Just curious.is it brand name equipment or specially constructed tech to suits their needs?
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This has been discussed before, your home cinema will look and sound a whole lot better.
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Yes quite a few people hate the cinema experience compared to there home systems I'm just back from watching captain Phillips and the picture and sound were very poor.but are they using a brand name for equipment or is it just manufactured to suit say the odeon space and cinema design?
Hi Mr Wasp
I think it depends on how big or how old your local cinema is, whether they have brand name equipment or custom equipment installed, Our local odeon seems to have had the same set of speakers for years up to a point where they don't seem to be able to handle any decent volume without distorting,
I think most newer cinemas seem to have pro JBL systems installed as they are well known for the ability to handle high volumes without distress, the best cinema I have been to was the Leicester square odeon in london which according to an article in a magazine has a full THX certified JBL custom system with separate cabinets for bass, mid range and high frequency's behind the screen and 48 surround speakers at the rear and sides over two levels, all driven by amps totaling over 40,000 watts.
I don't go to our local cinemas much anymore as I have built up a system at home which gives me better quality sound and picture but perhaps not such high volumes as the system above.
sorry to go on but hope this helps answer some of your question.
Thanks macdiddy .a lot of members systems are better than the cinema but waiting 4/5 months for the big films to come out on blu ray is hard especially with the hype that surrounds some films.
as soon as I got seriously into buying blu-rays, I purchased a multi region blu-ray player so I could import new releases sometimes three to six months or even up to a year before they are released in the UK.
An example is the new Disney animated film turbo, only just come out at our local odeon but available to import from the USA in a couple of weeks or possibly sooner.
there are many sites available online that do this, cost of import blu-rays is about the same as UK recommended prices.
I am sure that your Oppo player can be fitted with a modification to allow multi region playback, again search online for the cost of doing this.
hope this advice gives you something to think about.
JBL Synthesis, Sony 4K Digital Projectors (VUE) and Datasat are some major players in the Multiplexes, a lot of the brands are specifically for the pro sector however.
Daniel @ The Movie Rooms, Edinburgh.
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DreamWorks, not Disney. You can tell it's DreamWorks as it's a terrible idea for a film...
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That's definitely over-simplistic. Shrek, Madagascar, Flushed Away, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon. (Just sticking to their animated movies.)
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It's a generalization sure but out of that list I'd say there's only two half decent films there, although I haven't seen flushed away.
I'd say all of those are 'good ideas' and that Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon are all excellent, the latter in particular. Saw the other two at the cinema with a 9 / 10 year old and she absolutely loved them, although to my mind they aren't as good as the other three.
Turbo does sound rubbish though.
It was the last two that I was referring to, personally I thikn Shrek is actually good idea poorly executed and shows all of Dreamworks main faults, such as simply hiring famous acting "talent" instead of creating interesting characters, they don't seem to realise that many "stars" become completely anonymous when reduced to just a voice.
If Flushed Away has any redeeming features I'd argue (until I'm blue in the face obviously) that that's more due to Aardman than Dreamworks.
It's just a nonsense idea, first chance they'd get the other drivers would just run him over, with the perfect excuse that they couldn't see him, it's pathetic.
OUCH!!!! I've not seen this film, was unlikely to see it, and after Mr Duncan's brief but scathing contribution I'll probably not bother seeing it, not even on television! The_Lhc doesn't like it either!
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I think what JD meant was, that some Disney films (John Carter, The Lone Ranger etc.) come with huge expectations but don't fulfill their potential. DreamWorks films, on the other hand, are quite predictable in terms of box office results, and thereby fulfilling their potential. I may be wrong though.
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