|  Sep 19, 2006  |  0 comments

Digital projection went all out with this comparison; 5 different DP projectors displaying the same material. The Titan 1080p-250 is at the lower left ($42,995 + $12,995 for the premium lens option of your choice); the dVision 1080p ($29,995) is at the upper left. At the lower right is the Titan HD-250, a 720p design ($29,995 plus $9995 for the lens). I compared the two Titans closely, and while at first glance the 720p design looked outstanding, the 1080p's image was both smoother and, at the same time, more naturally sharp. Yes, those differences were relatively subtle, but nonetheless significant. Needless to say, you really can't see any of this from the screen shot shown here.

 |  Sep 14, 2006  |  0 comments

Sony had rows of LCD displays set up in their booth, still coming together the day before the show opens. When we passed by, all of them were fired up with images from what appeared to be existing or upcoming Blu-ray releases. Sharp eyed viewers will notice scenes from <I>Stargate SG-1</I> and <I>Stargete Atlantis</I>. Inquiring minds want to know when these series will be released on Blu-ray. The images looked fabulous, miles better than the drek-vision we see on the Sci-Fi channel and better even than the good DVDs of both series that are now available. Reason enough for fans of both series to line up for a good Blu-ray player.

 |  Sep 14, 2006  |  0 comments

Stewart Filmscreen announced its new StarGlas rigid rear projection screen with the screen element sandwiched between two layers of safety glass. It's available in both 0.6 and 1.0 gain versions and is said to be durable, easily cleaned, and, according to Stewart's Joachin Rivera (shown here with the screen), ideal for indoor, outdoor, or even exterior wall use (rear projection from inside, viewing from outside).