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New Sony Portable LCD Projector Offers 1000 ANSI Lumens and SVGA Resolution

PARK RIDGE, NJ January 28, 1999 - Through the use of large aperture LCD panels and metal mask technology, Sony Electronics' newest portable projector, the VPL-S900U, offers 1000 ANSI lumens and SVGA resolution in a 13-pound package. The projector features Sony's auto pixel alignment (APA) technology, an algorithm designed to provide set up at the touch of a button.

Design features include an exceptionally strong and light magnesium diecast body to naturally dissipate heat and keep the projector cool. Another design innovation is a unique optical path. From the short arc 120W UHP lamp, light is sent to the 10x8 element fly-eye light integrators. After passing through polarizing plates, the beam is passed through three Sony produced 1.3-inch polysilicon SVGA LCD panels mounted on a prism block and out the high performance lens. The LCD panels are designed with dual actuated pixels to extend the life of each pixel and maintain a blemish-free image.

"We had the traveling presenter in mind when we designed this projector," said Jim Sandy, vice president of display systems for Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company. "Not only is it compatible with a wide variety of sources, enabling users to switch with ease from laptop to video, but the durable, high performance projector is protected by a three-year parts and labor warranty*."

Acceptable inputs include signals with a horizontal frequency between 15 kHz and 91kHz, composite video, Y/C (SVHS) video, component video (Y/R-Y/B-Y) and RGB. Advanced scan conversion (ASC) technology is employed in the form of Bilinear Interpolation to provide excellent image quality for both lower and higher resolution signals, scan converted to XGA resolution for display.

The projector comes supplied with a full-function, ergonomically designed wireless Remote Commander® (RM-PJM600) unit that is also a presentation control with a built-in laser pointer and mouse pad for use in controlling a connected computer.

Pricing and Availability

The VPL-S900U is available from select Sony resellers at a suggested list price of $6,990.00.

Excluding lamp. See actual warranty for details.

Editor’s Note: More information about Sony products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sony.com/professional, or readers may call 1-800-686-SONY. Additional press information is available at http://www.sony.com/news.