DPI Unveils Anamorphic-Free 2.35:1 DLP Home Theater Projector

The company's dVision Scope 1080p promises constant height screen applications with no anamorphic optics.


The CEDIA Expo is right around the corner, which means a flood of AV goodies are on the way. Good news has started to trickle in, though, and the latest comes from Digital Projection International (DPI).

The company just announced its new dVision Scope 1080p, a native 2:35:1 precision DLP projector. The hook here, however, is that the 2560 x 1080 dVision Scope delivers a true 1080p solution for 2:35 aspect content, without the need for optical stretching or an anamorphic lens.

Promising about 2.75 million pixels of detail, the single-chip dVision Scope 1080p is one of the only anamorphic lens-free, full resolution, constant height projectors available today.

Also, even though it doesn’t use that added anamorphic lens, it can still move easily between 1.78:1 and 2.35:1 aspect ratio content. At 1.78, that content is displayed at a native 1080p resolution. When a wider aspect ratio is needed, the image is resized horizontally (up to 2560 pixels), while maintaining that vertical height. The projector can also detect the presence of “letterbox” black bars, and automatically resize the image to fill the height of the DMD (1080p).

Designed for home use with medium to large screen sizes, the Scope 1080p boasts a flexible installation, with throw ratios as short as .8:1 and as long as 4.5:1. Projector lumens and black levels can be tweaked based on room conditions. Also, the projector’s quick-change motorized lens provides a broad range of horizontal and vertical lens shift.

DPI will be showing off the dVision Scope 1080p at next month’s CEDIA Expo. The show runs from September 8-10, 2011, in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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