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Press Release  |  Aug 22, 2003

KENNESAW, Ga., (August 22, 2003) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the launch of a new home entertainment-oriented and cost-effective projection display based on 3-chip DLP™ technology by Texas Instruments, the MERCURY HD. The 1280 x 720 native resolution MERCURY HD will be formally introduced at CEDIA Expo (Booth #1204, September 3 to 7, Indianapolis, IN).

The MERCURY HD delivers 1,750 ANSI lumens and 2400:1 contrast ratio and features Texas Instruments' Dark Metal™ DMD's for superior black-level performance. It employs a low-cost, long-life High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp system and can be outfitted with a variety of fixed and power zoom lenses. The MERCURY HD is ideal for small to medium-sized home theaters, multi-function family rooms or dedicated media rooms.

"The powerful, high-contrast MERCURY HD is the perfect projection system for those who desire the clear and superior benefits of 3-chip DLP™ imaging at an exceptional value," said George Walter, home cinema marketing manager for Digital Projection, Inc. "There has been a compelling need for a product like the MERCURY HD in the home cinema marketplace, and as the Leader in 3-chip DLP™ displays, Digital Projection is thrilled to be the first company to provide this platform."

The MERCURY HD complements DPI's existing line of single-chip and 3-chip DLPTM home cinema projection systems including the iVision HD, HIGHlite Platinum HC, HIGHlite Gold HC and the flagship DLP Cinema™ certified iS10.

About Digital Projection
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ 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 DLPÔ 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

™DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments. Emmy is a registered trademark of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.