We are being scammed. Digital, by itself, does not mean better, especially in large screen (over 30') venues with the technology that is currently available. While there are certainly advantages for movie theatres to switch over from 35mm film to DLP, there are a lot of disadvantages for the viewers. The proponents of digital projection point to their rock steady image and the lack of picture degradation during the length of the run. What they forget to tell you is that current video projection technology has a resolution that is only 1/4 of 35mm, far less gray scale (contrast), far less color range, etc. They also forget to tell you that 35mm film, when run though properly maintained equipment, will not only out live the theatrical run of the film, but probably out live us without any serious degradation. There is no reason other than operator incompetence or poor projector maintenance for film to get dirty and scratched, ever. The proponents of digital theatre projection also don't tell you that all DLP panels degrade with time, develop dead spots, and alignment issues. While this takes a long time to happen on a home unit with a 250 to 500 watt bulb, theatres are running 7000 to 9000 watt bulbs, causing DLP degradation much sooner. In theory, that is when the theatre calls in the service tech to replace the worn out parts (if still available), but in fact as anyone who ever worked in a theatre knows, the service tech will not get called until the picture is totally dead. Another issue I have with digital projection is the source media. DVD's, by their manufacturers own specifications, have a life span of about 100 years. Modern motion picture film has a lifespan of about 1500 years. Then there is the matter of format. Any one try to get any information off of an old 5 1/4 floppy recorded 15 years ago. Even if you could find a drive, the disk may be unreadable. The projectors and disk arrays used 3 years ago for SW Ep.1 are already obsolete, and for the projectors, many parts are not available. I supposed what got me started on this rant is seeing the amount of 1 sided propaganda in the media of late. The final straw was hearing about a tv news report comparing a badly scratched piece film to the "superior" DLP. The problem was, the scratch was such that it could never have occurred in normal film wear and tear, and the damaged film was compared to a good DLP, not a damaged one. That is like comparing apples to oranges, and declaring that the orange had more orange color to it, so it was better. They must think people are stupid. I think they are just uninformed. What all this does is it prevents an honest discussion of the pros and cons of digital projection, and what work needs to be done so that it will become not only just as good as film, but better. /Mitchell PS. Although I have not seen it yet, their is a rumor that "Clones" was purposely made to look terrible on film, so that the digital version would look better. If this turns out to be true, I will be boycotting the movie.