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christie digital 16 Jul 2008 19:56 #22818

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http://www.christiedigital.com/EMEAEN/Products/VistaX338DMD02101.htm


i just bought this (USED) how will this be to run dvd through this
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Re: christie digital 22 Jul 2008 22:19 #22819

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Here is the info from www.projectorcentral.com

Christie Vista X3 Projector Specifications
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MSRP (USD) : $31,995
Brightness (Lumens) : 3000 ANSI
Contrast (Full On/Off) : 400:1
Variable Iris: No
Audible Noise: 48.0 dB
Weight: 88.0 lbs
Size (inches) (HxWxD) : 11.9 x 22.3 x 30.1
Optional Lenses: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Keystone: Vertical
Lens Shift: Horz & Vert
Networking: Wired:
No
Wireless: No
Warranty: 2 Years
Performance:
H-Sync Range: 15.0 - 120.0kHz
V-Sync Range: 24 - 120Hz

Compatibility:
HDTV: 1035i, 1080p/60, 1080i
720p
EDTV/480p: Yes
SDTV/480i: Yes
Component Video: Yes
Video: Yes
Digital Input: DVI
Computers: Yes
Display: Type:
0.9" DLP (3)
Color Wheel Segs: **
Color Wheel Speed: **
Native: 1024x768 Pixels
Maximum: 1600x1200 Pixels
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (XGA)
Lamp: Type:
700W Xenon
Life: 1000 hours
Quantity: 1
Speakers: No
Max Power: 1150W
Voltage: 100V - 240V
FCC Class: A
Special: **
Status: Out of Production
First Ship: **
Last Ship: Nov 2004
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Re: christie digital 22 Jul 2008 22:25 #22820

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Based on those specs and depending on what kind of throw/lens combination, you should see an OK image from DVD. I hope the price was good.

My used Panasonic projectors were VERY reasonable and put out a great 25' wide pic thats bright and sharp. Great for my pre-shows, Xbox gaming and I am finishing up my summer kids shows using them. Ran the whole series off DVD with no hassles and unlike 35mm prints, all shows looked great from the DVD source.

The bulb in yours is a xenon. Don't know price or reliability. Does Christie still support these for parts/lamps,etc?

Good luck.
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Re: christie digital 23 Jul 2008 13:04 #22821

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This is what I am using for gaming/personal use after hours/soon to be pre-show:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/sanyo_plv-z4.html

I originally bought this 2 years ago for home use. I decided to bring it up and try it our in the theater. Works great. I regularly watch BR on a PS3 and it looks as good IMHO as it did on 35 mm. I have one set-up in a room (my new room, more details later) at a 32 foot throw and depsite the specs above it throws a 24 foot scope width.

In my other rooms it will have to be mounted on the ceiling but it does have a huge sideways shift. I paid less than $1000 for these. Bulbs are $300 to replace with a bulb life of min. 1000 hours at the highest setting. Many use the lower setting and get 2000+ hours.

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Re: christie digital 23 Jul 2008 13:05 #22822

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That bulb for the Christie X3 runs in the neighborhood of $1,670 .

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Re: christie digital 23 Jul 2008 15:12 #22823

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payed $2,300
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Re: christie digital 23 Jul 2008 20:11 #22824

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About 6-8 months ago, I was looking at some digital projectors on E-bay and researching them a little. I don't remember which model it was, but I found one Christie projector that was manufactured by Sanyo and was identical to one of the Sanyo models, just labeled differently. Maybe you could find out if your Christie is the same way for a less expensive alternative for a light bulb.
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Re: christie digital 24 Jul 2008 09:41 #22825

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That Christie Vista X3 was one of their professional type projectors and the bulbs run around or very close to that price. They use to have one of those units at the old MGM screening room in NYC and the bulb is around that price and sometimes it is a special order type bulb because of the age. I have a NEC XT-5000 which is around the same size and weight as the Christie and that bulb runs $2,800. to replace. And I have a Sony 4K dual bulb projector and I haven't even looked into the price of that one yet.
When you power it up, you should look at what the lamp meter says that is left on that bulb.

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Re: christie digital 26 Jul 2008 13:30 #22826

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I wonder if there's some legitimate engineering reason for that bulb cost that much... or if it's just a proprietery money grab?

My 7kW main projector bulbs are nowhere near that expensive.
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Re: christie digital 05 Aug 2008 14:29 #22827

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^^^^^
What kind of cooling system do you run on your 7K?
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Re: christie digital 07 Aug 2008 01:07 #22828

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I have Big Sky type L5 pedestal mount lamphouses here... glass reflectors, front heat shield, motorized dousers and strong 7k 3 phase switchers.

Two screens run 4kW bulbs, and my larger screen runs 7kW. All are identical otherwise.

I think the cooling system is pretty common... just sized up for the bulbs. The lamphouses have internal blowers, which feed air around and through the reflector and over the seals on both ends of the bulbs. I also have 1,500 cfm blowers on the outside walls to pull the heat out. I've seen 900 cfm work pretty much as well, as long as they aren't the only source of exhaust.

I've been using Christie bulbs on my 4kW lamps, and Superior Quartz on the 7. For reasons I don't know, each company's bulb seems to work better at that size than the other... at least right now. Bulb reliability seem to be somewhat cyclical, but I've been pretty happy with this combination.

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Re: christie digital 07 Aug 2008 08:18 #22829

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Does not having a water coolant circulating your heat shield take away from the bulb life/productivity in any way? I was just wondering.
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Re: christie digital 07 Aug 2008 10:09 #22830

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One theatre I work for just put in a new Panasonic DW9000u projector, brand new model... it's not on Disney's list of approved units because it's so new, does anyone know what the specs are or how to see if it can be approved?

also, what exactly does he need to install for a server?

Currently he has sony DVD's (one Blue Ray) a VHS and I think thats it...

Watched part of '2001' on it in Blue Ray last nite, pretty decent picture actually!

I don't have the specs on the projector just know it's a 3 chip DLP.

Tony.
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Re: christie digital 07 Aug 2008 20:02 #22831

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Water cooling is a part of the projector, not the lamphouse.

In my case, the heat filtering and dichroic reflectors keeps my machines just warm to the touch.

This would start a thread of its own, but I don't use water cooling here. Bach when John Pytlak was with us, this subject came up. He pointed out, rightly, I think, that while water cooling will keep your aperature cool enough to get out of the projector at lens-changing time, it doesn't lessen the amount of heat that directly hits the film, frame by frame.

Oh, wait... now that I think of it... there is an application for water cooling in film-served lamphouses, but I think that's only seen in the Imax installs. That water is applied to cool the seals at each end of the bulb.
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Re: christie digital 09 Aug 2008 18:49 #22832

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Oops!

My mistake, it's a Panasonic DW7000u NOT a 9000...

Thanks!
tony.
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