Latest HD Television Tuner Complements Company's Full Line of HD-Ready Visual Display Products

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2004 - ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, today announced the NextVision® HD12, its latest high -definition television (HDTV) tuner. The HD12 enables users to enjoy over -the -air digital programming on any HD -ready TV or display, including ViewSonic's full line of digital projectors, LCD TVs and plasma displays, without additional subscription fees or contracts.

Offering clear reception of high definition, enhanced and standard TV signals available on local broadcast stations, the HD12 provides superior picture quality with digital or analog video output. It is compatible with any TV or display that features DVI with HDCP, component (YPbPr), composite, S -video or VGA (RGB up to 1024x768) inputs and supports both 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 aspect ratios. The HD12 supports all ATSC and NTSC signal formats, including 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. A premium audio experience is achieved through the Dolby digital and MPEG audio decoding feature that easily connects to surround sound home entertainment systems. For the user's convenience, an electronic programming guide is available in the HDTV channel range.

"As HDTV adoption continues to gain popularity around the world, more consumers are buying advanced TVs and displays without knowing the extra programming subscription fees associated with receiving HD content," said Gene Ornstead, director, Advanced TV Products, ViewSonic. "The ViewSonic HD12 maximizes their investments by delivering local over -the -air digital programming for free."

The HD12 will be available in October through authorized ViewSonic resellers, distributors, mail order and retail outlets for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $399. More information and images of the product are available at:

Visitors to the ViewSonic booth, 930 at CEDIA EXPO 2004 at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind. from Sept. 10 -12 can experience the HD12 first hand, along with a showcase of the company's full line of visual display products.

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 1,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or

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