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Vidikron Model 60 3-Chip D-ILA Projector Shipping

by October 21, 2004

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA - Vidikron, designer and manufacturer of high definition home theater video display technology, is now shipping its new D-ILA™ (Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier) Model 60 . The Model 60 offers high quality home theater video performance in a chassis with Italian inspired styling and a soft white finish to blend seamlessly with any decor.

"This exciting technology has come a long way and is capable of producing some of the smoothest images available in digital projection. Tremendous detail, richly saturated colors and outstanding black level reproduction are all hallmarks of the Model 60 . Not to mention the incredible styling that makes this projector a gorgeous centerpiece for any environment," said Jim McGall, Vidikron's vice president of sales and marketing at Vidikron.

The Model 60's optical light engine design and Vidikron's incorporation of three D-ILA chips, rather than a lower cost one-chip design, result in exceptionally low noise without the flicker and the "rainbow effect" that often plague one-chip digital video display devices. Vidikron engineers have also paid careful attention to accurate gray scale tracking and true 6500K color reproduction capability. Together, all of these engineering achievements produce the most pleasing and film-like high-resolution pictures imaginable.

With 1000 ANSI lumens of light output (CSMS Light Output of 17.9 ft-Lamberts) and an 800:1 contrast ratio, the Model 60 offers state-of-the-art picture quality on screens as large as eight feet wide. Vidikron's outstanding internal video processing with 2:3 film detection circuitry and the Model 60's full HDTV compatibility (with outboard tuner/decoder or satellite receiver) make it versatile enough to handle every video source.

In addition, Vidikron's multiple aspect ratio control includes its unique IntelliWide mode for viewing standard video formats in widescreen without loss of image quality. Discrete IR and RS-232 controls make custom installation seamless, while discrete source and aspect ratio selection accommodate any automation control system.

The Vision Model 60 retails for $12,995.

Vision Model 60 Specifications

Projection Type: D-ILA, 3-Chip, 0.7 in. diagonal
Native Resolution: 1400 x 788 (16:9)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Letterbox, 16:9 Anamorphic, IntelliWide
Video Standards: NTSC, PAL
DTV Compatibility: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Scan Frequency: Horizontal: 15-120KHz; Vertical: 50-120Hz
Picture Size: Recommended Width: 72-96 in.(16:9 screen)
Maximum Width: 240 in. (16:9 screen)
Light output: CSMS* Specifications: Home Theater Calibration: 487 ANSI Lumens; 17.9 Foot-Lamberts (fL); 1000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 800:1 ANSI
Lamp: 250 W
Estimated Lamp Life: 2000 hours @ 6500º Kelvin
Inputs: (1) Composite Video, (1) S-video, (1) RGB/Component (via BNC), (1) RGB (15-pin mini D-sub), (1) DVI w/ HDCP, (1) RS-232 (1) 1/8 in. mini stereo audio
12V Output: Max .100 Amp, active when the projector is on
Power Requirements: 100-240V AC, 340W
Dimensions (wo feet): Width: 18 in. (457.20 mm), Depth: 20 1/8 in. (511.18 mm), Height: 6 in. (152.40 mm), Weight: 40 lbs. (18.14 kg)
Limited Warranty: Projector: (2) Two year parts and labor from the date of delivery to the end user
Lamp Warranty: 1000 hours or (6) six months, which ever comes first.

About Vidikron
The highly respected Vidikron brand was established in 1980 in Milan, Italy, and was acquired by Runco International in 2002. Vidikron offers a comprehensive selection of high performance, cutting edge video products, distributed through a select network of authorized Vidikron dealers and custom installation professionals.

Vision, Imagix, IntelliWide, and CSMS trademarks of Vidikron.

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