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November 4, 2016


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The TRINNOV Altitude 24 DRIVING A 24 SPEAKER BATTERY of ALCONS AUDIO pro-ribbon dsp powered speakers recently received the prestigious BEST AUDIO DEMONSTRATION  award at CEDIA 2016 (the rAVe award ) this 24 speaker 113 decibel demonstration installation UISING THE ULTIMATE HIGH DECIBEL RIBBON SPEAKERS was masterminded and supervised by CINERAMAX showing some of the the longest playlists of object intensive high adrenaline ATMOS MOVIE CLIPS SWIFTLY fed by a Kaleidescape hdr uhd STRATO player feeding an Ultraquiet, compact, color accurate BARCO DCI projector on a 13 foot wide contrast enhancing acoustically transparent screen.

To help enthusiasts achieve perfect ATMOS 3D sound we will gift you 10 of the EXCELLENT (as in our: excelent, fantastic and ultimate scale) that currently are the very best ribbon coaxial ATMOS celing speakers in terms of audience coverage made by DOLBY for their CINEMA  ATMOS INSTALLATIONS. 🙂

While currently out premium ( Quested) and Ultimate line (Alcons) are working in coaxial ribbon ceiling speakers for this X’mas DOLBY is the first out of the gate with this excellent performers that do not break the bank and are used in the best sounding movie theaters in the USA. In Europe Alcons rules.:-)

You cannot get from  4 ribbon ceiling speakers correctly rendered ATMOS nowhere remotely near as with the same level object granularity, spatial resolution and envelopment as with 10 ceiling ATMOS speakers.

Only the Altitude IMMERSIVE AUDIO PROCESSOR (24/32) empowers your theater with this ultimate level of spectacle. STOP FOOLING YOURSELF (10 is better than 4) and for ATMOS TRINNOV is BETTER THAN ALL by a gargantuan chasm. 😉

Of all the trinnov dealers in the World few have spent the resources in ALTITUDE 32 education and internalization (2 CINERAMAX IMMERSION EXPERTS) and none have completed multiple 24/32 installations of the calibre and object granularity of CINERAMAX’s , Le petit trianon in Detroit (24 Quested), TRITON in Germany (35 Quested) and HYPERION (THE ULTIMATE 38 Alcons Audio) recently completed in ISTANBUL (ARGUABLY THE BEST SOUNDING home atmos INSTALLATION IN THE WORLD- which was completed in time and on budget during tension filled periods in between ISIS airport bombings and a failed Coup D’ Etat).

Over and over again CINERAMAX proves the expertise to complete benchmark setting installations, with supreme reliability, anywhere in the world come hell or high water. Yes if you were wondering, we were in Moscow completing a 30 channel Trinnov / Quested Installation when Ukraine was Invaded.:-)

With our 4 year head start in 24/32 channel ATMOS we haved achieved a proiviledged advantageous position to SERVE the US and LATIN AMERICAN market better than none; this while providing you the necessary count of 10 ATMOS ceiling speaker that are better than what is currently available on the market, purpose built by and for ATMOS by Dolby Itself. We only use fatigue free ribbon technology that CINERAMAX pioneered for 24-32 speaker ATMOS IMMERSIVE Cinemas 4 years ago with Trinnov.

HYPERION 38 Pro-Ribbon SPEAKER INSTALLATION IN ISTANBUL was proof of concept for our decision to show at CEDIA a scaled down  24 speaker version which won BEST AUDIO DEMO ATMOS installation this September in Dallas.


CINERAMAX is among  select handful of Trinnov expert dealers in the Americas, and the number one operating Pan-Atlanticly (with offices both in America and Europe). No other Trinnov dealer has received a CEDIA RAVE AWARD for best ATMOS DEMO. Our latest tinnov and ribbon speaker intel is supplemented by our good friendship with the most senior Dolby Atmos executive, Director Andrew Poulain – a kindred spirit which made the Las Vegas AMC PRIME Dolby Cinema the best sounding IMMERSIVE cinema in the USA.


Call Peter CINERAMAX 1-305-206-6073.

