Originally Posted by Highlander_AVS
AS FAR AS I KNOW, I read a month ago, that speckle issue was almost defeated and solved ( I didn't find at now the news links. ..as usual when you need something. ..)
Obviously, must be seen an valuated with our individual own eyes.
Anyway, I'm Faithful and Confident with this issue. ..
You are right that the "speckle issue is almost defeated". What you fail to have noticed is that those reports comes from DLP based Laser projectors.
There are only two Laser projector systems for film projection that have been demonstrated with little or no Speckle issues, and that is the Kodak system, (now bought by IMAX and will be built by Barco for IMAX), and the Barco system.
There are no-one that has demonstrated scanning laser systems for film projection that has a Speckle free image quality that makes it usable for film projection.
Barco will not use the Kodak/IMAX system for their own projectors because Barco want to be able to offer Laser modules for their Series-2 projectors already installed in theatres.
But they might learn some tricks from each other.
So there you have it, its DLP based Laser projectors for film projection that exist and everything else you write is pure speculation. Including you claim of the high price of DLP DMD's.
DLP chips are not the most expensive part of a projector.
And a DLP laser projector use the laser only as a light source.
So a DLP laser projector can be built very much on the same principles as a One Chip
LED DLP projector.
As to the RED Laser projector; We still don't know how it produces the image. But if it is a Scanning laser projector; Then it is the first Laser Film projector ever without Speckle issues,
which I very much doubt.
When RED "staff" have talked about the projector they have never emphasised the 4K resolution or that it is a laser projector.
What they are "stoked about" is the 3D quality of the projector, which recently by a "slip of the tongue" shows out to be its unique way of producing 3D
invented by RED.
Hopefully we will know more about the technical specs in a fortnights time.