Powerhouse Brightness and Flexibility in a Portable Package

Powerhouse brightness and flexibility in a portable package - a staggering 8500 ANSI lumens - makes the S9 the brightest and most cost-effective SXGA projector in its class.

Roadster S9 DLP Projector

Part Number: 38-DMD026-XX


Powerhouse brightness and flexibility in a portable package - a staggering 8500 ANSI lumens - makes the S9 the brightest and most cost-effective SXGA projector in its class. With exceptional image clarity and color uniformity, the S9 is a portable presentation power that excels in the most challenging environments. A unique self-adjusting power supply minimizes lamp fade over time, ensuring superior performance and reduced operating costs. ILS™, LiteLOC™, and image offset offer a greater range of control, projector positioning and projector angles for onsite flexibility and ease of integration into any application.


  • 8500 ANSI lumens
  • True SXGA resolution (1280 x 1024)
  • Pixel clock 160MHz
  • LiteLOC™ constant brightness feature
  • HDTV and DTV compatible
  • Modular architecture
  • Intelligent Lens System (ILS™)
  • Ruggedized design
  • Advanced inverse telecine (3:2 pull down) digital processing
  • 5' to 40' + diagonal image size
  • Optional 10-bit video processing


  • Staging applications
  • Executive briefing and conference centers
  • Concerts
  • Tradeshows, exhibitions
  • Auditoriums and churches
  • Casinos, theme parks and museums
  • 8500 ANSI lumens (+/- 10%)
  • 90% brightness uniformity across the screen
Contrast Ratio (1.5-2.2:1 zoom lens)
  • 400:1 ANSI; 800:1 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: 5' - 40' + (1.8m - 12.2m) 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 3000ft
  • ChristieNET™ compatible
  • 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
  • 1500W 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: 2200W maximum
  • Thermal dissipation: 7250 BTU/hr
  • Operating current: 12A 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
  • I remote keypad with batteries User's Manual Eye bolt kit
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
  • RS422 two-way remote LCD controller
  • Replacement lamp module
  • Remote infrared sensor
  • Service manual
  • Librarian communication software
  • Arbitrary Gamma software for user-definable gamma tables
  • MIL-STD ruggedized transit case
  • Stacker kit
Regulatory Approvals
  • CSA/UL EN60950
  • FCC and CISPR 22 class A, EN50024 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.