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Looks like TI is going to start hiring soon...


Sony-AMC in Major 4K Cinema Deal
April 3, 2009
By Chris Chinnock

Sony Electronics used ShoWest this week to put a major stake in the ground around 4K resolution projectors for theatres. To date, DLP projectors with 2K resolution (2048×1080) have dominated digital cinema installs. But a new $315M deal with AMC Entertainment Theaters will change all that. Over the next few years, AMC will equip all of its 4,628 screens at 309 theaters with Sony's 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution SXRD projectors. AMC currently has 150 Sony 4K projectors in 11 theaters.

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With only a few hundred 4K screens operating today, this is a major deal for Sony, a big challenge to TI, and a smart move by AMC.

While there is very little 4K content today, a growing amount of content is being shot with 4K cameras or telecined at a 4K resolution. But Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced it will make and release most of its filmed productions using 4K technology. To support this, Sony is currently developing a complete line of digital 4K cinematography production equipment, including systems for 4K acquisition, storage and post-production (think they might announce something at NAB?).

As more 4K content becomes available, AMC theaters will be able to show this content in its native resolution - a marketing edge. It also can be used effectively for display of live broadcast events in the theater. And, 2K content can be scaled to 4K for even greater detail (if the creative forces allow that).

For 3D content, Sony has a lens attachment that allows the left and right eye images to be displayed in an over/under format on the imager and then optically combined for projection on the screen. The resolution of the 3D image will be 2K, similar to DLP projectors, but instead of being triple flashed it will display the left and right eye images simultaneously. Like DLP 3D projection, it will require a silver screen,. 3D light levels are typically about the same - 4 to 5 Ft-L or about 1/3 the recommended level for 2D movies. Neither AMC or Sony specified what percentage of the new projectors would be equipped for 3D, but I would guess a large percentage.
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The 4K projectors are also more expensive than comparable DLP 2K projectors, but AMC obviously believes it is buying a more future-proof solution. And, by embracing this path, it is accelerating deployment of both 3D and 4K.

The AMC roll out of Sony digital projection systems is planned to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2009 and continue across AMC's North American theatre circuit through 2012. The roll out is part of an initiative being led by Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, which is charged with planning and implementing the deployment of digital cinema.

However, availability of funding has slowed the roll out of all digital cinema technology over the last six months. To help address this, Sony also announced a deal with Walt Disney Studios to work together to provide operational and financial resources to exhibitors to encourage them to feature Sony's 4K SXRD projection technology in both 2D and 3D digital cinema-enabled screens across North America and Europe.

Sony's digital cinema group has now signed digital cinema deployment agreements with four major studios: Walt Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Disney now has 17 3D feature films in the works (with several new ones and special packages announced this week). For a listing of all planned 3D theatrical releases, check out the database on the 3D @ Home web site: http://www.3dathome.org/experience-theater.aspx

So, with Sony upping the ante to 4K, will TI soon follow with a 4K DLP chip of their own?


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I watched Fast and Furious at an AMC theater last night, and the black levels were really high. Terrible shadow detail too. I don't expect Sony to be better, so I ask, how much worse can the image quality get

On a side note, the sound was even worse than the picture. Like being in a hollow box. No acoustical treatments on the walls either. I know you don't have to have them if your room is designed properly, but from the way it sounded, it wasn't.

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These transfers generally are not that dynamic, that is why you need the mdifications done to the projector and use the matching s-shape gamma curve plus tweak the lamp intensity per movie. But once you do that and projecte d on a Torus Oh MY.

The major benefit of this announcement ids that it is going to get TI OFF THEIR BUTTS to do 4K and that my friend is the wave of the future 3-D 4k/Blue ray profile 9.0


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That is quite a benefit! I hope they do it before next year

