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Thursday, June 19, 2003

The NYT has an interesting article on the first steps taken by Hollywood studios to choose specifications for DLP technology: Among Film's Ghosts, Its Future. Michael Karagosian, technical consultant to an industry trade association, the National Association of Theater Owners, notes that:

"Today's digital cinema systems are not ready to be rolled out. They don't yet produce an image equal to that of film. I thought the Star Wars digital showing looked very bad."

That's amazing--or maybe I am less discerning. I saw Star Wars in DLP Cinema Format and thought it was great. More than 1,000,000 projectors based on DLP technology have been installed since Texas Instruments rolled out the technology in 1996, and more than 40 movies have been released in DLP format. Does the industry have a legitimate position, or is it just dragging its feet because it doesn't want to pay the added cost?

Monday, June 16, 2003

I am the Chief Editor of Design News Magazine and am looking to learn more about weblogs in order to better serve our readers. Obviously I am new to weblogs and welcome any input from the design engineering community.
kfield@reedbusiness.com

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