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Sony Adds to the Superlite--tm-- Line of LCD Projectors

New Multi-Purpose Ultra Portable Projectors Deliver up to 1200 ANSI Lumens

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2000-- Sony today announced the addition of two new three-panel LCD projectors -- the VPL-CX10 and VPL-CS10 -- to its line of SuperLite LCD projectors, featuring 0.9-inch LCD panels and offering 1200 and 1000 ANSI(a) lumen brightness, respectively. The VPL-CX10 has three 0.9" LCD panels with a Micro Lens Array for true XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, while the VPL-CS10 produces SVGA (800 x 600) resolution.

The compact, lightweight units (7.7 lbs.) are designed for flexible and multi-purpose use with ceiling-mounted, tabletop and rear projection capabilities, or mobile use with a retractable carrying handle.

"The SuperLite VPL-CX10 and VPL-CS10 add high-performance capabilities to our broadening line of three-panel LCD SuperLite LCD projectors," said Jonathan Holmes, manager for projector marketing at Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Professional Company. "The market is responding to the rich colors and sharp images that come from three-panel LCD projectors."

According to Holmes, Sony's three-panel LCD display technology reproduces exceptionally vivid colors and crisp flicker-free images -- regardless of image brightness. The VPL-CX10 has linear color reproduction through the three-panel LCD system. This means that color saturation does not vary with image intensity.

Both projectors are equipped with USB hub ports that make it possible to launch files from an attached computer via each projector's remote control or to allow an attached computer to control a projector. The units include Projector Station(tm) 2.0 software so they can be daisy- chained with up to 127 projectors.

These new units also offer multiple capability with an internal scan converter, allowing the projectors to display images from VGA to SXGA. Both units have a horizontal frequency of 15 to 91 kHz, composite video, Y/C video, component video and 15 k RGB video signals.

The newly designed RM-PJM10 programmable remote control helps access and launch different files and presentations with the touch of a single remote key. The remote also triggers on-screen menu controls.

Set-up with the VPL-CX10 and VPL-CS10 is very flexible with a height adjuster, as well as the Digital Keystone Function to adjust the video image and remove keystone errors.

A new design of the cooling structure creates only 36 dB of noise in these new projectors. In addition, built-in speakers deliver impressive stereo sound.

The VPL-CX10 and VPL-CS10 projectors will be available in the early fall at anticipated manufacturer's suggested list prices of $6,000 and $4,800, respectively.

More information about Sony's full line of LCD projectors is available at: www.sony.com/superlite.

(a) ANSI lumens is a measuring method of the American National Standards Institute. Since there is no uniform method of measuring brightness, specifications will vary among manufacturers.

Sony Electronics Broadcast and Professional Company (BPC) provides advanced products and systems for a variety of professional and broadcast markets, including production, corporate, industrial, government, security, medical and education. BPC designs products and applications that will facilitate its customers' transition to digital technologies and enter the emerging broadband network era, while managing their current assets. Sony BPC products and services include those for broadcast acquisition, production, storage, data management, system integration, digital imaging, digital printing, large and small venue display and projection needs. Sony Electronics Inc. recorded annual sales exceeding $12 billion. For more information, visit www.sony.com/professional.

Editor's Note: For information regarding the nearest Sony authorized dealer or service location, call 1-800-686-SONY. Press releases are available online at www.sony.com/news.

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CONTACT: Sony Electronics, Inc.
Scott Gardiner
201/930-7436
scott.gardiner@am.sony.com