Exactly one year after Crystal View's successful market launch, company founders David Wolff and Gary Guidi continue the momentum with the introduction of 43- and 50- inch plasma displays and a single-chip DLP front projector.
September 5, 2003, Indianapolis, IN - Exactly one year after Crystal View's successful market launch, company founders David Wolff and Gary Guidi continue the momentum with the introduction of 43 - and 50 - inch plasma displays and a single -chip DLP front projector.
The new Crystal View CV -43 HD and CV -50 HD widescreen plasma displays boast 1280 x 768 native resolution and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 for unsurpassed image clarity and depth. Both models are mated with a Crystal View outboard processor that serves as a main switching station and allows for image control adjustments such as aspect ratio, color temperature, brightness and resolution scaling.
Both models are custom framed in a choice of colors and wood grains to compliment the room in which they will be installed. Options include a table stand, wall mount and tuner pack. Standard HD connections include component and RGB. Suggested retail prices for the CV -43 HD and CV -50 HD are $12,995 and $16,995 respectively.
The new Crystal View CV -HD720P DLP projector incorporates the Texas Instruments™ HD -2 Mustang DLP -chip, creating 1280 x 720 native lines of crisp, clear widescreen resolution. According to President Gary Guidi, "The CV -HD720P projector meets the SMPTE HD specifications for DTV color accuracy, thus ensuring the best possible reproduction of high -definition video programming."
Enhanced projector features include a 2,300:1 contrast ratio; 1.75 - 2.25 zoom lens; DVI, Component, RGB, S - and Composite - Video inputs; Infrared RS -232 control and two separate 12 -volt output triggers - perfect for motorized screen control and separate dual masking operation. Additionally, a 1:1 wide -angle lens is offered as an option for installations requiring a short throw distance. The projector's specially designed body provides a whisper quiet noise threshold of less than 28 db while simultaneously concealing all mounting hardware and related wiring. The Crystal View CV -HD720P, with its outboard scaler/processor, has a suggested retail price of $16,995.
Crystal View added these new product offerings in response to dealer requests. David Wolff, Crystal View Vice President says, "Dealers repeatedly told us they wanted high -end flat panel and single lens products that matched the caliber of the Crystal View CRT projectors and related support programs. Our product development team spent the last year analyzing and tweaking plasma displays and single lens projectors. We're thrilled to be able to deliver products of unsurpassed quality that at the same time provide our dealers with lucrative profit margins. And we continue to target the higher -end of the home theater marketplace - - you won't find our products at mail order or via the Internet."
Crystal View's product development team consists of the same veteran technicians that have been entrenched in the modification, servicing, and repair of front projectors and plasma displays for Guidi's HI -REZ Service company, which has been in operation for over 10 years. This technically adept team has been the driving force in Crystal View's pledge fulfillment of providing detailed onsite calibration for every new CRT projector sold in the continental US. Vice President David Wolff furthered, "Our in -home CRT calibration program has been a significant factor in successfully setting us apart from other competing video display manufacturers. And having such a highly -qualified team provide this service is truly the icing on the cake."
In keeping with this tradition, prior to shipping, every new Crystal View plasma and DLP projector sold will be calibrated at the company's Ashland, Massachusetts -based factory. Using the Crystal View outboard video processor as a reference source, Imaging Science Foundation -standardized calibration adjustments will be made in the areas of contrast, brightness, color balance, gray scale and black levels.
According to David Wolff, "All of these adjustments will optimize the video display for maximum performance and significantly reduce required installation time for the dealer." Additionally as a convenience for the dealer, a CD -Rom will be included that provides Crestron macro commands for automated control programming.
Now shipping, the Crystal View Plasma Displays and Single Lens DLP projector are backed by a one -year, in -home warranty.
For more information, contact David Wolff, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Crystal View Inc., 12 East Butler Ave. Suite 111, Ambler, PA, 19002.
Phone: Toll -Free (888) 523 -6300, Phone: (215) 643 -6300, Fax: (215) 643 -6339
Crystal View was formed in June 2002 by Gary Guidi, President of HI -REZ Projections - - a company that has been specializing in CRT projector service and remanufacturing since 1992, and David Wolff, former General Manager of Vidikron of America - - a company that sold high -quality CRT and single lens projectors. Crystal View presently markets CRT and single lens projectors and plasma displays. In September 2002, the company acquired the Madrigal Imaging brand. Crystal View continues to provide authorized Madrigal Imaging dealers with service, technical support and new Madrigal Imaging CRT projectors.