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Big changes 22 Feb 2001 11:23 #1249

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I'm reading in Variety about all the changes the big guys are facing. Currently there are 36,000 screens in North America. At a minimum 6,000 will be closed, not sold off but closed, in the next 3 years. But it may be as many as 12,000 closed. That's 33 1/3%. In addition the buyers now picking up bankrupt chains both traditional big boxes and art house chains are people with strong business interests in fibre optic and digital technologies. I recently heard from an experienced hand that "digital is so close it isn't even funny" and he chided me for not "getting it" and it's beacuse of major players with huge financing and communications background that this is going to take off.

So I'm wondering..... where does this leave us? Let's say they close 9,000 screens? Will prints be harder to get?

If those big chains.. Anschultz with 6500 screens... go digital... how will it spin down?

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Re: Big changes 22 Feb 2001 14:26 #1250

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In talking with someone "in the know" recently, there are supposedly going to be 2 big announcements at ShoWest in regards to digital cinema, should be interesting.

Maybe Mr. Pytlak can shed some light on this for us.

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Re: Big changes 23 Feb 2001 09:14 #1251

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I only know what I read on the web and in other newsgroups.

I've heard that Grass Valley Group, who make digital servers for the television industry, will be announcing a server for Digital Cinema applications. Supposedly, the Grass Valley servers will be featured in some of the digital cinema vendor suites, replacing the Qvis units that have been used during the last year.

Several newsgroups have reported rumors that TI is developing a higher resolution DLP chip, perhaps with a 16:9 aspect ratio, to replace the current 1280x1124 pixel technology. To date, only about 30 theatres are using the DLP Cinema projectors in tests being heavily subsidized by TI, Technicolor, Disney, and others. Other competing technologies are very likely.

Boeing and Miramax will be showing "Spy Kids" via satellite delivery.

On Wednesday afternoon, Kodak is sponsoring a seminar: Business Issues of Digital Cinema --- Turning the Dream into a Reality.

Thursday morning, there will be a status report on the SMPTE DC28 study groups for Digital Cinema.
http://www.showest.com/

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
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