What on earth IS an Eidophor?"
As derived from their Greek root words, ‘Eido’ and ‘Phor’ respectively, mean 'Image' and 'Bearer' (or carrier).
At the time of its implementation in the late 1940s, the Eidophor system was the only method able to deliver the required results to get quality television pictures the size of cinema screens.
Incredibly expensive to operate and to properly store, the Eidophor was cumbersome and large, yet eighty times brighter than CRT projectors of the time.
Eidophor achieved commercial success with many viable uses for over 50 years, until the 1990s when easily portable technology producing superior results, such as Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) video projectors, became available.
Quince Imaging’s applications for the Eidophor included permanent locations such as sports arenas, lecture halls and television studios as well as a continuing impact in the large screen display rental community.
Quince retired their last Eidophor projector after a large assembly at the TWA Dome in St Louis in July 2000.
To this day, the Eidophor remains the purest, most non-flickering source of light in projection technology.