Christie's Matrix Series - Synonymous with Simulation

The Matrix 1500 is a purpose-built entry level single-chip DLP™ projector.

Matrix 1500 Simulation Projector

Part Number: 38-MX1001-XX


The Matrix 1500 is a purpose-built entry level single-chip DLP™ projector. Powerful and bright, users can work in daytime simulation environments, in full ambient light. Images onscreen are crisp, clean and highly detailed with Dark metal DMD™ panels for a true digital end-to-end solution. Night-mode scenery is accurately displayed with 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Quick to set up with virtual plug and play operation and a universal power supply that auto adjusts, the Matrix 1500 can connect to virtually every computer or video source. Compact and quiet, the Matrix 1500 can work in any simulation application - and 2000 hours typical lamp life provides reliability and a lower cost of operation. Christie's Matrix 1500 is the reality for simulation.


  • 1500 ANSI lumens
  • SuperCR™ 1000:1 on/off contrast ratio
  • True SXGA resolution (1280x1024) with dark metal DMD
  • Digital Color Management (DCM™) for RGB color matching across multiple screens
  • Custom Gamma Adjustment (CGA™)
  • Minimum Processing Latency (MPL™) of less than one frame
  • Remote diagnostics and control via RS232 and optional ChristieNET™ networking
  • 250W UHP lamp with 2000 hrs of rated lamp life
  • Sealed Optical Engine (SOE™) for dust-free operation
  • Optional zoom lens and accessories
  • Universal 90 to 260 V AC for world-wide operation
  • Whisper-quiet 28dB operation
  • 3G operating vibration specification in all three axes
  • Compact 6.5 lbs (3 kg) lightweight design


  • Aircraft, Ship's Bridge and Land Vehicle Simulators
  • Driver Training
  • Air Traffic Control Simulators
  • Design Simulation
  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • Research and Development
  • Military Training
  • Entertainment
  • 1500 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio
  • Super CR™: 1000:1 Full Field
  • Single-chip DMD™ Optical System featuring new Dark Metal (DM3) DMD™ for improved black level and contrast ratio
  • True SXGA 1280 x 1024 chip resolution without any convergence errors
  • 8-bit digital color processing
  • 16.7 million displayable colors
  • 13-bit user selectable gamma table
Purpose-built Simulation Features
  • Digital Color Management (DCM™) for RGB color matching across multiple screens through individual RGB color adjustments and special color wheel with +/- 5 nm tight primary color tolerance
  • Custom Gamma Adjustment (CGA™) features several gamma curves and gray scale tracking control
  • Minimum Processing Latency (MPL™) of less than one frame
  • Sealed Optical Engine (SOE™) for dust-free operation
  • 3G operating vibration specification in all three axes
  • Rigid cast magnesium (fully corrosion resistant) cabinet for high durability
  • Color Temperature adjustment range from 5000K to 9300K
Source Compatibility and Digital Image Processing
  • Compatibility with VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+ and UXGA
  • Resizing processing for computers and workstations from VGA (640 x 480) up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution
  • Accepts composite video, S-video Y/C), component video (YUV) and HDTV (YPbPr)
  • Auto detects NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
  • Faroudja DCDi , 10-bit motion adaptive de-interlacing
  • Automatic film detection mode with 3:2 and 2:2 pull down
  • Separate, composite sync and sync-ongreen compatible
  • HDTV Tri-level sync compatible for various HDTV formats (1080i, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p)
  • User selectable aspect ratios 5:4, 16:9 and 4:3
  • Digital horizontal and vertical keystone
Input Horizontal Frequency
  • 15kHz to 120kHz
Input Vertical Frequency
  • 50 Hz to 110 Hz
Dot Clock
  • 205 MHz (Analog RGB)
  • 165 MHz (Digital RGB: DVI-D)
  • HD15 (x2)
  • DVI-D (x1)
  • S-video Y/C (4-pin mini-DIN)
  • Composite video (1 x RCA)
  • Component video (3 x RCA)
  • Audio (4 inputs for data and video sources, 3.5mm stereo mini-jacks)
  • Analog RGB HD15 (x1)
  • Audio out (3.5mm stereo mini-jack)
Standard Lens
  • Short throw fixed 1:1 lens (f/2.8, f=17.9 mm)
  • Manual focus
  • Rugged lens mount design
Optional Lens
  • Optional zoom Lens: 1.75-2.25:1(f/2.8-3.0, f=31.1-39.2 mm)
  • Zoom ratio: 1.3x
  • Projection distance: 5'-33' (1.5m -10m)
  • Screen size 2.5' to 18' (0.7m - 5.5m)
  • Flexibility of installations at various distances from the screen
  • Fixed lens mount with manual focus and zoom adjustment
Enhanced Feature Set
  • Front, rear and ceiling mount installation options
  • Intuitive on-screen display (OSD) menus
  • Service menu
  • Multiple language support
  • Auto set-up feature
  • Volume control and mute
  • USB type B port for mouse and firmware upgrades
  • RS232 communication port via DB9 connector
  • IR Remote multi-function keypad with direct key controls, mouse and laser pointer
  • Front and rear IR receivers
  • Built-in keypad
  • Optional ChristieNET™ networking for remote control, monitoring and diagnostics
Lamp Specification
  • 250W UHP™lamp from Philips
  • 2000 hours of rated lamp life
  • User replaceable lamp
  • Pre-aligned lamp module
Power Requirements
  • Universal voltage range (autoswitching) 90-260V AC
  • Line frequency: 50 - 60 Hz nominal
  • Power consumption: 350 W typical, 400W maximum
  • In-rush current rating: 50A maximum
  • Current rating: 4 A maximum at 100-120 VAC, 2 A maximum at 200-240 VAC
  • Thermal dissipation: 1375 BTU/hr maximum
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 35° C (32-95° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -30 - 60° C (-22-140° F)
  • Operating Humidity: 20 - 90% non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity: 0 - 90% non-condensing
  • Acoustic noise level 28 dB achieved with a proprietary air flow and fan system
  • Built-in diagnostic LED
  • Lamp life warning indicator
  • Full remote diagnostics through RS232 9-pin D connector
Size and Weight
  • Size: 9.6" L x 10.9" W x 3.5" H (244mm L x 278mm W x 88mm H)
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs (3 kg)
Standard Accessories
  • IR Wireless Remote Keypad (with two "AAA" type batteries included)
  • User Manual
  • Computer HD15 RGB cable
  • DVI-D cable
  • Composite video cable
  • S-video cable
  • Audio cable
  • USB cable
  • Lens Cover
  • AC cord (US and European versions)
  • Soft-sided carrying case
  • Cable cover for ceiling mount installations
Optional Accessories
  • Replacement lamp module
  • Service Manual
  • Transit case
  • Optional zoom lens 1.75-2.25:1
  • ChristieNET™ Networking
Regulatory Approvals
  • Safety: CSA C22.2 No. 950, UL 1950, EN609050 European Norm "Safety of Information Technology Equipment"
  • Complies with relevant worldwide EMC and safety standards
  • The product complies with FCC class A and EN55022 Class A requirements
  • This product conforms to all relevant European directives, standards, safety, health and environmental concerns and bares the CE marking
  • Product warranty: 2 years parts and labor (excluding lamp)
  • Lamp warranty: 120 days
  • Accessories: One year

Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice.