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SANYO INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST, TRUE 1920 X 1080 THREE-PANEL LCD MULTIMEDIA HIGH DEFINITION PROJECTOR

SANYO PLV-HD10 Delivers Impressive Image Processing Power

LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2004, NAB, Booth # SL3624 – SANYO Fisher Company's Presentation Technologies Division, whose parent company is one of the world's largest designers and manufacturers of LCD projectors, today announced the addition of the 5500 ANSI Lumen PLV-HD10 (four high output 250 watt UHP lamps) to its family of large venue projectors. "It takes more than a lot of light, high contrast ratio and high resolution to make an outstanding projector like this," said Mark Holt, vice president of sales and marketing for SANYO Fisher Company's Presentation Technologies Division. "It takes advanced technologies working together to create great HD image quality."

Weighing only 81 pounds for a large venue projector, the PLV-HD10 combines many technologies to produce the world's first, full-specification true high definition, 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution, three-panel LCD high definition projector. SANYO has developed a custom 12-bit progressive scan integrated circuit including a super high speed, pipelined, parallel image processing chip. The resultant exclusive motion adaptive de-interlace image processing circuits work with the source data to create a harmony of HD images for superb image quality and contrast.

SANYO, with its PLV-HD10, is the only company to use "intelligent" sharpness processing. This intelligent sharpness process first removes overshoot and ringing on the digitizer video signal, then it looks for the data trends in the digitized video streams to see if it missed anything. The pipelined processor in the PLV-HD10 also removes noise in a similar "smart" two-pass process.

High definition images require better color too. For the purest red, brightest green and an amazing blue, SANYO has improved the color separation filters to achieve sharper, clearer color differences and separations that can be seen on-screen with high color fidelity.

The SANYO PLV-HD10 lets the user achieve the requirements of the source material being shown by selecting gamma processing and color balance from one of the pre-determined color modes. Better yet, one can use SANYO's exclusive "Real Color Manager" which lets a user become an expert colorist by creating a custom gamma and color correction table and then run it through a computer via the included software. One then simply compares the on-screen image to a printed chart.

The SANYO PLV-HD10 achieves an outstanding 1000:1 contrast ratio. A micro lens is integrated in each individual pixel on the three LCD panels. This increases the light efficiency, resulting in significantly brighter images.

Most of SANYO's extensive lens collection can be used with the PLV-HD10, including quick change (easy mount) lenses and adapted older lenses. The projector has an Efficient Lamp Management System for balanced, fail-safe four lamp operation. Many new signal input options are available, including the first dual SDI input module in this class of projector.

Optional detachable interface panels (including network control/administrations) can be used in varying combinations to meet the source input needs of most any situation.

The SANYO PLV-HD10 does not have MSRP set yet. It's backed by a three-year parts and labor warranty as well as a 90-day original lamp warranty. This ground-breaking projector is available toward the end of 2004 through SANYO's national network of professional audiovisual dealers.

About SANYO
Based in Chatsworth, CA, SANYO Fisher Company is a leading marketer of high-quality multimedia, consumer audio and video, communications, security video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products. (The Presentation Technologies Division, through its parent company in Japan, is one of the world's largest producers of LCD projectors and digital cameras.) The company is a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.