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Press Release  |  Jan 8, 2002

Lightweight Offerings Transform Home Entertainment with Flexible Viewing Options

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2002 - ViewSonic Corporation, a worldwide Visual Technologies(tm) leader, unveiled at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show two projectors designed not only to meet the stringent requirements of business professionals, but also deliver the versatility and ease of use demanded by home theater enthusiasts.

With estimated street prices (ESP) of $1895 and $2495 respectively, the PJ500 and PJ550 are affordable alternatives to stationary, bulky and expensive big-screen TVs. Weighing just five pounds each, both offer compatibility, ease of use and excellent image quality in a lightweight, mobile form factor that can be easily transported and adapted from home to business environments. They offer consumers a source of entertainment that can be used with video and TV signals, as well as with PCs and laptops for games, web surfing and digital photography. In addition, the PJ550 offers higher XGA resolution for extremely clear, crisp images.

"Consumers are no longer limited to rear projection systems as the only retail option when it comes to big-screen, high-resolution viewing in the home", said Jennifer Litten, product manager, Digital Display Products, ViewSonic. "By shattering the $2,000 barrier and offering a feature-rich product that does more than just process TV signals, ViewSonic is helping people transform their living rooms into multi-offering, home entertainment centers."

Both the PJ500 and the PJ550 operate at a whisper-quiet 33db and offer one-touch setup for fast, easy sync and sharp focus. Both support HDTV signals, including 480i, 480p, up to1080i, as well as other video and data sources. Other features include 1200 lumens, a short focal length for large clear images at a short distance, digital keystone correction and zoom functions. In addition, enhanced video inputs for component and s-video, and the eco-mode setting for energy and lamp life conservation make the PJ500 and PJ550 ideal for any home entertainment setting or budget-conscious business.

Visitors to the ViewSonic booth at space #13706 of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8-11 can speak to industry experts while experiencing the new projectors, along with other next-generation display products. The ViewSonic PJ500, at an ESP of $1895, and the PJ550, at $2495, will be available through retail outlets, including Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, and Office Depot, along with mail-order and PC reseller channels beginning in mid-January. For added customer convenience, ViewSonic offers an optional 48-hour Express Exchange® Service along with 24/7 technical support. For more information about the ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer near you, visit or call 1-(800)888-8583.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic Corporation, a leader in Visual Technology products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, Internet education and entertainment markets. The company's products have won more than 1000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation with over $1.3 billion in worldwide annual sales. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736.

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