I mentioned before about IMAX’s digital plans and how these will hopefully help “Outside In” be seen without the huge expense of going out to IMAX film stock. News is out today about that IMAX will use a DLP-based solution for digital projection.
Of course, the exact technology used does not have big impact, but what’s important is that they seem on schedule. Of course, it does not address any details, especially about upgrading existing venues. But I hope by spring 2010 (my target finish date) that enough venues will be ready.
For the geeks reading, it’s interesting that Sony’s touted SXRD technology, JVC’s D-ILA and rising LCD tech were all passed over. Hopefully, we will learn why IMAX chose DLP.