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Hitachi Delivers The Ultimate Visual Experience With New 42-Inch Plasma Display Panel

Nov 8, 2000 09:34 AM

-- New Display Brings Stunning Definition and Vibrant Color for Home or Business --

BRISBANE, Calif.,, November 8, 2000 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today introduced the CMP4120HDU, the 42-inch version of its world-class Plasma Display Panel (PDP). This high-definition PDP provides superior quality imaging in a sleek, space-saving design, ideal for home and business applications. With the introduction of the CMP4120HDU, Hitachi further demonstrates its leadership and innovation in the plasma display market.

The MP4120HDU will be available in the United States at the end of Q4 2000. Pricing for the unit is $15,995.00.

The CMP4120HDU is the second generation display to incorporate the ALIS system, a technology that alternately lights even and odd lines on the display. This technology leads to increased display quality, higher vertical definition and greater brightness than other display solutions, as well as longer life of the unit.

"Hitachi strives to provide the highest quality technology solutions for its customers, exceeding expectations in both performance and feature set," said Pete Denes, national sales manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Presentation Products unit. "The CMP4120HDU is a proof point to Hitachi's commitment to pioneer and deliver the industry's premier display solutions."

Boasting an impressive resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 (or 1,024 x 1,024), the CMP4120HDU provides vivid color and sharp definition, regardless of the input or application. The CMP4120HDU is engineered for optimal output with an impressive contrast ratio of 700:1. Weighing only 72 pounds, and mountable virtually anywhere, this state-of-the-art display raises the standard for overall image quality and takes the visual experience to the next level.

The CMP4120HDU bridges the gap between home and business applications, providing a flexible solution that meets the needs of the most discriminating customer. The image quality and wide viewing range make the PDP the ideal solution for effective public display, including various venues such as fitness clubs, business offices and showrooms. The CMP4120HDU offers superior visibility, with 160 degree viewing angle and also features a portrait-mode option, providing an even more flexible solution for both home and business use. The CMP4120HDU also features true HDTV compatibility, bringing a new level of definition to home theater.

By utilizing multiscan technology, the CMP4120HDU automatically adjusts to VGA, S-VGA, XGA or S-XGA UXGA resolution, enabling enhanced brightness and contrast. This product also accepts a wide range of video signal formats and can be connected to other home electronics devices as well as professional video cameras, digital broadcasting adapters and PCs.