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Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 27 Nov 2011 20:56 #37464

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Just wondering if anyone is leasing their digital equipment through Sony or know anything about what they are offering and pricing?
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 27 Nov 2011 21:35 #37466

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I have not looked into to them as they will NOT allow Dolby 3d.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 28 Nov 2011 02:39 #37467

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I can give you pricing for a Christie Projector, but not Sonys. I agree with rufusjack. I have worked with both Sony and Christie (which has Dolby 3D) and in my opinion Christie is better. Message me if you want some info on them.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 28 Nov 2011 04:35 #37471

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It does seem Sony has the best deals for the indi theater to get digital -great financing and terms.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 28 Nov 2011 04:47 #37472

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This is the way I look at it. According to the tech people, Dolby is the clear preference for being the best 3d. Prices for Dolby have come down quite a bit. Dolby is the cheapest over the long-run. Dolby gives you the best flexibility for up charges vs Real 3d (Sony's preferred 3d).

As far as Sony's equipment is concerned their has not been much talk about their stuff by the tech folks.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 29 Nov 2011 02:32 #37486

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I am not only interested in 3D but the entire digital system. Does anyone know if Christie has a rental program?
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 29 Nov 2011 02:33 #37487

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Since 3d will be less and less in the future not sure that means that much.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 29 Nov 2011 23:40 #37494

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rufusjack: There's a reason for that lol.

The reason that all the major chains are going with Sony is they can be mass produced fast. No one in the Regal Cinema film department, which has done a lot of research and in my opinion is right, wants these projectors. There are so many errors and problems that its better to go with a different projector. Barcos and Christies are what they suggest and my experience with Christie has been better than with the Sony projector.

Christie does have a place on their webpage where you can contact them about refurbished and used digital projectors. Try that.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 30 Nov 2011 02:39 #37497

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watch prices drop like a rock when the VPF goes away.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 30 Nov 2011 04:07 #37499

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I hope they do Mike. Christie and other companies should do that if they do not want Sony to dominate.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 06 Dec 2011 02:57 #37552

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Mike wrote:
watch prices drop like a rock when the VPF goes away.

I'm a complete neophyte here, but I've always believed this - not so much because of the VPF but because of a shift in the market. A huge % of digital gear thus far has been sold to the chains (outfits with a LOT of capital) and it's been sold for a price that that market could support. Neither Sony nor Barco nor anyone else is immune from simple economics.

Having not run out and bought a digital projector lately, what are they going for? Are they as much as they were a year ago?
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 06 Dec 2011 03:11 #37553

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The prices have come way down about 40 % from 5 years ago..

You can get the works now for about $49,000 per screen ( no 3d) -- was back in the day $85,000 to $100,000.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 06 Dec 2011 03:35 #37554

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3rd party payers raise prices. Just look at healthcare for example. Prices should drop when the chains are finished.

I rely much on the the opinions of the techies from Film-Tech. Sony is not a player with them and there are many chain techs who are on that forum.

3d: It settling some what and will be around. Still too many on the schedule. Scorsese, Spielberg, Lucas, Cameron are a few reasons why I am looking forward to 3d titles. The studios are allowing you to run both 2d & 3d. The upcharge is an issue. Real3d gives you the least flexibility.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 09 Dec 2011 07:13 #37584

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Sony digital equipment just got trashed on a thread the past couple of days on film-tech. PM me if you want the link.
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Re: Is anyone leasing digital equipment from Sony? 10 Dec 2011 08:52 #37585

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RULE # 666

NEVER BELIEVE anything on film tech
Why because they still hate Sony for Dtss--- 2o years ago----

Those in the biz
know ---

4 k SONY is amazing!!!!
Last Edit: 10 Dec 2011 08:53 by slapintheface.
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