Press Release

Christie HD405 Brings 1080P HD Capability To Single Chip DLP®

High Resolution, BrilliantColor™ and On-board, 10-bit Processing Provide Irresistible Package

CYPRESS, CA – (November 20, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, introduces the Christie HD405 – the first native HD model in the company’s single-chip DLP® portfolio. The new projector combines flawless DLP image quality with full 1080p resolution, making it an irresistible solution for small to medium sized conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms, home theater and 24/7 applications where single chip DLP reliability is paramount.

Setting new levels of performance, the Christie HD405 presents dynamic, high definition images with 4100 ANSI lumens brightness and a 1000-7500:1 contrast ratio.  Its full 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, 10-bit image processing and BrilliantColor™ processing, make it a unique addition to the Christie product line.

“The Christie HD405 is the first 1080p single-chip DLP projector in the Christie line, and the first to market with on-board 10-bit image processing and the capability to deliver 4100 lumens,” notes Neil Wittering, director of product management, Business Products, Christie. “The combination of brightness, high resolution and advanced image processing single this out as something special; these features look certain to capture the imagination of the fixed installation sector which is focusing on wide-aspect projection.”
 
The Christie HD405 is configured with a standard RGBCYM color wheel to deliver the best possible color saturation for flawless reproduction of video and data sources.  Its native 1080p resolution provides the highest image detail for single or multiple images.  Powered by a dual-lamp, long-life sealed light engine, the projector guarantees consistent image performance with low cost of ownership.

To complete the package, the Christie HD405 is backed by Christie’s renowned service and support warranties, and supports value-added enhancements, such as ChristieNET™ and the Vista Spyder — all of which can be integrated to boost the overall display.

Key Features at a Glance

 4100 ANSI lumens
 1000-7500:1 (maximum) contrast ratio
 10-bit image processing
 Full HD native resolution with scaling for video to 1080p and UXGA data sources
 BrilliantColor processing with standard RGBCYM color wheel
 Robust design with sealed light engine
 2000 hours lamp life
 High reliability single-chip DLP light engine
 Range of six high performance motorized lenses with vertical and horizontal lens shift

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 digital 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.  With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com

DLP® and BrilliantColor™ are trademarks of Texas Instruments.