S1 and S2 Projection Uplifts - White Paper
According to industry data sources, at the end of 2019, there are still over 62,000 Series 1 and Series 2 projectors in operation with exhibitors that have or are near to completing their VPF. Without the presence of a second VPF and with projection equipment lasting beyond industry expectation (albeit potentially not operating at the levels seen when new) and with the emergence of laser projection technologies, exhibitors face difficult decisions as to how best to continue to provide their customers with the best possible movie-going experience whilst taking consideration of opex and capex requirements.
This report aims to highlight the need for exhibitors to where necessary do something to ensure that the quality of the movie-going experience is being maintained. The document is designed to showcase the benefits in terms of brightness (and potentially contrast and colour) output that can be gained by uplifting existing Series 1 and 2 projectors and related equipment however it is important to note that deploying new laser projectors (both phosphor and RGB) have their own significant advantages in terms of brightness, contrast, operating cost efficiencies, long warranties, etc and that CTC is not advocating one over another.
Careful consideration should always be given to individual circumstances and where necessary exhibitors should always seek guidance from their integrator/installer or from the equipment manufacturer directly.