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NEC Introduces Two New Wide Screen
Showcase Series Home Entertainment Projectors

Press Release  |  Sep 10, 2004

NEC's HT410 and HT510 Offer Consumers Vivid, Adaptable and Reliable
Theater-Sized Images for Multiple Room Environments Starting at $1,495

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SPECIAL TO CEDIA -- NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is making large screen projection an affordable reality with the addition of two new Showcase Series(TM) home entertainment projectors. Ideal for consumers who want to bring more than the movie theater experience into their home, the HT410(TM) and HT510(TM) single-chip DLP(TM) projectors pack 16:9 native resolution, HD display, intuitive user interface and professional grade reliability into a contemporary design for low-cost, larger-than-life entertainment. Under the Showcase Series umbrella, the HT410 and HT510 join four new residential plasma displays and the award-winning, HT1100(TM) projector, famous for its jaw-dropping 3500:1 contrast ratio.

"The HT410 and HT510 projectors were created to seamlessly integrate into virtually any room in the home and to provide a selection for the home user in search of a simple and cost-effective alternative to other available display technologies," explains Don Fasick, projector product manager for the Visual Systems Division of NEC Solutions. "The new HT projectors function well in the family room, bonus room or as a dedicated home theater projector by delivering broad signal compatibility for uses beyond wide screen DVD movie-watching -- such as high definition television, satellite and cable display, as well as gaming, digital pictures, computers and more. They offer a home entertainment solution that brings the large screen viewing available with front projection into the home."

Vivid: Home entertainment users can achieve crystal clear, larger-than- life images thanks to the wide screen display of the HT410 (WVGA/854x480) and HT510 (1024x576). Built-in deinterlace video processing provides excellent fast motion picture display without image artifacts while HD signal compatibility ensures the same vibrant, dynamic experience as going to the movies. VORTEX Technology Plus(TM) further improves white balance, color accuracy and dynamic range for a crisp and vivid image. The new HT projectors provide a bright 1000 ANSI lumens and sharp 1200:1 contrast ratio for commanding video display in virtually any viewing environment.

Adaptable: The new HT projectors offer portable entertainment that adapts to just about any room with a sub-seven pound contemporary design and new pearlescent white chassis. Built-in wall color correction preset selections provide adaptive color tone correction when projecting onto non-white screen material or other display areas, such as a garage door for neighborhood movie night or a wall in a basement. The new HT projectors function well in home settings with manual vertical lens shift and a rear adjustable tilt foot mechanism to further adjust projector placement and alignment to the screen, along with Autosense(TM) one-touch image optimization. Additionally, a full- function back-lit remote allows for easy navigation at the touch of a button.

Reliable: NEC's HT410 and HT510 provide rock-solid, professional grade reliability and performance based on decades of engineering expertise. The projectors incorporate Eco-Mode(TM) technology to extend lamp life up to 50 percent and are backed by NEC's unsurpassed product reliability and service so users can feel confident about their investment while enjoying the benefits of theater-sized images in their home.

Pricing and Availability

The HT410 and HT510 are available for an estimated street price of $1,495 and $1,995 respectively. The HT410 will begin shipping in October 2004 and the HT510 in November 2004. Both come standard with a two-year limited parts and labor warranty.

For further information on NEC's Showcase Series line of projectors and plasma displays, please visit or call 1-800-NEC-INFO.

About NEC Solutions (America), Inc.

NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America. As an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ:NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.1), NEC Solutions America taps into a global resource network to help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive edge. Providing mobile enterprise computing systems, biometric security solutions, business intelligence, projector and plasma display solutions, business service management and IT professional services, NEC Solutions America delivers its expertise with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, Calif., NEC Solutions America maintains research, marketing, sales and support facilities throughout the United States. Information regarding NEC Solutions America can be found at .

Source: NEC Solutions (America), Inc.

CONTACT: Jenna Held of NEC Solutions (America), Inc., +1-630-467-4617,

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NOTE TO EDITORS: For product images, visit: . See NEC Showcase Series at CEDIA EXPO!, Sept. 10-12, Indianapolis RCA Dome, Sound Room #18