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The Hobbit Will Fundamentally Change Your Movie-Going Experience [Headlines]

Theaters haven't changed their playback technology since the 1920s; new film will force them to upgrade their projection hardware.

Allie Walker

The Hobbit will be shot in high-res, high-framerate, which will force movie theaters to upgrade their projection hardware from 24 frames-per-second to 48 frames-per-second or better, the first change in playback technology since the 1920s. Wired