[Tig] RedRay and Odemax

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Thu Dec 6 18:40:05 GMT 2012

On Thu, 6 Dec 2012, Carl Skaff wrote:
> Any comment or thoughts on RedRay/Odemax?
> Will it be the salvation for smaller theatre-owners that will be able to go
> digital much cheaper...
> Or is it a theatre-killer due to it brings 4K to homecinemas...

Currently there is a raft of "4k" UltraHD TVs and projectors comming 
out and some of them will be affordable for the enthusiast.  These are 
actually quad-HD rather than true 4k.  Quad-HD is the current limit of 

There are already UltraHD stand-alone players available.  Some Blu-ray 
players are already advertising "4k" output.

It remains to be seen how well RED and Odemax will fare given the 
substantial competition for the few early-adopters who can afford to 
pay for the equipment and service.  Hopefully they have deep pockets 
since it will take at least four years before there is a substantial 
user base.  Others have tried to start up this service model and 

Sony has a program where if you buy their $25k flat-panel UltraHD TV, 
they will provide you with a special player and a large collection of 
movies for that format.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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