When image is everything.™

True XGA (1024x768) resolution projector featuring 3-chip DLP technology.

Vista X3 Digital Projector

Part Number: 38-DMD021-XX


True XGA (1024x768) resolution projector featuring 3-chip DLP technology. With greater than 350:1 ANSI checkerboard contrast ratio, superior image quality, variable lamp power supply, light output control, color consistency with Xenon illumination system, widest source compatibility covering all resolutions from VGA to UXGA and HDTV, the Vista X3 makes a million-dollar impression. The industry's only variable lamp output feature, LiteLOC™ (Light Output Control) that offers three lamp power modes (Auto Brightness, Lamp Conserve and Max Brightness). Light output is 3000 ANSI lumens.


  • Superior image quality
  • Auto set-up
  • Variable lamp power supply
  • LiteLOC™ Light Output Control
  • Low sound level
  • Color consistency with Xenon Illumination system
  • Full HDTV compatibility
  • Widest source compatibility covering all resolutions from
  • VGA to UXGA and HDTV
  • Universal AC voltage operation
  • Various keypads and control options
  • Optional lens suite available
  • Compatibility with VistaGRAPHX lenses
  • Upgradable to true SXGA resolution and/or 5000 ANSI lumens brightness


  • Boardrooms, executive briefing centers
  • Corporate theaters
  • Broadcast studios
  • Auditoriums, arenas, churches
  • Casinos, theme parks and museums
  • 3000 ANSI lumens
  • Over 90% brightness uniformity across the screen
Contrast Ratio (1.5-2.2:1 zoom lens)
  • 350:1 ANSI; 400:1 Full Field
  • 3 chip 0.9" DMD™, (Dark Chip) 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 1600x1200 and up from 640x480 to the SXGA resolution of DMD™
  • Independent horizontal and vertical size adjustment for graphics and video inputs
Horizontal Frequency Range
  • 15 to 120 kHz
Vertical Frequency Range
  • 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 vUp to 80% of horizontal lens offset
  • Compatibility with VistaGRAPHX lenses: 0.8:1, 2.5-4:1, 4-7:1 (adapter required)
  • Screen size 1.8m - 12.2m (6ft - 40ft) diagonal
Lens Mount
  • Manual 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, composite sync and sync-on-green/luma (5 BNC connectors)
  • Multi-standard Video Decoder Module (NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM) with one composite video input (BNC and RCA connectors) and one S-video input (two BNC and 4-pin mini-DIN connectors)
  • Built-in Audio Control Module with 4 stereo audio inputs and 1 stereo output (RCA connectors)
  • Slot for an optional input module
  • Full compatibility with third party switchers
HDTV/DTV Compatibility
  • aFull 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 600 ft (183 m)
  • Optional wired backlit remote keypad with 3 pin XLR connector
  • aThird 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 600ft (183m)
  • 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 O
  • n 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
  • 700W CERMAX® Xenon illumination system
  • Pre-aligned lamp module
  • Constant color temperature over the lamp life
  • Color temperature adjustment range: 3200 K to 9300 K
  • 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 100 VAC to 240 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 1080 W maximum
  • Thermal dissipation: 3700 BTU/hr.
Weight & Size
  • 39.9 kg (88 lbs)
  • 64.8cm (W) x 76.7cm (L) x 30.2cm (H) 25.48" (W) x 30.19" (L) x 11.88" (H)
Optional Accessories
  • Serial Digital input (SMPTE 259M/CCIR 601) with loop through feature
  • Digital HDTV input module (with loop through feature) comparible with all known HDTV formats
  • PanelLink™ input module
  • Compatible with all Marquee input modules
  • RS422 Two-way remote LCD controller
  • Replacement lamp module
  • Remote infrared sensor
  • Service Manual
  • Librarian communication software
  • Transit Case
Regulatory Approval
  • CSA, UL and European safety approvals
  • North American and European EMI/EMC approvals
  • Product warranty: 2 years parts and labor (excluding lamp)
  • Accessories: 90 daysv