Play Most Popular Formats, Including MP3-Encoded CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW, and JPEG Photo CD Discs

LONG BEACH Calif., April 23, 2003 - - Kenwood, a leading brand in home and mobile entertainment products, introduces its new Kenwood Fineline™ multi -format DVD players, the DVF -8100 and DVF -3080 -S. Both players offer slim, sleek looking, silver -faced designs and incorporate progressive scan video output as well as MP3/WMA audio, DVD video, and JPEG photo CD playback features. Progressive scan provides optimum picture quality in home theater systems equipped with HD -capable plasma and projection TVs and monitors. For those looking to watch homemade DVDs or a photo slide show, the DVF -8100 and DVF -3080 -S can handle the latest formats, including DVD -R/ -RW/+R/+RW, as well as JPEG photo CDs. In addition to playing DVD and JPEG photo discs, both play conventional CD and CD -R/RWs and decode MP3 and WMA music files recorded on CD -R and CD -RW discs. Coaxial digital audio outputs provide high -quality audio connections for digital home theater applications. Video connections include component, S -Video and composite video.

The DVF -8100 comes with a brushed aluminum face plate, while the DFV -3080 -S offers a matte silver faceplate. Both players match the styling of most TV monitors being sold currently, including the increasingly popular flat panel video displays, and feature a new slim line design that allows them to fit under most TV stands and cabinetry along with a VCR, cable or satellite tuner. Both players come with a full -function remote control.
The DVF -8100 will be available in May from authorized Kenwood home electronics dealers at a suggested retail price of $150.00. The DFV -3080 -S is currently available at a suggested retail price of $120.00.

Company Information

Founded in 1961, Kenwood USA Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and video products for home, car, and personal use. Offering more than 250 products, Kenwood is one of the three largest selling brands of audio and video entertainment products in the United States and is recognized by consumers and the consumer electronics industry for providing superior quality, reliability and value. Kenwood USA Corporation, based in Long Beach, Calif., is the largest subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation (Japan).

Further information can be obtained by contacting Kenwood USA Corporation, P.O. Box 22745, Long Beach, CA 90801, by calling 1 -800 -KENWOOD, or by visiting

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