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McIntosh Laboratory “Completes the Home Entertainment Picture” With Its First-Ever Video Products At CEDIA 2006

Press Release  |  Sep 14, 2006

-- Company Debuts Its First- Ever Video Projector, and Companion Video Processor -

Binghamton, NY, September 14, 2006 —McIntosh Laboratory, a world leader in home entertainment systems for more than 50 years, has always been renowned for the singular quality and craftsmanship of its high-end audio products. Now, at CEDIA 2006, the company is completing the home entertainment picture, bringing its unswerving attention to design, build quality and technological innovation to the creation of a new line of McIntosh video products, led by the company's first-ever video projector, Model MDLP1. At CEDIA, McIntosh is also debuting its new Model VP1000 video processor, designed as a companion piece to meld seamlessly with the MDLP1 for an ultimate "no-compromise" home entertainment solution.

Noted McIntosh President, Charlie Randall: "Integration of audio and video in a total home entertainment system is the driving force behind today's high-end consumer electronics marketplace, and being able to create the ultimate audio/video system is particularly important to custom installation professionals who cater to a demanding clientele of home entertainment aficionados. Our new video projector and companion processor reflect all the ideals that have earned McIntosh our near mythic status among audiophiles over the years. We look forward to demonstrating these products to CEDIA attendees, and showing how McIntosh is now a total solutions provider for those who seek perfection – or a close as it comes – in home entertainment."

MDLP1 Video Projector: Video Perfection, McIntosh-Style!
McIntosh's new MDLP1 video projector is everything you would expect from a company with McIntosh's unmatched reputation for quality and performance. Designed as the ultimate centerpiece for a no-compromise home theater, it features the latest-generation Texas Instrument single-chip DLP light and advanced processing circuitry that provides full 1080p HDMI Native input. When used in conjunction with McIntosh's new VP1000 video processor, the MDLP1 provides optional scaling up to and including to 1080p of all video sources. The MDLP1 includes 2 HDMI and 2 Component video inputs.

VP1000: Ideal Complement to the MDLP1
McIntosh's new VP1000 is designed as the ideal complement to the MDLP1. It is the first McIntosh Video Processor developed as a line-rate scaler between video source components and higher resolution displays such as plasma, LCD, DLP and HD video displays. A 2-zone processor, the VP1000 features dual scalers, allowing users to make image adjustments from many separate sources to two different displays in independent zones. For added flexibility and convenience, the VP1000 performs video adjustment functions such as color, sharpness and contrast. The VP1000's inputs include 4 HDMI, 6 Component, 6 S-Video and 6 Composite; outputs included Composite, S-Video, Component and HDMI up to 1080p. An RS232 port provides for control of other systems, and a large 2 x 20 character alphanumeric florescent display and advanced OSD setup menus add to the VP1000's flexibility and ease of use. For total convenience and flexibility, McIntosh's UEI HR057 dedicated remote control combines the functionality of the VP1000 and MDLP1. The maximum flexibility and installation convenience, the VP1000 will ship with the ceiling mounting bracket included.

Connect to the AP1000 for the Ultimate "Two-Box" A/V Solution
For an even more sophisticated total audio/video system, the VP1000 is designed to connect seamlessly with McIntosh's new AP1000 Audio Control Center, which features a dedicated control interface port for the VP1000. The combination of these two processors results in an unprecedented "two-box" A/V solution. In addition to allowing for total video switching and processing of the VP1000 through the AP1000 Audio Control Center, another benefit of this two-box combination is that when video software upgrades are available, consumers upgrade only the video portion and not be required to upgrade a more expensive audio/video processor. With the AP1000, users also enjoy the benefits of an LCD front-panel video display for control and live video, as well as Ethernet and USB connection for third party control and update, a next-generation TI chip set for DSP audio processing, as well as 12 Audio inputs and both balanced and unbalanced outputs and more.

About McIntosh Laboratory
In an era where the rate of change is as amazing as the changes themselves, McIntosh is all the more remarkable. Even after celebrating its 56th anniversary, the McIntosh brand continues to represent high performance, superlative engineering and limitless pride of ownership. State-of-the-art technology infused with hand craftsmanship and the details McIntosh is famous for continue to be the key values found in every piece of equipment. Products built to last for decades of flawless performance demand nothing less than an equal level of commitment to customer support and service as well. Its no wonder satisfied customers the world over view their McIntosh products as investments worthy of being passed down through generations. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. is a D&M Holdings company.

About D & M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE II: 6735) is based in Kawasaki and owns the Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, Denon DJ, ReplayTV® and Escient® brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound, is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. Additional information is available at

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