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InFocus Sets Video Quality Benchmark With Debut of High Definition Home Cinema ProjectorProjection leader leverages technology integration experience and DLP(TM) expertise to deliver industry's best and brightest video quality
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2002--InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection, today introduced the next addition to its home entertainment projector series: the InFocus ScreenPlay 7200. Designed to deliver the best home cinema video experience available in the market, the ScreenPlay 7200 incorporates the industry's highest performing display technologies with InFocus' own award-winning platform.
The ScreenPlay 7200 is a true 720p high-definition front projector that provides out-of-the-box calibrated home cinema quality, simplifying the installation process. InFocus' innovative engineering of industry-leading display technologies, including Texas Instruments' Mustang/HD2 DLP technology, Faroudja(TM) DCDi FLI2300 video processing technology and Carl Zeiss(TM) optics that are designed for the ScreenPlay 7200, provides a premium video quality experience. With eight video inputs, the ScreenPlay 7200 allows users to experience a broad range of entertainment sources, including enhanced-definition TV, HDTV and DVD viewing.
"According to the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, residential systems and custom installation is the fastest growing segment in the consumer electronics industry. The ScreenPlay 7200 combines InFocus' integration expertise and the industry's latest technologies to create a best-in-class product for this growing market," said Scott Hix, vice president and general manager of InFocus' Home Entertainment division. "InFocus has created a breakthrough product -- providing installers and home theater aficionados with premium video performance at a competitive home cinema price."
The ScreenPlay 7200 sets the benchmark for home cinema front projection through the following key benefits designed to produce an image exactly as a movie director intended:
-- High-resolution imagery -- True high definition (native 1280 x 720) provided by Texas Instrument's new Mustang/HD2 DLP technology
-- Film-like contrast -- 1400:1 contrast ratio delivers the deepest blacks and superior scene detail
-- Industry's brightest image -- 1,000 lumens, with dual light output modes for varied lighting conditions and viewing preferences
-- Cinema quality color reproduction -- Calibrated to D65 color master standards to provide amazing color accuracy from natural flesh tones to vibrant reds, greens and blues, measured by cinematic standards
-- Installation-friendly design -- Calibrated for cinema-ready installation with low light pollution cabinet and maximum connectivity
To improve the ScreenPlay 7200's cinematic experience, the projector includes a six-segment color wheel that removes artifacts, enhances high-grade picture quality and allows incredibly accurate color reproduction. The ScreenPlay 7200 is designed for discerning home cinema enthusiasts and residential systems professionals, and is equipped for flexible installation and optimal video quality performance. For more information and complete product specifications visit www.infocushome.com.
Warranties and Availability
The ScreenPlay 7200 will be available worldwide in October 2002 at a list price of $9,999. This projector comes with a two-year standard product warranty.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC) is the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, including designing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning products for business and home use. InFocus' digital projectors are essential business tools for collaboration, videoconferencing and visual support and offer the best solution for more effective meetings. The projection industry pioneer provides its global customers the ultimate in reliability with the industry's most comprehensive line of projectors and presentation products. Solutions range from the smallest and lightest mobile projectors to feature-packed meeting room products and large audience installation and integration services. The company's products and services have been recognized for excellence by business and trade publications including BusinessWeek, C/Net, PC World and Wired. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Ore. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at www.infocus.com or contact the company toll-free at 800/294-6400 (U.S and Canada) or 503/685-8888 worldwide.
InFocus, Proxima and LP are registered trademarks and ASK and ScreenPlay are trademarks of InFocus Corporation.
"Digital Light Processing" and "DLP" are trademarks of Texas Instruments. DCDi is a trademark of Faroudja. Zeiss is a trademark of Carl Zeiss.