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Press Release  |  Sep 6, 2003

Union City, California….Vidikron is pleased to introduce two new projectors incorporating Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing technology, signaling the rebirth of the Vidikron brand: the Vision™ Series Model 40/Model 40ET and the Model 20/Model 20ET. "These new models are the first of what will be a comprehensive line of home theater display and video enhancement products from Vidikron", says Mark Stein, Director of Corporate Communications for Vidikron. Targeted at mainstream home theater enthusiasts and applications, the Vision™ Series Model 40/40ET and Model 20/20ET projectors deliver stunning picture quality and professional features for home theater applications without breaking the budget.

The Vision™ Model 40 and Model 40ET represent the pinnacle in high performance video projection using TI's latest 16:9 native HD-2 DLP™ chip technology. The Model 40's advanced engineering innovations, features, and picture quality qualify it as the centerpiece of state-of-the-art home theater installations. The entry level Model 20 and Model 20ET also offer the latest 16:9 widescreen DLP™ technology and incorporate numerous engineering innovations and a host of professional features not typically found in projectors in this price range.

The Model 40/40ET have a light output of 950 ANSI lumens and contrast ratios of 1600:1, while the Model 20/20ET delivers 850 ANSI lumens of light output and 1500:1 contrast ratios, making these projectors a superb choice for home theaters with recommended screen requirements all the way up to 96 inches wide.

Internal video processing with 3:2 film detection circuitry and full HDTV compatibility (with outboard tuner/decoder or satellite receiver) ensure that all of these projectors are capable of projecting any video source with stunning results. All of these models also include support for multiple aspect ratio control, including Vidikron's IntelliWide mode, offering the ability to view standard video formats in widescreen without loss of image quality. Advanced digital keystone correction and discrete IR or RS-232 control facilitate custom installations seamlessly, while discrete source and aspect ratio selection accommodate automation control systems.

The Vision Model 40 offers a variable throw distance of 1.38:1 to 1.63:1, while the Model 40ET provides a longer variable throw distance of 1.80:1 to 2.40:1. The Vision Model 20 offers a variable throw distance of 1.71:1 to 2.06:1, while the Model 20ET provides a longer variable throw distance of 2.2:1 to 3.1:1. All of these models ship with professional grade lenses and feature a unique 'cat's eye' optical system that enhances contrast and optimizes black level performance. In addition, a unique 9-point white balance system accounts for superb gray scale tracking, producing stunning image quality with crisp detail and deeply saturated colors.

The high performance Model 40/40ET and the Model 20/20ET offer all of the quality expected of a Vidikron product. All models sport an aesthetically pleasing small footprint exterior case design that blends into any room surrounding.

The highly respected Vidikron brand was established in 1980 in Milan, Italy, and was acquired by Runco International in 2002. Vidikron offers a comprehensive selection of high performance, cutting edge video products, and will be distributed through a selected network of authorized Vidikron dealers and custom installation professionals. For more information on Vidikron, please us on the web at

Vision Model 40 MSRP: $8,999 Availability: Now shipping
Vision Model 40ET MSRP: $9,995

Vision Model 20 MSRP: $5,495 Availability: Now shipping
Vision Model 20ET MSRP: $6,495

Digital Light Processing and DLP are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
Vision is a trademark of Vidikron