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Hitachi Introduces Its First Plasma Television Line at CES 2002

Jan 8, 2002 17:16 PM

-- Sleek Plasma Design Integrated With High Performance Television Functionality Delivering the Optimal Home Theater Experience --

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2002 - The Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT),, today announced that it will produce one of the industry's first consumer plasma television lines in 2002. The UltraVision 16:9 widescreen HDT20 series, including the 42" (42HDT20) and the 32" (32HDT20), builds on the success of Hitachi's high end UltraVision Digital television line. Integrated with two NTSC television tuners, a full range of audio-video inputs and outputs and full-featured remote control, Hitachi's new plasma television line brings consumer ease and functionality to the market.

"Hitachi views plasma as an important product technology and accordingly has invested in one of the world's premiere plasma research, development and production facilities," said Leo Delaney, vice president of marketing for the Hitachi America, Ltd. Home Electronics Division. "Our 32" and 42" plasma television models are introduced with all of the feature content and functionality of our best selling UltraVision projection television products. We see these high performance plasma televisions as a natural extension of our big screen product line."