Bringing Cinema Home


Personal-cinema architect John Bishop discusses how he rates the performance of a commercial cinema with a 100-point scale, which provides a benchmark for how a home cinema should perform. In this episode, he focuses on the visual aspects, including viewing geometry, flat-field uniformity, light levels, screen materials, viewing angles, and other factors. Next, he offers ratings of various reference and commercial cinemas as well as some of the best home cinemas he has worked on. Plus, answers to chat-room questions and more.