Television screens are growing, becoming rounded and offer resolutions that take up an entire constellation, but still can’t offer a real experience of cinema … Simply, companies that make TVs can’t do anything about that, because the only cinema experience is based on getting out of your home, sitting in a red chair and enjoy the magic of movies in the company of strangers to you.
Although can’t provide the strangers in your home, IMAX company will offer you the absolute best experience to enjoy movies, which is the closest thing to theatres. The first offer from this range is “Palais,” which starts at about $400,000 for a screening room with up to 18 seats. For your money you get dual 4K 2D/3D projectors, a proprietary IMAX sound system, and a media playback system that supports everything you might want to throw at it (TV, games, Blu-ray, etc.) No word on the exact specifications of the projectors, but they’re probably not IMAX-with-laser. Screen size will vary depending on the setup, but generally they will be 3 metres (10ft) tall or more.
A variant which is more better than “Palais” is “Platinum” IMAX home theatre which will cost you $1 million. For that amount, you’ll get a much larger screening room with space for up to 40 people. The IMAX website doesn’t break out the specs of the Platinum setup, but presumably it’s similar to the Palais. Both the Palais and Platinum models come with automatic daily self-calibration to ensure optimal picture and audio setup, 24/7 remote monitoring (whatever that means in the context of home theatres), and, of course, the design and architecture of the room itself is so exquisite that your friends will think you have great taste (if that was ever in doubt).
In addition, IMAX is also selling a separate box that costs $ 10,000, and gives you the ability to watch the latest movies as soon as they come out, under the name Home Premier.
The country in which these services have experienced its debut will be China. There will be two IMAX Private Theatre showrooms for this purpose, while three showrooms are planned for the US later.