Press Release

New Christie Widescreen Projectors Offer Native 16:9, 1280x720 Resolution With Xenon Illumination

The Industry’s Latest HD Format Display Powered by Next Generation 3-Chip DLP™ Technology

CYPRESS, CA – (December 14, 2004) - Christie, a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, has introduced two powerful new projectors to the widescreen projection market – the Christie DW3K and the Christie DW6K projectors. Featuring the new Darkchip2™ DMD technology and Xenon illumination, the projectors are ideal for virtually all wide-screen applications, including houses of worship, boardrooms and training rooms. The Christie DW3K delivers 3,000 ANSI lumens and the Christie DW6K delivers 6,000 ANSI lumens. They feature true 16:9 display, 1280x720 resolution, 1500-2000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit image processing for crisp images and perfect color saturation. Built-in edge-blending and optional image warping allow images to be wrapped around objects of almost any shape and to be used in a wide range of applications.

An easy-to-use graphic interface, auto set-up, on-screen help and direct key access offer control, power and performance in an easy-to-use package. The projectors include a full suite of lenses and optional ceiling mounts for installations virtually anywhere. The well-received and dependable CERMAX® Xenon lamp module (typical 1,000 hours lamplife) in conjunction with the Christie Light Output Control (LiteLOC™) extends bulb life and maximizes cost-of-ownership. Xenon lamps provide a superior color spectrum that more closely replicates natural light, which is particularly important in immersive displays.

On-board backlit keypad and IR remote control, as well as integrated ChristieNET™ network connectivity module provide a higher level of monitoring and control over TCP-IP network from anywhere in the world.

“Widescreen format is the future of projection and it’s here today,” remarked Gary Fuller, director of sales and global product manager, Rental/Staging, Christie.

About Christie

Christie is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry.  With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3-D and Virtual Reality, simulation, education, media and government. Over 75,000 installations worldwide use Christie projection solutions including 10,000 sites equipped with ChristieNET™ networking devices.  For more information, visit