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if no vpf what must you buy? 15 May 2012 16:54 #38466

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To get the vpf you must include sound and screen upgrades. But if you do not get the vpf must you upgrade your sound and screen to meet the "standards?"
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Re: if no vpf what must you buy? 17 May 2012 14:11 #38479

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yes you must upgarde to 5.1 sound, screen may need upgarde depending on the screen in place, essentially: the DI "package" i.e. the "print" needs to talk to the server-audio-and projector and if they no talkie you get no sound or picture. Some savings would apply as it could all be used: projectors and sound stuff. But it will not be free.
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Re: if no vpf what must you buy? 17 May 2012 14:46 #38480

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It isnt just equipment that may need to be purchased.

The booth itself may need to be upgraded. I know of one historic single screen that just installed digital that had to upgrade its air conditioning to the booth in order to meet the projector/server requirements.
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Re: if no vpf what must you buy? 17 May 2012 15:47 #38481

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In this case how would you know if your screen and speakers are going to work with your server? Maybe what I need to ask is what would stop the three of them from working together? Would it just be the lack of support for certain video or audio formats?
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Re: if no vpf what must you buy? 18 May 2012 17:36 #38487

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From what I understand, a site survey has to be done as part of the vpf approval process. Given that Carmike is said to have a number of screens that aren't 5.1, I'd bet this part is a matter of who you get to do the survey.

As for environmental issues, it might amount to the same thing, but the extra attention doesn't surprise me. After all, you are running your theatre with someone else's equipment... at least until it's paid off. That gave them the ability to put all the conditions on theatres that do VPFs.

Buy the stuff yourself and you can put it in your garage, for all they care.

As for the equipment "talking" to other parts, that's kind of a curious question... but yah, the server has to handshake with the projector... but that kind of goes along with the fact that they can talk to each other at all.

As for the speakers... the digital audio output from the server gets converted to analog by a separate converter or processor you'd buy, and it then goes to the amplifiers and speakers. Nothing much to keep watch over there. If it works at all, you probably don't need to think about it much.
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Re: if no vpf what must you buy? 18 May 2012 20:53 #38495

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yes on the AC/ will need to keep it somewhat cooler than what is normal w/o AC
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