Yamaha's New Projector to Feature DLP Technology 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Monday, 27 November 2000

Debuting at CES in Las Vegas will be Yamaha’s first entry into the home entertainment projector market and will feature Texas Instrument’s high-resolution Digital Light Processing technology.

"The rapid uptake of DVD technology, together with the accelerating development of digital broadcasting in North America, Japan and Europe are together creating an exciting new entertainment experience for consumers around the world," said Kunihiro Maejima, Managing Director of Yamaha Corporation. "By adding the DLP-based projector to our product line, Yamaha will be able to offer a complete home entertainment solution which will offer not only – thanks to DLP technology – best in class images, but best in class sound as well. We believe this announcement will further reinforce Yamaha’s standing as an innovator and leader in home entertainment systems."

At the heart of Texas Instrument's Digital Light Processing technology is the Digital Micromirror Device optical semiconductor chip. The DMD switch has an array of up to 1,310,000 hinged, microscopic mirrors that operate as optical switches to create a high resolution, full color image.

Dale Zimmerman, Product Manager for DLP Home Entertainment Products for Texas Instrument's Digital Imaging division, spoke about Yamaha’s choice of choosing DLP technology. "We are delighted to welcome a market leader such as Yamaha to the rapidly-growing number of companies who are selecting DLP technology for their home entertainment projection needs. Yamaha has an outstanding reputation for excellence in the home entertainment market, and this announcement will enable them to deliver the new level of visual and aural experience which discerning consumers are increasingly demanding," said Zimmerman.

The projector’s retail price and model number have not yet been announced.

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