Founded by Sumiko in 2008, Wolf Cinema is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Quite simply the company manufacturers some of the finest home cinema imaging solutions available today, with advanced video imaging technologies and core light engines that represent the pinnacle of home cinema excellence!
From the very beginning performance goals for Wolf Cinema were to produce the most natural appearing images possible. Thus, you will find custom gamma curves that better deliver the look of film. Gamma is a term used to describe an electrical compensation curve not unlike that achieved in audio using equalization. This picture "equalization" is necessary to accurately transfer image quality from the initial camera-whether film or digital-to the final output via the projector. Engineers measured film gamma curves and imported them into each Wolf projector; the result is spectacularly natural looking images. There's even a gamma curve for Black & White film, which is separate and distinct from color film! Wolf Cinema describes this special attribute as "filmic"!
Wolf Cinema projectors achieve their razor sharp images via Wolf Cinema VariScope™ primary optics technology providing constant height, ultra-widescreen viewing without the need for a separate and/or external anamorphic lens. With the touch of a button, you can quickly select from multiple aspect ratios such as 16:9 [1.78:1] when viewing television content, or quickly resize to watch 1.85:1 aspect ratio films, enjoy breathtaking 2.20:1 aspect ratio movies and even switch to view today's most popular 2.35:1/2.40:1 films on a constant height, ultrawide aspect ratio CinemaScope home theater screen!
In addition most consumer-grade projectors utilize a UHP (Ultra-High-Pressure) lamp, however, these light sources simply cannot compete with Xenon for color accuracy or longevity. Xenon is the only manmade light source closest to the spectral distribution of natural sunlight. Natural in light quality, there's a reason why Xenon has been exclusively specified in both optical film projectors and professional digital cinema projectors for the past decade. Thus, Wolf Cinema projectors make exclusive use of Xenon for the same reasons; they provide the most color-accurate light source available!
To learn more about Wolf Cinema visit them on the Web at: www.wolfcinema.com
Originally Masaru Ibuka, (Sony´s Co-Founder), repaired radios and made shortwave converters that could easily make medium-wave radios into super-heterodyne, or all-wave receivers. Because of a communications "starved" environment, demand for these radios increased rapidly. Repairing radios also brought an extra reward as often rice was received from houses visited on service calls. In post World War II Japan rice was actually a treasured commodity during a time of serious food shortages so Ibuka´s factory also began working on an electric rice cooker. Unfortunately, the electric rice cooker depended heavily on the kind of rice used and the weight of the water as the cooker produced mostly undercooked or overcooked rice. It was a memorable first failure for Ibuka and his staff.
Nevertheless, on May 7, 1946 in Tokyo, Japan, with only their intelligence and engineering know-how, Ibuka and his engineers set about creating new products for un-tapped markets with basically no machinery and very little scientific equipment. Masaru Ibuka simply told his ardent young engineers, "Today our small company has made its start. With its superior technologies and spirit of perfect unity, the company will grow. As it does so, we can certainly make a contribution to society." With that, the Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation) was born. The Sony name (brand) - which is a conflation of Sonus, the Latin word for ´sound´ and Sonny (as in ´young boy´) - first appeared in 1955. Thus, Tokyo Tsushin Kokyo, (aka., Totsuko), became The Sony Corporation.
Suffice it to say Sony´s fledgling beginnings and storied historical impact on the Consumer Electronics (CE) market really needs no introduction.
To learn more about Sony visit their web site at: www.sony.com
JVC Americas Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated audio and video products that use superior technologies to deliver high quality sound and images. Since 1927 the JVC brand name has been associated with the very best in audio and video technology, and that continues to this day!
In consumer products, JVC offers high definition displays and home theater projectors, digital video camcorders, home theater systems, audio components and systems, portable audio products, digital storage devices, audio and video accessories and car audio/video products.
An innovator throughout the analog age, exemplified by the JVC-developed VHS videocassette format, JVC continues to demonstrate the same innovative flair in the digital age. From their acclaimed home theater projectors to ground-breaking digital camcorders, JVC continues to offer distinctive products that deliver sound and images with the power to move people!
To learn more about JVC visit their web site at: pro.jvc.com
In May 1942 Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) was established on the shore of Lake Suwa in Nagano, Japan. However, the real history of Epson America and parent company, Seiko Epson Corporation, actually began with a heritage in watchmaking which led to the invention of the world's first quartz watch. Over a century later, Epson is a leading manufacturer for printers, professional imaging, projectors, scanners, systems devices and factory automation. Epson innovation continues with numerous technology "firsts" in the realm of video display technology!
• 1982: The first television watch is introduced and is recognized in the Guinness|
Book of Records as the world´s smallest television.
• 1984: The portable liquid crystal color TV is introduced.
• 1989: The first Epson brand 3-LCD projector is introduced.
• 1994: Epson revolutionizes projection with an acclaimed compact,
high brightness, and high resolution projector.
• 2003: Epson introduces new innovation to the home theater market with rear
projection LCD TV and expands its line of home entertainment products
by introducing the Home Cinema line of projectors.
• 2006: Epson introduces a dust-proof projector that keeps out particulate matter.
• 2012: The Epson IProjection app launches to Apple App Store and Google Play store.
Today Epson is the #1-selling projector manufacturer in the world! Epson projectors have outstanding image quality that enhance communication, inspire collaboration, offer a low total cost of ownership and have excellent reliability and service. High-Performance Projectors offer stunning, superior image quality and high picture contrast for quality home theater applications; and Pro Cinema Projectors offer "high-end" performance for professionally-installed, dedicated home theater systems!
To learn more about Epson visit their web site at: www.epson.com
Once you´ve decided on a Home Theater projector, choose a screen that´s ideal for video projection - Vutec! Vutec screens obtain superior image quality by attaching the viewing surface taut to a frame, creating a perfectly flat surface that´s not only attractive and functional but light weight and easy to install. Of course, Vutec offers many standard and custom screen sizes in various formats. The more you know about screens, the better Vutec looks!
To learn more about Vutec visit their website at: www.vutec.com