Christie Mirage WU20K-J
3D WUXGA 3DLP 18,000 Lumen Xenon-Based Digital Projector
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Unparalleled Image Quality and High-Performance 3D
The Christie Mirage WU20K-J is a 3DLP, stereoscopic, digital projector with exceptional image quality and high performance in a proven high-definition 3D platform.
The Christie Mirage WU20K-J 3DLP projector offers exceptional image quality and detail in a compact size. With 18,000 ANSI (20,000 center) lumens for pure presentation power and unsurpassed color accuracy and adjustability, the Christie Mirage J Series platform offers the smallest, high-performance, 3-chip DLP stereoscopic products on the market. The Christie Mirage WU20K-J delivers visually stunning 3D for home theater and entertainment, museums and education, scientific research, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and anything else in between.
The Christie Mirage WU20K-J DLP projector delivers:
- Innovative technology
- Superior image quality – color and stability
- Full scalability – with resolution for large 1:1 displays
- High performance for native source data at 120Hz – pixel-for-pixel source matching
- An overall low cost of ownership and low cost of operation
Powered by dual-image processing, the Christie Mirage WU20K-J displays full resolution at a native frame rate up to 120Hz. Two standard Dual-link DVI input cards support 330MHz bandwidth for full resolution. The Christie Mirage WU20K-J boasts dual-input 3D.
The Christie Mirage WU20K-J delivers WUXGA resolution, high brightness, the highest contrast and most natural, accurate, stable color for advanced 3D performance with reduced overall operation costs. The compact Christie Mirage WU20K-J is easy to set up and configure, yet performs powerfully and flexibly.
With the Christie Mirage WU20K-J DLP projector you’ll have peace of mind, thanks to its:
- high reliability,
- best price performance on the market,
- low cost of ownership,
- industry-leading warranties
- and access to Christe’s renowned customer service.
This projector couples the benefits of Xenon illumination – for the most natural color accuracy and stability - with the next level of technology, performance and flexibility. The additional standard features, an expanded lens suite and world-renowned Christie warranties, service and support, ensure the Christie Mirage WU20K-J provides high performance and more lumens per watt in the smallest chassis in its class.
With the Christie J Series you can customize your model according to your needs. Each projector ships standard with the ILS lens mount, but if you prefer to use your existing inventory of CT lenses or require a yellow notch filter (YNF), you can choose, at the time of purchase, the following options:
|Christie Mirage WU20K-J||ILS lens mount||ILS lens mount + YNF||CT lens mount||CT lens mount + YNF|
- WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200)
- 18,000 ANSI lumens
- 3kW Xenon Bubble pre-aligned bubble lamp module for highest image quality
- Up to a full 120Hz native frame rate
- Two standard full 330MHz Dual-link DVI-D input cards
- Variable contrast ratio using electronically an adjustable iris for crisp, detailed images –1600-2000:1 (full on, full off) / 650:1 ANSI
- Smallest chassis in its class
- CT lens mount (optional)
- Yellow notch filter (optional)
- Embedded Christie Twist image warping and edge blending
- Dust-sealed engine, filter-free design
- Intelligent Lens System (ILS) for zoom, focus, horizontal and vertical offset
- Liquid cooling allows for operating temperatures up to 104°F (40°C)
- Set-up lights help users to see menu displays in low-light environments
3-chip DLP Projection
Christie delivers stunning, long-lasting image quality with unsurpassed DLP technology for a large array of high-performance, high resolution projection and display applications. With better color control, Christie delivers a smoother, cleaner, seamless digital picture.
Advanced color matching from simple to complex arrays, regardless of the level of experience. Christie Advanced Color is a user-assisted tool that enables advanced color matching from simple to complex arrays, regardless of the level of experience. Using a precision light meter, computer and software with a simple user interface, the operator is automatically guided to point the meter at the screen and data is fed into the computer. The computer performs the calculations and places the color mapping information on the projectors – that information stays on the projector until you choose to re-tweak the system.
