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-- Eleven Ultra-Slim HDTV Models Deliver Cinematic Images in Sleek Designs --

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2005 – The Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT),, today launched its 2005 flat panel television line with seven product lines that combine revolutionary plasma and LCD technologies with sophisticated designs. The new line includes several stunning 42- and 55-inch plasma HDTVs; a series of LCD flat panel HDTVs with 26-, 32- and 37-inch displays; and a 42-inch enhanced-definition plasma model.

Hitachi’s 2005 flat panel HDTVs utilize proprietary technologies in dramatic industrial designs in a range of sizes from 26- to 55-inches. For UltraVision® models, the company’s next-generation VirtualHD™ 1080p II video processing technology incorporates new histogram processing algorithms for enhanced contrast, sharpness, gamma and color for a clearer, sharper picture.

“Hitachi’s expanded flat panel product line for 2005 is designed to increase our share of market in both high definition plasma and LCD segments.” said Leo Delaney, Vice President, marketing, Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division. “Our new product line utilizes the most advanced proprietary plasma and LCD technologies to bring the smooth image quality of film to home theater.”