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IMAX's Private Home Theater brings the big screen to you

By Shawn Knight
May 2, 2013
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  1. If you’ve got a cool million or two lying around and you want the ultimate in home theater entertainment, look no further than IMAX. The company recently announced plans to offer a select few the opportunity to bring the IMAX...

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  2. Is there any info on whether this set-up provides the buyer with access to a full media library or is that something they have to build on their own? I would think that the IMAX experience would be hard to emulate from a BR disc and would require the theatrical film versions to be truly worthwhile. Some more notes on what this actually entails would have been nice. I mean the hardware is fun to talk about and all but without the proper media it is kind of pointless, like having a Ferrari or Lamborghini with no gas.
     
  3. Additional info to add to my previous post:

    "Those lucky customers will get an IMAX-designed theater with “proprietary, state-of-the-art dual 4K projection system” in 2D and 3D, a “custom, patented surround-sound system. These private IMAX screens don’t look quite as jumbo as the ones seen in theaters, but they will have the same floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, curved design to help provide “the most immersive movie experience in the world.” And should any of these elements run into trouble, IMAX will also offer 24/7/365 maintenance and support services with a 5-minute response time."

    Source: slashfilm article, imax-introduces-home-theater-systems
     
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    WANT!
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

    I do agree with you, but a do it yourself doesn't come with a service plan either. lol

    I'm wondering what kind of services and how many are available.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is pretty cool, but as VitalyT said, it is not work 2 million bucks.
     
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 567   +25

    I emailed them :)
     
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

    Careful quoting me, or IMAX may read it and decide, well, Ok, we will install this thing for him with a good 10% discount then! :)
     
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  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

    If what you say is true, they would need to give a 95% discount for a 100K price tag.
     
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

    If they game me a 99% discount, I still wouldn't buy it. I don't have 20K for a home cinema :)
     
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  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

    I might have 2K to throw at it. What are the odds they would give a 99.9% discount? :D
     
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  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

    I would petition for an official inquiry to find out ;)

    The most I ever spent on this kind of stuff was to buy DELL U3014 couple weeks ago. Great product, but it still hurts my wallet that's now empty.
     
  15. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

    IMAX is hiring qualified private contractors on the following positions:

    - Popcorn sales person;
    - Glasses dispenser person;
    - Cinema cleaner;
     
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  16. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 985   +86

    I worked on a few home theatres about
    I never understand why people think a white sheet is all you need for a screen. A proper projector screen makes a huge difference between a picture and a picture worth watching.
     
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  17. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

    Nobody really said that here ;) However, based on prices one pays for projector screens today...

    It is all of course individual. If you want a screen from Draper and pay the top dollar for it, you can do it, but buying a screen from Draper is the same as buying this cinema from IMAX, prices would be just as reasonable.

    I think the following is a very cheap example: http://www.amazon.com/Draper-StageS...qid=1367549828&sr=8-12&keywords=draper+screen

    Once you go for a bigger size, Draper thinks it is ok to multiply the price 10-100 times, same mindset as IMAX, I guess.
     
  18. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 985   +86

    Very true, personally If I had that kind of cash I'd get a highend a/v shop to build on for me for a lot less (I actually used to work for one years ago). As for the screen, I actually always liked the look/performance of the Stewart screens to the Drapers.
     
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  19. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    I refuse to spend money on the "IMAX" versions of movies that weren't shot on IMAX cameras. And very few films actually use them. I can only think of one coming out this year that was actually shot on IMAX
     
  20. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,074   +1,346

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  21. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 497   +38

    Sure you can get a cheap 4K projector but it doesnt come close to a true imax projector which for 2mil they should be providing (or else its hardly imax). I bet a pair of them (for 3D) could set you back 1 mil?
     
  22. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

    Would that really be a prerequisite, to getting a good IMAX experience with this home theater?
     
  24. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    I guess not. But what the hell, I just love these films. :cool:
     
  25. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,235   +1,881

    I'll take two thank you very much.
     

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