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NEC Launches Showcase Series Home Entertainment Line
With Six New Projectors and Plasma Displays

Press Release  |  Sep 10, 2004

NEC Showcase Series Includes Two New HT Series Projectors and
Four New Plasma Displays for a Complete Range of Vivid, Adaptable
and Reliable Large Screen Images Throughout the Home

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SPECIAL TO CEDIA -- NEC Solutions (America), Inc. has renewed its commitment to the home entertainment market by introducing a new Showcase Series(TM) display line, which offers first-time buyers to discerning enthusiasts a complete range of vivid, adaptable and reliable large screen display choices. The Showcase Series includes two new wide screen HT projectors and four next-generation plasma models (two 42", a 50" and a 61"), along with the award-winning high-contrast HT1100(TM) projector. With the new Showcase Series home entertainment line, consumers can now outfit their entire home room-by-room with NEC large screen displays.

According to Ron Gillies, senior vice president and general manager for the Visual Systems Division of NEC Solutions, studies show that Americans are spending more time at home and using display technology to connect with friends and family. "NEC's Showcase Series projectors and plasma displays provide crystal clear, larger-than-life images and an abundance of choices and price ranges that will fit any lifestyle and virtually every room in the house," he explains. "For example, a projector in the family room or basement is ideal for movie night or a neighborhood video game competition while a plasma display in the living room or loft offers a sleek, decorative look and space-saving functionality for high definition television, computer use and much more."

Vivid, Adaptable and Reliable

The Showcase Series complete line of home entertainment projectors and plasma displays are engineered in NEC's world-renowned design labs and optimized for vivid image quality, high brightness and resolution and real- life color reproduction in almost any environment. The projectors and plasma displays provide an adaptable range of screen sizes (from 42" to 200") for the entire house, HD signal compatibility to future-proof the investment and a full assortment of intuitive accessories that complement the room. NEC rounds out its Showcase offering with professional grade reliability and performance backed by unsurpassed product service and support.

New HT Projectors

Joining the award-winning, high contrast HT1100, the new wide screen HT410(TM) and HT510(TM) single-chip DLP(TM) projectors pack a premium 16:9 native resolution into an affordable, contemporary design, making them an attractive, practical option for consumers who want to bring the movie experience home. Built-in deinterlace processing provides excellent fast motion picture display without image artifacts and HD signal display ensures the same vibrant, dynamic experience as going to the movies. The HT projector's adaptive preset wall color correction, image optimization features, quiet operation and intuitive user interface allow for flexible use in multiple room environments. The estimated street price of the new HT projectors starts at $1,495. They will begin shipping in October 2004 and come standard with a two-year limited parts and labor warranty.

New Plasma Displays

NEC's next-generation of home entertainment plasma displays offer discerning enthusiasts the same brilliant image quality and sleek, silver bezel design with exciting enhancements, including higher contrast ratios, higher brightness levels, lower power consumption and split-screen capabilities, all at the same price points as the previous models. The 42VR5, a new, entry-level addition to NEC's home entertainment plasma line, and next- generation 42XR3, 50XR4 and 61XR3 all feature exceptional image reproduction due to a blend of NEC patented technologies for the most realistic colors, noise-free video and highest color processing available. Their slim, attractive design, wide viewing angle and connectivity to virtually any source can be easily incorporated into a variety of rooms while the long panel life and comprehensive phosphor protection system make them resilient enough for use in an active household. The estimated street price of the new plasmas starts at $2,995. All four will ship by the end of September 2004 and come standard with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty (one year for the panel).

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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