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SONY INTRODUCES SUPERBRIGHT™ LCD PROJECTOR

Network Capability and 2400 ANSI Lumens Output in 15.4-Pound Package

WASHINGTON, D.C., Government Video Technology Expo '99, Booth #301, Dec. 1, 1999 ¾ Sony Electronics has added a high-end portable SuperBright LCD projector (model VPL-PX30) to its family of LCD projectors.

Incorporating Sony's three panel, 1.3-inch XGA polysilicon LCD technology, the projector's picture quality is rich and crisp. A new 200W UHP lamp provides brightness levels of 2400 ANSI lumens, making it ideal for presentations in virtually any environment.

"Continued advancements in projector technology allow us to offer a variety of product choices for the presentation and display marketplace," said John Holmes, marketing manager for display systems at Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company. "The new SuperBright VPL-PX30 has been designed to meet high performance demands in both portable and installation applications."

Network compatibility and functionality is easier than ever using the projector's USB hub and supplied Projector Station™ software. Projector settings and features such as brightness and contrast can be controlled from a connected laptop or desktop computer, as well as automatically and quickly launching a software program or easily expanding the system.

To help make images look their best, the VPL-PX30 uses a number of advanced technologies, including digital keystone correction, advanced APA (auto pixel alignment), 3D gamma correction and an RGB image enhancer.

An extensive array of inputs helps to make the SuperBright projector an even more flexible and powerful presentation tool. Anticipating the move from analog to digital, a digital RGB input has also been added.

Holmes noted additional features, necessary to a professional presentation, are standard on the projector, including a laser pointer-equipped remote control unit, a three-way speaker stereo sound system and a switchable lamp mode for various lighting conditions. At 15.4 pounds, the portable design and versatility, including suspension support for ceiling mounting, make the SuperBright projector ideal for applications in the boardroom, the lecture hall or the theater.

     Other features include:

     · Less than 34 dB super quiet fan system
     · Digital keystone adjustment of +/-20 degrees
     · Three optional lenses
     · 750TV lines resolution and 1080 x 768 pixel count
     · Supports analog and digital RGB, DTV, composite and Y/C signals
     · Audio and mouse inputs
     · Screen sizes from 40 to 300 inches (viewable area measured diagonally)
     · Supplied Remote Commander unit, model RM-PJM610

The SuperBright VPL-PX30 projector is currently available from authorized Sony resellers for a manufacturer's suggested list price of $11,990. Technical support is available via the Sony National Technical Assistance Network, 201-833-5333, or via the website at www.sony.com/displaysystems.

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.

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

Contact:

Mary Abram
Sony Electronics Inc.
201-930-6367
mary.abram@am.sony.com

DIS-99-3098