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Digital Projection Introduces New Video Image Processor Featuring HQV Powered By Teranex Technology

San Jose, CA–(Sept 06, 2005)–Digital Projection International has partnered with Silicon Optix to release an external video switcher/image processor for use with all of Digital Projection’s current and previously released precision displays. Digital Projection’s VIP 1000 features the Silicon Optix Realta HQV trillion-operations-per-second image processor allowing user-selectable adjustments to improve the quality of any video source.

“The VIP 1000 uses absolute state-of-the-art Realta HQV image processing to produce the finest images ever seen on a DLP projector. The HD de-interlacing is spectacular,” said George Walter, Home Cinema Market Manager at Digital Projection.

Realta HQV processing originates from Teranex’s $60k broadcast and postproduction platforms. Teranex’s software algorithms run on Realta’s trillion-operations-per-second video engine to deliver a new standard for video quality called Hollywood Quality Video, or HQV.

For HD material Realta HQV features true 10-bit processing, automatic multi cadence detection, and four-field per-pixel de-interlacing–the highest quality HD de-interlacing processing available today. Instead of discarding half the resolution, and just doubling the lines (a shortcut that many video processors take today). HQV processes all 2 million+ pixels in both odd and even fields of a 1080i signal preserving all the rich details in an HD scene. Also, HQV per-pixel, motion adaptive noise reduction cleans the random noise that can plague HD broadcasts.

Currently, given the scarcity of HD content, most of the HD broadcast programs are SD material up-converted to HD, often with Teranex equipment. Also, for years to come, much of the TV programming will continue to be delivered as standard-definition (SD) 480-line interlaced video. Going from 480i video to 1080p involves resizing an image up to six times.

Realta HQV employs for 480i to 1080p conversion the same algorithms used in Teranex up-conversion equipment. The processing relies on a combination of powerful features, such as multiple fields pixel-by-pixel analysis, 1024-tap scaler, HQV detail enhancement, HQV random, block and mosquito noise reduction, to deliver standard-definition broadcast TV and DVDs that approach HD quality.

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Unlike any other video processor, Realta HQV is also fully software programmable and upgradeable. The Realta HQV processor executes its video algorithms entirely in software. As new video processing software is developed, consumers can simply download the upgrades.

The Realta HQV video engine has received numerous awards and accolades, including the “Best of Innovations” award for the Embedded Technologies category at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, “Most Promising New Technology” and “Most Exciting New Company” from The Perfect Vision, “Best Buzz of CEDIA” from Insight Media, AVGuide Monthly’s “Best Product Overall,” Red Herring’s “Top 100 Innovators” award, Fred Kahn’s “Silver Best of CES” award, and most recently “Best Picture of the Show” at the Home Entertainment 2005 Show in New York City, from Tom Norton of UltimateAVmag.com.

The Digital Projection VIP 1000 has a suggested retail price of $5,995 and will be available Q4 2005.

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, homeland security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

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About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced programmable video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company’s products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array-based programmable DSP for digital video that can perform one trillion operations/second enabling real-time pixel-by-pixel processing of HDTV; industry-leading and Hollywood proven software algorithms from Teranex; and proprietary eWARP geometry processing. Its mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage, and display solutions, with an initial focus on large-area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company’s website at www.siliconoptix.com.

See this product and other new HQV-enabled products on display during the Silicon Optix CEDIA Expo Open House at the Grand Hall — Crowne Plaza Hotel Union Station. Friday 9/9, 6-9 pm, Saturday 9/10, 9 am-6pm, and Sunday 9 am-2 pm.

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