Christie ArrayLOC manages the brightness and color levels of all projectors within an array to a common level, in real-time with no additional latency. Synchronized color and brightness level balancing self-adjusts in as little as two seconds, reducing the amount of time, labor and costs associated with maintaining a simulation display.
Christie AutoCal calibrates any arrayed projection display, from flat to cylindrical to spherical, and adjusts it to its optimized viewing configuration. With expert image display adjustment capabilities at your fingertips, a stabilized, consistent display with reduced system maintenance and downtime will achieve increased productivity.
With the expertise of Christie AutoCal, arrayed projection displays are easily configured and maintained.
An easy-to-use option to manage arrayed projectors, Christie Twist allows pixels to be mapped to any projection surface with proper geometry and perfect pixel-to-pixel alignment. Christie Twist provides the enhanced warping and expert blending required for arrayed projectors to operate as a single, uniform display.
Christie Twist offers enhanced warping and blending for exact geometric mapping regardless of the shape or surface.
Christie's MotoBlend solution maximizes system contrast and optimizes dark scene applications. Developed around Christie's extensive experience with dynamic content utilized in today's advanced visualization displays, Christie's motorized optical blending helps maximize the best of both worlds when it comes to life-like images and DLP based displays and environments – system contrast and optimized dark scene applications.
Developed using our extensive experience with dynamic content, Christie MotoBlend provides motorized
optical blending that maximizes system contrast and optimizes dark scene applications.
Developed specifically to address the simulation market, Christie AccuFrame enables the customer to reduce perceptible image smearing due to image retention and eye motion. Fully adjustable to support various frame rates and environments, the unique advanced electronics in all Matrix Series projectors come standard with AccuFrame to accurately display high speed simulation content for the most true-to-life displays.
Active and Passive Stereoscopic Displays
3D content is supported in three different modes of 3D input: Dual Input 3D, full frame rate 3D input1 and frame doubled 3D for maximum source compatibility and high-performance, flicker-free operation without a passive to active converter.
- Mode 1: Full frame rate 3D input – Native frame rate in/native frame rate out
- Mode 2: Dual input 3D – Two frame-locked inputs (one input for the left eye and the other for the right eye), that are combined (interleaved) in the projector @ 120Hz output
- Mode 3: Frame doubling – The projector will accept 60Hz progressive scan content (30Hz per eye) and will show each pair of frames twice
Yellow Notch Filter
Available as an optional feature for all Christie J Series models, the yellow notch filter (YNF) is an optical color management device that emulates film-like color. It creates greater separation between the primary colors, RGB, resulting in a larger available color gamut for better reproduction of skin tones and richer color depth and saturation. This is especially apparent in green and red tones, resulting in a more life-like display on the screen.
CT Lens Mount
With the Christie J Series you can customize your model according to your needs. Each projector ships standard with the ILS lens mount, but if you prefer to use your existing inventory of CT lenses or require a yellow notch filter (YNF), you can choose, at the time of purchase.
Exceptional 3D Image Quality:
Innovative High Performance 3D
Today, a wide range of applications make use of 3D technology to provide a host of benefits – from decreased costs through virtual design prototyping, increased effectiveness while exploring oil deposits and wells, never-seenbefore perspectives designed for medical and scientific research programs, or having fun at a theme park. But it's not just any 3D technology that has been used – only Christie has been there since the beginning. A true pioneer in the development of 3D projection technology, only Christie can offer the expertise required for today's emerging 3D display applications.
Our Christie Mirage J Series of 3D-capable projectors offers complete compatibility with today's 3D standards. They offer brightness levels ranging from 6200 ANSI (6850 center) lumens through 20,000 ANSI (22,000 center) lumens and contrast ratios that include SXGA+ (4:3), HD (16:9) and WUXGA (16:10). The most compact 3-chip DLP active stereo projectors in their class, this series of projectors delivers crisp, detailed images with excellent color and brightness.
These projectors offer complete compatibility with today's 3D home entertainment requirements and are ready for Blu-ray™ 3D video, PS3 and other gaming consoles, meeting the mandatory 3D spec for HDMI v1.4a. To ensure your 3D solution is complete, Christie also offers a range of accessories that include: 3D glasses (active and passive), emitters and modulators.
