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VIEWSONIC INTENSIFIES COMMITMENT TO PROJECTOR MARKET WITH COMPLETE LINE OF TECHNOLOGY OFFERINGSDLP and LCD Displays Extend Options for Consumers and Professionals
"ViewSonic is attacking the projector marketplace by leveraging several market factors, including DLP technology price decreases, front-projection becoming the large-screen display of choice and the office-to-home crossover technology usage," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. "We're fueling additional market growth by offering more competitively priced, feature-rich and stylish projector options."
The Cine1000 features DLP technology and a 16:9 aspect ratio for widescreen home theater viewing at an affordable estimated street price (ESP) of $999. Available by the end of January, the 8.8-pound projector boasts 1000 lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, a native 480p widescreen resolution and a six-segment color wheel to deliver bright colors and optimal viewing for movies, television and gaming. Multiple connectivity—including DVI-I (HDCP compliant), composite, component (YPbPr) and S-video—enable simple connection to PCs, game consoles, DVD players and camcorders, while an advanced processor with reverse 3:2 pull down ensures a consistent, high-quality digital visual experience.
To meet the desire for using projection technology in the office by day and in the home by night, the 2000 lumen PJ458D and 2500 lumen PJ766D DLP projectors provide optimum viewing for both data and video. The projectors feature native XGA resolutions of 1024x768 and 2000:1 contrast ratios to produce bright, colorful pictures with sharp image quality. The ability to support HDTV signals extends usage scenarios for these portable projectors, making each more practical for home, office and education applications. The 4.9-pound PJ458D and 7.9-pound PJ766D will be available by the end of January for ESPs of $999 and $1,499, respectively.
For users preferring ultra-portability in an LCD form factor, the 4.9-pound PJ452 and 6.2-pound PJ656 LCD projectors offer 1024x768 XGA native resolutions to deliver bright crisp images, from the boardroom and classroom to the living room. Progressive scan and 3:2 pull down improve video performance, without sacrificing affordability. The PJ452 features 1500 lumens of brightness and a 300:1 contrast ratio, and will be available at the end of January for an ESP of $899, while the PJ656 provides 2100 lumens of brightness and a 400:1 contrast ratio, and is currently shipping for an ESP of $1,199.
ViewSonic also demonstrated the future of projection technology with a 1.1-pound DLP projector designed for people on the go who want a pocket-sized display option for entertainment and data. The ultra-portable display is expected to be released later this year and features a light emitting diode (LED) light source that provides an 800x600 SVGA resolution and little operational noise for distraction-free viewing. The projector offers battery-pack power, making it ideal for even the most remote locations where a reliable power source might be an issue.
The projectors will be sold with ViewSonic's superior customer support program that includes a three-year limited product warranty and one year of Express Exchange® service at no additional charge, along with 24/7 technical support, excluding major U.S. holidays. The projectors will be available through the professional audio-visual channel, authorized ViewSonic distributors and solution providers. For more information on ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.viewsonic.com/projectors or call 800.888.8583.
ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.
Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or www.ViewSonic.com.
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