Press Release

Christie LX650: The Brightest, Most Compact Single Lamp 3LCD Projector

First 3LCD Projector to Use New Cooling Design and Self-Cleaning Filtration System to Enhance True Cost of Ownership

INFOCOMM/Anaheim, CA – (June 19, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is set to unveil a groundbreaking single lamp 3LCD projector on the opening day of InfoComm 2007 in Anaheim, CA.

The new Christie LX650 is the brightest, low-profile, single-lamp 3LCD projector available, offering an irresistible combination of high brightness, high contrast, low cost of ownership and reduced maintenance, due to its advanced light engine design.

Drawing on new LCD technology in a long-life, single-lamp optical engine, the compact Christie LX650 outputs 6,500 ANSI lumens, with a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and has been purpose-designed to meet the needs of small- to medium-sized conference rooms, houses of worship and education (serving audiences up to 250). With its flexibility to display high-impact graphics, computer data and 10-bit video processing for high definition sources from 6ft to 20ft wide, it will appeal equally to project consultants and rental stagers.

“The brief for the Christie LX650 was simply to create an advanced light engine design with the ultimate price/performance ratio — with the flexibility to allow these markets to deliver computer data, high-impact graphics and high definition video sources from a compact design,” said Neil Wittering, director of product management, Business Products at Christie.  “We also wanted true cost of ownership to be a key differentiator when competing with other 3LCD models, and thus the Christie LX650 has been designed to achieve the kind of increase in performance and reliability only previously obtained through two-lamp optical engines.”

This improved efficiency is due largely to the Christie LX650’s innovative cooling and air filtration system, resulting in less servicing requirements. The first LCD projector to use this new optical design and self-cleaning filter system, the Christie LX650 dramatically extends service/maintenance intervals. The 2000 hour lamp life (when run in eco mode), with variable lamp power, further enhances the true cost of ownership.

The Christie LX650 is offered with a choice of five lens options, with horizontal and vertical lens shift, zoom, focus and keystone correction, and a wide range of standard input formats to create the broadest range of installation and operational flexibility.

The Christie LX650 will begin shipping in September, 2007.

Key Features at a Glance

 6500 ANSI lumens
 Robust design
 Advanced 3LCD light engine design for increased reliability, with innovative cooling and air filtration system
 XGA native resolution, with scaling for VGA to UXGA and video up to 1080p
 2000 hours lamp life (in eco mode) with variable lamp power
 Weight: 24.6lb (11.2kg)
 Dimensions: 17.3in (L) x 14.5in (W) x 7.4in (H)
 Range of five high-performance fixed and zoom lenses from 0.8:1 to 6:1 throw ratio

Stop by Christie’s InfoComm booth #4009, June 19 – 21, 2007 for a demonstration of the Christie LX650.

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.  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. For more information, visit