DPI 1080p PJ Offers 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio

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Digital Projection International

(DPI) will be using the upcoming CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis Sept. 8-10 to present its dVision Scope 1080p, DLP projector with a native 2:35:1 aspect ratio.

The dVision Scope 1080p features 2.75 million pixels when scope HD content is displayed.

The projector, which numbers 2,560 by 1,080 resolution, is said to deliver a true 1080p solution for 2:35 aspect content without optical stretching and without the need for an anamorphic lens solution.

The company said it uses a combination of horizontal resolution and intuitive input analyzing firmware to produce an anamorphic-lens-free, full-resolution constant height image.

The single-chip dVision Scope 1080p attains a pixel density with more resolution detail and higher small area than previously attempted, DPI said.

The greater pixel number also avoids optical stretching to achieve a 2:35:1 aspect ratio.

The unit will maintain a constant height image while moving between 1.78:1 and 2.35:1 aspect ratio content (or any content wider than 1.78) without an anamorphic lens, which can uses optics that can reduce a projector's brightness and contrast performance, DPI said. 

Bypassing the need for such a lens also presents a more cost-effective alternative. 

When 1.78 content is being viewed, the dVision projector presents that content at native 1080p resolution.

When wider aspect ratio content is presented, the wider content continues to be displayed at 1080 pixels of vertical resolution, so the vertical height of the image is maintained.

Horizontally, the image is resized to as much as 2560 pixels, depending on the aspect ratio of the source being displayed. 

DPI said that when scope content is presented, the projector automatically detects the presence of the "letterbox" black bars within the signal, and immediately resizes the image to fill the height of the DMD (1080p) while also presenting the proper aspect ratio by increasing the horizontal pixels employed.

The new dVision Scope 1080p projector is suitable for home entertainment venues with medium to large screens, runs quietly, features an elegant design and offers a diversity of system capabilities, the company said.

The projector uses an array of optics choices, providing throw ratios as short as .8:1 and as long as 4.5:1. 

Projector lumens and black level can be further optimized to suit venue conditions through the adjustment of the motorized lens iris.

Additionally, the Scope 1080p's quick-change motorized lens mount provides a broad range of horizontal and vertical lens shift, allowing the projectors to be placed in a wide variety of locations in relation to the screen, DPI said.


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