DPI Introduces 3-Chip Native 1080p Home Cinema Projector
Booth 558, CEDIA US Expo 2006
Digital Projection International (DPI), an
Emmy(r) 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'
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
* Rugged, lightweight and mechanically adaptable
all-alloy cabinet construction * Up to seven user-selectable inputs,
including HDCP compliant DVI and HD/SD-SDI * Enhanced seven-point
color correction for expanded color space and super-accurate end-user
color alignment * Xenon Color Mode - User selectable notch filter
and xenon-color mode processing, enable TITAN projectors to closely
replicate the spectral performance of xenon lamp-based products,
without the high power consumption and increased thermal and audible
output that is typical of xenon-based systems. * DPI's Next Generation
electronics featuring class leading de-interlacing and motion adaptive
interpolation. SD and HD sources are processed using auto 3:2 and
2:2 extraction * Minimal video delay from input to screen - as low
as 1 frame, depending on source * Sealed optics to protect DMD's
and other focal plane components from airborne contaminants * .98"
1080p DMD'sTM which incorporate Texas Instruments' Fast Transition
Pixel (FTP) technology, for smooth grey scale and improved contrast
* Low cost, High Intensity Discharge lamp system with precision
optics, provide a typical life of 1500 hours per lamp * Extensive
range of lenses, providing throw ratio's from .67:1 up to 7.0:1,
all with motorized vertical and horizontal lens shift capability
* Full projector maintenance access using only one tool * LED illuminated
input panel and user keypad * Proprietary cooling system offering
liquid cooled performance without the weight or complexity