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Revenge of the Sith (in 1080p+)

I recently posted an article on ExtremeTech discussing the technology of modern digital cinema. My opinion of Episode III aside, the latest iteration of Texas Instruments' DLP technology is delivering the best image quality you can see on the silver screen.

TI's "2K" DMD (digital micromirror device) used in the latest cinema-class DLP projectors sports a native resolution of 2048x1080 (one pixel per micromirror.) That equates to over 1.2 million more pixels than their previous 720p cinema technology.

Having viewed Episode I and II in theaters equipped with the previous-generation DLP cinema projectors, I immediately noticed the 2K-based systems eliminated distracting artifacts such as aliasing and screen-door effects. Also, the amazing color and clarity offered by these 3-chip commercial projectors benefits the viewer by delivering the same pristine quality regardless of how many times presented.

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