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Release Date Movie Title Production Studio Format Notes
2012 King of the Elves Disney/Pixar Digital December expected release date
2011 Bear and the Bow Disney/Pixar Digital December expected release date
2011 Cars 2 Disney/Pixar Digital Summer expected release date
2011 Crood Awakening Dreamworks Animation Digital
2011 Newt Disney/Pixar Digital
2011 Puss In Boots Dreamworks Animation Digital
2011 Tron 3D Disney Digital
2010 Alice in Wonderland Disney (Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp) Digital
2010 Arctic Odyssey: Journey to the Top of the World (3D) Produced and Distributed by Science North IMAX Formerly Journey To The Ends Of The Earth
2010 Boat Gaumont Digital European, , AKA Rock the Boat
2010 Cereal Heroes Fable Works LLC/Sparx Animation Studios Digital
2010 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Sony Pictures Imageworks Animation Digital
2010 Digger 3D 305 Media Group Digital
2010 Goleor Kandor Moon Digital Spain
2010 Master Mind Dreamworks Animation Digital
2010 Rapunzel Disney/Touchstone Pictures Digital December expected release date
2010 Rocky Mountain Express Stephen Low Company (Producer); K2 Communications IMAX
2010 Shrek Goes Forth DreamWorks Digital
2010 Step Up 3 Touchstone Pictures Digital
2010 Toy Story 2 Pixar Digital Pixar Converted to 3D and re-released Oct. 2
2010 Toy Story 3 Disney/Pixar Original 3D production Digital June expected release date
2009 A Christmas Carol Walt Disney/Pixar Digital November 6 expected release date, starring Jim Carrey
2009 A Monster in Paris EuropaCorp Digital
2009 Arabia MacGillivray Freeman Films Digital Arabia is the working title, subject to change.
2009 Around the World in 50 Years 3D Illuminata Pictures Digital
2009 Avatar Fox Digital December 18 expected release date
2009 Battle Angle Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation Digital
2009 Baywatch 3 Spielberg/Reitma Digital
2009 Booty 3D Stereo Vision Entertainment Digital
2009 Champions of the World Tenare Pictures Digital Working title, subject to change.
2009 Dark Country Hyde Park Films Digital Hyde Park Films Used Red One 4K Cameras in 3D configuration
2009 Dawn Of The Dead Digital Rerelease of 2D 1979 version converted by In-Three
2009 Final Destination 4 Live Planet Digital
2009 Frankenweenie Tim Burton / Disney Digital December release expected
2009 G-Force Disney Digital July 24 expected release date
2009 Godspeed Machine Made Productions Digital
2009 Godzilla 3-D Advanced Audiovisual Productions Digital
2009 Holy Night! Dygra Films Digital Spain
2009 Horrorween Adirondack International Pictures Digital
2009 How to Train Your Dragon Dream Works Animation Digital
2009 Jonas Brothers 3D: Burning Up Tour Disney Digital Feb 27 expected release date
2009 Monsters vs Aliens Dream Works Animation Digital
2009 My Bloody Valentine Lionsgate Digital Jan 16 expected release date
2009 Night of the Living Dead Legend Film/Passmore Labs Digital April expected release date, 2D to 3D conversion in Color 3D
2009 Oceans 3D: Voyage of a Turtle 3D Entertainment Digital
2009 Piranha 3D Dimension Films Digital
2009 Planet 51 New Line Digital
2009 Princess and the Frog Disney/Pixar Digital
2009 Return to Everest MacGillivray Freeman Films IMAX
2009 Stewardesses 3-D Adirondack International Pictures Digital Remake of 1971 version
2009 The Magic Tale Orbita Max Working title. Digital
2009 Tintin 1 Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Digital
2009 Tintin 2 Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Digital
2009 Tintin 3 Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Digital
2009 Toy Story 1 Pixar Digital Pixar Converted to 3D and re-released Oct 2
2009 Transformers 2 Paramount Digital
2009 Ultimate Wave 3D K2 Communications IMAX
2009 Under the Sea IMAX Corp. IMAX
2009 Up Disney Digital May 29 expected release date
2008 Animalopolis 3D K2 Communications IMAX
2008 Bolt Disney Digital
2008 Carnaval 3D: The Magic & the Music Tycoon Studios Digital
2008 Coraline Focus Features Digital
2008 Dolphins & Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean 3D Entertainment Ltd. & McKinney Productions IMAX Working title
2008 Fly Me to the Moon Nwave Digital
2008 Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk MacGillivray Freeman Films IMAX Formerly Grand Canyon Adventure
2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus - Best of Both Worlds 3D Disney Concert Digital
