The direct-view LED display industry is making a push into the cinema space. The most exciting part of this development is of course the potential for a much improved viewing experience in the theater. Instead of casting light to fill a screen from a single projection source across the room, direct-view LED displays act as their own light source and are easily able to shine beyond ten times as bright as typical projection technology. LED […]
The first public screening of a film using a projector was in 1895. Well over a century later, most theaters are still using the same technology to show their films. LED display tech for cinema is about to change that.
While many of the challenges of electronic cinema have been met with DLP, the question exists: Is there any way that another technology — direct view LED displays — can begin the effort to resolve limitations and meet the requirements of cinema? The challenges are large but the requirements have been carefully defined by many experts to assure that the destination, if met, can be a suitable replacement for some of the vulnerable portions of the digital cinema market. Looking at the challenges, we can assess how much work will be required.
InfoComm 2016 was again a demonstration in innovation and an implementation of "firsts" in the LED display market; it is these push and pull factors that are driving future change in digital signage.