Christie D4K25 and M Series Digital Projectors

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Christie D4K25 This year, Christie announced the expansion of its 3-chip DLP platform with the introduction of the Christie D4K25 and new 14,000-lumen Christie M Series models. The new projectors target a variety of applications that require a combination of  brightness, performance and visual clarity.

Christie D4K25 control panelThe D4K25

The Christie D4K25 is designed for high-resolution applications ranging from use at amusement parks, planetariums. (It’s also targeting non-entertainment applications where native 4K resolution for image detail is critical, such as for use with automotive design.)

Among the distinguishing features of the D4K25: the ability to use different lamp powers, which can extend lamp life and reducing cost of ownership; and automated image alignment, to optimize lamp output and brightness.

“With this 3-chip DLP offering, Christie now has a 25,000 lumen projector with 4K resolution powered by 220V to meet the market demand for applications requiring high resolution and high brightness,” notes George Tsintzouras, senior director product management of Christie’s Business Products division.

Other advantages, he adds, include the promise of “darker blacks and brighter whites” for more true-to-life images. As with the M Series projectors, he says, the D4K25 “pushes the boundaries on what DLP technology brings to the market.”

Christie D4K25: The Details

Technology: 3-chip DLP

Resolution: 4096 x 2160 4K

Brightness: 25,000 center lumens - 3.0kW lamp CDXL-30SD; 18,000 center lumens - 3.0kW lamp CDXL-30; 10,000 center lumens - 2.0kW lamp CDXL-20.

Contrast: Up to 2000:1

Lamp Life: 3.0kW CDXL-30SD - 1,500 hours; 3.0kW CDXL-30 - 2,500 hours; 2.0kW CDXL-20 - 3,500 hours.

Length: 51.1 (1298 mm)

Width: 25.5 (648 mm)

Height: 19.0 (483 mm)

Weight: 251 lbs. (114 kg) (w/o lens)

MSRP: $139,995


Christie Roadster HD10K-M 1080 HD DLP projector, front viewThe M Series

The M Series — including three new Roadster models and three 3D-enabled Mirage models — feature SXGA+, HD and WUXGA resolution and portrait mode capabilities along with those 14,000 lumens. The projectors are designed for auditoriums, boardrooms, conference rooms, houses of worship, post-production, and live event applications that need the reliability of 3-chip DLP technology and high brightness for piercing through ambient lighting.

Christie Roadster HD10K-M 1080 HD DLP projector, side viewThe M Series projectors come with a Christie Twist module for image warping and edge blending. They also feature two hot-swappable mercury lamps for additional cost savings — the brightness is achieved with two lamps instead of four.

Along with the ROI advantages that come when your projector relies on fewer lamps, Tsintzoura notes that the M Series projectors raise the bar on brightness at 110V.

Both the Christie D4K25 and the new M Series models have a three-year parts and labor warranty. For more information, go to


Roadster HD10K-M 1080 HD DLP Projector: The Details

Technology: 3-chip DLP

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 HD

Brightness: 11,000 center lumens

Contrast: Up to 10,000:1

Illumination: Dual Osram 350W P-VIP

Lamp Life: 1,500 hours, up to 2,000 in eco mode

Height: 10.2” (259 mm)

Width: 19.7” (500 mm)

Depth: 22.1” (561 mm)

Weight: 55 lbs. (25 kg)

MSRP: $69,995

(The HD10K-M is one of three new Roadster models in Christie’s M series; the series also includes three 3D-enabled Mirage models).