New optical design delivers 3-chip DLPA® precision at remarkable price points
ATLANTA, GA –September 16, 2009 - Digital Projection International, an EmmyA® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced the brand-new HIGHlite Cine 280 at CEDIA ‘09 in Atlanta, Georgia. The new HIGHlite Cine 280 delivers bright, color-saturated imagery with the imaging fidelity of Texas Instruments’ DLPA® technology. The 3-chip, single lamp HIGHlite Cine 280 continues DPI’s legacy of visually powerful 1920 x 1080 displays for Home Cinema enthusiasts worldwide.
Providing up to 2,000 lumens and 12,000:1 contrast, the HIGHlite Cine is a remarkably affordable 3-chip 1080p display. The high lumen output and contrast allow the Cine 280 to thrive in cinemas with screens up to 12’ wide, as well as in venues with some ambient light. The compact and quiet chassis, 1080p resolution, integrated electronics and straightforward user interface make the HIGHlite Cine 280 a viable solution for installations where simplicity and imaging quality are paramount.
Showcasing a new elegant body design, the HIGHlite Cine 280 addresses a common request among home integrators seeking DPI’s industry-leading imaging performance in a small, sleek cabinet. The new Cine series design is also incorporated in DP’s new single-chip M-Vision Cine LED and Cine 260 as well as all TITAN models equipped with the company’s new CINEskin enclosure. When considered in total, DPI’s Cine series evolution has added a new, streamlined presence to a majority of the company’s Home Cinema products -- products that are already widely recognized for excellence in imaging capability.
The HIGHlite Cine 280 fills a key position in the existing DPI product line. Both the award-winning 3-chip TITAN Reference 1080p and LIGHTNING Reference 1080p are already well established in the most elite home cinemas in the world. Additionally, the single-chip iVision, dVision and new M-Vision displays are widely recognized for their precision and image quality for smaller screens. The new HIGHlite Cine delivers DLP 3-chip image fidelity for home applications with medium-sized screens, at a price point more akin to the top end of the single-chip product line.
Installation is flexible due to the HIGHlite Cine’s compact and lightweight chassis design, and extraordinary lens shift range of 30% horizontal and 120% vertical. Multiple lens options provide further flexibility, with .7 and 1.0:1 fixed lenses plus zoom lenses with a throw ratio range from 1.25 – 5.0:1. Connectivity includes two HDMI inputs, as well as RGB via D-15, component, composite and S-Video inputs.
George Walter, Digital Projection’s Vice President of Home Cinema, commented, “The new HIGHlite Cine 280 projector recalls the beautiful imaging performance and solid reliability of the original HIGHlite displays that DPI introduced to the market many years ago. Similar in name but even more stellar in performance, the HIGHlite Cine is a completely new design from the inside out. Expect incredible image fidelity, suitable for home cinema clients with the highest expectations, at a surprisingly affordable price point.”?
Digital Projection International offers an extraordinary array of over 40 single-chip projectors, as well as over 30 powerful 3-chip DLPA® displays. />
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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.
DPI’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. DPI remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.
Today, DPI manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.