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BenQ Introduces Home Cinema Projector
with Matterhorn W-Pal Chipset from Texas Instruments

The BenQ PE7800 Offers Rich Features and is EDTV, SDTV and HDTV Ready

Las Vegas, NV (Jan. 8, 2004) - BenQ introduced its latest home cinema projector, the PE7800 digital projector with Texas Instruments' Matterhorn W-Pal chipset. Utilizing proprietary BenQ video-processing technology to support the DLP™ chip set, the PE7800 delivers vivid images that reflect the power and capabilities of the projector.

The BenQ PE7800 is EDTV, SDTV and HDTV-ready with YCbCr/YPbPr inputs and supports S-Video, DVI, composite, component and progressive component video (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i). It also supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM and NTSC 4.3 video systems.

"BenQ designed the PE7800 from top to bottom as a dedicated home cinema projector," said Jeff Chen, vice president of Digital Media at BenQ America Corp.. "This is the newest DLP digital projector from BenQ to offer high performance functionality with a reasonable price point. The exceptional performance and value of the BenQ PE7800 clearly satisfies the demands of those looking for a high-quality home cinema projector."

The BenQ PE7800
The PE7800 features the Matterhorn DLP chipset, which allows the delivery of sharp and stable images. The BenQ PE7800 offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio at 800 ANSI lumens with 90 percent uniformity. The BenQ PE7800 has a native resolution of 1024 x 576 W-Pal. It features 3:2 pull-down recovery, 300Hz refresh rate, PIP/POP functions, P-Scan and Digital Keystone correction for quick and easy set up. Accurate color reproduction is ensured with a 16.7 million-color palette and a six-segment color wheel, as well as four independent color adjustment operations.

The connector panel of the PE7800 provides three inputs in the "video group" and two inputs in the "graphic group." The "graphic group" offers one DVI-I connector and a set of five BNC connectors for component interlaced, component progressive, HDTV and computer inputs.

The projector comes with BenQ's product commitment-a free first year "Xpress Xchange" program and a three-year limited warranty.

The BenQ PE7800 will be available in February 2004 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $5,495.

About BenQ
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas. BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has 15,305 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan, China and the U.S., and has more than 2,000 research and development employees. BenQ has amassed 1,225 global patents. For more information, visit BenQ.com.