Eleven of Digital Projection International's (DPI) LIGHTNING 28sx projectors were used during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards on September 19 at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood, CA. Creative Technology North America, an international audio and video solutions provider and authorized DPI staging partner, managed the integration and inventory of the display technology.
The 2004 Emmy Awards, hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and broadcasted live on ABC, featured DPI's 16,000 ANSI lumen, 3-chip DLP™ LIGHTNING 28sx displays to project dazzling video images on five different screens. Four LIGHTNING 28sx projectors were utilized on two 15' x 20' screens, four projectors on two 6' x 8' screens and three projectors on one 18' x 24' screen.
"The LIGHTNING 28sx was, for us, the best projector for the 2004 Emmys," says Frank McMinn, vice president of entertainment, Creative Technology Los Angeles and a 13-yera veteran of Awards show productions. "Their reliability, high brightness and, most importantly, our experience using them in high-profile events makes them an obvious choice."
"We take tremendous pride in knowing that year after year, our projectors are relied on to display critical set imagery for prestigious televised events such as the Emmys," says Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc.
DPI's high-performance LIGHTNING, HIGHlite and Professional Series displays have been used for nearly every major televised broadcast Awards program, including the Oscars®, Grammys®, and, most recently, the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.