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post #211 of 231
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What else would they make an exception for? And what is their definition of famous?
I got the feeling that within reason, such exceptions will be made. It simply requires a special request from powers to be to get it approved. No need to be famous necessarily.
post #212 of 231
Just a few more tidbits. The box does support Dolby TrueHD in addition to uncompressed PCM. There are also redundant power supplies.
post #213 of 231
If I have $2-3 million to spend on a home theater, I'm going with IMAX tongue.gif
Edited by J.Mike Ferrara - 10/17/13 at 12:19pm
post #214 of 231
At which point you get a prima cinema server then!
post #215 of 231
No One Posted IMAX plans to integrate the PRIMA Cinema technology into the IMAX® Private Theatre and other potential platforms, enhancing the image and sound of the content through its digital re-mastering (IMAX DMR®) process, which enables IMAX customers to access current theatrical releases of the highest possible quality.
As part of the agreement, IMAX will receive a five-year window of exclusivity to distribute and resell PRIMA systems in China . IMAX will also maintain a seat on PRIMA Cinema's board of directors.
"Today's agreement with PRIMA Cinema enhances our ability to deliver a premium, end-to-end in-home entertainment experience, combining the best of IMAX's immersive image and sound technology with the delivery of current theatrical titles," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond . "In addition to using PRIMA Cinema in our IMAX Private Theatre systems, we are also exploring ways to integrate IMAX's proprietary technology and PRIMA Cinema's delivery system into other premium in-home applications."
"PRIMA Cinema is incredibly proud to partner with IMAX and introduce a new level of innovation in the digital entertainment industry," said Jason Pang , PRIMA Cinema Founder and CEO. "We've set a high bar in terms of security and quality with our current PRIMA Cinema system. Complementing the IMAX Private Theater raises it to new heights and creates an entirely new digital outlet for the film industry."
IMAX has leveraged 40 years of cutting-edge, proprietary and patented technology and architecture to custom-design a new premium home offering that is multi-sensory, immersive, and visceral. The IMAX Private Theatre combines breathtaking IMAX® and IMAX® 3D images, flawless sound and optimized theatre design to deliver the ultimate in-home entertainment experience. For more information on the IMAX Private Theatre, please visit www.imaxprivatetheatre.com.



Exclusivity in China.Impressive!!!

Emerging Markets Baby-That is where it's at.


I'ts ok Imax can have China, I am happy with Baku, Azerbaijan.biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Edited by CINERAMAX - 10/28/13 at 8:47pm
post #216 of 231
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No One Posted IMAX plans to integrate the PRIMA Cinema technology into the IMAX® Private Theatre and other potential platforms, enhancing the image and sound of the content through its digital re-mastering (IMAX DMR®) process, which enables IMAX customers to access current theatrical releases of the highest possible quality.
As part of the agreement, IMAX will receive a five-year window of exclusivity to distribute and resell PRIMA systems in China . IMAX will also maintain a seat on PRIMA Cinema's board of directors.
"Today's agreement with PRIMA Cinema enhances our ability to deliver a premium, end-to-end in-home entertainment experience, combining the best of IMAX's immersive image and sound technology with the delivery of current theatrical titles," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond . "In addition to using PRIMA Cinema in our IMAX Private Theatre systems, we are also exploring ways to integrate IMAX's proprietary technology and PRIMA Cinema's delivery system into other premium in-home applications."
"PRIMA Cinema is incredibly proud to partner with IMAX and introduce a new level of innovation in the digital entertainment industry," said Jason Pang , PRIMA Cinema Founder and CEO. "We've set a high bar in terms of security and quality with our current PRIMA Cinema system. Complementing the IMAX Private Theater raises it to new heights and creates an entirely new digital outlet for the film industry."
IMAX has leveraged 40 years of cutting-edge, proprietary and patented technology and architecture to custom-design a new premium home offering that is multi-sensory, immersive, and visceral. The IMAX Private Theatre combines breathtaking IMAX® and IMAX® 3D images, flawless sound and optimized theatre design to deliver the ultimate in-home entertainment experience. For more information on the IMAX Private Theatre, please visit www.imaxprivatetheatre.com.



Exclusivity in China.Impressive!!!

Emerging Markets Baby-That is where it's at.


I'ts ok Imax can have China, I am happy with Baku, Azerbaijan.biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Read about this on Engadget, http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/28/imax-buys-stake-in-prima/.

It says other platforms may come in the future, presumably 4K.

But how long can Prima maintain the high end market? Sooner or later it will come to the mass market.

http://allthingsd.com/20131028/netflix-flirts-with-a-new-idea-big-movies-at-your-house-the-same-day-theyre-in-theaters/
post #217 of 231
Reduce the pricing by a factor of 10 (or even a factor of 5) and I'd be tempted to jump in for one.
post #218 of 231
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Reduce the pricing by a factor of 10 (or even a factor of 5) and I'd be tempted to jump in for one.

