16mm Collector Wants to Switch to Video

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  1. Andrew L

    Andrew L Auditioning

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    Hello, I have a 16mm film theater in my home, and I'd like to install a DVD projector. I'm particularly interested in being able to project a widescreen (CinemaScope) image from DVD's. Can someone please tell me what kind of projector is considered state-of-the-art these days? Would that be DLP? Also, will any projector create a widescreen image, or is that a feature I need to look for when shopping? Thanks for any and all advice.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Welcome, Andrew, and I too once had part ownership in some 16mm film prints (2001, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc.).

    As to your question, CRT-based projectors are still at the state of the art (Vidikron Vision One-X, Sony VPH90G, Runco DTV-1200, etc.). But DLP projectors are closing the gap--Sharp has one that's wowing the magazine reviewers, and it's "only" about $10G--as opposed to the $35K-plus that 9-inch CRT projectors go for.

    Whatever you do, get a front projector with full aspect-ratio control.
     
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