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Sony Unveils "Flagship" CRT Projector For High End Graphics Applications

PARK RIDGE, N.J., - Sony Electronics announces a high end graphics CRT projector (model VPH-G90U) that features new high resolution 9-inch electromagnetic focus CRTs, brightness of up to 350 ANSI lumens and a resolution of 2500 x 2000 pixels.

Flexibility is a key feature of this new projector. The VPH-G90U may become the projector of choice for installation in large and medium venues, conference rooms, home theater and virtual reality applications. It can easily accommodate either motion video or data/graphic displays, and the 135MHz bandwidth provides faithful reproduction. Large screen images can be viewed from a wide variety of signal input sources, such as composite video, Y/C video, component (Y/R-Y/B-Y), RGB and HDTV, and at horizontal frequencies of up to 150kHz.

"The VPH-G90U is a flagship product, resulting from our expertise in the display market," said Jim Sandy, vice president of display systems for Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company. "The projector incorporates new technologies and features for high end applications that we believe will satisfy even the most demanding user, be it in the boardroom or home theater."

One of these technological advances is a Sony-developed feature called DRC™ (Digital Reality Creation). Unlike most projectors where line doublers or quadruplers are an expensive option necessary to help eliminate visible scanning lines, the built-in DRC circuitry doubles the number of active scanning lines, and it also doubles the number of pixels on each scanning line. The resulting image has four times the picture density of a standard 480I image.

The electromagnetic focus CRT's represent another enhancement. The 20 percent improved beam spot projection and six-pole adjustment capabilities contribute to the VPH-G90U projector's ability to deliver resolution up to 2500 x 2000 pixels.

For motion video applications, a three-line YC separation filter is available, while a 3D comb filter is available for data/graphic input to help eliminate more of the cross color and dot interference. A user-selectable on/off defocus mode for video provides higher contrast levels and whiter whites at the touch of a button.

The VPH-G90U will be available in December 1998 from select Sony resellers at a suggested retail price of $35,000.

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

Sony Electronics offers a wide array of products and systems for image capture, production and display. Sony also provides specialized equipment and systems for data recording, duplication, electronic photography/publishing, videoconferencing, high definition video, interactive and security applications. Sony Electronics' annual sales exceed $10.5 billion.