Powered by dual image processing, the Christie Mirage J Series displays full resolution at a native frame rate up to 120Hz. Two standard Dual link DVI input cards support 330 MHz bandwidth for full resolution Dual input 3D.
For the ultimate home theater including Blu-ray 3D video content, the Christie Mirage J Series uses triple flash to provide the best images possible, no matter how fast motion your content might be. You can count on Christie to ensure the highest image quality and a comfortable theaterlike viewing experience.
Christie Mirage J Series
In addition to offering the highest brightness and a variety of resolutions while operating at a full 120Hz, the Christie Mirage J Series is flexible in terms of its input capabilities, and the type of stereo you wish to utilize. The Christie Mirage J Series creates stunning 3D imagery from a single projector whether you want to run commercial-grade 3D inputs like native 60Hz per eye or the latest consumer standards like Blu-ray triple flash or broadcast side-by-side.
Active Stereoscopic Viewing
Active stereoscopic displays provide the best 3D imagery available today. Active stereo is typically used for applications where life-like color reproduction and finite detail are required for precise content in key decision-making applications. Offering the most detailed and life-like 3D images, the Christie Mirage J Series uses Xenon-based illumination for the best color reproduction and can be used with Christie Mirage 3D active stereoscopic accessories, including an emitter and LCD shutter glasses. For applications that require a larger display for 1:1 scale visuals, you can use multiple Christie Mirage J Series projectors blended into a single, larger display.
Active Stereoscopic Viewing – Multiple Projectors
For applications that require a larger display for 1:1 scale visuals, you can use multiple Christie Mirage J Series projectors blended into a single, larger display.
Active Single Projector Versus Stacked Dual Projectors
Single, active 3D projection eliminates the need to stack, align and color match projectors and continually monitor and match brightness of two projectors for consistent left eye/right eye display. Typically for comparable brightness, single active 3D projection will operate with less noise, heat, physical space requirements and consumables along with fewer failure points and overall lower power consumption.
Passive Stereoscopic Viewing
When it comes to 3D for a larger crowd, passive stereoscopic displays offer the best return on investment. Using low-cost polarized glasses that can be given away or recycled after a single use, a passive stereo display is a cost effective way to deliver quality 3D images. Combine a silver screen and Christie Mirage M Series projectors with Christie Mirage 3D accessories, including our passive modulator and circular polarized 3D glasses, and you can bring incredible eye-popping 3D to even the largest of audiences!
|Christie Mirage WU20K-J|
|Brightness||18,000 ANSI lumens (20,000 center lumens) ±10%|
|Uniformity||80% brightness uniformity|
|Type||3-chip 0.95" DMD|
|Native Resolution||WUXGA (1920 x 1200)|
|Frame Delay||As low as one frame|
|Type||3kW Xenon Bubble pre-aligned lamp module|
|Estimated Life||750 hrs|
|Pixel Clock||330 MHz|
|Inputs/Outputs, Control and Networking|
|Offsets1||All lenses ±112% Vertical ±42% Horizontal except those noted below
* 0.67:1 fixed lens ±22%V ±6%H ** 1.16-1.49 zoom lens ±82%V ±38%H
|Enhanced Feature Sets||
|Operating Voltage||200-240 VAC 50/60Hz|
|Operating Current||20A @ 200V|
|Size (LxWxH)||32 x 24.5 x 16.5" (815 x 621 x 419mm)|
|Shipping Size (LxWxH)||41 x 32.5 x 29.5" (1041 x 825 x 749mm)|
|Weight||160lbs (72.5kg) (without lens)|
|Shipping Weight||200lbs (91kg)|
1 Values are for reference and should be validated with the Christie lens calculator.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the standard inputs for each J Series model?
Each projector is equipped with four input card slots to ensure flexibility and compatibility with a variety of signals. The input cards used in Christie J Series projectors are also compatible with the Christie M Series models. The standard inputs vary from model to model. For example, the Mirage variants come standard with two DVI input boards.
Are 3D models available on this platform? If yes, what 3D-signal formats will they work with?
