TI DLP® 1080p 3D Projectors Now Shipping and Widely Available High Definition 3D projectors enable ultra-crisp images ideal for cinemas, homes and classrooms

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP® Products makes viewing quality, High Definition (HD) projection in 3D at home a reality with the announcement of multiple brands shipping 1080p 3D projectors. 3D 1080p from DLP provides consumers the ability to be immersed in film-quality images for everything from movies to gaming to sports, all powered by the dynamic DLP chip structure. Brands including Samsung and Sharp are showcasing the current 1080p 3D systems, which are now available for purchase, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.

The 1080p format provides viewers with a quality, HD picture that is characterized by crisp images and cleaner, sharper detail than traditional set-ups, adding to the consumer viewing experience. Additionally, these newest models from Samsung and Sharp have been designed to handle all of the latest 3D formats, including Blu-ray, to provide consumers with greater flexibility when connecting with 3D content.

"3D displays from DLP continue to offer superior color quality and reliability, which is why consumers continue to choose our projection solutions, from cinema houses to neighborhood homes and everything in between," said Roger Carver, Manager, DLP Front Projection. "The innovation of the DLP chip design is what makes DLP the only one able to produce 3D in a single projector solution, and the reason consumers will continue to see innovations from us and our customers."

1080p from DLP brings bold contrast ratios, inky black levels, vibrant color and placement flexibility, all with the filter-free, consistent color, and unique mirrored chip design that has made DLP famous. One new application of this technology can be seen in the Mitsubishi 92" DLP HDTV being shown at CES this year. From this television, which is nearly 1/30 the size of a cinema screen, to devices that fit in the palm of your hand, to projectors that power IMAX®, DLP continues to innovate and deliver the best in projection technology.

Last year, "Avatar" started the tidal wave of 3D viewing experiences that has since spilled into the classroom. Utilizing the same Academy Award-winning DLP projector technology for cinema productions, the company has extended its leadership in 3D cinema technology to projectors for schools as well. School districts across the U.S. and beyond are incorporating 3D learning into lessons, providing an engaging learning environment for teachers and students. The ability of DLP technology to provide both 2D and 3D images in a single projector offer enormous cost savings and opportunities to schools.

DLP technology's ability to fill large screens while still maintaining contrast ratios, brightness, and color quality, combined with the immersive experience that 3D provides, are reasons that now more than 400 3D-Ready projectors from 30 different DLP Products' manufacturers are available on the worldwide market. Adding further fodder to the prevalence of 3D adoption, Pacific Media Associates (PMA) notes the worldwide front projector market for 3D-enabled models will grow from about 1.0 million during 2010 to nearly 5.4 million in 2014 (via PMA, August 9, 2010: http://www.pacificmediaassociates.com/press/item.php?id=24).

To experience firsthand the full breadth of Texas Instruments DLP innovations, be sure to check us out at the following CES 2011 events, and visit our partners' exhibits throughout the show floor:

  • Pepcom's Digital Experience! – Wed. January 5th, 7pm PT (Caesars Palace)
  • HigherEd TECH Summit "High Tech U" panel – Th. January 6th, 1pm PT (Meeting Room N253)
  • MommyTech Summit "3D Moms" panel – Sat. January 8th, 10am PT (Meeting Room N260)
  • DLP Pico™ demo suite – January 6thJanuary 7th

To access the latest news, images, and other digital content during CES about DLP products from Texas Instruments, check out our online press kit at www.DLP.com/CES2011. You can also follow DLP on Twitter at @TI_DLP, and view videos on DLP's YouTube page, www.YouTube.com/DLPTechnology.

For more information on DLP products, please visit www.DLP.com.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products

Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP display technology has powered the world's top projectors and displays, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness to screens of all sizes. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to project images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra high speeds – an innovative advantage that remains cutting edge and ideal for current and future applications alike. The results are high-resolution, highly reliable, razor-sharp images, that even work with fast motion video. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.TI.com.

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