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post #31 of 43 Old 03-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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A screening room only has one purpose, to screen movies. Most of them are not screening rooms and no screening room would ever have windows or light colored walls and decor.

These rooms have another purpose... a massive tax writeoff (business related).
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I don't understand tax write offs. Spend $100k, write off $100k and get $33k "back" by not having to pay taxes on it... but you still spent $66k. It's nice to have 1/3 off if you enjoy what you're buying, but I don't understand why people spend money just for the tax write off.

 

 

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Question: what would you pay for DCI content and what about DCI spec is important to you? And would you need it in "early window" or would you take it at the same time as BD release?

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The cost associated with those rooms doesn't seem to jive. There's guys on here who's theaters I would take over most of those (which cost much much less).

Oh, it definitely jives for me . They easily have $100 K in projector and screen alone. Then add an audio system for another $100K. Then you have theater design, installation and acoustics. Say $50K for that. You have seating, carpets, etc. Another $50K. And we are up to $300K and we have not talked about all the bling, etc. Getting up to half a million is not hard at all. And if you scale up the size even more, then going up from there is not hard either.

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I don't understand tax write offs. Spend $100k, write off $100k and get $33k "back" by not having to pay taxes on it... but you still spent $66k. It's nice to have 1/3 off if you enjoy what you're buying, but I don't understand why people spend money just for the tax write off.

I'm sure they enjoy it. But for movie execs, perhaps $66K is like $66 for you and I.

It's all relative.

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Question: what would you pay for DCI content and what about DCI spec is important to you? And would you need it in "early window" or would you take it at the same time as BD release?

Day and date/or early window not important to me at all, I would like better than bluray quality, better color, less compression. I would like the content delivered via download for blu ray release date, on my server .. I would like option to rent or purchase. For this I would pay a premium over current rates of bluray.
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Oh, it definitely jives for me . They easily have $100 K in projector and screen alone. Then add an audio system for another $100K. Then you have theater design, installation and acoustics. Say $50K for that. You have seating, carpets, etc. Another $50K. And we are up to $300K and we have not talked about all the bling, etc. Getting up to half a million is not hard at all. And if you scale up the size even more, then going up from there is not hard either.

I didn't mean I didn't see how they actually spent the money. But in terms of "bang for your buck" I didn't think the costs jived up.
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I didn't mean I didn't see how they actually spent the money. But in terms of "bang for your buck" I didn't think the costs jived up.

Most things up in that price range deliver the "bang for your buck" that the majority of people expect but then again, those people have more bucks. One could make the same claim that a rolls royce doesn't offer the bang for the buck over a lexus but that isn't really the point.
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To extend the Bel-Air circuit to a larger group and possibly profit from it, a start-up called Prima Cinema is working with the studios to roll out a service that will make first-run studio films available the day they hit the big screen. Available in a few months, the service will allow homeowners with a high-end digital-projection screening room (who also pay $35,000 to install Prima's highly secure digital delivery system) to watch first-run films for an additional $500 each.


First run movies at Art's place!!!


Supposen for a sec that my neighbor got this service can I splice into it with some CAT6e wire and some HDMI balums?


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Supposen for a sec that my neighbor got this service can I splice into it with some CAT6e wire and some HDMI balums?


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