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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. To: VitalyT
    "$2,000,000 to waste. And what do you get for this?"
    "Seriously, it all doesn't cost more than 100K. It's just for those who got 10 times more money than sense."

    It means that 'IMAX' brand/logo is worth for $1.9 million LoL..
     
  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,971   +586

    A cheap projector, is that a joke? I gave the link to the top of the line 3D 4K projector that's on sale today. If you missed it, here's the link again: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VPL-VW1000ES-Home-Theater-Projector/dp/B0077R5KXG

    And you don't need two of them, just one will offer the best home experience with 4K and 3D.
     
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,248   +1,549

    I was wondering why you would need 2 projectors, but in my ignorance decided to remain quiet.
     
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  4. audiphile

    audiphile TS Rookie

    That Sony only puts out about 2000 lumens, which is fine if you're projecting in a small room, but I think the IMAX system would likely include be one of their custom Barco which is a lot more expensive than that cheap Sony and puts at least 20000-30000 lumens
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,248   +1,549

    I get what you are saying, but this is a home theater. Why would you need anything more than a small room for a home theater. Is catering to a small crowd, not the intended use of this theater setup?
     
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,971   +586

    Barco projectors are for a whole cinema, not for something to have at home. But then again, this is likely what IMAX claims to achieve for the rich people. Still, even Barco 4K 3D projectors (Galaxy 4K-23 and Galaxy 4K-32) aren't that expensive, just a little north of 100K.

    For the record, world-class red-carpet premiers are done in cinemas that may utilize two Barco Galaxy 4K-32 for (active?) better 3D effect.

    If you read this: http://www.lfexaminer.com/20110518Shootout-In-Galveston-1570-Vs-Digital.htm

    You will find first of all about the real cost...
    And that extremes are always possible...
    But none of these are applicable to a home theater. You will be very lucky if you get one Barco 4K-23 from IMAX, and in fact perhaps this is exactly what you will get. That projector itself is around 100K, give or take, and will make the most expensive piece for a huge home theater, which is still nowhere close to the 2 million IMAX wants for the installation.

    P.S. The following two chapters are most interesting in that article:
    Panel: The business of digital
    Panel: Future of Cinema Tech

    Then you think, it was 2011, so it must be much so nowadays.
     


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