CGV cinema chooses Christie 6P laser projector

AUTHOR: Inavate

CGV, a subsidiary of CJ Group and one of South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chains, has installed the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system for its cinema. The projector provides 108,000 lumens brightness for a 32m wide screen.

The upgrade replaced CGV Starium’s existing Christie 4K dual xenon system with a pair of Christie 4K laser projection heads, a 6P modular laser light farm with fibre-optic delivery, Christie 4K 3D high-bitrate server, and a new premium white screen. The CP42LH has been officially commissioned and has commenced regular movie screenings.

CGV becomes the first cinema chain in South Korea to deploy the CP42LH high frame rate 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector. Nochan Park, senior manager for cinema technology team at CGV, said: “We are very proud and excited to install Christie’s top-of-the-range CP42LH laser projection system in CGV Starium, which makes us the first cinema chain in South Korea to offer audiences an unrivaled 3D visual experience which, in my opinion, is the future of cinema presentation.”

Henry Khang, general manager, for Christie Korea, commented: “The unique system design and configuration of this laser projection system will further distinguish CGV Starium as one of Asia’s most premier cinema venues.”

Lin Yu, vice president for Christie Asia Pacific, said: “Compared to conventional 3D systems found in cinemas around the world today, our system is able to exhibit vastly improved 3D light levels, color fidelity, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and a sense of immersion. This is the future of 3D cinema projection, and is expected to be a key element in boosting 3D box office revenues around the world.”