Anchor Bay's VP50PRO Named by Electronic House as a Product of the Year

Anchor Bay today announced that its DVDO® iScan™ VP50PRO was chosen by Electronic House magazine as one of its Products of the Year for 2007. This is the fourth year that the magazine has recognized an Anchor Bay product with this award.

2007 Marks the Fourth Year That Anchor Bay has Been Honored With the Award

LOS GATOS, Calif. - Sept. 17, 2007 - Anchor Bay today announced that its DVDO® iScan™ VP50PRO was chosen by Electronic House magazine as one of its Products of the Year for 2007. This is the fourth year that the magazine has recognized an Anchor Bay product with this award.

The Electronic House Products of the Year were chosen by the editors of EH Publishing's four magazines that are dedicated to the electronic house. Their decisions were based on reviews that ran throughout the year, product demos, and talking with the installers and users of the products. New products were judged on the promise of features that the editors felt would be great. Topping the list of criteria was technological innovation, combined with overall value and outstanding features.

"It is an honor to have our VP50PRO recognized by Electronic House as a Product of the Year, and it is a real testament to our technology that one of our products has taken home this award four years in a row," said Craig Soderquist, CEO of Anchor Bay. "We are quite proud of the latest addition to our DVDO iScan line of video processors and have worked hard to ensure that having the VP50PRO at the heart of any high -definition video processing center guarantees customers a stunning, one -of -a -kind viewing experience."

In addition to the 10 -bit Precision Deinterlacing™, 10 -bit Precision Video Scaling™ up to 1080p, Anchor Bay's exclusive PReP™ (Progressive Re -Processing), Progressive Cadence Detection, and RightRate™ (previously available on the award -winning VP50), the new VP50PRO adds Anchor Bay's Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) Mosquito Noise Reduction, Fine Detail Enhancement, and Edge Enhancement. These new technologies greatly improve the quality of compressed, low -resolution content coming from STBs, DVRs, DVD, IPTV, and other digital media devices when viewed on high -resolution displays.

Setting a new standard in performance for customers, the VP50PRO is pending THX Video Certification, which will signify that it has met a series of rigorous theater quality standards, thus helping customers to identify it as a high -quality video product. The VP50PRO will be the world's first video processor to receive this certification, which is expected to be granted in time for the CEDIA 2007 EXPO where Anchor Bay will exhibit Sept. 5 -9 at booth 1058.

The VP50PRO is also the first video processor to use HDMI 1.3 receiver/transmitter chips that allow users to connect other HDMI -compliant 1.3 devices, which support high -resolution audio formats and Deep Color™, available on some newer sources like HD -DVD Blu -Ray and PS3.

In addition, the VP50PRO offers ISFccc certification, which gives ISF calibrators the proper controls to provide their customers with optimal settings for daytime and nighttime viewing while maintaining picture accuracy regardless of the ambient light in the room.

The recipients of the 2007 Product of the Year awards will be honored at a special breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 a.m. at the Denver City Center Marriott.

The VP50PRO will begin shipping in September 2007, at a suggested retail price of $3,495.

More information about Anchor Bay and the VP50PRO is available at

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About Electronic House Magazine
Electronic House magazine is the leading consumer publication that focuses on all aspects of the electronic home. In authoritative feature articles and informative departments, Electronic House covers home theater, multi -room entertainment, home control, wireless communications, energy management, and home networking. Electronic House readers want to have the best technology in their homes, and Electronic House provides easy -to -read information enabling them to make informed buying decisions. Visit

About Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor chips and system -level solutions for digital television and high -resolution digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on HDTV home theater systems and other video displays. The VRS suite includes Precision Video Scaling™, Precision Deinterlacing™, Progressive Re -Processing™ (PReP™), Fine Detail Enhancement™, Edge Enhancement, and Mosquito Noise Reduction technologies.

Anchor Bay offers its VRS technologies in semiconductor products for OEMs and in its award -winning DVDO® iScan™ line of video processing systems for end users and custom installers. The company is dedicated to providing leading -edge video technologies that will enable current and next -generation ICs and systems to deliver reference -quality images across a wide range of displays and sources. Privately held, Anchor Bay maintains its headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.

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