Interested in the ultimate, no-holds-barred home theater? Fear not, IMAX has a solution for you: Your very own IMAX screening room. James Cameron and other famous directors use this kind of system to screen features in IMAX before they are released in theaters. The system's utility is not limited to movies—the lucky owner of possibly the world's finest home theater system gets to enjoy television, video games, whatever they please in 4K IMAX. Sporting events, streaming video, you name it—the system accepts external inputs, making it a full-featured entertainment system.
The new IMAX Private Theatre system is entirely custom-built and requires coordination between IMAX engineers and anyone else involved with building the room, such as architects and interior designers. The end result mimics the characteristics of a commercial, state-of-the-art digital IMAX amphitheater, with the signature curved screen that takes up an entire wall and twin 4K projectors. Sound comes from a 7.1 surround system. IMAX monitors the system 24/7 and claims a five-minute response time to resolve any issues that arise.
I cannot begin to guess how much such a rarefied system costs, although it's undoubtedly one of the most expensive home-theater systems imaginable. I never thought I would see the iconic IMAX amphitheater turned into a consumer product, but that day has arrived. Is this the ultimate in home theater?