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Press Release  |  Mar 9, 2005
KENNESAW, GA, (March 9, 2005) - Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy* Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced an improved contrast ratio of its MERCURY HD home entertainment projector. The contrast ratio has been increased nearly fifty-percent, from 2800:1 to 4000:1.

Already highly regarded for its imaging quality and host of features relative to its price, DPI feels the contrast upgrade positions the MERCURY HD to deliver an absolute best-in-class viewing experience. While creating the highest-contrast home entertainment projectors available today, DPI was also able to retain the full ANSI lumen light output of 1,600 lumens, further positioning the MERCURY HD as the best choice for home cinema, home media and entertainment applications of varying screen sizes.

"There is no factor more important to having the ultimate cinema experience at home than picture quality," said George Walter, home cinema marketing manager, Digital Projection, Inc. "By improving the MERCURY HD's contrast, yet still providing enough brightness for screens up to 15-feet-wide, Digital Projection has set a new benchmark for home entertainment projectors, of any class."

DPI recently announced other upgrades to the MERCURY HD, in addition to higher the contrast, including an ultra-low noise level of less than 35db, which is achieved through a novel approach to chassis cooling.

"We're working as hard today as we did at the genesis of our company in 1989, to advance the capabilities of projection technology," added Walter. "The recent improvements we've made to our MERCURY HD are evidence of the commitment to innovation and world-class visual entertainment that defines our company and the Digital Projection brand."

All current and future shipments of the native 720p MERCURY HD feature the contrast improvement.

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

About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP(tm) 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 included 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(tm) projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, Fortune 5000, Homeland Security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, Worship and elite home cinema