CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review

March 16, 2020 / By Phil Jones

The Christie LWU530-APS is a 5,000 ANSI lumen business class laser projector with WUXGA resolution that can accept a full range of content up to 4K. It is designed for classrooms, board rooms, and small-sized auditoriums.

Christie is known for producing high quality projectors that usually command a premium price. The goal of Christie’s APS series is to provide reliability, flexibility, and good performance at a value. The APS Series projectors are the most affordable projectors in Christies current projector lineup.

Christie currently offers two laser projector chassis in its APS-Series lineup. The other model is the 6,000 ANSI lumen LWU650-APS ($3,249 SRP) Both models are WUXGA projectors with laser light engines rated for up to 20,000 hours.

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Christie Specs
Price
Technology 3LCD
Native Resolution 1920 x 1200
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 5000
Contrast 3,000,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio
Lens Shift
Lamp Life
Weight
Warranty

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Overview

With the ability to deliver up to 5,000 lumens, combined with the reliability and longevity of a laser light engine, the Christie LWU530 projector could be the perfect solution for someone looking for a mid-brightness business class projector. The LWD530 is part of Christie’s APS-Series projector lineup which are designed to deliver high performance in a conference, boardroom, or classroom without blowing the budget.

The LWU530’s native resolution is WUXGA HD (1,920 x 1,200) but the projector accepts 4K@30P content. Its dynamic contrast is rated by Christie to deliver 3,000,000:1. While the black level and native contrast cannot match those of a similar priced home theater projector, the LWU530 high brightness still resulted in good perceived blacks in a room with some ambient light.

LWU530 image

Christie LWU530 produces images with rich colors

The laser light engine can deliver up to 20,000 hours in high power mode. As with all 3LCD projectors, the Christie LWU530 produces as many color lumens as it does white lumens, which ensures a bright, vibrant image when utilized in a meeting room, classroom, or mid-size lecture hall.

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Highlights

  • 5,000 lumens (color and white)
  • Accepts 4K@30p content
  • Blu-ray UHD compatible
  • Dynamic iris for improved blacks
  • 20,000-hour laser light engine
  • Split screen capability (PoP and PiP)
  • Vertical/Horizontal lens shift (manual)
  • HDBaseT for running HDMI long distances over low cost CAT6
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Easily share audio and video content
  • Display content from PC or Mobile device via LAN
  • Advanced Networking is standard, wireless is optional
  • Will work vertically and at any angle

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