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Panasonic Debuts 5.7 Lb. PT-D7 XGA DLPtm Projector

Ultra-Lightweight Unit Offers Mobile Professionals Super Bright Projection

ORLANDO, FL (June 10, 1999) -- Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company (PBTSC) has announced the PT-D7, an ultra-portable, high-performance XGA projector that offers superb image quality for computer and video applications.

The projector's compact size and feather weight (5.7 pounds) make it well-suited for mobile professionals to use in a wide variety of environments, from large offices with multiple meeting rooms, to a training or classroom settings.

Delivering impressive price-to-performance benefits, notably true XGA resolution, the PT-D7 offers powerful features such as 800 ANSI lumens of brightness with 500:1 high-contrast ratio, an 80% center-to-corner brightness ratio and is equipped with an 2,000-hour long-life 120-watt P-VIP lamp. For computer applications, the PT-D7 displays the optimal resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA.

The ultra-slim PT-D7 offers broad compatibility ranging from PC and Macintosh computers to NTSC, M-NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals, and is capable of desktop, front or rear projection on screens ranging in size from 25" to 300". With an adjustable zoom and focus lens, the projector can be set up almost anywhere in a room, and its remote control allows the user total control and flexibility.

Other features include focus and zoom lens with cap for protection during transport, RGB input/output, composite video (RCA) and S-video inputs, selectable seven-language on-screen menu, and a full three-year warranty on the projector and a 90-day warranty on the user-replaceable lamp module.

The PT-D7 will be available in August at a suggested list price of $8,995.

For more information on Panasonic's full line-up of projectors and presentation systems, phone 1-800-528-8601 or find us on the web at www.panasonic.com/presentations

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