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EmmysLos Angeles-based audio visual rental and staging company, American Hi Definition, Inc., supported the 61st Primetime Emmy(r) Awards live telecast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE with six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors. American Hi Definition, Inc. is a veteran of previous Emmy telecasts and chose Christie projectors once again for the prominent television and media awards show.

The star-studded audience and home viewers feasted their eyes on a glittering set that consisted of two large rear-projection screens set back on the stage and raised on an upper tier. The six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors fed various graphic elements, ranging from a collage of network logos and stylized views of the elegant Emmy Statuette to video clips of nominees on a 13.5 x 24-foot screen at camera left and a 13.5 x 48-foot primary screen at camera right.

Two Christie Roadster HD18K projectors were overlaid to create images for the smaller of the two screens. The projectors were double stacked and blended to deliver images to the primary screen. The Christie Roadster HD18K 3-chip DLP(r) projectors are part of Christie's HD series featuring the brightest, native HD-resolution projectors. With a 1920x1080 native resolution for crisp, detailed images, the Christie Roadster HD18K projectors are lightweight, 10% brighter than the competition and consume less power.

"The Christie Roadster HD18K projectors were a logical choice for the Emmy Awards," says Ady Gil, co-owner of American Hi Definition, Inc. "As the best HD native- resolution projectors in our inventory, they provided the right level of brightness as well as the blending capability required for the primary screen. The projectors' latency also ensured that there were no problems with lip synching."

Once again, the Christie Roadster HD18K projectors proved reliable during a mission-critical live telecast viewed by millions. Earlier this year, American Hi Definition, Inc. used the same projectors at the 51st Grammy Awards telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems, USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since1979, Christie(r) has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Control Systems Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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