The LWU530 is part of Christie’s APS-Series projector lineup whose goal is to produce a mid-brightness business/education laser projector at an affordable price. Many 5,000 lumen business projectors under $2,500 are DLP units. Since the LWU530 is a 3LCD unit, its color brightness output (Lumens) equals its white Lumens output which can result in better color reproduction.
There are a couple of 5,000 lumen laser WUXGA projectors available in the LWU530’s price range including the NECP525UL and Panasonic PTVMZ50U both which I reviewed this year. Feature and performance wise, the three units are pretty similar.
The main exception is that the LWU530 has a DICOM SIM picture mode which is great for medical education applications. The Christie LWU also has a more extensive video adjustments which makes it easier to precisely fine tune the image to fit your environment
The Christie LWU530’s combination of value, high-brightness, compact chassis, installation flexibility, and maintenance-free operation makes it a great option for a classroom or a conference room.