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Christie ​​LHD878-DS

Coming in brighter, smaller and more energy efficient than the competition, the Christie 878-DS is the class-leader for affordable, mid-brightness, 3LCD laser projectors. Small, light and compact and featuring omnidirectional capabilities, this projector is easy to install in tight spaces and blends into any environment.

Key features include

  • Accepts 4K@60Hz signal input – Improved viewing experience with 4K UHD devices
  • Built-in edge blending and warping with color adjustment
  • Advanced color management – Make adjustments to six colors independently
  • Full lens suite – Seven lenses to choose from including UST
  • Compatible with Extron and AMX – Easy direct display connection and quick setup
  • Unbeatable warranty – Five-year or 20,000-hour warranty (whichever occurs first)

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Brightn​ess (lumens)

  • ISO - 8775
  • ANSI - 7800​


  • 4​,0​​00,000:1
Display technology


  • 0.74​" 3LCD

Native Resolution

  • 1920 x 1080 full HD (2,073,600 pixels​)


  • Solid state laser​: blue laser diodes ​(35LD) 71-95W​

Illumination performance

  • 20,000 hours to 50% brightness
​Image adjustment​

Throw distance @ 100' image size

  • 0.84m to 18.1m depending on optional lense


  • Motorized (with zoom lens)


  • Motorized (with zoom lens)

Lens shift​

  • Motorized (with zoom lens)

Screen size

  • 30"-600" depending on optional lens

Keystone correction

  • Vertical/horizontal and 3D keystone (PerfectFit​)
Displayable scanning frequency

Scan rates

  • Horizontal: 31.5-106kHz
  • Vertical: 56-120Hz

Max pixel clock rates

  • 162 MHz (1600 x 1200) and, 154 MHz (1920 x 1200)
Signal Inputs

Digital Input

  • 3G-SDI
  • HDMI1 (2.0b w/HDCP 2.2​)
  • HDMI2 (1.4b w/HDCP 1.4 compatible)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDBaseT x1

Computer Input

  • Mini-D-sub 15-pin connector x 1

Video Input

  • RCA connector x 1

Audio Input

  • Audio Input: 3.5mm stereo mini connector x 1
  • RCA connector (L/R x1)
Signal Outputs
  • HDMI out x 1
  • Monitor out: M​ini-D-sub 15-pin connector x 1
  • Audio output 3.5mm stereo mini connector x 1
Control and networking
  • D-sub 9-pin connector x 1 (RS-232C)
  • RJ45 port x 1
  • Wired remote control In/Out
  • 3.5mm mono miini connector x 1
  • USB type A x 1 (Used for wireless network)
  • HDBaseT x 1
Power requirements

Operating voltage

  • 100-120VAC @ 50/60Hz
  • 220-240VAC @ 50/60Hz

Maximum Power consumption

  • 580W + 10% or less @ 100-120 VAC
  • 560W + 10% or less @ 220-240 VAC
  • Standby mode: 0.5W

Operating current

  • 5.9A + 10% or less @ 100-120 VAC
  • 3.0A + 10% or less @ 220-240 VAC
Operating environment


  • 0–5,249ft: 0-45°C (Dimming at 35-45°C)
  • 5,250–10,000ft: 0-40°C (Dimming at 30-35°C)


  • 10-80%RH (non-condensing), 0-10,000ft
Audible noise
  • Normal mode: 41dB
  • Eco mode: 32dB


