Mark Cuban to Keynote HDTV Forum 2004

HDTV Forum 2004 will be held at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza on August 24-26 in Los Angeles, California and will bring together leaders from all segments of the TV food chain.

Norwalk, CT - -July 13, 2004 - Insight Media -the leading source for information on the microdisplay industry and DisplaySearch -the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting are proud to announce that Mark Cuban, high definition visionary and co -founder of HDNet, will keynote the upcoming HDTV Forum 2004. HDNet, the leading high -definition television network, provides viewers with exciting and topical news, sports, music and entertainment programming, all produced in the highest quality 1080i HDTV format. Entitled `Accelerating the HDTV Transition`, HDTV Forum 2004 will be held at the luxurious Westin Century Plaza on August 24 -26 in Los Angeles, California and will bring together leaders from all segments of the TV food chain.

`The more HD viewers watch, the more discerning they are of picture quality and the more they will make their viewing choices based on this feature,` stated Mark Cuban. `It is important for everyone in the television industry to recognize this trend and to focus on delivering the best possible picture quality without increasing compression.`

`We are thrilled to have Mark Cuban presenting at this year`s event`, said DisplaySearch president Ross Young. `We applaud the key role HDNet and Mark Cuban have played in the HDTV transition to date and look forward to their future objectives and successes.`

Mr. Cuban, who is also the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, was first made famous by his sale of to Yahoo in 1999, making him one of the wealthiest people in the country. Today, his passion is high definition television, and HDNet operates two 24x7 all -HD networks, HDNet and HDNet Movies. Cuban has also partnered with Todd Wagner to create 2929 Entertainment, an entertainment holding company that owns several entertainment assets, including HDNet Films, a production company that produces high -definition movies for distribution on the HDNet networks as well as through theatrical and HD -DVD/D -VHS release. Mr. Cuban will also be heading up his own reality show in the fall entitled `The Benefactor`, which will air right before Monday Night Football this fall on ABC.

Also keynoting this strategic event is Bryan Burns of ESPN. Other companies confirmed to present at HDTV Forum 2004 include 16x9 Productions, Akai, Brillian, Canon, Dell, Delta Electronics, DisplaySearch, Discovery HD Theater, the European Commission, Genesis Microchip, HDVision Studios, Hollywood Digital Imaging, Indiana University, InFocus, Insight Media, Joe Kane Productions, LG.Philips LCD, Mitsubishi, National Semiconductor, Oplus Technologies, Pacific Growth Equities, Pixelworks, Roku, Runco, Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDI, Sharp, Silicon Image, Silicon Optix, Sony, Texas Instruments, TiVo, VOOM, Warner Bros., The WB and Zoran.

Corporate sponsors of the event include LG.Philips LCD, Samsung LCD Business, Texas Instruments, Zoran, InFocus, Pixelworks, Intel and Brillian. The event is also supported by CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HDTV Magazine, HighDef Magazine, Home Toys, Residential Systems, USDC and Widescreen Review.

Attendees Receive 20% off Spa Services. Through a special offer with the Westin Century Plaza, all attendees will receive 20% off all spa services during the program dates. Spa Mystique, named `Best Hotel Spa in LA` by Self magazine, is one of the city`s largest and most luxurious spas. Call the hotel now at 310 -277 -2000 to make your reservations at Spa Mystique. Hurry as slots fill fast!

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Reserve Your Room By July 15 and Enter a Chance to Win 3 Nights in the `Western White House.` Attendees who register for this event AND reserve their room at the Westin Century Plaza will be entered into a raffle to win three nights (Mon/Tues/Wed) in the St. Regis Presidential Suite, located right next door to the Century Plaza. The first guest in the `Western White House` was Ronald Reagan, and it has hosted each subsequent US President. Occupying the entire top floor of the 31 -story tower, this 6,000 square -foot penthouse features 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a dining room and kitchen along with 24 -hour butler service. The entire upgrade is valued at $20,000, but it will only cost the lucky winner the special conference rate of $169 per night. Hurry to register online for only $1,395 at and make your reservations directly with the Westin Century Plaza by calling 310 -277 -2000. After July 15th, the conference registration increases to $1,495.

To sign up as an attendee, exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Chris Chinnock, 203 -831 -8404, for more information.

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 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) industry. 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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