Christie Teases ISE Models

By Tom Allen
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Christie claims that its new HS Series are ‘the world’s brightest 1DLP laser phosphor projectors’. The company has broken the 12,000 lumen mark (although only in centre lumens, and only on one model), housing the electronics in a compact chassis.

The D-12HD-HS (1920 x 1080; 10,500 lumens) and D12WU-HS (1920 x 1200; 11,500 lumens) use RGBY colour wheels, which spin at three times the standard speed. The combination of the laser light source, optics and software are referred to as ‘BoldColor Technology’, which Christie says provides an ‘excellent’ colour balance. The projectors have a 1,200:1 contrast ratio.

Six lens options are available with both projectors, covering 0.84-1.02:1 to 4.0-7.0:1 throw ratios. They feature powered lens shift, zoom and focus (with some lenses also offering memory for these settings), as well as automatic warp, blend and stacking functionality.

HDMI (x2), DVI-D, 3G-SDI, mini USB-B, USB-A, RJ45 (supporting HDBaseT) and RS232 ports are featured. The DVI and 3G-SDI interfaces support daisy-chaining.

Dimensions are 596 x 677 x 203mm, and weight is 42.5kg. The projectors will be shown at ISE in February.