Christie reduces screen speckle at CGV Youngdeungpo

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Christie reduces screen speckle at CGV Youngdeungpo

KOREA: South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema operator, CGV, has installed Christie’s RGB laser projection system with enhanced wavelength diversity into the SphereX CGV Youngdeungpo in Seoul. It is the first cinema in the world to be equipped with the technology. Reportedly offering better ‘speckle’ performance than 6P systems when used with silver screens and passive 3D glasses, the installation by Ray & Resources follows the deployment of a Christie 6P laser projection system at CGV Starium in Seoul’s Times Square.

The company’s SphereX auditoriums feature a one-of-kind curved silver screen designed to give viewers a panoramic 270-degree view to maximise the 3D experience. The auditorium at Youngdeungpo has a 19m-wide curved screen with seating to accommodate 387 viewers. The chosen Christie system consists of a CP42LH 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector and laser modules that generate white light from multiple combinations of RGB primary colour wavelengths.

‘Having experienced the impressive brightness and performance of Christie’s 6P laser projection system in CGV Starium, we would like to implement this top-of-the-range laser system in our SphereX auditoriums, which are equipped with curved silver screens,’ explained Nochan Park, senior manager of the cinema technology team at CGV. ‘After much deliberation, we have decided to deploy a Christie CP42LH laser projection system at SphereX CGV Youngdeungpo. It has been optimised with additional laser modules to diversify wavelengths, with the objective of minimising speckling for this technically challenging, custom silver screen when viewed with passive 3D glasses. This is by far the best solution possible for silver screens and we’re very pleased with the results.’

‘While our dual-head 6P laser architecture has been proven as the most light-efficient 3D technology on the market, we now offer a solution to address the issue of speckle when our laser projection system is used in theatres with silver screens and passive 3D glasses,’ said Henry Khang, general manager, Christie Korea. ‘By configuring the laser modules used for the projection system with even greater wavelength diversity, we can effectively overcome the issue of speckling on silver screens. As a result, exhibitors now have the option of using an existing silver screen without having to replace it when installing our laser projection system, which translates to significant cost savings.’

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