2008 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Brothers Digital Also IMAX
2008 Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs Fox Digital
2008 Igor Anthony Leondis, the Weinstein Co Digital
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth New Line Digital
2008 Legends of the Sky 3D Stephen Low Company (Producer); K2 Communications IMAX
2008 Little Hercules in 3D Digital
2008 Scar NTProduction Digital
2008 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure National Geographic IMAX
2008 Sea Rex N3D LAND Productions IMAX
2008 Space Chimps 20th Century Fox Digital
2008 U2 3D 3Ality Digital
2008 Wild Ocean Giant Screen Films IMAX Working Title was Ocean Frenzy
2007 3D Sun K2 Communications IMAX
2007 African Adventure 3D: Safari in the Okavango 3D National Geographic Cinema Ventures, nWave Pictures IMAX Formerly Wild Africa
2007 Beowulf Paramount/Warner Brother International RealD, Dolby, IMAX
2007 Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia Productions Dinosaurs 3D Inc. IMAX
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Brothers IMAX 20 Minute Finale in 3D for IMAX
2007 Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari National Geographic IMAX
2007 Meet the Robinsons Disney RealD
2006 Ant Bully Signet Sound Studio IMAX
2006 Deep Sea 3D Warner Brothers IMAX Follow on to "Into The Deep"
2006 Monster House Columbia Pictures RealD
2006 Night of the Living Dead 3D Lionsgate/Horrorworks RealD New motion picture, re-imaging of 1968 film
2006 Nightmare Before Christmas Skellington Productions RealD Tim Burton's movie Converted to 3D and re-released
2006 Open Season Sony Pictures IMAX
2006 Superman Returns Warner Brothers IMAX 20 minutes converted from 2D
2005 Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl Dimension Films Anaglyphic
2005 Aliens of the Deep Buena Vista Pictures IMAX
2005 Chicken Little Walt Disney Pictures RealD
2005 Cosmic Cookery University of Durham Passive polarization, Anaglyphic
2005 Curse of DarKastle Non-Theatrical Venue
2005 Deepo's Undersea Wondershow Gary Goddard Entertainment Non-Theatrical Venue
2005 Magnificent Desolation IMAX Corp. IMAX
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon IMAX Corp. IMAX
2005 Starlight Express Non-Theatrical Venue 3D movie as a background to an Andrew Loyd Weber touring show
2005 Wild Safari nWave Pictures IMAX
2004 Adventures in Animation TFX Animation/Taama Studios IMAX ColorCode 3D
2004 Better Mousetrap IMAX
2004 Blood Sisters Field Sequential 2D footage with stereo 3D "Action sequences"
2004 Borg Invasion Non-Theatrical Venue
2004 June IMAX
2004 Moon Man IMAX
2004 More Movie Ride Madness Sensio 3D Only on DVD
2004 Movie Ride Madness Sensio 3D Only on DVD
2004 Mysteries of Nesperennub's Mummy Non-Theatrical Venue British Museum
2004 Nascar Warner Brothers IMAX
2004 Polar Express Castle Rock Entertainment IMAX Converted to 3D and re-released
2004 Sharks IMAX
2004 Wings Over the North Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Animal Vision Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Bloody Tease Field Sequential Dual DVD: 2D on one side, 3D on the other!
2003 Bugs IMAX
2003 Falling in Love Again IMAX
2003 Ghosts of the Abyss IMAX
2003 Haunted Lighthouse Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Little Magician Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Mickey's Philharmonic Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Misadventures in 3D IMAX ColorCode 3D
2003 Misadventures in 3D: More 3D Mania Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Ocean Wonderland IMAX
2003 Sesame Street Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Shrek 4D Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 SpongeBob Squarepants Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Spykids 3D Game Over Anaglyphic DVD is Field Sequential
2003 Starlight Non-Theatrical Venue
2003 Theme Park CGI Animation Field Sequential DVD Only: 20 short computer generated 3D movies
2002 Camp Blood Field Sequential 2D and 3D Versions on DVD
2002 Hershey's Really Big 3D Show Non-Theatrical Venue
2002 Hunting Season Field Sequential 2D and 3D Versions on DVD
2002 Lego Racers Non-Theatrical Venue
2002 Santa vs the Snowman IMAX
2002 SOS Planet IMAX
2002 Space Station IMAX
2002 The Mask Non-Theatrical Venue
2002 Zombie Chronicles Field Sequential 2D and 3D Versions on DVD
2001 Corkscrew Hill Non-Theatrical Venue
2001 Haunted Castle IMAX
2001 Its Tough to be a Bug Non-Theatrical Venue
