VIDIKRON ADDS NEW 42 -INCH HIGH DEFINITION MODEL TO ITS LINE OF PLASMA DISPLAY MONITORS

Vidikron has introduced a new 42-inch high resolution 16:9 Plasma Display monitor

Las Vegas, Nevada…January 8, 2004…Vidikron has introduced a new 42 -inch high resolution 16:9 Plasma Display monitor, showcased at CES 2004 in their booth #17277, LVCC So 1&2. Continuing the evolution of the PlasmaView™ Series, the new VP -42HD boasts a native resolution of 1024x768, providing a high -resolution alternative to the enhanced resolution VP -42, recently introduced.


The VP -42HD and the recently introduced VP -42, VP -50, and VP -60 combine world class styling and design with full HDTV capability (with outboard tuner/decoder, D -VHS or satellite receiver). The VP42 -HD, like all models in the PlasmaView line, brings advanced engineering innovations that provide excellent brightness, contrast and black level performance with outstanding video processing.

"The PlasmaView line of widescreen monitors has been expanded to further meet the needs of our dealers. In the process of building the Vidikron brand, it's our goal to foster and respond to feedback from the field. This new high resolution model is another result of those efforts," said Mark Stein, Vidikron's Director Corporate Communications.

The new VP -42HD and all Vidikron monitors, share Vidikron's unique -Dynamic Pixel Protection™ circuitry, which helps to protect the plasma panel from stationary image burn, a persistent industry -wide problem with previous plasma monitors and TV's.

Vidikron's superior video processing with 3:2 film detection circuitry is built into all Vidikron monitors. It provides exceptional detail and artifact -free video enhancement, enabling the new VP -42HD and all Vidikron monitors to reproduce even standard NTSC material at near HD quality. All models feature multiple aspect ratio control including Vidikron's IntelliWide™ mode, offering the ability to view standard video formats in widescreen without loss of image quality.

The VP -42HD and all models in the PlasmaView Series feature discrete IR and RS -232 controls to simplify custom installation applications, while discrete source and aspect ratio selection provide a seamless interface for automation control systems. Mounting options include a tabletop stand or wall mounting kit.

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. For more information on Vidikron, visit our website at www.vidikron.com.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices:
New Model:
VP -42HD: 9,995
Available: February

Existing Models:
PlasmaView VP -42: $6,495
PlasmaView VP -50: $11,995
PlasmaView VP -60: $19,995



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