Brightest, Highest Resolution 3D Projector Available

The Christie Mirage HD18 sets a new benchmark in stereographic projection as the first and only full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution 3D active stereo solution – utilized in a single 18,000 lumen projector or multi-projector array.
Mirage HD18 1080 HD DLP® 3D Digital Projector

Mirage HD18 1080 HD DLP® 3D projector

Part Number: 104-022101-XX

3-chip 1080 HD DLP® 18,000 lumen xenon lamp 3D projector

The Christie Mirage HD18 DLP projector sets a new benchmark in stereographic projection as the first and only full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution 3D active stereo solution – utilized in a single projector or multi-projector array.  The Christie Mirage HD18 enables a new level of compatibility with computers and infrastructure that supports HD active stereo, up to 120Hz output due to unique image processing technology from up to 60Hz input, without requiring super bandwidth DVI or Analog infrastructure. 

Technology 3-chip DLP®
Resolution 1920 x 1080 HD
Brightness 18,000 Lumens
Contrast 2,000:1
Illumination 3.0kW Xenon Bubble
Lamp Life 750 hours
Height 15.1" (384 mm)
Width 24.5" (631.4 mm)
Depth 32.1" (814.8 mm)
Weight 160 lb (72.6 kg)

With a wider field of view and active stereo from a single projector, the Mirage HD18 is simple to set up and easy to use in large auditoriums for increased brightness and more pixels on the wall.   Part of the Christie Mirage HD Series, the Christie Mirage HD18 is the highest brightness HD stereoscopic projector available with 18,000 ANSI lumens, the highest contrast, excellent color, brightness uniformity control capability and low maintenance. 

The series offers a full suite of specifically-designed HD lenses for any configuration or application.  With the optional Christie Twist™ module for internal image warping and edge-blending, you can project on virtually any screen or surface.

The Christie Mirage HD18 – 3D reality in true high definition.


  • 18,000 ANSI lumens
  • Full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution
  • Variable contrast up to 2000:1 enabling highly enhanced image detail, with blacker blacks and whiter whites
  • Up to 120Hz output due to unique image processing technology from up to 60Hz input,over standard single link DVI-D or Analog
  • 3.0kW Xenon pre-aligned lamp module
  • 10-bit image processing providing broader color spectrum and wider input signal compatibility (HD Mirage Series)
  • Broad source compatibility – both stereo and non-stereo
  • ChristieTwist™ internal enhanced Image Warping and Edge-Blending module option
  • Horizontal, vertical lens shift
  • Built-in blending
  • Easy filter and lamp access for simple maintenance

Proven 10-bit Native HD Processing
Utilizing the proven 10-bit processing that has been used in our 2K resolution products, the Christie Mirage HD Series of projectors continues to exceed the customer expectations in image quality and reproduction. High bandwidth supports the additional functionality of Picture in Picture with simultaneous multi source stereo and or mono viewing in either foreground or background or both windows.

  • 18,000 ANSI lumens (+/- 10%)
  • 90% brightness uniformity
  • 450:1 ANSI, 1600-2000:1 full field (adjustable internal aperture)
Display Technology and Resolution
  • 3-chip 0.95" Darkchip3™ DLP®
  • True HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Up to 120Hz using unique image processing technology
Input Signal Compatibility
  • Up to 60Hz input for both stereo and mono content
  • VGA to QXGA (2048 x 1536)
  • All current HDTV/DTV formats
  • Multi-standard video decoder
  • Horizontal and vertical scaling, all inputs
Inputs, Control & Networking
  • RGBHV/YPbPr: 5 BNC
  • DVI-I: digital/analog RGB/YPbPr (HDCP)
  • One composite video, one S-video
  • Two option slots for analog/digital modules
  • 3 RS-232 ports and 1 RS-422 port
  • On-board ChristieNET™ connectivity (RJ45)
  • Built-in backlit keypad and IR remote control
Advanced Feature Set
  • Built-in edge-blending
  • Brightness Uniformity Control - adjusts center-to-edge brightness uniformity across the image –up to 100% uniformity
  • Dark Interval Adjustment (DIA™) - a mechanism to tune the projector’s interaction with the LCD shutter glasses to achieve the optimum image with a minimum of color artifacts or cross-talk between left and right eye images
  • Minimum Delay Feature - provides a less than one frame delay in image processing between input and display
  • Stereo Sync Harness - provide projector control of the phase of the output through the menu
  • Auto set-up, power-up feature
  • Menus in five languages
  • On-screen help
  • 50 channel memories
Lens Mount
  • Motorized horizontal and vertical offset
  • Tool-less lens insertion system
  • Tilt adjustment
  • Built-in light shutter
  • Internal electro-mechanical iris
  • 3.0kW Xenon pre-aligned lamp module
  • 750 hours (typical) lifetime
Light Output Control (LITELOC™)
  • Provides constant brightness tracking and monitors lamp output. It also automatically adjusts the power to ensure constant, uniform brightness across the image – on a multiple-projector screen or multiple-screen display.
Comprehensive Color Adjustment
  • Provides the ability to individually adjust actual RGB channels for even color matching within individual projectors. This produces true color representation across multi-screen applications for a completely blended image.
Power Requirements
  • 200 VAC to 240 VAC (+/- 10%) @ 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 4800W maximum
  • Thermal dissipation: 13,320 BTU/hr
  • Operating current: 24A @ 200V
Dimensions (excluding lens)
  • Weight: 160 lb (72.6 kg)
  • Shipping weight: 230 lb (104.3 kg)
  • Size: 24.5"W x 32.1" L x 15.1" H (631.4mm W x 814.8mm L x 384mm H)
Standard Accessories
  • IR keypad (w/batteries)
  • Line cord
  • Stereo Synch Harness
  • User manual
Optional Accessories
  • A large variety of fixed and zoom lenses available with throw ratios from 0.67:1 to 7.3:1
  • ChristieTWIST™ Image Warping module with enhanced edge-blending
  • Wired remote control and RS-422 Two Way Controller
  • Input modules - Dual SD/HD-SD (supports single signal sequentially prepared active stereo at 720p and 1080p), DVI and legacy interface modules
  • Ethernet, RS-232, RS-422 cables
  • Service manual
  • KoRE™ 10-bit librarian
  • Lens adaptor (for competitive lenses)
  • Remote IR sensor
Operating Environment
  • Temp: 40-95° F (5-35° C)
  • Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing
Regulatory Approvals
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60950-1-03 First edition; UL 60950-1 First Edition; IEC 60950-1: 2001
  • FCC part 15, EN55024 (CISPR24) and EN55022 (CISPR22) Class A
  • International certifications: eK, CE, CCC, PSE - pending
  • 3 years parts and labor (including light engine)

Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice.