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Mitsubishi Digital Announces Its XD300U Colorview Projector With Long-Life Lamp For Home And Business USe

High Brightness, High Contrast Ratio, Low Cost of Ownership

IRVINE, Calif., December 3, 2002 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, today announced its XD300U ColorView DLP™ projector designed for home entertainment and professional presentations.

Known for its superb color reproduction technology, Mitsubishi Digital's XD300U ColorView provides 2100 ANSI lumens and weighs 6.6 pounds. It offers a remarkable 2000:1 contrast ratio—colors are rich, whites are brilliant, and blacks are extremely dark—a critical consideration for home theater enthusiasts and professional presenters.

"A high contrast ratio means that shadows and darker scenes are rich in texture, not lost in a fuzzy, indistinct wash," said James Chan, director, projector product marketing for Mitsubishi Digital. "It's particularly important in movies that are famous for atmosphere, such as film noir. When projected through the XD300U, these movie images are realistic and true."

The XD300U also boasts a super long lamp life—up to 4000 hours, lasting two or more times than most competitive models. "A long lamp life translates into low cost of ownership," added Chan. "One lamp can last as long as five years or more under normal conditions, with typical levels of usage."

Set-up is quick and easy with the XD300U ColorView—images can be easily perfected with many user-friendly features including both horizontal and vertical keystone correction. The universal learning remote control unit that ships with the XD300U ColorView can be easily programmed to operate two additional video sources, such as a DVD player or VCR, allowing users to switch easily between displays and eliminating the need for expensive control systems typical with other projectors.

The XD300U ColorView is fully compatible with Mitsubishi Digital's new ProjectorView™ networking system, which connects its projectors via an external serial-to-Ethernet translator. With ProjectorView, these projectors are instantly connected to a local area network (LAN) through an assigned IP address, and can be controlled and monitored with a web browser from a node in the LAN or through the Internet.

Attaining true, accurate colors is simple through the XD300U ColorView's intuitive six-axis color adjustments and dynamic gamma mode controls. sRGB compliance is also supported as a color preset.

The XD300U ColorView also boasts Emmy-award winning video processing technology, known as Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDi™), invented and patented by Faroudja. DCDi eliminates jagged edges that appear when standard interlaced video is viewed on progressive-scan displays, producing video images that look smooth and natural.

"Combining a high contrast ratio, ColorView, and Faroudja's DCDi video technology creates a projector with color reproduction excellence, unlike any other manufacturer," said Chan, "It's a perfect convergence product for business applications and the home theater experience."

The XD300U ColorView has an MSRP of $6995, with a full three-year warranty on parts and labor, plus a 90-day warranty on the lamp. And, like all Mitsubishi XGA ColorView projectors, the XD300U ColorView comes with the Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a nationwide comprehensive service provided for units under warranty that offers next business-day replacement for down units when or where available.

About Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division, a division of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., markets an extensive line of presentation and display products and is known for its award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers and dealers throughout the United States. Mitsubishi Presentation Products is located at 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, Calif., 92618. For more information, please call 888-880-6351 or visit www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.