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Scott Norwood
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Does anyone have an "official" number for current DLP installations in commercial theatres, either in the US or worldwide? There are listings at http://www.dlp.com/ but they seem to include some theatres that aren't built yet, along with screening rooms, etc.

I'm not interested in counting screens which use [dlp] as a high-tech (and expensive) replacement for slides or that low-end Windows Media-based thing that Landmark announced this year. Only theatres which use the system for presenting feature films should count.

Thanks.

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Bevan Wright
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The definitive website on the current installed base of Dcinema and Ecinema projectors/servers is - http://www.dcinematoday.com

(fixed link)

[ 10-09-2003, 12:43 AM: Message edited by: Daryl C. W. O'Shea ]

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Frank Angel
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One is too many. [Razz]

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Frank Angel
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One is too many. [Razz]

Sorry, don't know how this duplicated.

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Richard Fowler
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1000 new digital screens by the end of 2004 and 17,000 by 2008 based on industry research projections........

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Frank Angel
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Are they the same industry researchers that predicted that there would be more DLPs in theatres than film projectors by 1999? And that film would virtually be eliminated by 2002? Those guys?

Frank

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Mike Carro
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Bevan, that website came up empty? Wouldn't load or something. You sure it's right?

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Daryl C. W. O'Shea
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http://www.dcinematoday.com/default.aspx

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Michael Schaffer
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We have 6 (Barco D-Cinema Premiere DP50).

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Stephen Furley
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The dcinematoday site seems to be somewhat out of date; it does not list NFT3 in London, nor Picture House York. York is very recent, but I think the NFT one has been in for a few months now. These are just two that I happen to know about, but it suggests thst the total number will be somewhat greater than this site suggests.

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John Pytlak
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Who runs the DCinemaToday.com website? [Confused] Who is WHMCC (WHM Cinema Consulting)? [Confused] It's a very sophisticated site, and someone has invested quite a bit in it.

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Dwight Lindsey
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That's Bill Mead, formerly of Sony and Dolby.

It's a great web site.

Dwight

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John Pytlak
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I assume this is a new venture for Bill, after his stint at Entertainment Technology Consultants?

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Jean-Michel Grin
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My company was interested to buy a digital cinema projector for his new multiplex, but the price was too expensive, and the digital projection head was not upgradable to the next DLP chip size.
But we add a second port window in all booth to be ready for the digital projection when it will be a standard.

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Richard Fowler
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I saw the new 2K DP100 BARCO digital projector a few weeks ago demostrated on a 19 meter screen at a Kinopolis multiplex in Belgium and it was impressive......later that evening I viewed a 35mm presentation in the same cinema and I was getting seasick from the jumpy image [Wink] BARCO demostrated this projector in their booth at the recent ShowEast tradeshow. Presentation standards from the studios....possibly a 4K master to a 2K/1.2K cinema presentation......should start the increase of digital screens.

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