Wednesday, October 04, 2006

VIEWSONIC PROJECTS HIGH-DEFINITION EXPERIENCE INTO HOME THEATERS

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DLP Front-Projector Creates a Living Room Cinema Experience

WALNUT, Calif. , Sept. 22, 2006 – As a next step in its strategic plan to deliver innovative products and diversify its projector portfolio, ViewSonic® Corp. introduced the Cine5000. The DLP™ front-projector addresses the ever growing home theater market by providing true high-definition capabilities along with a 255-inch diagonal wide-format picture to bring the movie theater experience to the comfort of the couch.

“As one of the fastest growing display markets, home projector sales are estimated to grow to more than 2.8 million units by 20101. ViewSonic is pursuing this opportunity with innovative, feature-rich and cost-conscious products to help consumers create a true home theater experience,” said Jeff Volpe , vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. “The Cine5000 provides optimum home entertainment value with HD capabilities at a price that is less than most competitors’ 40-inch LCD TVs.”

At an estimated street price of $1,999, the Cine5000 projects breathtaking images through Texas Instruments DarkChip2™ DLP technologies and an advanced color wheel—a combination that offers life-like colors, high contrast and sharp images. The 10-pound projector’s multiple OptiSync® connectivity options—including HDMI (HDCP compliant), component (YPbPr), composite and S-video—enables simple connections to PCs, game consoles, DVD players and camcorders, while its native 1280x768 widescreen resolution, 1000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio offer clear, crisp images.

The projector’s viewing field, which is six times larger than 40-inch televisions, makes audiences feel a part of the game with near life-size players during Sunday night football or while playing fast-moving video games. To prevent image distortion such as pixilation and jagged video, the Cine5000 is equipped with digital keystone correction and Faroudja DCDi® video processing technology. Additional features include signal noise reduction, edge enhancement for optimum video sharpness, and a 12-volt screen relay trigger for dropping a projection screen down using the power of the projector.

Available in October 2006, the Cine5000 comes with ViewSonic’s superior customer support program that includes a 90-day limited lamp warranty, a three-year limited parts and labor warranty, one year of Express Exchange® service and 24/7 technical support, excluding major U.S. holidays. The projector will be sold through authorized ViewSonic retail outlets, professional audio-visual solution providers, distributors and resellers. For more information on ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.ViewSonic.com/projectors or call 800.888.8583.

About Texas Instruments DarkChip2™ Technology


DarkChip2™ is the next generation of DLP’s widely-acclaimed DarkChip™ technology. It incorporates improvements in the DMD pixel architecture adding higher contrast to the system. This is accomplished by reducing pixel features (via and gap). As a result, stray light is significantly reduced resulting in state-of-the-art black levels.

About ViewSonic


ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today’s business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company’s products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif. , ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or www.ViewSonic.com.

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