News Releases

10/15/1997

Hitachi Introduces New Advanced LCD Projector

CP-L850 LCD Combines Clear Pictures and Easy Operation for Versatile Presentation with Style

NORCROSS, GA

Oct 15, 1997 00:00 AM

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc.'s Visual Technologies Group announced today immediate availability of its advanced CP-L850 LCD projector. Hitachi's next generation high-end presentation tool, the CP-L850 LCD projector is available at an estimated street price of $8,995.95. Distributors include Boxlite, Data Projections, Southern Business Communications, Stampede, and Computer Support Group.

Hitachi's new LCD projector offers significant advantages over earlier technologies, particularly in varying display environments. To make more efficient use of available light, the CP-L850 employs a newly-developed polarization converter that outputs brightness of 650 lumens, producing a brighter and clearer picture for easy viewing in well-lit rooms and conference halls. The projector also has a complex reflector light source designed to maximize the amount of light reaching the LCD panel.

Key features include a high-resolution true S-VGA (800 x 600) full color display which expands selected VGA (640 x 480) images to full screen size with no loss of brightness or clarity. The CP-L850's Multi-Scan System also makes possible direct input connection to two PCs, permitting easy transitions from different sources. It is equipped with two S- Video and two composite video inputs for NTSC, PAL or SECAM and performs automatic frequency adjustment in response to the signal received. Hitachi's CP-L850 also offers front air discharge system, one-touch adjustable screen height, lens shutter and a remote control with mouse function enabling a presenter flexibility in delivery.

Key features include a high-resolution true S-VGA (800 x 600) full color display which expands selected VGA (640 x 480) images to full screen size with no loss of brightness or clarity. The CP-L850's Multi-Scan System also makes possible direct input connection to two PCs, permitting easy transitions from different sources. It is equipped with two S- Video and two composite video inputs for NTSC, PAL or SECAM and performs automatic frequency adjustment in response to the signal received. Hitachi's CP-L850 also offers front air discharge system, one-touch adjustable screen height, lens shutter and a remote control with mouse function enabling a presenter flexibility in delivery.

"Hitachi's LCD projector incorporates the latest in LCD technology to provide ease-of-use and superb picture quality for versatile presentations," said Kenny Hasegawa, senior product manager. "The CP-L850 offers greater brightness, improved contrast and sharper focus than competing products on the market."

The Hitachi CP-L850 LCD projector is ideal for business and educational environments, elevating today's presentations to a powerful new level. Ease of use, high brightness, and sharp resolution make the Hitachi CP-L850 LCD projector a logical choice for high-end presentations. The projector gives new impact to graphics and video materials for conferences, training centers, and classrooms with vibrant visuals that capture the audience's attention.

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., develops and markets a variety of consumer electronics and commercial multimedia products, including handheld computers and products for image capture and information access/multimedia.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1996 consolidated sales (ending March 31, 1997) of $68.7 billion. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment.

For Media/Investor Inquiries, please contact:

Gerard F. Corbett
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Vice President
Corp. Communications Group
Tel:(650) 244-7900
Fax: (650) 244-7920
gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

Lee Woodring
Hitachi Home Electronics
Tel: (770) 279-5617
lee.woodring@halny.hitachi.com

Tom Cawley
Tel: (770) 279-5707
tom.cawley@halny.hitachi.com

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