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When it comes to projection solutions, there is a wide range of options available – from display technology to illumination type to performance features. Deciding to go with the “best choice” doesn’t necessarily mean the brightest or most expensive. It means knowing your content and your environment in order to determine the best choice for your application. From the smallest meeting room to the largest live event, there’s a Christie® projector that’s right for the job.  Check out the comparison chart below and contact PCD to find the right choice for you.

3LCD 1DLP 3DLP
Cost $ – $$ $$ – $$$ $$$ – $$$$
Resolution XGA (1024 x 768)
WXGA (1280 x 720)
WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
XGA (1024 x 768)
WXGA (1280 x 720)
HD 1080 (1360 x 1080)
WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
WXGA (1280 x 720)
HD 1080 (1360 x 1080)
SX+ (1400 x 1050)
WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
2K (2048 x 1080)
4K (4096 x 2160)
Brightness
(ANSI lumens)
1000 – 10,000 1000 – 15,000 5000 – 30,000+
Illumination source Single lamp Single lamp
Dual lamp
Laser phosphor (lampless)
Single lamp
Dual lamp
RGB laser (lampless)
Performance Low maintenance Low maintenance
24/7 operation
Built-in 3D
Low maintenance
24/7 operation
Built-in 3D
Upgradable 3D
Tools and features Warping and blending
360° projection
Portrait capability
Warping and blending
360° projection
Portrait capability
Christie InControl app
Christie BoldColor Technology
Warping and blending
360° projection
Portrait capability
Christie InControl app
Christie Twist

 

Choosing Lamp or Laser

Laser-based solutions offer steady performance over a long lifetime with a wide color gamut and low-maintenance operation. But they may not be the best solution for your needs. Choosing the right illumination comes down to where you will be using it and what you’re trying to achieve.

See how they compare to help learn more about which is right for your application:

After you have your application well defined, you can assess how the features and benefits of lamps and lasers map back to your needs.

Lamp-based Laser phosphor RGB pure laser
Form factor Small, light and quiet Slightly larger and louder than equivalent lamp-based, but smaller and quieter than RGB pure laser Larger and noisier than LaPh for the time being, but new technologies are quickly shrinking in size and reducing cooling noise
Brightness Get back to full brightness at any time quickly, easily and cost effectively

Typically 500-4000 hours between lamp replacements

Mid-high brightness

Degradation follows a slower decline (50% @ 20,000 hours)

Some designs allow you to boost initial brightness, but sacrifice the 20,000 hours to 50% lifetime

Game-changing brightness and color/contrast performance

Extremely slow and stable degradation than lamp or LaPh (80% @ 30,000 hours)

Cost Lowest purchase price

Great for dual budgets (purchase/maintenance)

Demands initial price premium over lamp-based

Cost-effective entry point into high-brightness laser illumination and reduced costs over lifetime of projector

New generation of products are very affordable and the price premium over laser phosphor is small and continues to rapidly drop in price
Maintenance Purchase and install new lamps and filters at a cadence dependent on usage No lamp maintenance or consumables (some may require filter changes)

Good for hard-to-reach applications

Ultra-low maintenance

Cadence of new filter purchase and installation depends on usage

 

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