Originally Posted by F.Scaramanga
All Christie RGB Projectors do REC 2020, including the small 6:000-1. I was told yesterday by the Dolby Projector Guy. The Dolby Projector is now available for leasing for 100 grand a year with a large up-front deposit plus maintenance fee from Dolby. The Dolby Projector now is 6P despite one projector, the Christie is 3P.
What will be unveiled today to the lucky duo is not a Dolby Product but one that incorporates many elements of Dolby's Ip, combined I guess with HDMI functionality and other feature sets, hopefully, it has the wonderful Christie scaler with unsharp mask.
The IMS-3000 Media block is used in the Dolby Cinema version in the next 60 days gets an upgrade (A book size module with drives and connectors that inserts inside a series 2 cinema projector) the unit will be fully 4k60 rec 2020. but also support some high frame rate formats. From the Horse's mouth.
Yes and no
Sure all Christie RGB projectors do BT.2020 / REC 2020, but they don't all cover 100% of the color gamut. Some (but not all) 6P RGB laser projectors can achieve this, but not 3P RGB laser. The reason is due to the narrow wavelengths of laser diodes. You need 2 diodes of difference wavelengths for each of the red, green, and blue (= 6P laser) in order to achieve 100% of BT.2020 / REC 2020
And as I already explained in my previous post, Dolby has an exclusive licensing agreement with Christie that applies only to commercial cinemas, not the domestic / home theater market; and so this is a Christie projector product
Media blocks relate to DCP and D-Cinema, so will only be relevant with respect to home theater if you plan on operating DCP media content in your home theater. This is in fact possible, and same day (or in fact sometimes the day before) general release movie content via DCP is something that can be made available to home theaters; however, at a sizeable premium cost, both for the equipment, as well as per movie title.
Also, Dolby Cinemas historically use dual projectors, not just one projector:
However, there has been some confusion within the public domain regarding this, due to the fact that in some Dolby Cinemas a singular port glass / window is used for both projectors:
Furthermore, this is not in fact a brand new projector product by Christie that incorporates many elements of Dolby's IP; it is simply essentially the Dolby Cinema projector that has been tweaked such that it can be integrated into home theaters over HDMI and as a singular unit as opposed to the dual configuration that features within Dolby Cinemas. In fact, one of the caveats with respect to my early meetings and discussions with Christie's VP of engineering and head of product development with respect to Christie allowing this to be sold into and used within home theaters was specifically that we would not require Christie to carry out much additional R&D