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  • Massive - and we mean massive - savings on Christie 20k projectors

    Christie’s Roadster HD20k-J and Roadster WU20k-J can now be offered at a 45% saving on the previous RRP.

    It’s a great opportunity to secure 20k deals – and we’ve put together a package that not only offers even better value to your customer, but also gives you around a great margin:

     

    Christie Roadster HD20k-J or Christie Roadster WU20k-J

    PLUS

    A spare bulb

    PLUS

    Your choice of optional lens

    We believe this is a deal that makes the Christie J series shine compared to competitive models. Call us today to find out your trade price for this package.

    Posted by Admin On: 25-09-2015
  • Get up close and personal with the Christie Captiva ultra short throw lampless projectors

    Maximise space without sacrificing visual impact with one of the shortest throw distances on the market.

    With the choice of standard HD or ultra wide aspect ratios, you are able to create and share unique user experiences in a variety of settings.

    Content is empowered by creating canvases up to 140” diagonal in landscape or portrait mode.  Easily add interactivity capabilities and run multiple applications simultaneously.

    With the choice of standard HD (DHD400S) or ultra wide (DUW350S) aspect ratios, the Christie Captiva Series allows you to create and share unique user experiences whether it's in a classroom, conference room or retail environment.

    Based on laser phosphor illumination, these solid state lampless projectors provide 20,000 hours of low cost and reliable operation while offering a suite of easy-to-use features, multiple mounting options and instant on/off, letting you focus on what's important – the content.

    •    Compact, quiet, powerful and bright

    •    Standard HD and unique ultra wide aspect ratios

    •    20,000 hours of low cost operation

    •    Reliable, easy to use and economical

     

    View a video here

     

    Posted by Admin On: 16-09-2015
  • ANSI Lumens vs Color Light Output: The Debate between LCD and DLP

    You may have noticed that several projector makers now publish a controversial new specification known as Color Light Output (CLO), along with the traditional ANSI Lumen ratings (a measure of white brightness only) on their spec sheets.

    Why do we need two different ways to measure a projector's brightness?

    The test shoots carried out for this article illustrate that the ANSI lumen spec and the new Color Light Output spec can both be misleading, but for different reasons.

    The ANSI lumen spec is often misleading because it does not take either colour brightness or colour accuracy into account. Knowing that a projector is rated at, say, 3000 ANSI lumens does not tell us anything about how it will perform with full colour images.

    The picture's whites may be bright, but the colours may be dim, or poorly saturated or wildly inaccurate. The picture may have an objectionable tint. Most commercial/business class projectors (regardless of the technology used) have flaws of this nature that the ANSI lumen ratings ignore. Once you adjust the picture controls to get rid of the colour flaws, a projector can end up putting out much less light than its specs would indicate.

    The new Color Light Output spec suffers from similar limitations: it does not take colour accuracy into account, and it reveals nothing about whether the projector is calibrated to retain highlight detail. So a projector may have two specs that say "ANSI Lumens: 3000 and Color Light Output: 3000" and still end up giving you a picture you would not want to watch. Once the projector is calibrated for best picture quality, it may put out far less light than its ANSI lumen / CLO specs would indicate.

    Despite its flaws, the CLO spec does point to a real difference between three-chip projectors vs. single-chip DLP projectors. These two different technologies often do produce pictures that contain quite different amounts of colour information. When a 3LCD projector and a single-chip DLP projector with a white filter in its colour wheel have the same ANSI lumen rating, the DLP may produce noticeably dimmer full colour images. To that degree, the "white only" ANSI lumen spec can be viewed as misleading and biased in favour of single-chip DLP projectors. In theory, the CLO spec is intended to remedy this bias.

    Those who do not support the CLO spec say that its only real purpose is to point out a particular weakness in DLP technology without drawing attention to related flaws in 3LCD technology--most commonly, the unattractive blue/greenish tint you get when the 3LCD projector is in its brightest operating modes.

    And from a practical perspective, since most vendors will not publish CLO specs, they cannot be used as points of comparison in the same way that ANSI lumen numbers typically are. So in the end, detractors insist that CLO should be seen for what it is--a marketing tool used by 3LCD promoters rather than an official spec that has been accepted and embraced by the industry.

    Nevertheless, though the new CLO spec is indeed a marketing-driven venture by those who promote 3LCD technology, the fundamental point that CLO makes is valid: the traditional ANSI lumen spec utterly fails to provide buyers with an accurate apples-to-apples comparison of how bright projectors really are when they are used to display full colour images.

    Abridged version of original article by Evan Powell  ProjectorCentral.com - published with permission

    Please download the attached presentation which shows how Christie will present information for their products.

     

     

    Posted by Admin On: 26-08-2015
  • Christie D Series - BRILLIANT INSIDE AND OUT – PERFORMANCE AFFORDABILITY AND CHOICE

    The new Christie® D Series expands Christie's existing 3LCD projection family by broadening their range of resolution and brightness options, as well as offering connectivity, integration with third-party systems and a variety of lens options.

     

     

     

     

     

    With an attractively designed exterior and high-performance features, they give you choice to meet your venue’s needs. 

    When coupled with an Ultra Short Throw option (available autumn 2015), the 0.38:1 throw ratio gives you brilliant, high-resolution images to meet the tightest space requirements without requiring additional wall structure or support.

    Whether you’re outfitting a meeting room, event space, classroom or auditorium, the Christie D Series offers a collection of projectors that deliver:

    •    Affordability

    •    Expanded range of brightness – 6,000 to 8,000 lumens

    •    Wide aspect ratio

    •    Simple integration with third-party control systems

    •    Compatibility with a suite of lenses, including the new 0.38:1 ultra short throw lens (available autumn 2015)

    •    Exceptional image quality

    •    Reliability and versatility

    •    Ease of use and maintenance

     

    To book your free demonstration of this brand new projector range please call the office today.

    Posted by Admin On: 16-06-2015