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Hitachi Integrates HDTV Tuners, DVI and IEEE 1394 With 5C Into New Projection Televisions

May 31, 2002 13:11 PM

-- New Sets Feature Breakthroughs in Lens and CRT Technologies, AV Network with Simple Remote --

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 31, 2002 - The Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT),, today announced its 2002 projection television line including sets with integrated ATSC terrestrial and cable HDTV tuners, DVI and IEEE 1394. Hitachi has reinvented the UltraVision® line for 2002 with breakthroughs in all of the core technologies for high definition projection televisions. New CRTs, lens and screen systems, digital convergence system, and VirtualHD™ video processing deliver better contrast, brightness and sharper images. The new models also offer a new on-screen display and AV (Audio/Video) Network that have been developed to improve the consumers overall experience with the televisions.

"The 2002 line features breakthroughs in both picture quality and user friendliness," said Bill Whalen, senior product and marketing manager for Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division. "Hitachi innovations in CRT and lens designs create a compelling image and our new AV Network with simple remote make the system easy to use. These features along with our VirtualHD video processing circuitry, clearly define Hitachi as the leader in digital television."