What do you do when you want to show the latest Disney animation feature, Cars, on four 125-foot screens at a huge outdoor venue such as a speedway? That's the scenario presented to organizers of a benefit for Speedway Children's Charities that will be taking place at Lowe's Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina. They decided to solve the problem on two of those screens with Christie CP2000 three-chip DLP projectors, which are called the brightest in the industry.
These behemoths, donated by Christie for this special event, bring some serious specs, such as 35 trillion colors, 45-bit color processing, 2048x1080/24p resolution (that's what's commonly called "2K"), a 2000:1 contrast ratio and light output that rivals that of the sun (well, not really, 14fL, to be exact). You wouldn't really want of one of these in your home theater, though—just the lamps for it cost over $3300, and they just about draw enough power to light up a small city.