Originally Posted by Josh Z
Digital IMAX is not 4k. It's two 2k projectors converged on top of one another.
From everything I've heard, the High Frame Rate showings will all be 2k, because the current 4k theatrical pipeline cannot yet handle HFR.
I'm not sure you are entirely accurate.
Several IMAX screens have been updated with 4K Barco projectors under their new seven year service contract. There have been reports that Skyfall 4K DCP was shown at some IMAX screens.
It is correct that general theatrical pipelines can not handle 4K HFR 3D, but IMAX might have done some extra "DIY" work to be able to handle this on selected screens, or they up-convert a 2K DCP "on the fly".
Originally Posted by Aliens
This question is for everyone.
If you could watch a movie at a digital IMAX or a regular digital theater, which would you choose?
I would choose a regular cinema with DLP projector and not too large screen.
You can always re-visit The Hobbit in IMAX in 2014 for a rerun. Then they will have 4K Laser projectors if they manage to keep their schedule.