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Hitachi Announces New Lightweight HDTV-Compatible Projector

CP-SX5600W Offers High-Quality SXGA Resolution at an XGA Price Point

BRISBANE, Calif., February 13, 2003 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today announced the availability of the CP-SX5600W, an affordable, yet high-definition Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) projector which is light enough for mobile users and feature-rich enough to use in a corporate boardroom or a theater-like environment. The CP-SX5600W features 1,800 ANSI lumens and sharp SXGA resolution for a vivid projection image at an XGA price point.

"The new CP-SX5600W meets the market needs of businesses and home theater customers by providing crisp images and outstanding video quality in an HDTV-ready projector," said Pete Denes, director of sales for Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Visual Display Products. "The CP-SX5600W offers of all of this at a very competitive price point and is backed by Hitachi's industry-leading service and support."

The CP-SX5600W weighs just 12 pounds making it easily portable and includes multiple connectivity options such as DVI, analog RGB, component, composite and S-Video. Vertical and horizontal keystone correction functions also allow the presenter to work around seating arrangements where the path of the projected image can be obstructed. Hitachi's Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan Technology also enhances the video quality of the CP-SX5600W, providing rich, clean images.

The CP-SX5600W is priced at $11,995 and is now available through Hitachi's network of nationwide resellers. For more information, or to locate a dealer near you, please visit www.hitachi.com/mmpp, or call 1-800-225-1741.

Key Features and Specifications
Brightness - 1,800 ANSI lumens (1,440 in Whisper Mode)
Contrast Ratio - 600:1
Wired Remote Control
Native SXGA Resolution
12 pounds
Quiet Operation - 39 decibels (32 decibels in Whisper Mode)
Vertical and Horizontal Digital Keystone Correction
Versatile and Easy to Connect
Exceptional Connectivity - DVI, Two Analog RGB, Component, Composite and S-Video
Digital Zoom and Freeze Function
Picture-in-Picture
HDTV Theater Ready
Built-in Speaker - (1W x 1 stereo)
Reverse Image Function for Ceiling Mount
Warranty - 3 years parts and labor, 90 days for the lamp