Yeah.. Then the $500,000 Lamorghini Aventadoer would be only $50K-$100K... I'd be in, too!

But as my father always said when I pined for something way out of my price range, "Wish in one hand... and sh!t in the other".
post #219 of 231
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Yeah.. Then the $500,000 Lamorghini Aventadoer would be only $50K-$100K... I'd be in, too!

But as my father always said when I pined for something way out of my price range, "Wish in one hand... and sh!t in the other".

The difference is that the Lamborghini is priced based on cost of production. The Prima Cinema pricing is purely based on the desire to maintain a tiny client base. They could reduce pricing by 90% and continue to make a handsome profit. We'll see if it works out for them.
post #220 of 231
The movie prices are set by the studios. I assume it is set so high as to make sure theater owners do not complain. In other words, having it have small volumes has deeper roots in that regard.
post #221 of 231
Any new thoughts on this? I can't find where any new major player has signed to distribute content to them (Like Disney for instance). There is a dealer in Texas that has one on display. I'm too lazy to google the name at the moment, but I'd love to know if they have sold any.
post #222 of 231
Probably Hometronics in Dallas. They carry all the top flight gear.
post #223 of 231
We have installed several.
In fact were installing one this week.

Its an amazing experience for our clients.
Access to 1st run movies is certainly the larger appeal.
The other aspect that is compelling is increased performance.
Through a unique conversion process from the digital masters and a 10bit proprietary codec the integrity of the film is better preserved than Blu-ray.
When switching back and fourth from Prima to Blu-ray the latter initially looks like a good satellite feed.
I say initially as if you don't have the ability to switch back and fourth Blu-ray starts to look better again.

If you have questions or would like additional information please feel to contact me.
post #224 of 231
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We have installed several.
In fact were installing one this week.

Its an amazing experience for our clients.
Access to 1st run movies is certainly the larger appeal.
The other aspect that is compelling is increased performance.
Through a unique conversion process from the digital masters and a 10bit proprietary codec the integrity of the film is better preserved than Blu-ray.
When switching back and fourth from Prima to Blu-ray the latter initially looks like a good satellite feed.
I say initially as if you don't have the ability to switch back and fourth Blu-ray starts to look better again.

If you have questions or would like additional information please feel to contact me.

Eric I know they had Universal and few other small studios. A little time has passed sense I last looked into this any other studios on-board as of today.

Thank you!
post #225 of 231
Alan
Thanks for the reminder
Totally forgot to add this bit of important information.

2014 is going to be a great year for Prima clients. Here is the line-up so far: Universal, Paramount, Relativity, Weinstein, Focus, Lionsgate, Samuel Goldwyn, RLJ and several others minis. This puts us at roughly 50% of all releases and probably 75% of the ones worth watching.
I know there are ongoing discussions with other studios but no details have been released.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
post #226 of 231
What are all the costs on the current system? Equipment and movies. Thanks!
post #227 of 231
Another important aspect of Prima that would be of interest here is significantly less compression is used.
The encoded bit rate is twice that of Blu-ray.
This combined with the 10 bit, 4:2:2 provides a stunning image.

I have not had the chance to compare audio performance back to back with the same film. If its on Prima its not on BD and vice versa.
I have compared trailers and the Prima is head and shoulders above BD. Not a perfect comparison but as close I could get.
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What are all the costs on the current system? Equipment and movies. Thanks!
Not sure I'm suppose to post costs. A quick search found several public articles that contain all the information you seek.

If you would like an in-home demo I can certainly arrange this.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/prima-cinema-brings-hollywood-inside-your-home/#!EahWk

http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffreymorrison/2013/10/04/prima-cinema-brings-first-run-movies-to-your-home/
post #228 of 231
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Originally Posted by soundandvision View Post

Another important aspect of Prima that would be of interest here is significantly less compression is used.
The encoded bit rate is twice that of Blu-ray.
This combined with the 10 bit, 4:2:2 provides a stunning image.

Well for a $35K player and a $500 one time showing I would sure hope so! rolleyes.gif

Gotta get those costs down if this is to succeed IMO!
post #229 of 231
That and they gotta get more MAJOR studios on board than Universal and Paramount. Especially considering how relatively short most release windows are.
post #230 of 231
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That and they gotta get more MAJOR studios on board than Universal and Paramount. Especially considering how relatively short most release windows are.
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This puts us at roughly 50% of all releases and probably 75% of the ones worth watching.

Reminds me of a counter poster at a local electrical supply house -

"If we don't have it you don't need it"
post #231 of 231
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Reminds me of a counter poster at a local electrical supply house -

"If we don't have it you don't need it"

That's great!
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