The worl’d leading IMMERSIVE AUDIO Integrator. When  you get your Altitude and microphone, CINERAMAX will send their 1 among the World’s only  4  top TRINNOV CALIBRATION GURUS!




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November 1, 2016


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Historic Colaboration with Trinnov, Alcons Barco.

Historic Colaboration with Trinnov, Alcons Barco. KALEIDESEDCAPE ATMOS UHD Demo curated by CINERAMAX /23 CHANNEL ATMOS SYSTEM DESIGNED BY CINERAMAX.

It was a tremendous CEDIA, packing a full house at all times. The testimonials are in youtube under cineramax. MORE DETAILS TO COME.



January 4, 2016


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After receiving maximum honors at CEDIA 2015 with it’s 6P Laser Projection and 3D Audio IMMERSION 2025 demonstration in the BARCO Booth. CINERAMAX discovered yet another way to revolutionize High Performance IMMERSIVE cinemas in more intimate venues of 4 to 9 seats.

Inadvertingly while evaluating the NEW OLED flat panel technology it was found by several expert viwers in the cineramax team that OLED is indeed a revolutionary photorealistic technology embued with a natural optical phenomenom: It’s apparent size is the equivalent of 1.5 times that size in any other display technology, be it LCD or any kind of projection except 6P laser which start at $225K going up to $1.5M. This is huge news that forever will change Home Cinema as we know it. Another exciting aspect is the anticipated year to year growth rate in OLED screen sizes which challenges the basic idea of Home Cinema Design where you determine your screen size and then design around it. Thus this growing ECRAN scenario is what CINERAMAX calls CINEOLED. Immersive Media Rooms and more intimate Home Cinemas will never be the same again. In the very near future CINEOLED screens will be so large that they will come in a roll form factor for ease of installation through doorways and elevators. Thus the quality of life brought to condominiums is something inconceivable even last year.


The main reason for the apparent larger Image size “Psychovisual Optical Phenomenom” in comparison to Projection and LCD up to 1.5 times the OLED size are the additional “new PQ dimensions that OLED brings” , specifically in Wide Color Gamut, Room Light Independent Contrast , HIGH MTF (finely detailed) images of 4k or 8K, superior high motion resolution, HDR (high dynamic range) and the most incredible life-like 3D yet with glasses so light and comfortable you forget you are wearing them and “simply are immersed”. Here is what the most respected new guard editor in VisualTechnology Chris Chinnok and moderator of Display Summit had to say:

Indeed because of CINEOLED and the 6P Laser IMMERSION 2025 MINI-PLF (premium Large Format) with highly verisimilar, natural 3D Audio, 2016 will be the greatest year in Home Cinema History.

Let’s review those size differential comparisons (OLED VS. non 6P Laser Projection):

A 4k OLED 77″ trumps a projection of 115″ diagonal, these will be available early 2016, then by X’Mas 2016 the 98″ OLED trumps an image from ANY OTHER PROJECTOR OR FLAT SCREEN as large as 147″ diagonal (6P Laqser excepted). A Pardygm Shift you heard first from us. The CINERAMAX CINEOLED PROGRAM prepares your cinema for the larger future sizes, and accomodates in perfect engineering fashion the 77 to start the growing screen revolution. The CINEOLED harnesses the 35 plus years CINERAMAX Immersive audio expertise deploying speakers around rear projection screen and solid Torus screens, In addition the CINEOLED audio system is designed one time and engineered so that the screen augmentation process minimally impacts the original installation in every way, acoustically, mechanically, electrically and structurally.

This 250 yacht for example demonstrates ouf first proposed CINEOLED design.



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Cinema Screen Profile webAn unremarkable 100″ projection system is being replaced by the “most spectacular display known to man” in two phases, first with a 4k HDR OLED 77″ and within a year the screen augments with a simple procedure to a whopping 8K HDR 98″ which in this intimate venue yields the image viewing impact of a (considering OLED Increased size Optical Illusion) 147″ IMAX-like premium quality projection cinema.

CINEOLED CINEOLED scaled-77-FABRIC web In a one day procedure this clever automated Screen support extends out to replace the reference display size.CINEOLED scaled-98-FABRIC web

The most advanced 3D FORMAT AGNOSTIC DOLBY ATMOS, DTS-X and AURO 3D immersive soundfield afloat.

