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Panasonic Upgrades LCD Fixed Installation Projectors With Superb Brightness of 4200 Ansi Lumens

* Features 600:1 Contrast, Exclusive BriteOptic™ Dual Lamp System *

SECAUCUS, NJ (November 2002) - Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company has introduced the PT-L6510U/UL fixed-installation XGA projectors that combine improved resolution of 4,200 ANSI lumens with the company's exclusive BriteOptic™ built-in dual lamp system.

The PT-L6510U/UL projectors incorporate three 1.3" TFT Active Matrix Polysilicon LCD panels with Microlens Array to deliver bright, beautiful images, text and graphics for conference rooms, theaters, museums, convention halls, public spaces, schools and research labs.

The PT-L6510U/UL Series offers Panasonic's proprietary BriteOptic dual-lamp system that delivers the power of two high-intensity light sources through a high-precision prism. Power-saving single-lamp operation is available for a projection-friendly environment, while two-lamp operation is ideal when high brightness is needed. By maximizing light efficiency, this four-mode lamp operation system assures superb brightness in all room lighting conditions, and provides users much coveted peace of mind by virtually eliminating down time due to a burned out lamp. Life per lamp is up to 3,000 hours.

The PT-L6510U/UL projectors display vibrant, crisp colors in 1024 X 768 true XGA/maximum SXGA resolution. An Intelligent Image Resizing circuit is integrated for VGA/SVGA/SXGA/Mac displays, assuring smooth outlines and outstanding picture definition with all types of images.

These feature-laden units offer a high contrast ratio of 600:1, weigh just 30 pounds and are stackable for double brightness (up to 8400 ANSI lumens). The projectors are HDTV-ready, and can automatically synchronize to display 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i video in the 16:9 wide aspect ratio. Its new body style and white color matches a 2-foot by 2-foot ceiling panel, permitting the projector to blend-in with the ceiling above.

For easy operation and maintenance, these projectors offer motorized power zoom and focus; motorized lens shift with digital keystone correction; standard wired remote with a one-touch auto-setup for quick configuration; RS-232C input/output; user memories and a wide range of flexible connections. Inputs are: two RGB; DVI-D; composite video; S-video and audio; and outputs offered include DVI-D; RGB/component; video (BNC) and s-video.

A Digital Cinema Reality™ circuit greatly improves viewing quality from film-based video sources. All models accept input of YPbPr component signals and are equipped with conventional RCA composite connectors to display images from sources ranging from digital video camcorders to DVD players to S-VHS/VHS VCRs. The units support most worldwide video standards, including NTSC, PAL and SECAM. They can be ceiling-mounted or used on a desktop, for front or rear projection on screens up to 300".

Enclosed in a rugged magnesium alloy casing, the PT-L6510U/UL offer outstanding standard features including quiet operation (36dB in low-power mode); two 3-watt stereo amplifier and speakers for true multimedia use; a sizable video impose (Picture-in-Picture) and focus lens; center-to-corner uniformity ratio (CCR) of more than 85%; and selectable seven-language on-screen menu.

PT-L6510U/UL purchasers can expect a high level of service and support, including a three-year limited warranty or 2,500 total usage hours, a 90-day warranty on the user-replaceable lamp module and Panasonic's 24-hour "ZipIt" projector exchange program. Optional short-throw, medium-throw or long-throw lens are available to assure the exact performance required according to usage and operating conditions.

The PT-L6510U and PT-L6510UL (without lens) are available at suggested list prices of $11,225 and $10,795, respectively.

For more information on Panasonic projectors, plasma displays and presentation systems, phone 1-800-528-8601 or find us on the web at www.panasonic.com/projectors