(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
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
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
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.