I just got back from a screening of James Bond Skyfall at the AMC 20 IMAX in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The sound was pretty good, though seemed a bit harsh in the upper midrange. The picture quality was also very good, except with one major caveat. I could easily see ether the pixel structure of the projection system, or aliasing from a poor quality transfer. I was siting near the rear of the theater, right in the center of the screen, so it wasnt like I was too close and that was the issue.
Does anyone know what kind of DLP projection systems they use? I presume 2k, that would certainly explain how the pixels are visible, as there is much more screen real estate than my 102" screen at home (which I cannot see pixels at my viewing distance). Though, even if they had a 4k system displaying a 2k copy of Skyfall, I would think it would do a better job of smoothing out the pixels than what I saw in the theater.
Does anyone have any insight on this?
P.S. Some buffoon pulled a fire alarm in the theater during the middle of the movie, delaying the presentation for 10 minutes, yet another reason why I like watching movies at home!