CINEOLED scaled-98- 11 screen speakers web

The CINEOLED 11 speaker “bi-amplified fronts” channel proscenium is designed through computer modelling to portray the most amazing 3D audio screen sound, approaching the quality of our show winner IMMERSION 2025 CEDIA DEMO.

gary's cedia quoteThe Editor of WIDESCREENREVIEW the longest running Home Cinema Publication is the most respected and cherished for several decades on this field. His words.


auromaxIn conjuction with select JBL Synthesis electronics and special bespoke CINEOLED triple channel James Loudspeakers the front screen speaker array is complimented by 9 bed channels packed ingeniously unto 4 exisiting surround speaker cavities.



CALYPSO’s CINEOLED Media Rack contains CINERAMAX curated best in class immersive content with picture and sound preset adjustments “personally optimized for maximum reality recreation ultraperfect effect” in memory, for each Film or HI Res Audio track this world’s first innovation is what we call CINERAMAX ON BOARD. This is necessary in the best of all systems as the better they are garbage in garbage out, in CINEOLED you are assured by the top expert in the field that you are getting the best possible image and sound possible.

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Blu-Link all aes 96/24 pure signal path allows for Neville Thiele FIR filter room correction the best when using small diameter drivers such as in CALYPSO CENEOLED. The signal is digital from source to processor to dividing and crossover network to last amplification stage.



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The Calypso CINEOLED is truly the harbringer of future immersion to Yachts, Private Airplanes, and Luxury Condominiums delivering our signature F1-Class 10 years ahead of the game IMMERSION 2025 experience to premium spaces for the most demanding clientele.

The above Marine CINEOLED is followed by our second design, one of three options available for the buyer of this $35.0M Miami Beach spec home designed by Starchitect Zeb Jarosz.


Because there are many different families interested in the properties CINERAMAX is presenting three best in class option from the CINEOLED 77/98″ phase size augmented immersive media room to a system such as the one presented at CEDIA with a 6P Barco Laser Projector and 22.1 Format Agnostic Immersive Sound.



June 20, 2015

11-12 f-stop HDR possible on 3 chip laser dlp without complexity/cost ofDOLBY CINEMA?

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The Dolby Cinema Projector is indeed the Gold Standard for Premium Large Format cinemas, it’s dual internal light engine can output prodigious light with extreme contrast ratios higher than 40,000 to 1. They work in matched projector pairs.

Dolby vision projectors from front, body extends further down…

Because of dual light engines projector is twice as high - confirmed.

Approximate form factor of Dolby Projector Illustration by CINERAMAX

A consideration is it’s complexity and expense (about a million us for the matched bespoke pair).Don’t get us wrong we love this feat of engineering for the largest IMAX KILLER Venues.

Dolby Cinema Preshow Intro

The Gold Standard – DolbyVision aprox contrast over 40,000-1

Although the projector looked similar to a Christie CP series projector through the porthole at it’s premiere during cinemacon 2015, it has been confirmed the projector is indeed twice as high. This is the only projector option on the market for Dolby Vision and is only going in 1-2% of the cinemas worldwide. The other option is a Vizio flat panel that can be bought at discount warehouses. This incredible lack of foresight by Dolby has many a projection system integrator up in arms –  after they patiently waited 5 years for Laser. Feeling similar frustration I have been researching slightly lesser dynamic range solutions since Dolby Cinema Premiere that are not as fatiguing (because the dolby projector system has way too much headroom on top maybe 20% and perhaps 5% too much headroom at the lowest blackest blacks). It was therefore logical to investigate if a 75% capacity deliverable would be possible for MINI-PLF’s or mid sized VIP rooms. We thus decided it was time to investigate at the DISPLAY SUMMIT HDR LASER PROJECTION SESSION.

Through pure synchronicity we found at Display Summit a working HDR single stream with metadata (already in the UHD BD Spec. and in Set Top UHD Boxes) capable of 10-11 f-stops HDR (versus 16-19 with DolbyVision). However the KILLER APP PART of this already fully developed FPGA solution is…IT WORKS ON LEGACY CONTENT.on a 3 chip Laser Projector modified to 8,000 to 10,000-1.

