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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Only Manufacturer to Exhibit Latest Texas Instruments Technology at InfoComm 2005

Press Release  |  Jun 8, 2005

XD460U, XD490U Projectors Feature BrilliantColor(TM), Filter-Free Design

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- June 8, 2005-Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, is announcing its XD460U and XD490U projectors in booth #1401, at this week's InfoComm show in Las Vegas. Mitsubishi is the only projector manufacturer at InfoComm featuring Texas Instruments BrilliantColor(TM) technology.

BrilliantColor(TM) for Texas Instruments DLP(TM) technology uses a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements for more brightness and truer, more vibrant colors. It also allows a greater than 50 percent increase in mid-tone images -- common in video and natural scenes -- so the XD460U produces realistic color images in both business and home projection settings.

"Mitsubishi is known for its color brilliance and accuracy, and we're proud to be the first manufacturer to include BrilliantColor in our new projector," said Frank Anzures, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division.

Because BrilliantColor(TM) offers greater flexibility in color processing, customers can expand the color palette beyond red, green and blue to include yellow, white, magenta and cyan. BrilliantColor(TM) allows for more realistic and lifelike color reproduction and enables new levels of differentiation for DLP(TM) chip technology customers.

The XD460U and XD490U offer a five-segment color wheel to optimize color accuracy. Only 6.5 pounds each, they provide XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels), and a contrast ratio of 2200:1 for enhanced dark and light details, making it perfect for presenting in classrooms, bright offices or conference rooms. The lamps, which come with a 1-year limited warranty, blasts 2600 ANSI lumens and 3000 ANSI lumens, respectively, and are rated to last up to 5,000 hours.

Filter-Free Means No Hassle Operation
Mitsubishi's XD400 family of projectors (XD400U, XD450U, XD460U, XD480U, XD490U) projectors are all powered by DLP(TM) chip technology and have been designed with sealed optic engines. This advanced filter-free construction makes Mitsubishi's projectors resistant to dust, dirt and other micro particles within the light path. Eliminating the filter also reduces problems typically associated with clogged filters such as overheated lamps and premature failure. Users and service departments tasked with the tedious responsibility of inspecting, cleaning and replacing projector filters every three to six months will appreciate these easier maintenance schedules.

"We're proud to work with Texas Instruments to offer our customers even better color reproduction in our projectors," said James Chan, director of product marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "We continue to focus on product excellence to satisfy our most discerning customers."

Pricing, Availability, Limited Warranty
Mitsubishi's new XD460U and XD490U will be available in November 2005 through its professional dealer channel and selected online retailers and retail channels. With a suggested retail price of $3495 and $3995, respectively, they will come with Mitsubishi's 3-year limited warranty on parts and labor and Mitsubishi's exclusive 3-year Express Replacement Assistance program.

About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division markets an extensive line of professional presentation, display and front-projection home entertainment display systems and is known for its award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers, retailers, dealers, and system integrators throughout the United States. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is located at 9351 Jeronimo Rd., Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please call 888-307-0312 or visit

BrilliantColor, Digital Light Processing and DLP are trademarks of Texas Instruments.