Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by marcaaron22, Jul 31, 2012.
As the topic states, is it possible for future TVs to have IMAX technology?
In film terms , imax is 65mm or 70mm film , proprietary projector technology , and a screen of a certain minimum size , 22 × 16 meters (72 × 53 feet) or larger.
In Digital signal terms it is either 2K or 4K , see here for the various resolutions.
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In terms of the signal itself , HDMI 1.4 already allows for 4K signals. So thats already in place.
The killer of course , is that for "Imax" to be available in the home , you need the room for the massive screen , 4K TV's have been shown at the various electronics expos but they dont even remotely approach the Imax standard screen size , and its not Imax without that screen size.
A TV of such a size would cost a fortune ,( approx. 1073 inch !! ) so you would imagine we would be restricting ourselves to projectors here.
There is also the question of will it sell for the home market? Very few people have the room to push screen sizes for 1080p to its limit , never mind 4K. So its going to be a very hard sell for the home market.
Were talking about people who would basically have a mansion here , with a free ballroom or something.
And since a TV is ruled out just by the physical size required, an IMAX projector is the size of a mini, apparently!
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