By Lisa Johnston
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DWIN Electronics introduced at CEDIA Expo, here, three new DuoVision dual-display systems offering the ability for two display devices to share the same video sources.
DWIN's DuoVision systems provide full digital connectivity between DWIN's TransVision 720p DLP projectors and Plasmaimage HD-series plasma displays.
“DuoVision is the most convenient and elegant way to connect two high-definition digital display devices to shared video sources,” said David Brooks, DWIN's marketing and sales VP. “Starting at a price competitor's charge for a stand-alone DLP projector, DWIN offers a comprehensive dual display system comprising a 720p DarkChip 2 DLP video projector and a high-definition plasma display.”
The heart of the system is a DuoVision dual display processor, which was developed in response to demands of custom installers for greater convenience and flexibility in dual-display, high-definition home theater installations, the company said.
A DuoVision system contains two independent modules of DWIN's video signal processor to manage two different DWIN high-definition displays. The approach offers a simple alternative to source switchers and dedicated video processor/scalers, DWIN said.
The system is often used to install a plasma display in a second room, or to build the ultimate media room with displays for daytime or nighttime viewing.
Signals are relayed at a display's native resolution via DVI cables.
The processor supports up to 10 video inputs, including six high-definition sources, and scales each to the native resolution of the connected digital display.
Suggested retail price for the new systems start at $14,490 for the DV-442 with DWIN's new TransVision 4 720p DLP projector and DWIN's 42W-inch high-definition plasma display, $16,490 for the DV-450 with 50W-inch high-definition plasma display, and $24,995 for the DV-461 with a 61W-inch high-definition plasma display.
The company also announced that its TransVision 4 HD video projector system ($6,495 suggested retail) is now shipping to dealers. The system includes a DLP front projector, which is based on Texas Instruments' DarkChip 2 720p digital micro mirror device, and a native-rate outboard digital video processor.
The unit features a Carl-Zeiss zoom lens, a 250-watt lamp and dual DVI-HDCP inputs.
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