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Hitachi Announces New 50-Inch Plasma Display

Jun 11, 2002 09:11 AM

-- New Model Combines Exceptional Image Quality and Video Options for Presentation and Digital Signage Customers --

LAS VEGAS,, June 11, 2002 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today introduced the CMP5000WXU, the newest addition to Hitachi's plasma display family. The new model joins the 42-inch CMP4121HDU, now available with a silver bezel, and the high-definition 37-inch CMP307XU, providing a complete range of plasma displays for an array of presentation requirements. Ideal for conferences and show rooms, restaurant menu boards, retail stores and sports venues, the new product features a sleek design with a large 50-inch viewing area, and exceptional video quality. The CMP5000WXU will be demonstrated in conjunction with Hitachi's full line of visual display products at InfoComm 2002 in Booth #7081 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas from June 12 - 14, 2002.

"Overall demand for plasma displays continues to grow, and the manner in which our customers are employing them often varies. The addition of this new model will give our customers more choices in how plasmas are applied to a myriad of applications," said Pete Denes, director of sales for Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Visual Display Products. "The CMP5000WXU gives our customers everything that they want today, along with the capabilities and features for their needs in the future."

Excellent Image Quality and Advanced Features The CMP5000WXU features XGA resolution and a sharp 900:1 contrast ratio for exceptional image quality. Sophisticated color filters and high brightness ensure rich, natural colors for lifelike imaging. The 16:9 aspect ratio display is equipped with multi-scan technology to automatically adjust to VGA, S-VGA, XGA, S-XGA or UXGA resolution for enhanced brightness and contrast.