System Promises Home Picture Better Than Blu-ray

Hard drives would deliver movies that meet standards for Hollywood digital cinema.

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Another reason to skip Blu-ray. The upcoming Digital Entertainment System promises a picture better than HD, better than even the 1080p that keeps Blu-ray fans raving.

The system will supposedly supply movies in the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) color standards recently adopted by most Hollywood studios and distributors. The movies would be delivered on hard drives to homes with special gear for playing them, including high-end projectors from Italian maker Sim2.

No price announced yet. But if you have to ask...