CGV cinema first to install Christie’s RGB projection system

CGV, a subsidiary of CJ Group and one of South Korea’s largest multiplex chain cinema chains, has become the first exhibitor worldwide to install Christie’s RGV laser projection system featuring wavelength diversity to countermeasure speckle on silver screens.

More specifically, the system been installed at SphereX CGV Youngdeungpo in Seoul by Christie’s Korean partner, Ray & Resources. The auditorium at Youngdeungpo has a 19m wide curved screen, designed for 3D viewing performance, and 387 seats.

The system comprises of a Christie CP42LH 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector and laser modules that generate white light from multiple combinations of RGB primary colour wavelengths. This type of laser system is claimed by the manufacturer to provide better speckle performance than 6P systems when used with silver screens and passive polarization-based 3D glasses.

Additional equipment include a Christie integrated media block (IMB) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). This particular system is designed to achieve exceptional brightness in 3D with a light output of close to 40,000 lumens and can also be upgraded in the future if the need arises.

Nochan Park, senior manager, cinema technology team at CGV, commented: “After much deliberation, we have decided to deploy a Christie CP42LH laser projection system at SphereX CGV Youngdeungpo. It has been optimized with additional laser modules to diversify wavelengths, with the objective of minimizing 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.”

The CP42LH installed in SphereX CGV has been officially commissioned and commenced regular movie screenings on December 24, 2015.

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