Originally Posted by Lygren
Clearly a commercial cinema projector this one; sure about Sony making a separate "home" version of this monster Arrow??
Just to be clear THIS is what we said:
Originally Posted by ARROW-AV
It is also our understanding that this projector is to be marketed by Sony both with respect to commercial cinema and home theater... Our source has confirmed that Sony intends on selling this projector into both the consumer home cinema/theater and commercial cinema markets. We would hazard a guess that, as is often done, a singular product is developed and then this is tweaked both for the consumer home cinema/theater, and separately for commercial cinema/professional use, thereby resulting in two slightly differing products.
Where our source is in fact Sony themselves.
Recognize this projector? :
It's the SONY VPL-VW5000ES, right?
Actually, it isn't... That's the SONY VPL-GTZ270, which is a commercial/professional cinema projector. SONY simply modded this to create the SONY VPL-VW5000ES. Whilst differing slightly they are essentially the same product, with the consumer/domestic product simply being a tweaked version of the commercial/professional one. This is in fact pretty common. Because by developing a singular product that is then modded to yield the two iterations, one commercial/professional, one consumer/domestic, you halve your R&D costs and time.
So, to clarify, the product being demoed at CinemaCon is indeed a commercial/professional cinema projector, like the SONY VPL-GTZ270. However, SONY has confirmed that this new projector is intended to be sold into the consumer/domestic (i.e. Home Theater/Cinema) market as well as the commercial/professional. Where if Sony follows suit along the lines of their pre-existing way of going about things in this regard, then the product that will be sold into the consumer/domestic (i.e. Home Theater/Cinema) market will simply be this projector, modded and relabelled with a different model number; as per the SONY VPL-VW5000ES
Where in fact, the units that were demonstrated at the trade shows with respect to the SONY VPL-VW5000ES prior to launch were in numerous instances in fact units of the SONY VPL-GTZ270
Originally Posted by Lygren
Other than that; "- 2x15000 Lumen in 3D with pre polarized light out so possible no need to put filters in front of optic."; does that mean they will still require silver screens do to 3D? In such case it would be a big bummer in my opinion, having to use such a screen would put the cinemas up to an impossible choice; drop 3D or ruin 2D... The 6P laser system is really a huge leap forward for 3D, moving back to polarized silver is really not... Perhaps Sony thinks 3D is at its end also for commercial cinema??
Can't help you here unfortunately because our interest in 3D in general is absolutely zero (sorry Peter!