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Christie Intros High-Light-Output DLP Projectors

 The Christie E Series offers light output of up to 7,000 lumens.
The Christie E Series offers light output of up to 7,000 lumens.

Christie has debuted six new high-light-output education projectors built around single-chip (0.65- or 0.67-inch DMD) DLP technology. The projectors include four new models in Christie's E Series and two models in the new G Series, all offering light output greater than 5,000 lumens.

The two new G Series models include the Christie DHD550-G and DWU550-G. Both offer a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 5,000:1. The DHD550-G offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (1080p) and a brightness of 5,500 lumens; the DWU550-G offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 (WUXGA) and has a brightness of 5,600 lumens.

Other features common to the G Series projectors include:

  • Motorized zoom (zoom varies with the lens);
  • Motorized focus;
  • Motorized lens shift (offsets of ±120 percent vertical, ±20 percent horizontal);
  • Built-in keypad;
  • Ethernet LAN connectivity with ChristieNET (wireless dongle optional);
  • Minimum 1,500-hour lamp life at full light output.

AV inputs include HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin),USB type B (display over USB), component video, S-video, and composite video. Networking and control ports include 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet LAN (RJ-45), USB type A for viewing images or adding a wireless dongle, and RS-232.

The new E Series projectors include the Christie DHD675-E, DWU675-E, DHD775-E, and DWU775-E. The DHD675-E and DHD775-E offer a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and light output of 6,450 lumens. The DWU675-E and DWU775-E are WUXGA projectors (resolution of 1,920 x 1,200) and offer a brightness of 7,000 lumens. All four models have a 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

All four of the new models also sport:

  • Dual lamp;
  • Motorized zoom (zoom varies with the lens) or fixed lens;
  • Motorized focus;
  • Motorized lens shift (offsets of ±138 percent vertical, ±20 percent horizontal);
  • Built-in keypad;
  • Ethernet LAN connectivity with ChristieNET (wireless dongle optional);
  • Minimum 1,500- or 1,800-hour lamp life at full light output.

AV inputs include dual HDMI, DVI-D, 5BNC, DisplayPort, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin),USB type B (display over USB), component video, S-video, and composite video. Networking and control ports include 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet LAN (RJ-45), USB type A for viewing images or adding a wireless dongle, and RS-232.

Christie has not yet revealed pricing on the new units. The company reported it will display the four new E-series models at the LDI conference beginning Oct. 19. The G-series models will be displayed at the Educause 2012 conference in Denver beginning Nov. 7. Additional details can be found on Christie's site.

About the Author

David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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