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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.,, 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, 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

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

*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

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