Press Release

Christie’s New CP2000-ZX Boosts Company’s Cinema Leadership Worldwide

Easy to Use, Easy to Maintain, the Christie CP2000-ZX Projector Offers Best Performance Value in Digital Cinema

Las Vegas/SHOWEST – (March 12, 2007) – Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, expands its popular line of 2K resolution Digital Cinema projection solutions with the introduction of the Christie CP2000-ZX DLP Cinema® projector.  Setting a new industry benchmark for performance, value and flexibility, the Christie CP2000-ZX is up to 50% smaller by volume than its nearest competitors, yet brighter at 17,000 lumens.  Exceptionally easy to operate and maintain, the ZX model offers maximum installation options for small to medium size theaters.  It is also the perfect solution for post-production facilities seeking an advanced Digital Cinema system at a more affordable price.

The much-anticipated projector, with its integrated single-phase ballast, is significantly smaller and lighter than standard-size DLP Cinema projectors.  All controls are at the rear of the projector, making it easy to install and easy to use in the most challenging environments.  It utilizes a standard Christie CDXL lamp or the new high efficiency Christie CDXL SD lamp, which can be replaced by the same projectionist that operates the 35mm systems, with similar cost of ownership.  Brightness levels can be customized from 9,000 – 17,000 lumens, for screens up to 45 feet wide (14 meters).

The Christie CP2000-ZX features the same support for Digital Cinema and alternative content as the famed Christie CP2000.  Unlike the competition, it also supports the processing of HDCP encrypted signals through its DVI inputs and various integrated input cards, allowing for optimum presentation flexibility.  All controls are available from the compact, local user panel, Control Display Panel (CDP™) or from any web browser on a networked computer.  The feature-packed CP2000-ZX is the most affordable, flexible, and easy-to-use DLP Cinema solution on the market today.

“Designed with the exhibitor in mind, the Christie CP2000-ZX makes Digital Cinema more affordable.  It is the perfect solution for exhibitors who seek the latest DLP Cinema technology for a majority of screens in their multiplex,” said Brian Claypool, senior product manager of Entertainment Solutions, Christie.  “As part of Christie’s popular line of DLP Cinema solutions, the projector meets the highest standards of quality – a hallmark of all Christie products – backed by Christie’s industry-leading service and support. With the major Hollywood studios delivering their feature content digitally, exhibitors now have the perfect solution to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to Digital Cinema.”

Visit Christie’s ShoWest booth, 1705, for a demonstration of the new Christie
CP2000-ZX.  ShoWest takes place in Las Vegas, NV from March 12 – 15, 2007 at the Bally’s Convention and Events Center.


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. For more information on Christie's cinema solutions and to find a theatre with Christie DLP Cinema® projectors, visit www.christiedigital.com.

DLP Cinema® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.