Yes, the Christie J Series platform includes the Mirage variants, which are industry-leading, 3D projection systems. All Mirage models are capable of projection inputs such as, Native 3D 120Hz (60Hz per eye), Frame doubled 3D 120Hz (30Hz per eye) and triple flash 3D 144Hz (24Hz per eye). See below for more detail:
Can you edge blend or stack a Christie J Series model with existing Christie 3-chip DLP Xenon products?
Yes, the new Christie J Series models can be used with any Christie 3-chip DLP Xenon product. While the software interface for warping, blending and stacking differs between the Christie J Series and the legacy platform, the degree of control and ease of making adjustments is the same. The result is seamless images of any size. As well, the stacking hardware and gear is compatible with both new and legacy models.
Can these models be used in portrait orientation?
The Christie Roadster models (equipped with 2.0kW, 2.4kW and 3.0kW lamps) have built-in portrait display capabilities. The models equipped with 1.0kW and 1.2kW lamps must be used with a portrait display adapter for the same effect.
Can an existing 3-chip DLP Xenon model be upgraded to an equivalent Christie J Series model?
No. While the units may look similar, architecturally they are quite different. There is no upgrade path to Christie J Series models.
I currently own existing 3-chip DLP Xenon products. Will the service assemblies be the same?
No. The Christie J Series is a brand new product line that will have its own service assemblies.
Can I use my existing inventory of lamps?
Existing lamp assemblies are compatible with the Christie J Series models, but lamp-hour tracking capabilities are not enabled. New lamps can be used with legacy projector models, but the lamp-hour tracking capabilities will not be possible.
Can I use my existing inventory of lenses?
If you have inventory of Christie M Series lenses with Intelligent Lens System (ILS™) capabilities, they can be used on the Christie J Series projectors. If you have inventory of CT lenses, there are two ways that you can use your existing lens inventory. You can either:
1) Purchase an ILS lens adapter kit for each existing lens and use with a Christie J Series model equipped with an ILS lens mount to benefit from the repeatable recall of all ILS lenses' offset, zoom and focus positions.
2) Select the CT lens mount at the time of purchase and it will be installed at the factory. This is a factory-service-only option. Please note that ILS lens capabilities are not possible with the CT lens mount or your existing lens inventory.
Is there a built-in yellow notch filter for these models? If yes, can a user remove and replace the yellow notch filter?
No. The yellow notch filter (YNF) is an optical color-management device that recreates life-like color. It’s a factory-installed option that must be selected at the time of purchase. The yellow notch filter is not standard with every unit (as with Christie M Series models) nor is it available as a separate ‘c’ version as was possible in the legacy platform. The optical changes required for expanding the projectors’ color space are made at the production process stage in combination with firmware and calibration steps and can’t be done in the field.
Are the engines sealed? Can the projector be used with staging fog (oil or water based)?
The projector's critical image-plane surfaces are dust sealed, but fog oil harms more than just the optics of a projection system. To provide additional protection,you can purchase a special, snap-on fog juice filters kit for the Roadster and Mirage models (equipped with 2.0kW, 2.4kW and 3.0kW lamps) for use when the projector is exposed to these harsh environments.
Fog filters are not available for models that are equipped with 1.0kW and 1.2kW lamps (i.e. Christie DS+8K-J, Christie DS+10K-J, Christie HD7K-J, Christie HD9K-J or equivalent Mirage models). We do not recommend using these projectors in environments with staging fog or pyrotechnics.
How do I access the Web user interface on a Christie J Series projector?
- Use the down arrows on the built in keypad to navigate to the IP Address and Subnet Mask information for the projector (you can also find this information in the
Configuration>Communications>Ethernet Settings menu).
The J Series default network values are:
IP Address: 192.168.1.89
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
- Configure your computer’s Network Interface Card to be set on the same subnet, but have a unique IP Address (e.g. 192.168.1.23)
- Open your internet browser and enter the IP address of the projector into the URL window.
- You will see a login screen like this.
- Enter the desired User Name and Password and click the “Login” button.
Default User Name: guest
Default Password: guest
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