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New InFocus ScreenPlay 5700 Offers Premium Blend of Performance and PriceLatest Projector Delivers Superior Home Theater Performance and Cutting Edge Technology
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2003--Constantly redefining price performance for home theater projectors, InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC) the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, is offering premium performance for a great price with the launch of the new ScreenPlay(TM) 5700, a sub-$5,000 projector with cinema-quality performance that rivals and surpasses projectors at much higher price ranges.
The ScreenPlay 5700 is a new home theater platform from InFocus that includes the latest and most advanced technology from both Texas Instruments and Faroudja. With these technologies seamlessly integrated with the award-winning ScreenPlay design and function, the ScreenPlay 5700 delivers uniform brightness, high contrast in black and gray levels, and sharp, full-image focus with low distortion and no pin cushioning or barreling.
The ScreenPlay 5700 is also the first home projector to ship with the Matterhorn DLP(TM) technology from Texas Instruments, which provides native 16:9 resolution in the United States as well as in Wide PAL countries. With more DVDs coming to market in their original movie theater formats, consumers have been faced with watching their favorite stars either squished short and fat or stretched long and thin so they can fit into plasma or LCD screens. The ScreenPlay 5700 will display images in the way they were intended to be seen, so corners won't be cropped and headshots won't be cut off at the hairline.
"We invented the mid-range price category of home theater projectors two years ago when we launched the ScreenPlay 110. The ScreenPlay 5700 carries on our tradition of commitment to delivering high-quality home theater products. The ScreenPlay 5700 has the breathtaking image quality of much higher priced projectors at less than half the cost," said Scott Hix, Vice President and General Manager of InFocus Business Development. "The ScreenPlay 5700 has the most sophisticated technology of three experts in home projection, InFocus, Texas Instruments and Faroudja. Now consumers have access to a dedicated home theater projector, with cinema quality, for a fraction of the usual cost."
"InFocus and Texas Instruments share a vision of front projectors as being able to deliver a truly unique home theater experience. Now, InFocus is delivering a projector with a native resolution that will allow a worldwide audience to enjoy that unique experience," said Bharath Rajagopalan, Manager, Home Projector Business Unit, DLP(TM) Products at Texas Instruments. "We see a significant -- and very exciting -- opportunity for front projection systems, and the ScreenPlay 5700 appears to be extremely well-positioned to take maximum advantage of that opportunity."
The ScreenPlay 5700 includes cutting-edge performance features. The projector has 1000 lumens for clear pictures in almost any lighting condition and 1400:1 contrast ratio for crisp blacks and detailed gray scale. Calibrated to D65 color mastering standards for perfect HD colors, the projector can display 16.7 million colors simultaneously. There are eight selectable video sources for unrivaled connectivity and the Matterhorn DLP(TM) technology provides true native 16:9 resolution (1024x576). The new DCDi from Faroudja has additional color and sharpness, noise reducers and a videophile-grade scaler.
"We now have outstanding projectors in the $2,000, $5000, and $10,000 range, with unmatched and award-winning performance for any consumer who wants the true movie theater experience that only front projectors can provide," said Hix. "We feel that for consumers looking for the best home theater, front projection is a category that is just picking up steam, and we will continue to turn up the heat by delivering the best performance at surprising prices."
The ScreenPlay 5700 will be available on June 25. For more information, customers can visit www.infocushome.com.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, enhances thinking, learning and creativity in boardrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms and delivers superior home entertainment experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images from multiple sources including computers, DVD players, and PDAs. A recognized projection pioneer and innovator, InFocus provides the most comprehensive line of business and home projectors, projector management tools, wireless technology and projection engines. From the smallest and lightest mobile projectors and feature-packed meeting room products to the finest and most compact home entertainment projection solutions, InFocus has garnered industry acclaim for design, functionality and intuitive solutions. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, with regional offices in Europe and Asia. 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.
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