  • (LxWxH) 17.5 x 23.0 x 9.1" (444 x 585 x 232mm) ±1mm with lens removed

Shipping size

  • (LxWxH) 22.1 x 29.3 x 12.4" (561 x 743 x 315mm)+2%


  • 40.3lbs (18.3kg) with lens removed

Shipping weight

  • 50.9lbs (23.1kg) includes packaging
Key features
  • 4K/60p Video signal compatible - up to (4096 x 2160) @60Hz 4:4:4
  • 4K/60p Enhanced data signal compatible - up to 4K/60p (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0)
  • Warp and Edge Blending (flat, cylinder, corner; automatic camera-based or manual; up to 12 projectors; auto and manual screen fitting)
  • Color Management (adjust six colors independently; adjust hue/saturation/luminance)
  • HDMI out allows looping of 4K/60p signals up to 4 projectors • HDBaseT • AMX and Crestron connnectivity • Extron XTP certified
  • PJLink Class 2 • DICOM simulation mode • HDCR • Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture • 3D Keystone • Portrait and 360° projection
  • Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture
  • Security controls • Dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) wireless support (w/optional USB wireless stick)
  • SNMP for failure/warning status and projector information • Scheduling capability
Network features
  • Projector monitoring (wired LAN)​
  • ​Control from a remote location (wired LAN)​
  • E-mail alerts (Wired LAN)​
  • Mirroring of PC screen (using the LiveViewer software)​
  • Infrastructure mode (wireless LAN)​
  • Simple Access point (SoftAP)​
  • SNMP management (SNMP)​


  • Power Cable 1.8m (L type)
  • Computer cable (1.8m)
  • Lens cover and cap
  • IR remote controller without 2 AA batteries
  • HDMI-DVI adapter cable (003-004366-XX)
  • Terminal cover (small)
  • Terminal cover (large)


  • USB wireless adapter
  • Remote control
  • Wired remote controller
  • Filter set (003-006612-XX​)
  • This product conforms to all relevant safety, EMC, and environmental standards that allow sales to US, Canada, EU, Korea, Russia, Australia, and Kuwait
  • Five years or 20,000 hours on the projector (whichever occurs first)


  Christie DS Series Competitor 1 3LCD Competitor 2 1DLP
Brightness Tick   8,775 (ansi) 7,000 (ansi) 5,000 (ansi)
Contrast Tick   4,0000.000:1 2,500.000:1 500,000:1
Audible noise Tick   34dB (std) 34dB (std) 36dB (std)
Weight Tick   40.3lbs 42.2 lbs 19.2lbs
Warranty Tick   5 years or 15,000 hours 3 years n/a
Display type Tick   0.76 3LCD 1DLP

Christie maintenance services

1. Protect your investment in Christie products

From preventative projector maintenance to light engine cleaning, Christie maintenance services help optimize the safety, efficiency, brightness and lifetime of your Christie projector. We have the expertise, the tools and a state-of-the-art ISO 6 – Class 1000 cleanroom. We’re here for you!

Did you know? Failing to perform maintenance services can actually void your products’ warranty. And all maintenance services must be performed by Christie accredited service technicians. Please refer to the user manual of your Christie projector for detailed guidelines.

2. Preventative projector maintenance – available for all projectors

We offer 3 levels of preventative maintenance for Christie projectors:

  • Level 1 – Includes a 60-point inspection, cleaning, new air filter, and any needed software upgrades. We also confirm convergence, verify color quality, test all inputs, check audio/video and computer imaging, test focus and zoom, and more.
  • Level 2 – Includes Level 1, plus we remove all covers and any dust from within the projector, clean the light engine, and lamp reflector if applicable.
  • Level 3 – Includes Levels 1 and 2, plus a full optical alignment and correction, including lamp adjustments, boresight, fold mirror and integrator alignments.

3. Bring back brightness with 3DLP projector light engine cleaning

When dust and debris accumulates, your projector loses lumens. A clean light engine can bring back brightness! When you send us your 3DLP® light engine for cleaning, we disassemble, clean and reassemble it, then realign it to maximize light output. It’s only possible at Christie: Using proprietary technology and software, we also align your 3DLP chips and colors for maximum optical output. Your cleaned light engine leaves with a 1-year warranty.

4. Did you know? Even sealed projector light engines benefit from regular cleaning

Sealed light engines reduce the impact of dust and debris on projector optics, which in turn helps extend life. Send us your light engine for sealing. We disassemble, clean and re-assemble it, re-align to maximize light output and then seal it for added protection. Your sealed light engine leaves with a 1-year warranty.

Note: Not all projector light engines can be sealed. Contact Christie Technical Support to find out if yours can.

5. Our promise

During any Christie maintenance service, if we determine that any additional work or parts are required, we’ll contact you, provide a quote and estimated turnaround time, and only proceed with your approval.

Need Christie maintenance services for your equipment?

Contact Christie Technical Support today!

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