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DPI Improves Mercury HD Home Entertainment Projector

Cooler, quieter, and now supports High-Definition Content Protection (November 22, 2004)

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced two performance upgrades to its MERCURY HD 3-chip DLP home entertainment projector. The first is a novel approach to chassis cooling, which results in an ultra low operating noise level of just 35dB. The second is the inclusion of full High-Definition Content Protection (HDCP) compliance.

The new operating noise level of 35dB, considered best-in-class among all 3-chip DLP projectors, frees home systems integrators to install MERCURY HD's in nearly any location within a home cinema or media space, without concern that projector fan noise will become a distraction to the entertainment experience. HDCP compliance enables the projector to display the highest quality, high-value content, such as copyrighted Hollywood movies on DVD and High-Definition satellite channels, through the MERCURY HD's all-digital DVI input.

Both upgrades join a long list of standard features available on the performance-driven, 16 x 9 aspect ratio MERCURY HD, which lists for under $30,000. According to George Walter, home cinema marketing manager for DPI, HDCP compliance and 35dB operational sound level are important features that assure the MERCURY HD remains invisible in a given environment.

"The paramount benefits a projector must deliver are impeccable imaging quality and a seamless entertainment experience," he said. " At Digital Projection, precise imaging quality is our heritage - no other manufacturer knows more about maximizing 3-chip DLP performance than DPI. HDCP compliance and ultra-quite operation simply assure the only display-produced sensation commanding attention in the theater is the powerful cinematic imagery being displayed".

All current and future shipments of the MERCURY HD employ the 35dB operational sound level upgrade. Additionally, all of DPI's MERCURY series projectors (5000gv, HD and 5000HD) benefit from the newly announced HDCP compliance. Digital Projection began first shipments of the MERCURY series projectors earlier this year.

About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP(tm) 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 included 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(tm) projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, Fortune 5000, Homeland Security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, Worship and elite home cinema.

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