Engineered for Life on the Road

For bright, powerful, crisp images onscreen, Christie's Roadster S4 offers 4000 ANSI lumens combined with more than 1 billion displayable colors in SXGA resolution.

Roadster S4 DLP Projector

Part Number: 38-DMD024-XX


For bright, powerful, crisp images onscreen, Christie's Roadster S4 offers 4000 ANSI lumens combined with more than 1 billion displayable colors in SXGA resolution. The Roadster S4 features Christie's proprietary Intelligent Lens System (ILS™) for automatic lens position recall. Compact and easy to stack, the S4 is rugged, robust and reliable. The Roadster S4 is compatible with the widest range of sources and supported by a full suite of both fixed and zoom lenses. You get simple and complete control of your presentation.


  • 4000 ANSI lumens maximum
  • True SXGA resolution
  • Pixel clock 160 MHz
  • LiteLOC™ Light Output Control
  • HDTV and DTV compatible
  • Modular architecture
  • Intelligent Lens System (ILS™)
  • Inexpensive upgrade path
  • Compact design
  • Advanced inverse telecine digital processing
  • 6' to 40' diagonal image size
  • Intuitive graphical user interface


  • Staging applications
  • Executive briefing and conference centers
  • Concerts
  • Tradeshows, exhibitions
  • Auditoriums and churches
  • Casinos, theme parks and museums
  • 4000 ANSI lumens (+/- 10%)
  • 90% brightness uniformity across the screen
Contrast Ratio (1.5-2.2:1 zoom lens)
  • 350:1 ANSI; 500:1 On/Off
Resolution/Digital Processing
  • 3-chip 0.9" DMD™ (Digital Micromirror Device) system
  • True SXGA 1280x1024 chip resolution
  • 13 bit user selectable gamma table
  • More than 1 billion displayable colors
Dynamic Scaling
  • Resizing capabilities to scale down from 1600 x 1200 and up from 640 x 480 to the SXGA resolution of DMD™
  • Independent horizontal and vertical scaling adjustment for graphics and video inputs
Horizontal Frequency
  • 15 to 120 kHz
Vertical Frequency
  • 24 to 120 Hz
Field Interchangeable Optional Lenses
  • Fixed short throw lens 1.2:1
  • Zoom lenses: 1.5-2.2:1, 2.2-4:1 and 4-7:1
  • Up to 130% of vertical lens offset for off-axis projection (using a 2.5-4:1 lens)
  • Up to 80% of horizontal lens offset (using a 2.5-4:1 lens)
  • Compatibility with VistaGRAPHX lenses: 0.8:1, 2.5-4:1, 4-7:1 (adapter required)
  • Screen size 1.5m - 12.2m (6ft - 40ft) diagonal
Lens Mount 
  • Motorized horizontal and vertical lens offset, focus and zoom adjustments
  • Lens "bayonet-style" insertion system
  • Lens mount tilt adjustment
  • Built-in light shutter
  • Built-in RGB/YUV/YPbPr inputs allowing separate H and V syncs, tri-level sync, composite sync and sync-on-green/luma (5 BNC connectors)
  • Multi-standard (NTSC, NTSC44, PAL, PALM, PALN, SECAM) video decoder module provides 1 composite video input w/ loop through via BNC&RNA connectors, 1 S-video input w/ loop through via 4-pin DIN&BNC connectors
  • Slot for an optional input module
  • Full compatibility with Marquee Signal Switcher and third-party switchers
HDTV/DTV Compatibility
  • Full HDTV/DTV compatibility on analog RGB/YPbPr inputs
  • Accepts 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1035i, and 1080i formats at all applicable frame/field rates
  • Accepts 1080p at 24, 25 and 30 Hz frame rates
  • Optional HDTV Serial Digital Input Module
Various Keypads
  • Standard hand-held IR backlit remote keypad, front and rear infrared sensors
  • Built-in backlit keypad
  • Optional RS422 two-way remote controller with LCD display using 6 pin XLR connector with range of 3000 ft
  • Optional wired backlit remote keypad with 3 pin XLR connector
  • Third party control system and switcher compatibility
  • Dual RS232 ports for computer control, with loop through for connection of multiple projectors
  • Dual 6 pin XLR RS422 ports for connection of optional LCD two-way controllers and loop-through to multiple projectors up to 600 ft (183 m)
  • Built-in LCD diagnostic display indicates operational status and error messages
  • Power and Status LED
  • Full diagnostics through RS232 9 pin D connector
Graphical User Interface
  • Auto Set-up feature
  • "Direct Access" intuitive user interface for complete projector control in 5 world languages
  • On screen user movable menus to fit different image aspect ratios (4:3, 5:4, 16:9, etc.)
  • On screen help menus
  • 100 channel memories
  • Auto power feature
Lamp Specification/Color Temperature
  • 700W CERMAX Xenon® illumination system
  • Pre-aligned lamp module
  • Constant color temperature over the lamp life
  • Color temperature range 3200K to 9300K
  • User replaceable lamp within 5 minutes
  • Typical lifetime: 1000 hours
Variable Lamp Power Supply/Light Output Control (LiteLOC)
  • "Auto Brightness" mode to maintain constant brightness over time
  • "Lamp Conserve" mode to extend the lamp life
  • "Max Brightness" mode for maximum light output
Power Requirements
  • Line voltage 220 VAC to 240 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 1200 W maximum
  • Thermal dissipation: 3700 BTU/hr
  • Operating current: 11.5A maximum
Weight and Size
  • 92 lbs. (41.8kg)
  • 56.6 cm W x 76.5 cm L x 30.2 cm H excluding handles
  • 22.28" W x 30.1" L x 11.88" H excluding handles
Standard Accessories
  • IR remote keypad with batteries
  • User's Manual with warranty card
  • 2.44 m (8 ft) line cord
Optional Accessories
  • Serial Digital input (SMPTE 259M/CCIR 601) with loop through feature
  • Digital HDTV input module (with loop through feature) compatible with all known HDTV formats
  • DVI/DFP input module
  • 10 bit ADP (Advanced Digital Processing) module
  • Wired remote keypad
  • Compatible with all Marquee input modules
  • RS422 Two-way remote LCD controller
  • Replacement lamp kit
  • Remote infrared sensor
  • Service Manual
  • Librarian communication software
  • Transit Case
Regulatory Approvals
  • CSA, UL and European safety approvals
  • North American and European EMI/EMC approvals
  • Product warranty: 2 years parts and labor (excluding lamp)
  • One year on projector light engine
  • Accessories: one year
  • Extended warranty available
Third Party Test Criteria
  • ISTA, IEC 60068-2-64 , ASTM D4169-96, MIL STD 810F (Shipping Vibration & Shock, while in Christie Digital Systems Transit Case)

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