Project Your Best Image

Christie’s L8 delivers brilliant images for multiple application environments including fixed installations, rental staging, business presentations and large venues.

Roadrunner L8 Digital Projector

Part Number: 38-RS1002-XX


With up to 7700 ANSI lumens brightness (maximum), Christie’s L8 delivers brilliant images for multiple application environments including fixed installations, rental staging, business presentations and large venues.

Users can take advantage of the L8's quad lamp system to project in either 7700 or 3850 ANSI lumens brightness mode to conserve on lamp usage. As well, lamp usage can be monitored, allowing for easy administration and lamp management. And, in the unlikely event that not one or two, but three lamps fail, the quad lamp system ensures the L8 remains operational – virtually guaranteeing your presentation continues without interruption.

The L8 is compatible with the full array of video and data inputs and as a Christie projector, it is designed for the digital age. The L8 uses a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) that eliminates picture noise and signal degradation. With progressive scan video decoding with a 2:3 pull-down, there is highly improved playback of moving images. Real Color Manager software enables users to target and match the displayed color to specific gamma curves and reference monitors for real-life images. The perfect picture can be perfectly positioned using the L8's enhanced motorized lens system, for vertical and horizontal image shift, digital focus, zoom and keystone facilities.


  • Monitor lamp usage
  • Lamp redundancy and failsafe operation
  • 4 lamp system – quad or dual lamp mode
  • Motorized zoom, focus and lens shift (up/down)
  • DTV and HDTV compatible
  • Range of optional input modules including DVI, SDI, DH-SDI
  • 7700 ANSI lumens maximum
  • Presentation support features
  • Extensive lens suite
  • True XGA resolution (1024 x 768)


