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Hitachi Introduces New DVD, Camcorder and VCR Line During 2001 International CES

Jan 4, 2001 12:52 PM

-- Diverse Line-up Delivers Quality and Affordability --

LAS VEGAS,, January 4, 2001 - Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division announced a new line-up of home DVD players, camcorders and VCRs for 2001 during CES. Hitachi will demonstrate the new products at the Aladdin Hotel (Grand Ballrooms 2 & 3) during the show from Saturday, January 6 through Monday, January 8, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hitachi's new DV-C605U five-disc DVD and CD changer is fully featured with a built-in Dolbyâ Digital 5.1 channel decoder. The unit includes component video out, optical and coaxial digital audio out, DTS digital out and Virtual Surround Sound. The DV-C605U is priced at $299.95 and is currently shipping.

Combining value and performance in the single-disc DVD category, the new DV-P315U and DV-P415U feature a new sleek design. Both players include Hitachi's disc navigation system, component video output and optical and coaxial digital audio outputs. As in all Hitachi DVD players, the DV-P315U and DV-P415U support both DTS digital and Dolby Digital outputs and include Virtual Surround Sound. The DV-P315U and the DV-P415U will ship in Q2, 2001 for $179.95 and $199.95 respectively. Hitachi's DV-P415U will add a dual laser pick-up for CD-R and CD-RW compatibility, a multi-brand remote and an enhanced transport tray.

Rounding out Hitachi's high performance DVD line is the DV-W1U, Dual Deck DVD player / CD-RW with slim, silver design. The DV-W1U incorporates an easy to use digital audio recording by on-screen or one-button operation. Access to scenes is rapid with the 2x DVD Drive and recording a snap with the 2x CD-RW drive. For convenience the DV-W1U includes a built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel decoder, dual laser pick up, disc navigation, component video out, optical and coaxial digital audio in/out, DTS digital out and 2x and 4x digital zoom with graphical positioning indicator. The unit is currently shipping for $749.95.