Phillips developed looked fantastic on ab monitors during Display Summit 15

With this Magic Box just discovered by CINERAMAX, DLP Manufacturers SAVE years of HDR development

The 2 projector manufacturers that do not build Dolby vision are joyous about this easy to implement value engineering component to their existing laser designs, having just left to add an HDMI 2.0a input to their projectors. If they are not already working on it, I can get a chip for them from Marshal (Mr. Silicon Image himself).;-)

It is therefore simple with minimum investment to manufacture hdr projection system with a much more 65-70mm film like HDR and gamma behavior instead of Dolby’s “reality recreation at the tropics” extremes. Furthermore these projectors can be developed together with outboad HDR decoders to deliver HDR projectors in Q3 2015 for a much broader 20% of the medium Premium cinema market, and 3% of the world’s finest Home Cinemas. VIP MINI-PLF environs, the penetration thus would continue to ensue with more progressively affordable designs. Although I believe it has come to shock Chrstie that perhaps some people do not want such headroom, This is Superb news for Christie, because they have the very top end of the HDR range and the option of addressing the middle like Barco and NEC with existing laser designs, and it gives them comfortable time to develop the mid-high compact version of the Dolby projector, in 2 years time with more quantitative data.

Because the Barco dp4k 30L and 22 L platform have prodigious amount of cooling due to the lasers being inside the unit, they are the most advantageously positioned of the three DLP laser manufacturers to boost to 10k-1 contrast. If a normal blu ray has average nits of 400 with 1,000 peaks, a UHD Blu ray will display average nit levels of 5,000-1 Nits in a Proposed Barco laser.

A badly needed perspective in Hollywood.

Concept of the MINI-PLF is direct result of our 4 year 6.5 million dollar research in F-1 Class screening room technologies.

Another advantage to Barco comes from it’s color being the most photo-realistic, I am talking about 6P not only for 3D but for use it all the time 2D. I had a mini heated argument when wires were semi crossed because Don Shaw of Christie said the only reason to do laser is brightness and I DUG MY HEELS. Because he was saying he does not appreciate 6p color in 2D (could it be because he is not comfortable with his laser products color yet), in this regard his argument reinforces that barco 6p 2d is better.This was evident to me during the last two Cinemacons, Christie had the superior 14 foot lambert 3-D with HFR display of the hobbit but the Barco 6P 2D presentation of the DP4k60L had significantly better color. I have concluded and prpared to defend this NEW PARADIGM (there is no contest), that Single projector 6p 2-D is superior to any other light source 2-D.

Why? because it is not afflicted by speckle and Metamerism. Where 2 people see different tone mapping of the same image. I appreciated this superiority in 2014 but was surprised again by another Barco OEM Laser Platform from Cinemeccanica this year where I was blown away by the $1M Dolby Cinema Pair introduction at Cinemacon, but walked across the street to the Flamingo and saw the Cinemeccanica 2 piece laser where i instantly concluded: “this experience is 75% the impact of Dolby Vision” During the best demo of my life there were some very bright highlights on a Kinife’s edge during SPY kitchen scene that reflected sharply into my retina, among those HDR fireworks other light crescendos like in Star Wars 7 were making me squint too much (like when sailing in the Caribbean and you look up the mast directly into the sun). So it is apparent from this that Barco single projector 6P demos that they have the speckle and metameric variance down “bellow min spec.” and that the color is of high verisimiliditude. If Don Shaw and machale Karderosian defend the Directors creative intentions, remember this is hollywood we are not talking about Truffaut, Kubric and Ford. No need for extreme sycophantism unless of course for vetted interest reasons, we all have to make a living. Hollywood would benefit from a stronger technical guidance I assure you.