2001 Santa Lights Up New York Non-Theatrical Venue
2001 Stan Lee's 7th Protal Non-Theatrical Venue
2000 3D Mania Anaglyphic Re-released later with ColorCode conversion process for showing in 2D theaters
2000 Cirque de Soleil-Journey of Man IMAX
2000 Cyberworld IMAX
2000 Pirates Non-Theatrical Venue
2000 The Singapore Story Non-Theatrical Venue
2000 The Three Dimensions Of Jerusalem Other
2000 Ultimate G's IMAX
1999 Alien Adventure IMAX
1999 Aliens Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Amazing Adventures of Spider Man Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Aquadventure Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Encounter in the Third Dimension IMAX ColorCode 3D
1999 Galapagos IMAX
1999 Glacier Run Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Kid Coaster Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 La Revole Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Magic Carpet Non-Theatrical Venue
1999 Siegfried & Roy IMAX
1999 Time Out Non-Theatrical Venue
1998 3D Mania IMAX
1998 Dino Island II Escape from Dino Island Non-Theatrical Venue
1998 I lost my M in Vegas Non-Theatrical Venue
1998 Mark Twains America IMAX
1998 Masters of Grace Non-Theatrical Venue
1998 Race For Atlantis IMAX
1998 T-Rex-Back to the Cretacious IMAX
1997 Hidden Dimension IMAX
1997 Nutcracker IMAX
1997 Paint Misbehaving IMAX
1997 The Creeps Other
1997 The Way Things Work Non-Theatrical Venue
1996 L5: First City in Space IMAX
1996 Mad Racers Non-Theatrical Venue
1996 Marvin the Martian Non-Theatrical Venue
1996 Run for Cover Other
1996 Terminator 2: Battle Across Time Non-Theatrical Venue
1996 The Birds Non-Theatrical Venue
1996 The Ghost in the Darkness Other Remake of Bwana Devil
1995 Across the Sea of Time IMAX
1995 Ahead of Time Non-Theatrical Venue
1995 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Non-Theatrical Venue
1995 Into the Deep IMAX
1995 Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie Anaglyphic
1995 Wings of Courage IMAX
1993 Haunts of the Olde Country Non-Theatrical Venue
1993 Imagine IMAX
1993 The Fascinating World of Materials Non-Theatrical Venue 3D animated film produced for the 1993 World Expo in Taejon, South Korea, and as the signature film for the Iwerks 3D Theatre at Pavillion of Materials
1992 Concerto for the Earth Other Dual 70mm Showscan 60Hz
1992 Safari Non-Theatrical Venue
1992 Shooting Star Non-Theatrical Venue
1991 Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare Anaglyphic
1991 Muppet Vision Non-Theatrical Venue
1990 Echoes of the Sun IMAX
1990 The Last Buffalo IMAX
1989 Knick Knack Disney/Pixar
1986 Captian EO Non-Theatrical Venue
1986 Ontari-oh! Non-Theatrical Venue
1986 Sensorium Non-Theatrical Venue
1986 Transitions IMAX
1986 Wilderness Non-Theatrical Venue
1985 Baby Animals Non-Theatrical Venue
1985 Earth Song - Erika's Dream Non-Theatrical Venue
1985 Eternal Iron and Men Non-Theatrical Venue
1985 Hitach Theater 3D Non-Theatrical Venue
1985 Man Who Wasn't There Other Critical and financial flop
1985 Starchaser: The Legend of Orin Other
1985 We are Born of Stars IMAX
1984 Chain Gang Other
1984 Emmanuelle 4 Other
1984 Hot Heir Other
1984 My Dear Kuttichattan Other First 3D movie produced in India
1984 Silent Madness Other
1984 Tales of the Third Dimension Other
1984 Venus Other
1984 Water the Source of Life Non-Theatrical Venue
1983 Amityville 3D DVD/Anaglyph 105 min.
1983 Hit the Road Running Other
1983 Jaws Other
1983 Metalstorm-the Destruction of Jared-Syd Other
1983 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Other
1983 The Man Who Wasn't There Other
1982 Dogs of Hell Other
1982 Friday the 13th Part 3 Other Most sucessful 3D film to date: Grossed 19M first week
1982 Magic Journeys Non-Theatrical Venue Produced for Epcot Center
1982 Parasite Other
1982 Treasure of the Four Crowns Other
1981 Comin' at Ya Other Low budget feature film, critically panned but profitable
1978 Magnificent Bodyguards Other
1978 North and South Chivalry Other
1978 Raiders of the Sacred Stone H3D Rex Harrison in Bollywood
1978 Sea Dream Non-Theatrical Venue
1977 Heavy Equipment Other
1977 The Wild Ride Non-Theatrical Venue
1976 13 Nuns DVD/FS/Sensio
1976 A*P*E Other
1976 Dynasty Other
1976 Surfer Girls Other
1975 A Man with a Maid (aka The Groove Room)(aka What the Swedish Butler Saw)(aka Champagnegalopp) DVD/Anaglyph 93 min.
1975 Funk Other
1975 Manhole Other
1974 Andy Warhol's Frankenstein Other AKA Flesh For Frankenstein
1973 Asylum of the Insane Other
1973 Domo Arigato Other
