According to The Hollywood Reporter, Landmark Theatres owners Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner have crossed digital-cinema party lines. After making a deal with Sony in the spring to install the manufacturer's 4K d-cinema projectors in their theaters, the independent chain has instead decided to outfit the Landmark theaters primarily with Barco's Texas Instruments DLP Cinema 2K projectors.

Landmark's digital switch was announced Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The chain previously planned to convert its 200-plus screens to Sony's projectors. Since introduced in 2004, though, the Sony system has been delayed because of such technical issues as lack of server support and low light display.

Evan Jacobs