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DPI Rolls Out New Cine, dVision PJ Models

9/08/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern
INDIANAPOLIS — Digital Projection International (booth 4340) will take the wraps off a number of highperformance projectors, including new 3D offerings.

It also announced a new three-year parts and labor warranty policy, covering projectors and accessories employed in standard-use applications.

The program applies to every DPI projector and accessory delivered after June 15, 2011, DPI said.

Meanwhile, the company is showing two additions to its DLP Highlite Cine series, distinguish by high light output.

The Cine 330 model features 4,500 lumens of brightness while the Highlite Cine 660 offers 8,000 lumens of brightness. Prices for the models begin at $23,995 and vary by options used.

Both models join the Highlite Cine 260 in the line.

The new models are said to be equally suited to both dedicated theaters and normal ambient-light living spaces.

Both are capable of excellent imagery on screen sizes measuring up to 12 feet wide, DPI said.

The units are designed to deliver DLP 3-chip image fidelity for a variety of home applications with medium to large screens, at a price point that competes with top-end single-chip solutions.

Installation is flexible due to the Highlite Cine’s compact chassis design and lens-shift range of 120 percent vertical and 30 percent horizontal.

Multiple lens options provide further flexibility, with 0.77 and 1.16:1 fixed lenses plus zoom lenses with throw ratios ranging from 1.45 to 6.76:1, DPI said.

Connectivity includes two HDMI inputs on the Highlite Cine 330 and one on the Cine 660, as well as RGB via D-15, component, composite and S-Video inputs.

DPI will also unveil the dVision 35-1080p 3D, which is billed as a dual-lamp, single-chip DLP 3D projector.

The projector is said to be equally capable of delivering both active and passive-glasses-based 3D pictures, and produces 4,500 lumens of brightness.

The unit’s oversized, precision optics are said to lend installers extra flexibility in system mounting.

It employs two 300-watt lamps with a user-adjustable iris, allowing optimization of black levels balanced against a maximum light output of 4,500 lumens. Synchronization with 3D glasses can be done either via IR or DLP link.

In addition, for larger-audience 3D applications, the dVision 3D can be outfitted with an optional LCD modulator to be used in tandem with a silver screen and inexpensive passive 3D glasses, DPI said.

Other key features include dual color wheels, X-port architecture to simplify upgrading input cards, and full 1,920 by 1080p HD resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate.

Seven lens options and easy ceilingor table-mounting hardware are available for the dVision 35-1080p 3D.

Prior to the show, the company announced the M-Vision Cine 3D with DLP DarkChip technology for screens up to 14 feet wide, as well as bright 2D imagery for screens up to 20 feet wide. The M-Vision Cine 3D is priced between $17,995 and $18,495, depending on the lens selected.

Both fixed- and zoom-lens options are available for the M-Vision Cine 3D, allowing for expanded installation flexibility.

Brightness is listed at 5,500 lumens.

Installation is accommodated by a lightweight chassis design, and lensshift range of 30 percent horizontal and 120 percent vertical. Multiple easy-tochange lens options provide further flexibility, with throw ratios ranging from 1.25 to 3.0:1, DPI said. A fixed lens with 0.73:1 throw ratio is also available. Connectivity includes two HDMI inputs, as well as RGB via D-15, component, composite and S-Video inputs.
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