Insight Media/DisplaySearch Announce Call for Speakers for HDTV Forum 2004

Building upon the success of the inaugural event last November, this year`s three-day event, entitled `Accelerating the HDTV Transition`, will address the revolutionary and continuing innovation taking place in the TV industry.

Insight Media, the leader in microdisplay -based market research and DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting, and have announced a `Call for Speakers` for its HDTV Forum 2004, which will be held from August 24 -26 at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California. Building upon the success of the inaugural event last November, this year`s three -day event, entitled `Accelerating the HDTV Transition`, will address the revolutionary and continuing innovation taking place in the TV industry as it transitions from analog to digital, standard definition to high definition and from CRTs to flat panels. Corporate sponsors and media supporters already include LG.Philips LCD, Samsung Electronics, Zoran, Brillian Corporation, CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HomeToys and HighDef Magazine.

The HDTV Forum 2004 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. The event will promote information exchange on the full spectrum of topics facing the emergence of the HDTV era and will offer an opportunity to interact with the industry`s movers and shakers. With its extended program through parallel tracks and an added day, a larger exhibit hall and more networking opportunities, the 2004 event is expected to attract more than 300 attendees.

The `Call for Speakers` is open to all TV industry experts worldwide. Candidates are asked to submit a 200 -word abstract and a 50 -word biography to Insight Media by June 30th. Conference sessions will include:

Global HDTV Policy
Challenges in HDTV Content Creation
Expanding HDTV Programming
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
The official website for HDTV Forum 2004 with the preliminary agenda is

The cost to register per attendee is $1,395 before July 15, 2004. Registration costs include three full days of presentations from industry experts, informative panel sessions, an exhibition and social events. Registrants will walk away with tens of thousands of dollars worth of market data and timely perspectives from industry leaders. The conference also offers an opportunity to build brand awareness through both sponsorships and exhibits in the expanded exhibit hall.

For more information about sponsorships, exhibits or the Call for Speakers, please contact Chris Chinnock at 203 -831 -8404,

About Insight Media
Insight Media ( is a full -service market research company specializing in microdisplay -based products in the projection and near -to -eye segments. It tracks 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 19 analysts, located in Japan, Korea, North America and Taiwan. DisplaySearch is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Richmond, San Jose, Seoul, Taipei, Tempe, and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at

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