Pacific Theatres Winnetka in Chatsworth, LA is the first to house Samsung’s LED cinema screen, which measures 33.8 feet wide and 17.7 feet high with nearly 9 million pixels. It is unlikely that adoption will be widespread, however, as each screen costs $500,000 to $700,000
. A laser projector, in comparison, costs $150,000 to $300,000.
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Tech vets who’ve seen demonstrations admit that the images these LED systems can produce are impressive, including their wide dynamic range (blacker blacks and whiter whites). However, a number of key factors still need to be addressed -- most notably cost, says Pete Lude, chief technology officer of engineering firm Mission Rock Digital.