Podcast 74: Gene Dolgoff

One of Home Theater Geeks' most requested return guests, Gene Dolgoff, talks about his invention of digital projection and its benefits over CRT, including much greater brightness and efficiency. He also explains his more recent work on advanced 3D compression algorithms that can transmit full 1080p resolution for each eye using the standard broadcast bandwidth and discusses the problems inherent with current 3D technology, ending with a tantalizing glance at the possibility of using holography for next-gen 3D displays.

Run Time: 1:00:19

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Gene Dolgoff is the founder, CEO, and CTO of 3-D Vision Inc., which is involved with technology development of consumer 3-D TV and 3-D cinema. Mr. Dolgoff has over 45 years of extensive experience as an innovator and entrepreneur in electronics and optics, with particular emphasis on holography, lenticular and other forms of 3-D imaging, and displays. He invented digital projection and started the world’s first LCD projector company in 1988 (which he took public on NASDAQ in 1990), launching the digital projection industry. With funding from DARPA, he was instrumental in forging the digital direction of the US HDTV system. At the City College of the City University of New York, he majored in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering, and minored in Physiological Psychology. Mr. Dolgoff has published several papers in 3-D imaging, optics, holography, the brain, and LCD video projection, and has over 65 granted patents worldwide with over 40 others pending.

Here's the YouTube video of this podcast (with apologies to Gene for the unavoidable stretch in his image):