1973 Two Guys from Tick Ridge Other
1968 Frankenstein's Bloody Terror Other Or maybe 1971
1967 Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth Other Spacevision over/under format Released as "The Bubble" on DVD in 1999
1967 Operation Tycoon Other 65mm negative/70mm print
1961 The Mask Anaglyphic Only parts of the film
1960 September Storm Other First Cinemascope 3D
1957 3D Jamboree Other Melody & Working for Peanuts at Fantasyland Theater
1955 Revenge of the Creature Other
1955 Son of Sinbad Other
1954 A Way of Thinking Other
1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon Other
1954 Crystal Other
1954 Dangerous Mission Other
1954 Dial M for Murder Other Not released in 3D. 2nd eye print was lost until 1979 when movie was finally released in 3D
1954 Down the Hatch Other Rereleased in 2D
1954 Drums of Tahiti Other
1954 El Jinete Other
1954 Gog Other
1954 Gorilla at Large Other
1954 Hawaiian Nights Other Not shown in 3D until 2006
1954 Jesse James vs the Daltons Other
1954 Jivaro Other
1954 Machine 22-12 Other
1954 Money from Home Other
1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue Other AKA Phantom of the Rue Morgue
1954 Southwest Passage Other 2nd film lost
1954 Space Attack Other AKA The Adventures of Sam Space
1954 Taza, Son of Cochise Other
1954 The Diamond Wizard Other Not shown in 3D until 2006
1954 The French Line Other "It'll knock both of your eyes out!"
1954 The Mad Magician Other Broadcast on TV
1954 The Pencil on Ice Other
1954 Top Banana Not Released Film in 3D of stage production, released in 2D, 2nd print now lost
1953 3-D Follies Other
1953 A day in the Country Other
1953 Arena Other
1953 Bandit Island Other
1953 Boo Moon Other Casper the ghost
1953 Carmenesque Other
1953 Carnival in April Other
1953 Cat Women of the Moon Other
1953 Cease Fire Other
1953 Charge at Feather River Other
1953 College Capers Other
1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth Other
1953 Devils Canyon Other
1953 Doom Town Other
1953 El Corazon y la Espada Other
1953 Flight to Tangier Other
1953 Fort Ti Other First 3D western
1953 Fun in the Sun Other
1953 Gun Fury Other
1953 Hannah Lee Other
1953 Hondo Other
1953 House of Wax Other First 3D feature with stereo sound
1953 Hypnotic Hick Other Woody Woodpecker
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1953 I, the Jury Other
1953 Inferno Other
1953 It Came from Outer Space Other
1953 Jumping Out Sunday Other
1953 Kiss Me Kate Other
1953 London Tribute Other
1953 Louisiana Territory Other
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1953 Marciano-Walcott Fight Other
1953 Melody Other
1953 Milwaukee-Chicago Baseball Game Other
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1953 Nat "King"Cole with Russ Morgan's Orchestra Other
1953 Pardon my Backfire Other Three Stooges
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1953 The Moonlighter Other
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1953 The Owl and the Pussycat Other
1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun Other
1953 This is Triorama Other First 3D musical
1953 Those Redheads from Seattle Other
1953 Volkswagen Other
1953 Wings of the Hawk Other
1953 Working for Peanuts Other
1952 3D Musical Other
1952 Artist's Examination Other
1952 Bwana Devil Other
1952 Capstan Cigarettes Other
1952 M.L. Gunzburg Presents the Third Dimension Other Prologue to Bwana Devil
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1951 A Solid Explanation DVD/FS/Sensio 8 min.
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1951 Now is the Time (to put on your glasses) Other Animated
1951 Royal River Other
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1940 Thrills for Ya Produced by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. for the Golden Gate International Exposition Non-Theatrical Venue
1939 In Tune With Tomorrow Non-Theatrical Venue Chrysler pavilion at the World's fair
1939 Motor Rhythm Dual Projector passive polarization Chrysler pavilion at the World's fair
1938 The New Audioscopiks Anaglyphic Prints by Technicolor
1937 Zum Greifen Nah Dual Projector passive polarization Made in Germany 1st 3D color film
1936 Audioscopiks Anaglyphic Prints by Technicolor nominated for the Academy Award for Short Film - Novelty
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...The major benefit of this announcement ids that it is going to get TI OFF THEIR BUTTS to do 4K and that my friend is the wave of the future 3-D 4k/Blue ray profile 9.0

