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The model number for the pre-2023 version of this projector is 163-040105-XX

Since the inception of Christie in 1929, we’ve always been obsessed with power. Like innovation, power’s in our DNA, from the battery chargers we made back in the day to the refinements in our latest cinema projection solutions to obtain the highest possible efficiency. Power is about our ability to ensure our projectors perform at the highest levels. It doesn’t always mean achieving the highest lumens possible – we have a different projector for that – but the finesse and capability of achieving the highest lumens per watt in their class.

Introducing the improved CP4420-RGB. Same look, same lenses and accessories, same easy-to-use interface, but much more powerful. Featuring Christie CineLife+ electronics and Real|Laser illumination, this compact, all-in-one DCI-compliant projector excels in image quality and operational lifetime, and now provides an even lower total cost of operation. Exhibitors can impress audiences with incredibly colorful, detailed, true-to-life images using the most environmentally friendly projectors in the industry.

An engineered standard

Real|Laser projectors use compact, next-generation Multi-Laser Pack Devices (MPDs) that achieve never-before-seen breakthroughs in brightness, color reproduction, image uniformity, contrast, efficiency, and operational lifetime. Featuring our patented fully sealed optical path, Real|Laser offers long-term stability and reliability.

Advanced cinema electronics

CineLife+’s streamlined UX-designed interface simplifies the playback and management of movies and alternative cinema content. The auto-configure feature and a motorized lens mount make setup quick and easy, and the newly integrated Electronic Color Convergence (ECC) feature ensures perfect color alignment. CineLife+ is compatible with select third-party IMBs, and its wide range of inputs not only support all existing content formats but futureproofs your investment for years to come. And you can use the CineLife+ RemoteUI to securely control the projector via the web on all popular browsers, eliminating the need for a touch panel controller.

Efficiency and cost of operation

The CP4420-RGB is 26% more efficient than its competitors, producing 12.9 lumens per watt. Lower energy costs reduce the total cost of ownership by 35%. 

Efficiency shown as percentage: 10% more efficient than leading competing model in its class

Efficiency shown as percentage: 26% more efficient than leading competing model in its class

Cost shown as percentage: 11% lower cost of operation on average than leading competing model in its class

Cost shown as percentage: 35% lower cost of operation on average than leading competing model in its class

Key features

  • Long-lasting light source – More than 50,000 hours of stable DCI-specified on-screen brightness with 8-10 years of low-maintenance operation
  • Improved color gamut – Reproduces >95% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut to create more color-rich pictures using individual red, green, and blue laser diodes
  • Enhanced Wavelength Diversity – Uses multi-wavelength primary color lasers to improve the image performance on high-gain screens
  • Unobtrusive installation – Compact, all-in-one form factor with a thermal redesigned cooling system makes this projector 2.5x quieter than its predecessor
  • Ultra-low maintenance – Tool-free filter replacements and fully-sealed optics protect against dust-ingress
  • Backwards compatibility – Fully-compatible with existing accessories — including the Christie Rack Mount Pedestal and existing cinema lenses — for additional cost savings
  • Exceptional efficiency – 12.9 lumens/watt for high brightness without high power usage, for greater than 20% improvement over its predecessor
  • Field-serviceable laser design – Easily and affordably upgrade and replace laser devices to maintain the projector at optimum performance

Day-one performance – the perfect image all the time

With ECC, Christie LiteLOC and Mystique Cinema, movies will always look as good as they did on day-one. Factory-calibrated LiteLOC white-point tracking automatically maintains color balance and brightness throughout the projector’s operational life for years of stable, virtually maintenance-free operation. And with Mystique Cinema—an integration kit with auto-calibrating image alignment software and camera that's ready to align the pixels from a single projector or images from 2—you’ll have a completely seamless on-screen image in seconds. So you can easily optimize and maintain the image quality that keeps audiences coming back.

Rental Mode

Christie CineLife and CineLife+ projectors are now equipped with Rental mode! Kevin Draper walks you through the benefits of Rental mode for you, your cinema, and our industry as a whole.

Rental Mode from Christie



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Up to 20,000 lumens*


Up to 6000:1 full field on/off***

Contrast ratio

>95% Rec 2020 coverage

Color gamut / number of colors

1.38" Enhanced 4K 3-chip DMD DLP Cinema®

Digital micromirror device

4096 x 2160 (4K)

DMD DLP Cinema®

4K (4096 x 2160)


To view technical specifications for the pre-2023 model, please refer to the datasheet.

* With existing high brightness cinema lens.

** Subject to variables specific to each installation. Please see Christie's laser best practices guide for more information.

***With new UHC cinema lens

† Supports legacy Series 2 IMBs. A list of supported versions is available upon request.

‡ With the GDC SR-6400C IMB.

§ Typical power consumption. May be impacted by environmental conditions.

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