Press Release

New Christie Single-Chip DLP® Projectors Feature Expanded Color Spectrum For Vivid, True-To-Life Images

Christie DS+300 and Christie DS+650 Set New Standards for Color Accuracy and Installation Flexibility

Amsterdam/INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE – (January 30, 2007) – Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, introduces its first high resolution single-chip DLP® projectors that feature BrilliantColor™ multi-primary image processing, the Christie DS+300 and Christie DS+650.  These projectors are the latest in a series of versatile, high performance projection solutions from Christie, especially designed for meeting rooms, training rooms, executive briefing centers, boardrooms, houses of worship, and government, where space is limited but image quality is essential.

Christie DS+300 – Power in a compact design
Weighing only 6.3lb, the ultra-compact and portable Christie DS+300 is ideal for unobtrusive installations.  At 3,300 ANSI lumens, SXGA+ resolution and 2,500:1 contrast ratio, it delivers premium image reproduction.  Compatible with virtually any data source up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) and HDTV formats up to 1080i, the projector offers maximum versatility.  Combined with a unique optical design, featuring 100% vertical lens shift and a zoom lens for image placement flexibility, the Christie DS+300 is extremely adaptable for installations where space is limited.  The projector’s robust design delivers continuous lamp operation of up to 3,000 hours.  The Christie DS+300 family also includes a wide angle lens model, the Christie DS+300W. 

Christie DS+650 – Exceptional image clarity
Compact and quiet, the Christie DS+650 is the brightest single-chip DLP projector in its class.  Delivering 6,500 ANSI lumens, variable contrast ratio up to 7,500:1 and SXGA+ resolution with scaling to UXGA, images are bright, detailed and demand attention.  A broad range of standard inputs allow installation almost anywhere and connect to virtually any source, including HDCP-compliant HDTV formats up to 1080p.  A range of high performance lens options with throw ratio ranges from 0.8:1 through 7:1 and horizontal and vertical lens shift provide the broadest range of installation flexibility.   The Christie DS+650 projector offers dual lamp redundancy with up to 2,200 hours in low power mode for lamp redundancy and long life operation.

The Christie DS+300 and Christie DS+650 offer consistent performance suitable for 24/7 applications.   Backed by Christie’s extensive 24/7 warranty and world renowned service and support programs, the projectors are perfect for intensive use applications such as retail signage and high resolution modeling.  Maintenance cycles are also extended with a new filter-free, sealed optical engine that lowers overall cost of ownership.

Developed by Texas Instruments, BrilliantColor enhances color saturation capabilities with an expanded gamut of up to six primary colors to deliver more vivid images and true-to-life viewing experience.  As a result, the Christie DS+300 and DS+650 with BrilliantColor deliver enhanced brightness and a superior picture.  With added power and versatility, they provide exceptional, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of environments.

“The Christie DS+300 and Christie DS+650 are the consummate presentation solutions, setting new levels in brightness, image clarity and optical efficiency,” remarked Neil Wittering, director of product management, Business Products, Christie.   “With improved color reproduction and advanced installation-grade features, these projectors raise the bar in single-chip DLP projection technology.  Most importantly, they are backed by extensive warranties and renowned Christie service and support, recognized as the best in the industry.”

Visit Christie at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2007, Stand #F120, for a demonstration of the new Christie DS+300 and Christie DS+650.  ISE takes place at the Amsterdam RAI conference center in the Netherlands, January 30 to February 1, 2007.


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, visit www.christiedigital.com.

DLP® and BrilliantColor™ are trademarks of Texas Instruments.