  • Staging applications
  • Large auditoriums and churches
  • Executive briefing and conference centers
  • Training rooms
  • Medical training theaters
  • Government institutions
  • 7700 ANSI lumens ( typical, quad lamp mode)
  • 3850 ANSI lumens ( typical, dual lamp mode)
  • 85% brightness uniformity
Contrast Ratio
  • 800:1 on/off
  • 3 x 1.8" p-Si Active Matrix TFT High Aperture LCD panels with Micro Lens Array
  • True XGA 1024x768 chip resolution
  • 8-bit color resolution offering 16.7 million displayable colors
Dynamic Scaling
  • Digital scaling of VGA - SXGA resolutions
  • Digital de-interlacing of STV, DTV and HDTV formats with Digital Interpolation Technology (DIT)
Horizontal Frequency
  • 15 to 120 kHz
  • Automatic frequency control
Vertical Frequency
  • 50 to 120 Hz
  • Automatic frequency control
Dot Clock
  • 230MHz
Standard Projection Lens
  • A full suite of short/medium/long-fixed and zoom optional lenses
  • Fast Lens Change (FLC™) mount has power adjustable zoom, focus, up/down, right/left lens shift
  • Power lens shift max. U/D ratio of 10:0 to 0:10, max. L/R ratio of 7:3 - 3:17
  • Image elevation adjustment: up to 5.7 degrees
  • Screen size: 40" to 600" (0.15m to 15.24m) diagonal
Modular Inputs
  • Input 1: Digital Visual Interface (DVI-I); audio - RCA x 2 (R, L/mono); control - 8-pin mini-DIN x 1
  • Input 2: BNC x 5 (R, G, B, H, V and Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr); audio - RCA x 2 (R, L/mono); control - 8-pin mini-DIN x 1
  • Input 3: BNC x 2 (composite and S-video Y/C); 4-pin mini-DIN S-video; audio - RCA x 2 (R, L/mono)
  • Input 4: analog RGB, D-sub-15 x 1; audio - RCA x 2 (R, L/mono); control - 8-pin mini-DIN x 1
  • Two built-in 3W speakers (per channel)
  • Stereo audio loop-through RCA x 2
Source Compatability
  • Compatible with VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, Mac, SUN and SGI computer sources
  • Accepts composite video, S-video and component video from VCR, DVD, laser disc players and video cameras
  • Auto-detects PAL, PAL M, PAL N, NTSC, NTSC4.43m and SECAM video standards
  • Accepts and displays all currently known DTV/HDTV formats; 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1035i via RGB or Y, Pb, Pr connection
  • HDTV compatible, 800 TV lines horizontal resolution
  • Digital Visual Interface (DVI-D) compatible
Enhanced feature set
  • Progressive scan video reproduction
  • 3D digital noise reduction
  • User-selectable 4 or 2 lamp mode
  • Motorized zoom and focus
  • Motorized lens shift (up and down, left and right))
  • Picture freeze function
  • "No-show" mode function
  • Presentation timer
  • Digital zoom function (min. x 1/4, max. x 49)
  • Digital keystone function (+/- 30 degrees)
  • Power management function
  • Audio mute
  • Automatic Multi-Scanning Set-up system (AMSS) (phase/tracking/position)
  • USB type B
  • Remote control jack
  • RS232-C control port and loop-through via 9-pin D-sub terminal (in/out)
  • Wired remote control
  • IR remote keypad with mouse and laser pointer
  • Front and rear IR receivers
  • Remote mouse control
    Graphical User Interface
    • Easy set-up and intuitive multilanguage on-screen displays (OSD) (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
    • Direct-key status function
    • Choice of image aspect ratios (4:3 or wide 16:9)
    • Blue back display
    • Standby on-screen logo display
    • Picture reverse scans function (left/right, top/bottom) for front, rear and inverted projection
    Lamp Specification
    • Quad-lamp 200W UHP lamps with optional 4-, and 2-lamp operation
    • 1000 hours typical lamp life at maximum brightness
    • Lamp life warning indicators
    • User replaceable lamp
    Power Requirements
    • Universal power AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
    • Operating voltage: 90 - 264V (100 - 120V / 200 - 240V +/- 10%)
    • Power consumption: 1150W maximum
    • Thermal dissipation: 3900 BTU/hr
    • Operating temperature: 5° to 35° C (storage: -10° to 60° C)
    • Operating humidity: 20 - 80% (storage: 0 - 90%)
    • Acoustic noise level: 45dBA (auto fan control for noise level reduction)
    Weight and Size
    • 78.2 lbs (35.5 kg)
    • 22.9" W x 9.9" H x 30.8" D
    • 581.2mm W x 251.5mm H x 783mm D
    Standard Accessories
    • Real Color Manager user-definable gamma software
    • Wireless/wired remote controller with mouse control and laser pointer (two"AA" type batteries and cable included)
    • User manual
    • Computer cable (D-sub-15 - D-sub-15)
    • MAC/VGA adapter
    • Mouse control cable (PS/2, Serial and MAC)
    • DVI cable
    • DVI/VGA adapter
    • Dust COver
    • AC line cord x 2 (UL type and European 2P plug type)
    Optional Accessories
    • 0.8:1, 1.2:1 fixed lenses
    • 1.3-1.8:1, 2.0-2.6:1, 2.6-3.5:1, 3.5-4.6:1,
    • 4.6-6.0:1 zoom lenses
    • 7.0:1 fixed lens
    • Anamorphic Conversion lens adapter
    • ChristieNET™ networking and control system
    • DVI-I module
    • 5 BNC module
    • Y/C interface module, S-video
    • 15-pin sub-D interface module
    • HD-SDI digital interface module
    • SDI digital interface module
    • 10-bit Faroudja video processing module
    • Ceiling mount
    • Transit case
    • 200W UHP lamp module
    Regulatory Approvals
    • Complies with all relevant worldwide EMC, EMI and safety standards
    • The product complies with FCC Class A, CSA C22.2 No. 950, UL 1950, cUL and IEC950 (EN60950) European Norm.
    • Product warranty: 3 years parts and labor (excluding lamp)
    • Lamp warranty 120 days
    Reliability a
    • Mean time between failure (MTBF) over 19000 hrs

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