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ViewSonic Projectors Brighten Options For Home Theater Enthusiasts

Press Release  |  Sep 27, 2002

Lightweight Offerings Transform Home Entertainment with Flexibility and Affordability

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 27, 2002 – ViewSonic® Corporation, a worldwide Visual Technologies™ leader, ViewSonic(R) Corporation, a worldwide Visual Technologies(TM) leader, today unveiled its two latest additions to its popular portable projector line at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo. With 1500 lumens of brightness, the PJ501 and PJ551 are designed not only to meet the stringent requirements of business professionals, but to also deliver the versatility and ease of use demanded by home theater enthusiasts.

With estimated street prices (ESP) of $1795 and $2195 respectively, the PJ501 and PJ551 are affordable alternatives to stationary, bulky and expensive big-screen TVs. Weighing just five pounds each, and rated at 1500 lumens of brightness, both offer compatibility, ease of use and excellent image quality in a lightweight, mobile form factor. The PJ501 and PJ551 offer consumers a source of entertainment that can be used with video and TV signals, including HDTV, as well as with PCs and laptops for games, web surfing and digital photography.

"These latest ViewSonic offerings are meeting demands for brighter, higher quality presentation products at more affordable prices, while providing the tools home theater enthusiasts and mobile professionals require," said Jennifer Feldman, product manager, Digital Display Products, ViewSonic.

Visitors to ViewSonic booth #757 at CEDIA (located in the Minneapolis Convention Center from September 27 – 29) can experience the capabilities of the PJ501 and PJ551, along with other ViewSonic next-generation display products, including the VPW505, a 50-inch high-resolution plasma display. With an ESP of $8995, it is one of the lowest priced 50-inch plasma on the market today.

The ViewSonic PJ501 and PJ551 will be available through retail outlets, including CompUSA, along with mail order and PC reseller channels beginning in Oct. 1, 2002. Both projectors are sold with an industry exclusive support program of one-year limited projector lamp warranty, a three-year limited product warranty and one year of Express Exchange® service at no additional charge, 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. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736.