Take for example the Warners Bros Soundstage 10, the bottom of the screen is 6 feet high on the wall, any rerecording engineers work done here will image at a midgets ears levels,

Half of all rerecording dub stages have the screen too high, an apendix from the talkies ers...

rerecording engineer has to stand on NEVE console to monitor final mix at Warner ST 10 because screen starts at 7 feet off the ground. “They are mixing for midgets!”-CINERAMAX

Michael Bay’s and Steven Spielbergs Home Theater Architect’s ceiling dome flights of fancy leave huge gap in Atmos blue rays overhead. The VOID of God in lieu of the Voice of God.

Transformer IV propeller scene has a huge overhead discontinuity, first bounce is impacting,then propeller dissappears overhead just to resurface in the worng side of the room!

the list of gigantic Hollywood engineering system omissions is overwhelming. That audits conducted with fresh just over the Horizon Outsider vision are warranted to make UHD BLURAYS perform better at home. 

The immediate UHD HDR SUPER PROJECTION future is here NOW!

Please contact us with your HDR projection and audio immersion plans. 305-206-6073












May 4, 2015

6P LASER and the 2020 ideal

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Insight Media analyst Chris Chinnock threw a monkey wrench between the spokes of the cutting edge of High-end Hometheater, this past week following his visit of the Barco factory in Belgium, when he posited that 6P cannot meet or exceed the Rec. 2020. To meet this widest colour gamut allowing for the deepest reds, blues and greens, 3P LASER with a separate anti-speckle remedy would be required. The second set of RGB Primary colours, slightly off-set to the base primaries, this makes the Red, Green and Blue less coherent, and the narrow spectrum, and coherence of the LASER light is what causes speckle on the screen.

So, what can be the reasoning behind this. The delta between the two sets of primaries isn’t that large or is it, and if the first set of primaries is right at the frequencies specified in Rec.2020, why not select higher frequencies for the second, off-set primary colours.

So, I asked Chris to clarify his position:

“The 2020 spec requires the RGB primaries be right on the spectral locus – right at the edge of the color horseshoe. To actually meet the spec, you must use lasers at those primaries, which are commercially hard to obtain. With a 6p system, you have 2 red, 2 green and 2 blue lasers offset by 10-20 nm. This essentially brings the resulting color space in off the spectral locus slightly. Technically, that means is it not achieving 100% of the 2020 gamut, but I suspect that are essentially no images where this slight detuning would be visible”.

So, it is indeed the off-set primaries, and it is a formal non-compliance, not a substantial one.

The 2020 standard was set as ideal, as a target beyond reach of even OLED. In LCD flat panels Quantum Dots used to convert blue LED light to red, green and Blue, can only reach 93% of the required colour space, with further research, it may reach up to 97% of the current Rec.2020 colour space, according to public statements by the manufacturer. And the around $120,000 list price 3 DMD 4K LED projector announced by DPI can’t fully meet the requirement either, as Mike Bridwell, the vendor’s VP told me at the ISE show this February, the Red Primary falls a few percentage points short of the standard.

Compared to the issue for flat panels the commercial availability of the LASERS required for high-end projection displays is on a minute scale, but still a serious one, as feature film content production and presentation leads the industry on this.

So, what to do, will we see a revisit of the issue of 100% NTSC colour and available efficient CRT Phosphor. NTSC setting a paper standard requiring a wide colour space that could not be met efficiently by available phosphors, used in CRTs to convert electromagnetic energy to optical energy, or light. In Europe the EBU instead chose a colourspace and associated primary colours amounting to approximately 70 percent of the NTSC standard. To work with efficient and commercially available phosphors. In practice NTSC TVs used the same phosphors and colours, turning the NTSC standard a paper, not a de-facto standard, as it concerns colour.

So, will we see a change to the standard to follow what is possible, and not trying to make work, what to date does not work.  Chris expects so:

“I suspect the 2020 spec will be modified as there is momentum building to do so. It would likely adjust the primaries to reflect commercially available lasers and provide a tolerance to the primaries so the 6p system would be fully compliant”.

So, we can savely go ahead and follow through without worrying about a standard not being met. Intense colours will be reproduced.

There will be demo’s with 2020 content on various wide gamut displays, at the Display Summit conference, taking place on June 15-16, in Orlando Florida, ahead of Infocomm. There will also be the Eizo monitor that has an Alert mode to show colours outside Rec. 709 in a greyscale, or clipped to 709 space, to show how it will look on a regular HDTV.



