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Cinemacon 2013

Cinemacon 2013 has started and there will be many new products introduced.  The first product that I had a chance to get my hands onto is the new Christie Solaria One+. Once I get some specs I will post, but for now here is a picture.

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Going Digital

New England Theatre Service goes digital!

Robert Peterson

Robert C. Peterson is the president and founder of New England Theatre Service, Inc. (NETS) located in Beacon Falls, CT. Bob’s electronics background was developed early on in life when he obtained a FCC general class radio license. While attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Bob worked as a union projectionist in one of the local Amherst movie theatres. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree and serving a four-year commitment with the US Air Force, Bob took a position with the RCA Service Company based out of Jersey City, NJ. His responsibilities included installation and service of projection and sound equipment throughout the Northeast. Bob later went on to work for the Translux Corporation out of Norwalk, CT, where he served as the Director of Technical Services. In July of 1983, Bob started NETS which specialized in the repair and overhaul of 35mm projection equipment and provided component level repair of all electronic equipment associated with the movie industry.  Most recently, NETS has transitioned its business model to align with the changing trends in the industry by becoming a full-service D-Cinema dealer. NETS has had the pleasure of working with all of ...

Matt Zeiner

Field Service Engineer Digital Cinema Specialist Senior Audio Consultant   After several years as an electronics repair technician serving the needs of audio enthusiasts, music production companies, and Studio engineers, Matt came to New England Theatre Service in 1997 with a strong background in component level electronics and audio technology. During his time at New England, Matt expanded his skill set to include all of the skills necessary to be a well-rounded cinema technician working in the 35mm realm. His understanding of electronics, optics, mechanics, electrical, acoustics, and automation, as well as top-notch troubleshooting methods have made him into one of the most sought after and respected technicians in the area. Over the last 20 years, Matt has also worked in the recording industry as an engineer, producer, acoustics consultant, musician, and owner of the Monsterlab – a 5000 square foot state of the art recording studio in central Connecticut. Through these ventures, Matt has honed his audio skills and become a well-respected engineer and musician. He has worked with Dickey Betts, The Blues Brothers, Jazz is Dead, Melvin Sparks, and many, many others in several capacities ranging from audio engineer to touring musician. He ...

Matt Zeiner

Field Service Engineer Digital Cinema Specialist Senior Audio Consultant After several years as an electronics repair technician serving the needs of audio enthusiasts, music production companies, and Studio engineers, Matt came to New England Theatre Service in 1997 with a strong background in component level electronics and audio technology. During his time at New England, Matt expanded his skill set to include all of the skills necessary to be a well-rounded cinema technician working in the 35mm realm. His understanding of electronics, optics, mechanics, electrical, acoustics, and automation, as well as top-notch troubleshooting methods have made him into one of the most sought after and respected technicians in the area. Over the last 20 years, Matt has also worked in the recording industry as an engineer, producer, acoustics consultant, musician, and owner of the Monsterlab – a 5000 square foot state of the art recording studio in central Connecticut. Through these ventures, Matt has honed his audio skills and become a well-respected engineer and musician. He has worked with Dickey Betts, The Blues Brothers, Jazz is Dead, Melvin Sparks, and many, many others in several capacities ranging from audio engineer to touring musician. He ...

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Local Drive-In Theater Goes Digital!

Reminder News (CT) Local drive-in theater goes digital By Louisa Owen Sonstroem - ReminderNews Mansfield - posted Mon., Apr. 2, 2012 When the Mansfield Drive-In movie theater opens for the season on April 5, its pictures will be clearer and brighter than ever before. It is the first drive-in in New England to convert from the old 35mm film reels to a digital projection system. After installation was completed, Michael Jungden, owner of the theater since 1974, held a test run of the new equipment on March 24. A crowd of about 30 fellow drive-in owners attended. Guests toured the grounds, gazing at the drive-in’s three 118-foot-wide screens, examining the corresponding projectors, and chatting in the snack bar. Shortly after dark, one screen lit up with a showing of Todd Graff’s “Joyful Noise” and some old-time intermission clips. For Jungden, converting to digital was not a choice. “In 2013, movies will not be available to movie theaters in a 35mm format,” Jungden said. “We figured if we had to [convert], we might as well be first.” The digital projector technology has existed for about 10 years, but drive-ins have only begun implementing it in the last three years, according to ...

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