In order to better understand user perception of laser illuminated projection, researchers of both the B-Phot and APHY research groups engaged in a research project conducted in collaboration with the iMinds-SMIT research center
of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Barco. As opposed to earlier laser projection demos, which were conducted with an audience of professionals and cinema owners, this was the first controlled test with actual moviegoers. Set in a real cinema auditorium, the test audience was asked to evaluate the image quality of laser projection via a voting system that included both blind and active testing. The results of these tests will support Barco in developing a laser illuminated projector to deliver the ultimate movie experience.