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Christie CP2000 Digital Cinema Projector Helps Launch Future Of 3D Technology At Showest 2005

Texas Instruments and Top Hollywood Directors Use Industry’s Brightest Digital Cinema Projector to Screen “3D: New Dimensions in Digital Cinema”


SHOWEST/LAS VEGAS, NV – (March 17, 2005) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, announced that the Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema™ projector was used in TI’s pioneering demonstration of the future of 3D entertainment at ShoWest 2005, which treated theatrical exhibitors to thrilling live action and animated movie sequences that included clips from many blockbuster films,  George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode IV,” and James Cameron’s “Aliens of the Deep.”

Brian Claypool, senior product manager for Cinema, Christie, who provided technical expertise in setting up the demonstration, noted, “The Christie CP2000 projector is the world’s most popular Digital Cinema projection system.  It was used because it provides the industry’s brightest image, a critical requirement for ensuring the highest quality 3D viewing experience.”

Heralded as “the next big thing” in cinema, the latest generation of 3D technology utilizes an innovative, active eyeglass system that “turbo charges” the image on the screen, delivering a brighter, more realistic visual experience.  Enabled by TI’s ground-breaking DLP Cinema™ technology and championed by some of Hollywood’s most successful, award winning directors, a new crop of big-action live and CG animated content is already being created for distribution to theaters around the world in 2005.

“Filmmakers and exhibitors are increasingly challenged to provide an ever-more dynamic, more visually exciting experience for an increasingly sophisticated generation of moviegoers, who are accustomed to viewing leading-edge digital entertainment,” said Claypool. “The latest incarnation of 3D technology represents a significant advancement over past systems.  It achieves optimum results by harnessing the power and performance of the Christie CP2000 projector, recognized as the brightest 2K resolution Digital Cinema projection system on the market today.”

About Christie

Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. Christie solutions are used in over 75,000 locations worldwide, including more than 10,000 projectors and displays networked with ChristieNET™ networking devices. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.