On the other hand, it may presage the decline of DLP. TI has been rather quiet about a 4K DMD. Chances are that it would need to be a rather large device.

It will be interesting to see what Regal and Cinemark, AMC's partners in DCIP, decide to do. (Note that DCIP had no press release about the AMC-Sony deal.) Perhaps the other two with go DLP. Perhaps not.
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SXRD is an interim technology for sony unitl some kind of GLV, this technology is way unstable to establish itself as any form of standard, TI will have 4K, now that there will be 4K content , it may be a 2" imager but it is going to look wonderful.


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I doubt that a 2" chip would be viable. The pitch of the mirrors on the latest 0.65" 1920x1080 chips is such that a 4096x2160 chip using that design would be 1.37". As some previous versions have been about that size, perhaps the mechanical and optical designs of existing projectors could continue to be used.

Having invested in Sony's DCI projectors, I suspect that AMC hopes that "interim" is many years. Commercial cinema use of GLV technology is a little closer than that of cold fusion.
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I watched Fast and Furious at an AMC theater last night, and the black levels were really high. Terrible shadow detail too. I don't expect Sony to be better, so I ask, how much worse can the image quality get

I've seen that in the Sony. Not as impressive (IMHO) as the Meridian.

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SXRD is an interim technology for sony unitl some kind of GLV, this technology is way unstable to establish itself as any form of standard, TI will have 4K, now that there will be 4K content , it may be a 2" imager but it is going to look wonderful.

Sorry Peter, GLV has been spun-out of Sony, and generally this means there will will be little investment. The GLV has been around, off Sony books for a while, that it is less likely to be the well-known pre-cursor to full shutt-down. But, still...

Evans & Sutherland do sell GLV projectors if you are interested to get one for your high-rise demo pad.
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I've seen that in the Sony. Not as impressive (IMHO) as the Meridian.

Dennis, have you seen the 810 with your own software, not the stuff that Meridian demo with?

It was a machine that I was initially excited about, and had it on my shortlist, but I was hugely disappointed by it.

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Yes, I've seen (and installed) the 810 using my own software as well as various "calibration" software sets.

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While I agree that in general the Meridian is a quite better than Sony's previous DCI sxrd demo's in CES and Cedia, as well as seen on cinemas, the presntation they did at SHOEAST with the big projector was fantastic easily showing greater than 3k-1 contrast, and pixel pefect 4k picture. So conceivably with 4k content these can look great indeed.


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1 We did read rumors here about a very high contrast prosumer 4k projector last year. Perhaps Sony has a contrast tweak coming.
2 Combining lasers with sxrd should make the panels last longer and be more uniform since there is less heat to deal with.

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Ohlson, you are back, had not seen any laser related posts lately, feared you may have gotten married or something...


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Hmm, I did start one last week Peter, please pay attention;-).

And for the Guru; it even involves a 3D display;-).

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1137190.

Perhaps Ohlson, was busy taking care of Medicins San Frontiers logistics;-). Boy, that Ohl or Ol sure has a lot of sons;-).
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I have entered into a state of recession. No good laser rumors to fuel my interest at the moment. I hope I am stabilized prior to CEDIA.
Laser + digital cinema news could jump start things but not for sure.

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Well, according Martin Hillerby (he seems to be a avid Microvision watcher, not sure what's his interest) in my thread mentioned above, Arasor is on the verge of banckruptcy, so that would hinder E&S in getting that new GLV projector out that would be cheaper and more suited to non-planetarium use, so there are rumours;-).
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Sony Europe decided to mail me an release today:


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22/04/2009 10:00

AMC Entertainment to Convert Entire Circuit to Digital Cinema Projection with Sony 4K Systems
Roll-Out to More than 4,500 Screens Creates Largest Theatre Circuit Powered by Sony 4K Digital Technology

AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, has reached an agreement in principle with Sony Electronics to install 4K digital cinema projection systems across its theatre circuit.


