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Texas Instruments Announces Worldwide Lineup of 94 DLP Cinema(TM)-Enabled Digital Screens to show Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones(TM)
For anyone in the SF south bay, I have confirmed that the Century 22 off Winchester in San Jose has DLP and has 4 showings a day. You can see the listing at Fandango if you choose a day that it is on.


Way cool...


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Ok, question from someone who lives out in the sticks and hasn't seen DLP.


How much better is it than a good 35mm film?


If it were up to you, how much further would you drive to see it vs a 35mm theater?
 

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A friend of mine saw it on 35mm last night and really enjoyed it. He hated MENACE, sort of liked JEDI and worships the other two, so I trust his views on it. He'll be seeing it DLP in Bridgeport CT this Thursday. I am going to the 3:30 Ziegfeld on Saturday.
 

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Must be a bunch outside the US. NBC reported on the national news Saturday that it would be on 19 screens domestically.
 

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Must be a bunch outside the US. NBC reported on the national news Saturday that it would be on 19 screens domestically.
That can't be right - there are 17 in California alone...


Check this site for yet another list... :)


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Dumb- Lossy-Projection. (from the Roger Ebert distionary)


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Dumb- Lossy-Projection. (from the Roger Ebert distionary)


:D
Hehe he...


Digital Light Processing.


Interestingly, Ebert prefers Star Wars EpII in DLP - see this link . But he prefers real movies to stay away :)


I got my tix - says "Dig Proj" right on the ticket. They are letting us know.


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Ok, question from someone who lives out in the sticks and hasn't seen DLP. How much better is it than a good 35mm film? If it were up to you, how much further would you drive to see it vs a 35mm theater?
Difference is drop-dead-stunning!


I've seen "Toy Story 2", "Shrek", "Monster's Inc.", and "Spy Kids" in DLP at the Cinemark Legacy Plano. I've also seen "Toy Story 2" in regular cinema film, and the difference compared to the DLP version is striking.


Also, the Cinemark Legacy Plano DLP theater has the absolute best sound system I've ever heard. Perfect clear and balanced... just remarkable.


So my recommendation to you is go ahead and drive to Plano and see SWII in DLP. As long as you're there go see it in a film theater first (I'm sure it will be playing at the Cinemark on plain film as well) so that you will really be able to have a valid comparison for your first DLP cinema experience.


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You can't make a valid comparison on Episode 2 because it was shot digitally then converted to film after the resolution was already lost.

For a fair comparison you have to compare the same movie shot digitally and on film and each shown in its respective format. In this case I would be willing to bet film would win every time.



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You can't make a valid comparison on Episode 2 because it was shot digitally then converted to film after the resolution was already lost.

For a fair comparison you have to compare the same movie shot digitally and on film and each shown in its respective format. In this case I would be willing to bet film would win every time.
I'd take that bet.


I saw Spy Kids at my local theater projected digitally the first time, from film the second time. It was the first digitally projected movie I had ever seen.


While watching the digital version, I never had the feeling that anything was soft or more difficult to see. Indeed it was when I went to see the film version that I was disappointed. With wear, there were occasions when a black splotch would appear for a frame and go away. By occasions I mean about once per frame.


I see it as being like my vinyl vs CD comparison. If the film is in pristine condition and the equipment projecting it is in pristine condition and you're scrutinizing every detail, you will probably note that film has better resolution. If the film has any wear at all, the digital will look better. And if you're going to the movie to see a story, not to determine whether or not a pixel has the appropriate sharpness, you won't notice the difference until someone with analysis equipment shows up to tell you what you didn't notice.
 

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Llyod,

In your criticism of film you site wear as a concern, for me that is a non issue.

I always go opening night to get the best film prints.

I saw Spiderman on film opening night on a 70' wide screen and it was awesome. Digital projection on a 70' wide screen would almost certainly show line structure.

I saw Fantasia projected digitally and sat about halfway back in a large auditorium and I could see pixels from my seat on bright scenes. I immediately knew I was watching video and it bugged me the rest of the movie.


What size of screen (width Wise) did you see Spy Kids on?

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And if you're going to the movie to see a story, not to determine whether or not a pixel has the appropriate sharpness, you won't notice the difference until someone with analysis equipment shows up to tell you what you didn't notice.
This quote scares me the most. To me it is like saying why buy DVD when you can still watch the movie on VHS and still appreciate the story.


I do plan to go see it digitally on Sunday. Albeit on a smaller screen than what I saw on film last night. I will report back my honest findings. Even though the digital version comes out of the gate with a distinct advantage.

Maybe DLP has gotten alot better in the almost 2 years since I saw it last.

They just finished installation on the one in Wichita about a week ago. So it should be state of the art and top of the line.



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