This question will seem very n00bish, because, well, I'm a n00b.
I'm part of an organization that collects independent movies from around the world and shows them around Beijing. We're fairly new, and we've been learning the technical details involved in our hobby as we go. Up to now, that's been DVD's or AVI's run off our laptops to small home projectors in bars or very small theaters; which means that our expertise goes DVD->tray->VGA out->watch.
But we've just been smacked with an opportunity to fill a theater...if we can figure out the equipment. We have DVD's and laptops, and we need to play them on a Barco DP-1500.
Here's what I've been able to figure out in my research:
1) We need a DVI-D cable, or an HDMI->DVI-D adapter.
2) We might need to convert the video to JPEG 2000 (this is what my friend's friend tells me, don't know if he knows what he's talking about). If this is true, what software we'll need to do this, and how specifically to go about this, I don't know.
3) We might need to look into getting a DVD player. This being China, there are 500 brands on the market and none of them are the familiar North American/European ones, so if we take that route we'll need to know specifically what features to look for.
Any help is appreciated, and if you're in Beijing, beers are on offer if you can help me figure this out!