Insight Media and DisplaySearch Announces "HDTV Forum 2004: Accelerating the HDTV Transition"

Because of the positive response to last year's event, the conference has been expanded from two days to three days and will take place at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza in Los Angeles on August 24-26, 2004.

NORWALK, CONNECTICUT, March 31, 2004 -Insight Media, the leader in microdisplay -based market research, and DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting, areis excited to officially announce the details of the upcoming HDTV Forum 2004. Following on the heels of its very successful inaugural event last November, the two DisplaySearch and co -sponsors, Insight Media, are teaming once again to host the event entitled Accelerating the HDTV Transition. Because of the positive response to last year's event, the conference has been expanded from two days to three days and will take place at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza in Los Angeles on August 24 -26, 2004. Early sponsors and supporters already include LG.Philips, Zoran, CustomRetailer, Dealerscope and HighDef Magazine.


The event will bring together representatives from TV and cable networks, government agencies, satellite and cable providers, retailers, distributors, TV brands, TV OEMs, panel/tube/engine manufacturers and IC manufacturers for information exchange on the key topics facing the emergence of the HDTV era and will offer an opportunity to interact with the industry's movers and shakers.

Attendees will be able to hear presentations and participate in discussions on such topics as:

· Global HDTV Policy

· HDTV Content: When Will It Be Pervasive?

· HDTV in Retail: Lessons from the Channel

· HDTV Delivery: Cable, Satellite or Terrestrial?

· TV Manufacturers' HDTV Market Outlook: Drivers, Product Positioning and Technology Positioning

· Rear Projection HDTV: Can Microdisplay -Based Sets Drive the RPTV Segment to Dominance?

· Plasma TVs: Can They Meet RPTV Price Points and Take Over the 40"+ Market?

· LCD TVs: When/Will They Take Over?

· Front Projection TVs: Niche or Mainstream?

· Projection Supply Chain: Can It Keep Up?

· Positioning and Profiting with CRT Technology

· Quantifying and Comparing TV Performance

· Display Electronics: Taking Advantage of Huge Market Opportunities

· The Impact of HDTV on Recordable Media

· Wireless TVs, Media Centers and the Networked Home

"If last year marked the 'tipping point' in the HDTV transition, now the industry must work to ensure this momentum continues through 2004 and 2005," observed Chris Chinnock, president of Insight Media. "The HDTV Forum is designed to identify and discuss all the key challenges and potential solutions, while also examining the greatest opportunities for players in HDTV market."

"Overwhelmed by last year's success, we are very excited to announce the details of the second annual HDTV Forum, states DisplaySearch President Ross Young. " With the TV market currently seeing unprecedented technological and structural change, this event can play a pivotal role in managing and accelerating the HDTV transition."

Hurry to register for HDTV Forum 2004 for only $1,295, until May 15, 2004. The registration fee includes attendance to the three -day event including exhibition, food and beverages. Sign up online at www.displaysearch.com/hdtvforum, or by contacting Insight Media (203 -831 -8464; Annmarie@insightmedia.info) or DisplaySearch (calling 512 -459 -3126; or emailing info@displaysearch.com .

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Sponsorship slots are available from $5,995 to $9,995 - a reasonable price to gain market exposure and build brand recognition in a hot market! 10' x 10' exhibit booths are being sold for only $995. Showcase your latest product, technology or service in the California Showroom, built exclusively to host a free -flowing and spacious show. All slots will go fast so hurry to take your place in HDTV Forum 2004. Please contact Annmarie Gabisch Insight Media (203 -831 -8404; Annmarie@insightmedia.info)

Set in the heart of West Los Angeles, the Westin Century Plaza is an award -winning urban resort offering all the best amenities to the business traveler, including high -speed Iinternet access. Call the hotel directly at 310 -277 -2000 to reserve your room. This special rate of $169/night is available until July 31, 2004.

About Insight Media

Insight Media (www.insightmedia.info) is a full -service market research company specializing in microdisplay -based products in the projection and near -to -eye segments. It track the full supply chain, finished products and distribution of these microdisplay -based products through its various newsletters, technology reports, forecasts, conferences and custom consulting activities. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, Insight Media has a core of 8 analysts and associates to cover the microdisplay industry in a comprehensive manner.

About DisplaySearch

DisplaySearch is the worldwide leader in market research and consulting for the flat panel display (FPD) industries. Founded in 1996, DisplaySearch serves a growing multinational client base, with an extensive array of market intelligence reports, advisory services, and global business conferences. The firm surveys the entire display industry food chain, including component and equipment manufacturers, display producers, OEMs, distributors and retailers. From this comprehensive vantage point, DisplaySearch prepares a valued suite of market forecasts, technology assessments, studies and analyses, and produces influential industry events worldwide. The firm serves more than 1000 clients in over 30 countries, and is comprised of a core team of 18 analysts, located in Japan, Korea, North America and Taiwan. DisplaySearch is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with regional offices in Chicago, Houston, Richmond, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at www.displaysearch.com.

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