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Hitachi Unveils Feature-Rich Premium Portable CP-X990W Projector at NAB 2002

Mar 25, 2002 10:14 AM

-- Hitachi's Brightest Projector Features DVI Video Input and Native XGA Resolution --

BRISBANE, Calif., http://www.hitachi.us/, March 25, 2002 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today announced its newest premium portable LCD projector, the CP-X990W. The new projector brings brighter, more vibrant images with 3,500 lumens, and offers versatile installation with multiple video inputs, including a DVI port. This new product augments Hitachi's complete line of multimedia presentation offerings and its new features make the CP-X990W an ideal option for use in large venues. The CP-X990W will be demonstrated at NAB 2002 in Booth #L6603 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8 - 11, 2002.

"Today's presentation professionals are demanding more from their projectors and we are delivering a product that raises the bar on all fronts - sophistication, performance and reliability," said Pete Denes, director of sales for Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Presentation Products. "With the new CP-X990W, we give professionals a superior presentation tool that offers outstanding video quality combined with excellent brightness and resolution - all contained within a portable and compact footprint."

Brighter, Clearer and More Vibrant Images

With a brightness of 3,500 lumens, Hitachi's brightest projector to date, the CP-X990W features Hitachi's Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan technology and native XGA resolution along with a 500:1 contrast ratio, combining exceptional video quality with crisp, vibrant images. Additionally, the CP-X990W offers an anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio and HDTV-compatibility.

Versatile Installation

Adding to the CP-X990W's adaptability is its vertical and horizontal keystone correction, which allows for flexible installation regardless of room layout. Furthermore, its multiple inputs, including composite, component, S-Video, RGB and DVI, provide an optimal level of versatility for added ease of use. The projector also features a user-programmable start-up screen and picture-in-picture option for further customization.

Noise Reduction

In addition to its impressive brightness and image qualities, the CP-X990W features a Whisper Mode that reduces the projector's operating noise with only a minor reduction in brightness. The result is less distraction from ambient noise, allowing viewers to focus on the presentation.

The CP-X990W projector is priced at $12,995 and is now available through Hitachi's network of nationwide resellers. For more information, or to locate a dealer near you, please visit http://www.hitachi.us/mmpp, or call 1-800-225-1741.

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives, LCD/LCOS projectors, CRT monitors, color laser beam printers and flat panel and plasma displays. Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and semiconductors and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.hitachi.us/.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 2000 (ended March 31, 2001) consolidated sales of 8,417 billion yen ($67.9 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.com.

*At an exchange rate of 124 yen to the dollar.

Key Features and Specifications

• Advanced Video Capabilities - Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan technology, HDTV-ready

• True XGA Resolution (1,024 x 768)

• 14 pounds

• Quiet Operation - 40 decibels (36 decibels in Whisper Mode)

• Ultra-bright - 3,500 lumens (2,800 lumens in Whisper Mode)

• Contrast Ratio - 500:1

• Vertical and Horizontal Digital Keystone Correction

• Versatile and Easy to Connect

• Exceptional connectivity - DVI, two Analog RGB, Component, Composite and S-Video

• Digital Zoom and Freeze Function

• Picture-in-Picture

• Built-in Speakers - 1.2W x 1.2W (Stereo)

• Wireless Remote Control - includes Laser Pointer and Mouse Function

• Automatic Setup - Simple Plug-and-Play

• Warranty - 2 years parts and labor, 90 days for the lamp

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

Kerstin Barr
Weber Shandwick Silicon Valley
Tel: (650) 532-4033

For all other inquiries please call:

If you have any questions specifically about Investor Relations in the United States, please contact our Investor Relations Department at investor.info@hal.hitachi.com