depth and black levels are astounding, it's very user-friendly and benefits from a long-life UHP(tm) lamp system that is very low cost and ultra-reliable." In addition to the iVision HD, later this year DPI will introduce the MERCURY HD, a high-performance, entry-level 3-chip projection system featuring the same 1280 x 720 DLP(tm) technology employed in the iVision HD. The MERCURY HD will be positioned as DPI's flagship product for mid-range home cinemas, and is perfect for home theater enthusiasts who desire the visually powerful 3-chip DLP(tm) experience at a great value. The MERCURY HD is suitable for screens up to 12-feet wide.

The MERCURY HD and iVision HD complement DPI's existing line of 3-chip DLPTM based home cinema projection systems including the HIGHlite Platinum HC, Gold HC and the flagship DLP Cinema(tm) certified iS10. However, the MERCURY and iVision displays are positioned to compete with less capable entry-level projectors in the market, significantly expanding DPI's home cinema product line and providing superior choices for consumers seeking high-performance imaging and value for their home cinemas.

"With the addition of the iVision HD and MERCURY HD, DPI now offers the clear and superior benefits of DLP imaging for any home media application and budget, be it a small-to-mid-sized home cinema, multi-functional family room, dedicated media room or a million dollar plus home screening venue," said Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "Our carefully crafted iVision, MERCURY, HIGHlite and iS10 displays provide breathtaking imagery and incredible functionality. The result is in-home entertainment, suited for any environment, that is truthfully beyond compare." With shipments commencing in June 2003, the iVision HD comes standard with a 1.75-2.25:1 zoom lens as well as a soft-shell carrying case and infrared remote control. Optional accessories include a 1.0:1 wide-angle lens and ceiling mount.

About Digital Projection
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection manufactures an extensive line of ultra high-performance projection systems based on 3-chip and single-chip DLP* technology by Texas Instruments. The company's 15-year commitment to innovation and the delivery of solution-oriented systems renders its displays the reference-standard for demanding applications including large-venue live-event staging, Fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, religious venues and elite home cinema. With a company ethic focused on delivering expert system engineering and customer services, projectors by Digital Projection set the benchmark for precise resolution, color accuracy and ultra-high brightness.

In June 1998, Digital Projection was awarded two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. POWER Displays by DPI are the first and only projector to win the coveted award.

Digital Projection is a UK-based company with offices in North America and Europe. Digital Projection Incorporated, headquartered in Atlanta, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Projection, Limited, located in Manchester, England. For more information regarding Digital Projection: or

(tm)Digital Light Processing, Digital Micromirror Device, DLP Cinema and DLP are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments. Emmy*is a registered trademark of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.