PLANAR'S NEW PD8130 AND PD8150 PROPEL THE BRAND INTO THE CUSTOM 1080P PROJECTOR MARKET

These single-chip DLP projectors redefine 1080p performance and deliver features and style that integrators and their customers demand.

Beaverton, OR - April 1, 2008 - Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, is expanding its arsenal of high -performance video display solutions as the PD8130 and PD8150 1080p single -chip projectors bring a new level of performance and design elements yet available at its price point.


Designed exclusively for the specialty home theater market, Planar's newest projectors set new precedent for the top -quality and versatility that custom integrators and their customers can now demand of HD video displays.

"Planar made a promise when we entered the custom channel; we would deliver category changing products built on our technology and display heritage," stated Scott Hix, Planar's VP and General Manager HTBU. "The PD8130 and PD8150 are evidence to the types of inspiring products we intend to deliver."

Planar's new PD8150 and PD8130 projectors have a myriad of options for an uncompromised high -definition picture experience in the home. Each model offers high -end features and performance to deliver an authentic home theater experience that belies the projectors' affordable price points. Aesthetically stunning, Planar's PD8150 and PD8130 feature an amazing high -gloss, piano -black finish and unique industrially designed chassis. The 1080p DLP™ projectors offer generous horizontal and vertical lens shift and integration connectivity. State -of -the -art Dynamic Black™ and BrilliantColor™ image enhancement and Planar's proprietary video processing provide a full range of the DMD to achieve exceptional contrast, detail and rich imagery, truly setting the bar for 1080p performance.

Both projectors offer a sophisticated suite of calibration tools for optimal performance in all rooms and lighting conditions. Features include ISF™ (Imaging Science Foundation) day and night calibration memory settings, individual sharpness and noise reduction controls, programmable image memory selection keys, built -in test patterns and a dark room -optimized remote. The PD8150 provides 1,000 max video lumens of brightness and a 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Rounding out the offering are integration -caliber performance and connectivity, including HDMI 1.3a with up to 12 -bit Deep Color. Built upon the same platform as the PD8150, the Planar PD8130 offers the same impressive proprietary design and features, with a 10:000:1 contrast at 1,000 max video lumens and advanced connectivity, including multiple HDMI and component inputs.

Now shipping, the PD8150 has an MSRP of $7,999, the PD8130 has an MSRP of $5,999.
Planar specialty home theater products are available exclusively through authorized Planar Specialty Home Theater Dealers.

For more information, please visit www.PlanarHomeTheater.com.



Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:PLNR) is a leading provider of value -added display hardware and software for a variety of specialty display markets worldwide. Hospitals, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, transportation businesses, and home theater enthusiasts depend on Planar to provide unique display -based solutions to exacting requirements leveraging its operational excellence, technical innovation, and go -to -market capabilities. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners, and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

Dyanamic Black and BrilliantColor are trademarks of Texas Instruments. ISF is a trademark of the Imaging Science Foundation.


MEDIA CONTACTS:
Pippa Edelen
Planar Systems, Inc.
503.748.6983
pippa.edelen@planar.com

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Katie Short
Caster Communications
401.792.7080
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INVESTOR CONTACTS:
Ryan Gray
Planar Systems, Inc.
503.748.8911
ryan.gray@planar.com

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