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April 21, 2015

TRITON The World’s First ALL QUESTED B CHAIN Zero Fatigue 32 channel IMMERSIVE audio

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Wall to ceiling screen has 1st widths and 1st heights behind screen. All Quested Z series

Wall to ceiling screen has 1st widths and 1st heights behind screen. All Quested Z series

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March 12, 2015

CineCity breaks ground on Holland’s second Dolby Cinema

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Cine City Cinema in the Dutch city of Vlissingen, is breaking ground on its new 700 seat extension. Scheduled for completion by late August the new room will become the country’s second Dolby Cinema. The theater complex hosts the Film by the Sea festival this September. Wich will see the newly constructed Dolby Cinema theater’s formal opening.

So far Dolby has only announced ‘Dolby Cinema Partners’ in the newly constructed JT Cinemas complex in Eindhoven The Netherlands and the UCI/Cinesa La Maquinista complex in Barcelona Spain. But the city council of Vlissingen approved the construction proposal and associated reconstruction and traffic re-routing surrounding the theater complex on December 18 2014,

The Architects preliminary proposal is dated last September, and recently published by the municpal government on its website.

Dolby Cinema offers a complete package to cinema operators that includes the Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range LASER projection system, co-developed with Christie Digital. And Dolby’s immersive audio system Atmos.



March 2, 2015

NEC Pushes blue LASER

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NEC’s new PH1201QL, 4K Blue LASER-Phosphor 12000 lumens projector listing for €79000.-

NEC was showing a complete line up of commercial Hybrid LASER projectors at the ISE, besides the much talked about 12K lumens 4K 3 DMD DLP, the PH1201QL that will also be marketed to the Hometheater market by DPI. There was the HD version, the PH1202HL, to demonstrate pixelmapping or warping. A blended pair of XGA projectors, PX602UL, that is also available in 1200×800, the PX602WL, was shooting at the ceiling.


These 6000 lumens projectors have been available since December, and the widescreen version lists in the US for $9200,-


And there was the P502HL , a compact HD, 5K lumens, single chipper. That stood up nicely against the booth lighting.


All of the images were projected above people’s heads, so the projection path was not obstructed, but it also made it hard to judge the picture quality. Also the graphics style content instead of fast moving video was not representative of use as video displays.

NEC Europe is still looking for delivery in April, but at the show Director Product Management Projectors Klaus Auerböck, was careful to allow for the possibility of a slight delay into May.

List price for the PH1201QL is set at €79,000.-



March 2, 2015

3000 Lumens DPI LED after all

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Michael Bridwell, Vice President of Marketing and Home entertainment at Digital Projection, Inc. told me at ISE that DPI is still looking to bring a 3000 lumens version of its 3 DMD 4K LED projector to market. He expects this to be around November. “It isn’t simply a matter of doubling the number of LEDs to get double the output”, well it is out of the LEDs, “but you can’t get it out of the projector” Mike added.


There was some disappointment when, following the first announcement last year, DPI had reduced the preliminary spec. from 3000 Lumens to 2000 Lumens. 3000, already a tad low for the price level, around the $120K mark. Especially since you can’t use two in an Infinitec passive 3D set-up, and active 3D requires a lot of light with shutter systems costing 84% to 86% of the projector’s original output. This persuaded people to go for the DPI Blue LASER Phosphor Hybrid projector instead that is listed at 12K lumens, the same as its NEC sibling.





However just after the show reports of color issue that started to appear on the NEC Blue Push LASER projector that precedes this 4K model, the 1080P version, so those that want to avoid these issues might now find an answer in LED, but not till towards the end of the year, and three thousand Lumens might still be too little, for High-End Home Theater.

DPI was also showing a 5K lumens single chip DLP, with Hybrid LASER light source, still a prototype, and it wasn’t running when I visited.Well, as shown above its lens was covered. And whomever says Solid State Lights don’t produce heat should have visited the dark room at the heart of DPIs ISE booth that had the 2000 Lumens LED and a single chip LASER projector running.