We've heard of Christie's projectors being used in grandiose scenarios, but the firm's latest should fit quite well in your average den. The HD405 is a single-clip DLP PJ that rocks a native 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, 4,100 ANSI lumens, 7,500:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit internal image processing and an array of ports including HDMI, DVI, VGA, component, USB, S-Video, RS-232 and a RJ45 port for ChristieNET connectivity. In case you're curious, this thing weighs in at a hefty 27.8-pounds and utilizes a pair of 300-watt hot-swappable UHP lamps, each of which should last around 1,500 to 2,000 hours. Oh, and we hope you brought the checkbook if you're seriously thinking about picking one of these up -- you know, considering that it lists at $24,495 and all.

[Via AboutProjectors]

HDTV Listings for December 20, 2007