Samsung's giant LED Cinema Screen system, which Neowin reported on earlier this year, will start showing movies off in a cinema in Thailand by February of next year.
The 10.3 meter wide 4K HDR screen is touted as having a higher quality image than any of the traditional projector systems currently in use in cinemas around the world. The new screen will be located in Siam Paragon Complex in Bangkok, which is owned by Major Cineplex, which operates around 110 cinemas across Thailand, but it has not been reported whether the new screen will be used in any other cinemas yet.
The new cinema screens from Samsung have only been used in movie houses in South Korea since the middle of 2017, this is the first time that the technology has been embraced overseas. However, as has been noted before, Samsung makes a compelling argument as to how their Cinema Screen, which is an actual giant monitor, will offer a better viewing experience than projector systems; simply because the light from a monitor is direct and is not subject to the same distortions compared to light emitted from a projector .
The fate of projector technology will probably be decided once enough people have had the opportunity to watch a film on the new system and compare it with the old, but even if it is a better viewing experience it will still take years for the existing projectors to be phased out.