The system pictured above may look like a standard high-end home cinema install, but its not. It’s actually a showcase digital screening room created by specialist D-cinema outfit DALSA, which rents cutting-edge projection and acquisition equipment to movie makers and studios across the United States. Unlike standard home theatres, it was designed from the outset to allow uncompressed digital content to be routed from on-set cameras through servers to a digital projector. The challenge was to create an entirely digital theatrical environment, with no legacy equipment. Instead of DVD and satellite, high resolution digital video is patched from three sources (DVI Clipster, a PC and a Mac) into the screening room, via a network of DVI Boosters, Splitters and DVI CAT5 Extenders supplied by interconnect specialist Gefen. The result is spectacular – and hints at home cinema to come.