Christie Mirage HD18 18,000 Lumens Large Venue Projector

Mirage HD18 1080 HD DLP® 3D projector

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The Christie Mirage HD18 DLP projector sets a new benchmark in stereographic projection as the first and only full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution 3D active stereo solution – utilized in a single projector or multi-projector array. The Christie Mirage HD18 enables a new level of compatibility with computers and infrastructure that supports HD active stereo, up to 120Hz output due to unique image processing technology from up to 60Hz input, without requiring super bandwidth DVI or Analog infrastructure.

Technology 3-chip DLP®
Resolution 1920 x 1080 HD
Brightness 18,000 Lumens
Contrast 2,000:1
Illumination 3.0kW Xenon Bubble
Lamp Life 750 hours
Height 15.1″ (384 mm)
Width 24.5″ (631.4 mm)
Depth 32.1″ (814.8 mm)
Weight 160 lb (72.6 kg)

With a wider field of view and active stereo from a single projector, the Mirage HD18 is simple to set up and easy to use in large auditoriums for increased brightness and more pixels on the wall. Part of the Christie Mirage HD Series, the Christie Mirage HD18 is the highest brightness HD stereoscopic projector available with 18,000 ANSI lumens, the highest contrast, excellent color, brightness uniformity control capability and low maintenance.

The series offers a full suite of specifically-designed HD lenses for any configuration or application. With the optional Christie Twist™ module for internal image warping and edge-blending, you can project on virtually any screen or surface.

The Christie Mirage HD18 – 3D reality in true high definition.

Weight 110 lbs

Overview from Christie

The Christie® Mirage S+18K-J 3-chip DLP® projector offers exceptional image quality and clarity combined with high brightness in a compact size. With 16,000 ANSI (17,600 center) lumens for pure presentation power and unsurpassed color accuracy and adjustability, the Christie Mirage J Series platform offers the smallest, high-performance, stereoscopic products on the market. The Christie Mirage J Series delivers visually stunning 3D for home theater and entertainment, museums and education, scientific research, manufacturing, oil and gas exploration and anything else in between.

Technology 3-chip DLP
Resolution 1400 x 1050 SXGA+
Brightness 16,000 ANSI lumens
Contrast 1600-2000:1 Full Field | 650:1 ANSI
Illumination 2.4kW Xenon Bubble pre-aligned lamp module
Lamp Life 750 hours typical lamp life
Height 16.5″ (419mm)
Width 24.5″ (621mm)
Depth 32″ (815mm)
Weight 160lbs (72.5kg) (without lens)

The Christie Mirage S+18K 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 S+18K-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 S+18K-J DLP®  boasts dual-input 3D.

The Christie Mirage S+18K-J delivers SXGA+ 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 S+18K is easy to set up and configure, yet performs powerfully and flexibly.


  • Brightness: 16,000 ANSI lumens, 17,600 center lumens
  • Contrast: 1600-2000:1 full field | 650:1 ANSI
  • Uniformity: 90% brightness uniformity
  • Type: 3-chip 0.95” DMD
  • Native resolution: SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)
  • Frame delay: As low as one frame
  • Type: 2.4kW Xenon Bubble pre-aligned lamp module
  • Life: 750 hours typical lamp life
Input Standard

  • Slot 1-2 populated, standard: two Dual Link DVI-D (330 MHz) input cards (each has VGA (165 MHz) for 3D or dual input 3D compatibility) with HDMI 1.3 receiver
  • Slot 3-4 unpopulated


  • Analog
  • Dual link DVI
  • Video Decoder
  • Twin HDMI


  • HDTV formats VGA through to QXGA (2048 x 1536)
  • Accepts all current 2D HDTV/DTV formats (optional input module may be required)
  • HDMI 1.3 receiver supports mandatory HDMI 1.4a 3D modes of operation plus 24-144Hz triple flash 3D mode
  • Multi-standard video decoder
  • Horizontal and vertical scaling, all inputs

Pixel clock

  • 330 MHz

Scan rates

  • Horizontal: 15-120kHz
  • Vertical: 23.97-150Hz (frame lock maximum 120Hz)
  • 48-60Hz frame doubled or dual input 3D
  • 96-120Hz frame rate up to 1920 x 1200
  • 24-144Hz triple flash 3D
Inputs/outputs, control and networking
  • RS232 In/Out
  • RS422 In
  • Ethernet (10/100)
  • GPIO (RS232 9 Pin male connector)
  • Built-in, backlit LCD keypad
  • Remote control (with optional wired XLR connection)
Optical system
  • Dust-sealed 3-chip DMD light engine
  • Motorized horizontal and vertical lens offset
  • Scheimpflug/Boresite (tilt) adjustment
  • Built-in light shutter
  • Tool-free lens insertion system
Lens options Fixed

  • 0.73:1 SX+ ILS lens*
  • 1.2:1 SX+ ILS lens


  • 1.25-1.6:1 SX+ ILS lens**
  • 1.5-2.0:1 SX+ ILS lens
  • 2.0-2.8:1 SX+ ILS lens
  • 2.8-4.5:1 SX+ ILS lens
  • 4.5-7.5:1 SX+ ILS lens
  • 7.5-11.2:1 SX+ ILS lens


  • +/- 100% Vertical
  • +/- 50% Horizontal
  • *0.73:1 +/-23%V   +/- 13%H
  • ** 1.25-1.6:1 +/-70%V   +/- 45%H
Accessories Standard

  • IR remote
  • Power cord
  • GPIO 3D sync card


  • 2.4kW Xenon lamp bare bulb kit
  • Bulb alignment tool
  • ILS lens adapter kit
  • Fog filters
  • Remote IR sensor
  • Active 3D glasses
  • Active stereoscopic emitter
  • DMX512 interface card
  • 3D passive glasses
  • Passive stereoscopic modulator
Enhanced feature sets
  • Embedded Christie Twist™
  • Intelligent Lens System (ILS™)
  • Advanced block artifact reduction
  • ChristieNET™ web interface
  • User-friendly, intuitive LCD keypad
  • Advanced Loop-Thru twin HDMI card
  • Lamp memory module
  • User replaceable lamps
  • Advanced, 10-bit processing
  • Automatic shut off
  • Dust-sealed light engine
  • SNMP (simple network management protocol)
  • DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol)
  • Liquid cooling
  • Set-up lights
  • Compatibility with many legacy accessories
Power requirements
  • Operating voltage: 200-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
  • Max current: 16A @200V
  • Max power: 3200W
  • Dissipation: 10,925 BTU/hr
  • Dimensions: (LxWxH): 32 x 24.5 x 16.5″ (815 x 621 x 419mm)
  • Shipping dimensions: (LxWxH): 41 x 32.5 x 29.5″ (1041 x 825 x 749mm)
  • Weight: 160lbs (72.5kg) (without lens)
  • Shipping weight: 200lbs (91kg)
Operating environment
  • Temp: 40 to 104° (5 to 40° C)
  • Humidity: 20 – 80% noncondensing
  • Directives (EC) 2002/95/EC (RoHS); 2002/96/EC (WEEE); Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH)
  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • UL 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • FCC, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A
  • EN55022/CISPR22 Class A
  • EN55024/CISPR24
  • Certifications marks (check with Christie for latest update): cULus (Canada & US), CE (EU), CCC (China), GoST-R (Russia), KC (Korea), PSE (Japan), C-Tick (Australia & New Zealand), South Africa
Limited warranty
  • Three years parts and labor (including light engine)
  • Contact an authorized Christie representative for full details of our limited warranty


Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice



Mirage J Series User Manual

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