With 309 theatres and 4,628 screens, AMC will be the largest entertainment company equipped with 4K digital technology in North America. It accelerates the momentum behind AMC’s transition to digital projection technology and will provide AMC guests with the most state-of-the-art on-screen presentation available.


“At AMC, we deliver movies and other great entertainment presented in an immersive, big-screen viewing environment,” said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president, AMC Entertainment Inc. “The agreement with Sony drives the quality and experience in that environment to the next level and is a prime example of our strong advocacy of the industry’s move to a digital platform. Digital cinema provides a new world of programming flexibility and opportunities for exhibitors, as well as a more efficient method of supplying content to our theatres. Sony 4K is a key and will result in an enhanced entertainment experience for our guests.”


The Sony 4K digital cinema projections systems being installed at AMC offer the highest picture resolution of all available projection technologies (at 8.8 million pixels, 4K provides image resolution four times greater than 2K projection systems and slightly more than four times greater than high-definition). This, coupled with ability to exhibit content in an exciting social environment and on screens that are up to 90 to 100 times larger than a typical in-home HDTV, puts AMC in a position to offer industry-changing technology resulting in an undeniably superior entertainment experience, Lopez said.


The 4K systems include manufacturing techniques that result in an efficient installation process. Sony’s digital cinema team will work with AMC to provide technical support of the systems and operations management at the company’s theatre locations.


“AMC’s digital roll-out using 4K technology is a breakthrough for the digital cinema industry and is a model for how these systems can transform an exhibitor’s operations,” said John Scarcella, president of Sony Electronics’ Broadcast and Business Solutions Company.


Looking beyond theatrical projection, Scarcella said the motion picture industry is now working with studios and cinematographers to produce and release 4K features. Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced they will make and release most of their filmed productions using 4K technology. Sony is currently developing a complete line of digital 4K cinematography production equipment, including systems for 4K acquisition, storage and post-production.


“AMC’s decision to install Sony’s 4K projection systems is a clear commitment to provide an entertainment experience that far exceeds any other venue,” said Gary Johns, vice president of Sony Electronics’ Digital Cinema Systems Division. “We are thrilled to join AMC in its effort to raise the level of theatrical presentations.”


The AMC roll-out of Sony digital projection systems is planned to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2009 and continue across AMC’s North American theatre circuit through 2012. Currently, AMC features Sony’s digital projection systems in 11 theatres on 150 screens throughout the circuit; 29 of the current Sony-equipped screens feature 3D capabilities, with additional 3D screens planned as the AMC roll-out continues.


The AMC and Sony agreement is part of an initiative being led by Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC (DCIP), an organization formed in 2007 by AMC, Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group. DCIP is charged with planning and implementing the deployment of digital cinema.




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About AMC Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., AMC Entertainment Inc. is a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to 1920, the company today serves hundreds of millions of guests annually through interests in 309 theatres with 4,628 screens in five countries. http://www.amctheatres.com


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Kinda of a bittersweet happening. The company that was the driving force behind digital cinema (Quvis) for the past 10 years, closed their doors last December. They started with 720p Christie projectors and were into the Sony 4k when they shut their doors.

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donaldk that is a huge deal for Sony. It would really be special if the 4k display movement
speeds up the delivery of 4k content somewhere along the line.
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Kinda of a bittersweet happening. The company that was the driving force behind digital cinema (Quvis) for the past 10 years, closed their doors last December. They started with 720p Christie projectors and were into the Sony 4k when they shut their doors.


Ah, hadn't received their emails in a long time;-).

I would expect they started with XGA Christie DLP's 1024 x 768 DLP, native 720P didn't come out till this millenium.
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Great so now im gonna have green blobs at the theater. I just got rid of that god forsaken TV.

And yes there is a recall on thier projectors too. I see no reason to believe that thier movie theater stuff will be any different.

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So they haven't solved the uniformity issues ?

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They absolutely can for a show put on the most tremendous 4k image, watchable from a foot away on a 15 wide screen. The qualifier is FOR A SHOW such as ShowEast where their reputation to NATO is hanging on the balance. And the question is how many projectors did it take for them to get this image, and how many man hours of setup did it take?


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For IBC, everything tends to be out of the box, at Sony and many other exhibitors. A few years ago Sony used the SRX machines on the booth in the presenation are, for the talks, presentations, seminars and so on. I couldn't see any of the powerpoints, as the image was completely washed out by ambient light, ahum...
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